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Harry L. Harvin Papers

Harvin, Harry L.
Scrapbooks, 1940-45
Manuscript, 2005
Ephemera
MSS Harvin
.3 cubic feet, in one box

Biographical Note:  Harry L. Harvin was born in Sumter, South Carolina in 1923.  His father was a Wofford graduate of the class of 1920 and his mother a Columbia College graduate.  He came to Wofford from Manning, South Carolina, graduated from Wofford in 1943, and later taught at the college in the 1950s.  He maintained a scrapbook of materials focusing on his freshman year, and in another scrapbook, he included materials relating to his senior year and military service.  A manuscript of his memoirs also makes up part of the collection.  He died on March 5, 2009 in Durham, NC. 

Access note: unrestricted

Summary note: The scrapbooks contain booklets, programs, ephemera, letters, receipts, photographs, and other items from Harry Harvin’s student days at Wofford College.  The 232-page manuscript “One Man’s War: My Memories of World War II” is also part of the collection. 

Citation:  Cite as: Harry L. Harvin Papers, Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College

Location:  Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 29303

Administrative notes:  Donated by Mary McDonald, daughter of Harry Harvin, on November 10, 2010.  Described on July 11, 2011 by Michael Roulhac and Phillip Stone.  Additional materials described December 11, 2013 by Phillip Stone/ 

Finding Aid:  Calendar

Typescript copy of “One Man’s War: My Memories of World War II” with foreword and explanatory notes. 

Scrapbook 1

Page

Item type

Description

1

Pamphlet, 12p

Wofford College information booklet

1

Memo

Wofford College expenses

1

Memo

1940-41 session announcement

2

Program

 

3

Booklet, 50p

Terrier Guide, 1940-41

4

Class Schedule

Simple Version

4

Class Schedule

Expanded Version

5

Receipt

Military Science Receipt

5

Receipt

Receipt from the College Treasury

5

Deposit Slip

From Clarendon Bank

5

Deposit Slip

From Clarendon Bank

6

Ephemera

Wofford Songs and Yells

7

Ephemera

Combination to Chemistry Lab Desk

7

Ephemera

Notes taken on first day of lab

7

Invitation

Invitation to Kappa Sigma Dance

8

Essay, 3p

The Need for Modernizing Our Constitution

8

Booklet, 20p

Constitution and By-Laws

9

Ephemera

Wofford Sticker

9

Stationary

Envelope

9

Stationary

Letterhead

10

Program

STA Banquet

10

Ticket

STA Banquet

10

Program

SCA Banquet

10

Ticket

SCA Banquet

11

Letter

Bid to Sigma Tau Alpha

11

Envelope

From Sigma Tau Alpha

12

Ephemera

Date number from Limestone Freshmen Reception

12

Note

Note from infirmary

12

Note

Excuse from head nurese at infirmary

13

Envelope

Letter from President Snyder

13

Envelope

Letter from President Snyder and History of Wofford Pamphlet, 12p

13

Envelope

Letter from President Snyder

14

Envelope

Letter from President Snyder about Admission, Note from Harvin, and Application for Admission

14

Envelope

Letter about housing from Acting Secretary for President Synder

14

Envelope

Letter about first day of classes and reexamination schedule for President Snyder

15

Program

Wofford Glee Club

15

Poem

 

15

Ephemera

Safety Pin

16

Letter

Letter to Father

16

Letter

Letter to "Punch" and Mamie

16

Bill

Bill for Bohemian

16

Receipt

Receipt for Bohemian

17

Program

"The Gondoliers"

17

Ticket

From "The Gondoliers"

17

Checkbook

 

17

Checkbook

 

18

Ephemera

Class Day Exercises from 1943

 

Scrapbook 2

            1          Photograph of Carlisle Hall

            2          Photograph, 1942

            3          Photograph, 1943

            4          Letter from C. C. Norton, 1943

            5          Old Gold and Black articles, 1943

            6          Letter from W. C. Herbert, secretary, Phi Beta Kappa, 1943

            7          First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, bulletin

            8          Bethel Methodist Church, Spartanburg, bulletin

            9          Wofford 1943 Commencement Program

            10        Newspaper clipping relating to Harvin’s Wofford graduation

            11        Trinity Methodist Church, Spartanburg, bulletin

            12        First Baptist Church, Spartanburg, bulletin

            13        Letter from Camp Wheeler, GA

            14        Letter

            15        Wofford News Letters, 4 pages

            16        Letter, 1945

            17        Wofford Memorial Service program

Ephemera:  One Wofford t-shirt, One Wofford necktie, one Wofford College ROTC patch, and one athletic letter.