Many of the images related to Chester schools can be viewed by clicking on Historic School Images page. Also, photographs of the schools are often placed on early SC DOT maps to link their locations and can be found on these maps throughout Chester County’s SCDOT section.
The images shown here were taken in Chester County between 1935-1952. Each has been provided courtesy of the South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History. R&R many not reproduce these images but individual photographs may be requested via the SCDAH at: http://archives.sc.gov/researchrequest/Pages/default.aspx The School Insurance Photographs, ca. 1935-1952 series at the South Carolina Archives and History Center includes photographs made between ca. 1935 and 1952 of approximately 2,600 schools in South Carolina. The photographs were made by the Sinking Fund Commission, a state agency that inspected and provided insurance for public schools. The collection includes both African American and white schools for most counties in the state. Enjoy viewing these images and take a minute to provide a comment (found at the bottom of the page), on their history or location by referring to a specific school name. Data on the school, teachers, construction, etc., will be collected and used to build individual page for each school. You may also share additional photographs via the Share Link or digitize them and mail them directly to Roots and Recall, instructions are found on the Share Link. Your input is critical to the continued building of Chester County’s homeplace history site and much of the data users share with R&R is provided to professional institutions for research purposes when applicable. Click on this link for extensive information on Rosenwald School histories in South Carolina.
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