Phelps sisters collection
Gifted to the University in 1992 by Stephanie Wilds, this collection comprises approximately five hours of material (1,900 feet of b&w 35mm film, 17,300 feet of b&w 16mm film, and 50' of color 16mm film). Their movies document their active social lives, both at home and abroad.
- Wilds, Eleanor Phelps (Creator, Person)
This collection has been processed. Portions may be viewed online; the remainder may be accessed upon request.
For more information contact curator Lydia Pappas at PAPPASL@mailbox.sc.edu.
Copyright and Use
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19,200 feet of film
Claudia Lea Phelps (1894-1984) and her sister Eleanor Sheffield Phelps Wilds (1895-1967) were fixtures of Aiken, SC society. Claudia Lea was a sportswoman, gardener, and noted breeder of West Highland terriers. Eleanor was deeply involved in philanthropy and local politics. Both sisters were avid travelers--they literally circled the globe together in the early 1920s.
Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC). 707 Catawba St. Columbia, SC 29208.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Stephanie Wilds (granddaughter of Eleanor Phelps Wilds) in 1992.
Ms. Wilds provides more information about her family materials and her decision to donate the films on the MIRC blog.
"Eleanor Phelps' Cruise Around the World," a digital collection of travel journals and photography, is available through USC Digital Collections: http://library.sc.edu/digital/collections/Phelps.html.
Part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Repository
707 Catawba Street
Columbia SC 29208
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