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The Littlejohn Collection

The Littlejohn Collection at Wofford College is a diverse special collection that consists of historical manuscripts, archival collections, archival ephemera, historical pamphlets, autographs and some historical objects. The Collection also contains over one thousand books, some of which are rare, while others complement materials in the Collection.  The majority of materials in the Collection are concerned with or date from the 19th-century American South - with considerable concentration on the Civil War and Confederate eras - but the breadth of the Collection reaches from the late colonial period through the end of the 20th century. Historical figures and events originating in or concerned with South Carolina are also well-represented within the Collection.

The Littlejohn Collection takes its name from Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. (1925 - 2010), from whose personal collection this collection is taken. Mr. Littlejohn, a Spartanburg native known to many as Dick, was a businessman, philanthropist, and private collector of historical memorabilia.

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Manuscript  The Broadus R. Littlejohn Jr. Manuscript Collection
The Littlejohn Collection contains over 1000 miscellaneous manuscripts (Mss.). The description and digitization of the manuscripts is ongoing. Selections from this collection can be browsed on Flickr gif
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Archival  Archival collections
The Littlejohn Collection contains a number of archival collections that are ready for use by researchers. Click here to learn more about these collections.
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Ephemera  Ephemera collection
The Littlejohn Collection contains collections of ephemera (i.e., postcards, stereoscope cards, broadsides, etc.). Click here to learn more, or contact the Littlejohn Collection.
What are ephemera? 
Book  Book collection
The Littlejohn Collection's book collection numbers over 1500 items. These items are currently in process. Contact the Littlejohn Collection to learn more.