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Biblical Texts and Works on Display in Louise Pettus Archives & Special Collections

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 The exhibit can be viewed between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday until Nov. 2.
 Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections is located at 700 Cherry Road in Rock Hill.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — The Holy Bible is often acknowledged as the most widely read and purchased book in the world. Winthrop University’s Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections honors this with its current display.

From now until Nov. 2, people can view a collection of Bibles, commentaries, annotated works and other biblical texts and interpretations. Some of the Bibles date back from the 1700s up to the 20th century, varying from elaborately decorated to humble in appearance.

Displayed works include:

Stroud Family Bible, Chester County, S.C., 1756
Brown’s Self-Interpreting Holy Bible, 1838
The Holy Bible, authorized version in Braille, belonging to first Winthrop president D.B. Johnson and wife Mai’s daughter and son, 1940
Hardin Family Bible, York and Chester counties, circa 1800
Grandfather’s Bible Stories, featuring striking scenes and events from the Old Testament, by Grandpa Reuben Prescott, 1897

The exhibit is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections located at 700 Cherry Road.

For more information, contact the archives at 803/323-2334 or

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