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GINA PRICE WHITE is the Director of Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University and a native of Chester County, S.C. where she was previously Local History Librarian at the Chester County Library and is past President of the Chester County Historical Society. She is a Winthrop graduate with a degree in history. She worked as a student employee in the Archives 1981-1983, began her professional career at Winthrop in 1986 as the Assistant Archivist, and became the Director in 2003. She has presented numerous programs on the Winthrop Archives, Winthrop history, the conservation and preservation of documents and photographs, Chester County history, York County history, oral history, and how to research family history. She is co-author of Palmetto Women, Along the Catawba Region, and Chester County, S.C., and has written articles on Chester County history, Winthrop history and Catawba regional history.
ANDREW DONALD JOHNSTON is the Assistant Director of the Winthrop University Archives and Special Collections. He began as a graduate student employee in the Archives 2003-2005, was hired as the Assistant Archivist in the Archives in 2005, and became the Assistant Director in 2011. He earned BA degrees in History and Political Science and a MA in History from Winthrop University. Special interests in the field of History include South Carolina History predominantly Loyalism in South Carolina during the American Revolution.
KAITLIN BURDETTE is an Archivist in the Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University and has worked in Dacus Library since 2008. She is a native of Lancaster, SC, and a Winthrop graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration. Her hobbies include a great love of reading and martial arts.
CHARLENE DRUMMOND is an Archivist in the Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University and has worked for 26 years in Dacus Library. Prior to coming to Winthrop, the Spartanburg, S.C. native worked for two years in the public school system. She is a graduate of Spartanburg Community College, received an associate degree from Spartanburg Methodist College and attended Winthrop University. Drummond has a passion for working with children and her life’s mission is to speak for those who have no voice. She is very involved with her church and other hobbies include, reading, community service, shopping and spending time with her family.
MICHELLE DUBERT-BELLRICHARD is the Audio-Visual Archivist in the Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University. She recently graduated with her MLS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 with a specialization in Archives and Records Management. For the past six years, Michelle has worked in archives, libraries, and historical societies across the Midwest her most recent accomplishment was working as a fellow in the Conservation Department at the Library of Congress. At Winthrop, Michelle will divide her time between processing, digitizing, and making accessible the Archives A/V collection, as well as serve on the reference desk at Dacus Library.
BRITTANY PIGFORD is an Archivist in the Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University. She began her career at Winthrop in 1995 as a student and also a student worker for Dacus Library. Upon earning her BA in History in 1999 she started working full time for the circulation department at Dacus. She has interned and volunteered for the McCelvey Center of York County. Her special interests in History are Southern History especially early colonization as well as Civil War and Reconstruction. She lives in Fort Mill, S.C. with her husband, son and two step children.