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Greenville History Sources
Greenville Main Street, ca. 1910
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Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. All other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.

I. Manuscript and Archival Materials
II. Books and Maps
A. Books
  • Health resorts of the South : containing numerous engravings descriptive of the most desirable health and pleasure resorts of the Southern states, Geo. H. Chapin, 1893 (one chapter on Greenville, SC)
  • The Greenville century book : comprising an account of the settlement of the county, and the founding of the city of Greenville, S.C., S.S. Crittenden, 1903
  • Greenville, South Carolina, illustrated, 1909?
  • History of Greenville County, South Carolina, Narrative And Biographical, James McDowell Richardson, 1930
  • Our Seminary : the transition from Greenville to Louisville, Jacob Smiser Dill, 1931
  • 75 years of progress in the Piedmont area edition, Greenville News, 1949: Dozens of articles, aerial views, portraits, memoirs and advertisements told the story of South Carolina's Piedmont since 1874, the year of the newspaper's founding. Greenville featured prominently; also includes Anderson, Joanna, Easley, Honea Path, Seneca, and Walhalla (omits Spartanburg).
  • Some early Greenville pioneers, Marion Hewell, 1955
  • Stones that tell a city's story, Hattie Finlay Jones, 1959
  • The arts in Greenville, 1800-1960, Laura Smith Ebaugh [and others], 1960
  • The Gateway to get there : Greenville, 1911 : commercial, financial, educational , Greenville Board of Realtors, 1966
  • Five petticoats on Sunday, Caroline S. Coleman, 1962
  • The New South: Greenville, South Carolina, photographs by Kenneth Frederick Marsh, text by Blanche Marsh, 1965
  • The Story of Reedy River, Henry Bacon McKoy, 1969
  • Free Reading for Everybody: the Story of The Greenville Library, Ellen Perry, 1973
  • Hitch up the buggy, Blanche Marsh ; drawings by Florence S. Brothers, 1977
  • Dark Corner Heritage, James Alexander Howard, 1980
  • Greenville County, A Pictorial History, Choice McCoin, 1983
  • Greenville, S.C., as seen through the eyes of Henry Bacon McKoy : facts and memories 1989
  • Thomas Stephen Powell, portraitist of Greenville District : April 23, 1991, Greenville County Museum of Art, 1991
  • Firefighting in Greenville, 1840-1990, William D. Browning, Jr, 1991
  • Greenville: coming of age, Scott Gould; corporate profiles by Anne Clapper, 1992
  • Greenville's West End, Judith T. Bainbridge, 1993
  • Greetings from Greenville, South Carolina: The Golden Age of Postcards, Richard D. Sawyer, 1995
  • Greenville : the history of the city and county in the South Carolina Piedmont, Archie Vernon Huff, Jr., 1995
  • Early travel and accommodations along the roads of the upper part of Greenville County, South Carolina and surrounding areas : taverns, inns, houses of entertainment, stands for drovers, camps, and hotels, Mann Batson, c1995
  • Water-powered gristmills and owners, upper part of Greenville County, South Carolina, Mann Batson, c 1996
  • Greetings from Camp Sevier, Greenville, South Carolina, 1917-1919, Richard D. Sawyer, c1996
  • 10,000 Years of Greenville County, South Carolina, Richard D. Sawyer, 1997
  • Greenville of old, Charles A. David, 1998
  • Greenville, Images of America Series, Piper Peters Aheron, 1999
  • Greenville : woven from the past, Nancy Vance Ashmore Cooper, 2000
  • Greenville, Furman University & the Carolina foothills, Michelin Travel Publications, 2001
  • Greenville railroad history since 1853, Craig A. Myers, 2002
  • God's little acre on main street : Springwood Cemetery, Lucile Parrish Ward, 2003
  • Remembering Greenville : photographs from the Coxe collection, Jeffrey R. Willis, 2003
  • Greenville County historic sites driving tour, Greenville County Library, 2004
  • 'Way down beside the Reedy River : the saga of the Salvation Army in Greenville, SC, 1888 & 1904-2004, Raymond W. Kitchen, 2004
  • Dreamland [videorecording], a film by William Bates, 2005?
  • Greenville County, South Carolina: From Cotton Fields to Textile Center of the World, Ray Belcher, 2006
  • Greenville's heritage, Judith T. Bainbridge, 2006
  • From muddy streets to green pastures, Geraldine Batson Jones, 2007
  • Greenville County, South Carolina, Leola Clement Robinson-Simpson, 2007
  • The Furman Co. : community and commerce, influence and leadership since 1888, Judith T. Bainbridge, 2008
  • A guide to historic Greenville, South Carolina, John M. Nolan, 2008
  • Historic Greenville : the story of Greenville & Greenville County, by Judith T. Bainbridge, 2008
  • Hidden history of Greenville County, Alexia Jones Helsley, 2009
  • Outdoor adventures in the Upcountry, ed. by Michel Stone and Lydia Dishman, 2010
  • Greenville: Imprints of a City, Tim O'Neill, 2011
B. Maps
  • Report on the survey of South Carolina, by Oscar M. Lieber (Mineralogical, Geological and Agricultural Surveyor of the State of South Carolina); Geognostic Map of Greenville District, SC, 1858?
  • [Map of Green]ville, S.C., possibly from Daily Piedmont Newspaper, 19--?
  • Insurance maps of Greenville, South Carolina, Sanborn Map Company, c1920-1928
  • [Map of a portion of downtown Greenville], [surveyed by] W. D. Neves, 1923
  • [Map of Greenville Woman's College and surrounding city], [surveyed by] W. D. Neves, 1924
  • Dolph's map of Greenville and Greenville County, South Carolina, Dolph Map Co., 1950?
III. Microfilm in General Collection
  • Biographies of former Greenville County Physicians, 1900
IV. Web Sites