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.
Selected digitized versions of items from this collection can be browsed on Digital Commons@Wofford.
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.
The collection consists of postcards (typically 4 ½” x 6 ½”) that originate from and depict places around the world. The postcards generally date from after 1945 and are photographic and printed. The items that depict U.S. sites have been organized and inventoried by state, save for those from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. As the cards from these states are most numerous, and presumably of the most interest locally, they have been inventoried in greater detail (i.e. by specific place or city).
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The Littlejohn Collection contains a number of archival collections available for research. The list below contains those collections that have been processed and are ready for use by researchers.
The William Robertson Boggs Family Papers
The Ethan Allen Hitchcock Papers
The Mrs. George K. Scott Papers
The Walter M. Smith and Marie Smith Papers
The Littlejohn Collection's book collection contains about 800 items, which can be searched for in Wofford OneSearch.