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Walter Montgomery collection

Identifier: COD0000052-ACC 2012-0003

This film collection consists of a mixture of 16mm, 8mm and Super 8mm films, from the 1920s through to the 1980s, and covers many subjects and places. Many are family films, and have comprehensive lists on the cans of the people shown in the films. Family events are covered including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, trips and vacations and hunting/fishing trips with family and friends. There are a number of films about mills and some work trips abroad concerning mills and textile business.


  • 1930s-1970s



This collection has been inventoried but has not been processed. Materials may be available upon request. For more information contact curator Lydia Pappas at

Copyright and Use

Copyright University of South Carolina. All rights reserved.


50 reels of film

Biographical Note

Walter Scott Montgomery was born October 18, 1900, in Spartanburg, the son of Walter S. and Bessie Gibbes Montgomery. He graduated from Virginia Military Institute. He became President and Treasurer of Spartan Mills before eventually taking over as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Montgomery died in 1996.

Physical Location

Moving Image Research Collections. 707 Catawba St. Columbia, SC 29208

Custodial History

This collection was originally donated to Mr. Richardson by Mr. Montgomery for a documentary about the Spartan Mills owner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received in August 2012 from William Richardson, Regional Studio Manager, ETV Upstate at the broadcasting PBS station WRET Spartanburg.



Repository Details

Part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Repository

707 Catawba Street
Columbia SC 29208

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