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The Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Collection

A subcollection of Special Collections is the Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Collection. The Littlejohn Collection is a multi-format collection of cultural heritage materials collected by prominent local businessman and philanthropist B.R. Littlejohn, Jr. (1925-2010). The collection reflects the interests of the collector and contains manuscripts and ephemera concerned with the history of the South and South Carolina (including manuscripts by prominent figures of the colonial period), the Civil War and the Confederacy (including manuscripts and archival collections created by general officers and soldiers, Civil War envelopes, pamphlets arguing for or against slavery and secession, and single copies and complete runs of historical newspapers), but the breadth of the Collection reaches from the late colonial period through the end of the 20th century. The collection also contains over one thousand books that complement materials in 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.

Explore the Collection

Manuscript The Broadus R. Littlejohn Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection
The Littlejohn Collection contains over 1000 miscellaneous manuscripts (Mss.). The description and digitization of the manuscripts is ongoing. Selected digitized versions of items from this collection can be browsed on Digital Commons@Wofford or Flickr gif  

Digitized stereographs (on campus only)

 Inventory of manuscripts

Description of postcard collection
Description of Civil War covers (envelopes) 


 What is a manuscript? 
 What are ephemera? 
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.
What is an archival collection?
Book Book collection
The Littlejohn Collection's book collection numbers over 1000 items. These items are currently in process. Contact Special Collections Librarian Luke Meagher to learn more.