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Nancy Crockett collection

Identifier: SCL-MS-13768

The collection consists of approximately 18.75 linear feet (15 cartons plus an oversized flat file folder) of materials that document Nancy Crockett's research interests in the families and history of Lancaster County, South Carolina.

The collection includes correspondence, land grants, photographs, plats, and wills. Materials are arranged in the following series: Surnames, Topical Files, Speeches, Writings, Audio/Visual Materials, and Printed Materials.

Papers filed in boxes 1-12; boxes 13 and 14 consist of various publications pertaining to family history and genealogy (these books listed individually in the USC online catalog; select AUTHOR search forNancy Crockett collection); box 15 holds unprocessed additions.


  • 1752 - 1999


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


All rights reside with creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact The South Caroliniana Library.


18.75 Linear Feet (15 cartons 1 oversize folder)

Biographical Sketch

Nancy Louise Crockett was born on 22 Feb. 1913, in Riverside, Lancaster County, South Carolina, to Nancy Estelle (1 Aug. 1879-25 Feb. 1973) and Rufus Calhoun Crockett (29 Nov. 1874-14 May 1948).

In 1929, Crockett graduated from Lancaster High School, valedictorian of her class. She attended Winthrop College and graduated, magna cum laude, in 1933. As a student, she was a member of the French Literary Society and the Royal Order of Strawberry Leaf, Winthrop's Debating Society. Crockett taught History at H.R. Rice Elementary School for forty-five years. Through most of this time, she also served as the school's principal.

In the course of her career, she received several awards, including the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Classroom Teacher's Medal and Award in 1963 and the Lederer-Lawson award, recognizing her contributions to historical research, in 1968. Crockett also participated in a variety of local historical and professional organizations such as the Carolinas Genealogical Society, Lancaster County Historical Society, South Carolina Educational Association, and Waxhaws Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Throughout her life, Ms. Crockett remained an active member of Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, one of South Carolina's oldest and most historic churches. She researched the church's history, promoted its history by erecting historical markers, and campaigned to preserve its cemetery.

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

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University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
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