Pendleton District Commission Collections

Piedmont Image Collection

This collection of photographs documents several days in the town of Piedmont, a South Carolina mill town in Anderson and Greenville counties. Taken by an itinerant photographer in the mid-1930s, the images were produced on a film strip to be shown at the local movie theater. Volunteers from Piedmont assisted in the identification of individuals and places in the images.

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church records, 1819-1971

This collection consists of membership and organizational records from Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, including deeds and plats, as well as vestry minutes, baptism, marriage and other membership records, regarding both white and African American communicants. The collection also contains the papers of the Reverend Andrew Cornish, rector of Saint Paul’s from 1848-1875. The bulk of this material dates from the 19th century. Other records include collected clippings, photographs, and notes related to the history of the church.

UNC Chapel Hill’s special collections library has a collection of materials from Andrew Cornish’s brother, John Hamilton Cornish, who was also an Episcopal minister.