YORK -- On behalf of the McClatchy Co., Director of Community Publications Patricia Larson recently donated bound volumes and microfilm copies of three local newspapers to the Historical Center of York County at the McCelvey Center.
The donation included bound copies of the Fort Mill Times from 1988-2006; Yorkville Enquirer microfilm copies from 1963-1971 and 1984-1993 and bound issues from 1974, 1977-1978 and 1992-2004; Clover Herald microfilm issues from 1963, 1965-1971 and 1986-1993 and bound issues from 1974 and 1976-2004.
The Yorkville Enquirer and Clover Herald are predecessors of the Enquirer-Herald.
"The Fort Mill Times and Enquirer-Herald serves as the week-to-week historical record for our communities, and I'm so happy to be giving this collection over to the historical experts at the McCelvey Center," Larson said.
The newspapers are available to the public for research at the Historical Center, 212 E. Jefferson St. in York, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The Historical Center's collections also include the Yorkville Enquirer, 1856-1933, on microfilm and the Clover Herald, 1928-1979, on microfilm.
"Now the entire newspaper collection will be more accessible to the public and will be properly preserved for future generations," Larson said.
Housed in the McCelvey Center, the Historical Center opened in 1989 and serves as York County's archival repository, acting to collect, preserve, interpret and maintain historically significant records relating to the history of the Carolina Piedmont.
Visitors have access to documents and collections to help in genealogical and historical research. Most of these are donated by the public.