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Fritz P. Hamer research materials on the Charleston Navy Yard

Identifier: Mss 0222

Collection Overview

The collection contains research notes, correspondence, transcripts of oral history interviews, manuscript drafts, photographs, and photocopies of primary source materials for Fritz P. Hamer’s 1998 dissertation A Southern City Enters the Twentieth Century: Charleston, its Navy Yard, and World War II, 1940-1948 and 2005 book Charleston Reborn: A Southern City, its Navy Yard and World War II. Research materials also focus on South Carolina during WWII, women in the workforce during WWII, and the Civil Rights movement. The bulk of materials date from 1995 to 2005.


  • Creation: 1947-2013
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1995-2005


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection has been minimally processed, but is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical Note

Fritz P. Hamer received his PHD from the University of South Carolina in 1998 and his dissertation "A Southern City Enters the Twentieth Century: Charleston, its Navy Yard, and World War II, 1940-1948" served as the basis for his 2005 book "Charleston Reborn: A Southern City, its Navy Yard and World War II." Hamer is currently the curator of history and archivist at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum and previously held positions at the South Carolina State Museum and the South Caroliniana Library at the University of South Carolina as well as serving as president of the South Carolina Historical Association from 2001 to 2002 and from 2011 to 2012.


2.0 linear feet (2 cartons)

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the box level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials were donated in 2018 by Fritz P. Hamer.

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren McCarter, March 2022.

Inventory of the Fritz P. Hamer Research Materials on the Charleston Navy Yard, 1947-2013 (bulk 1995-2005)
Processed by: Lauren McCarter; finding aid created by: Lauren McCarter
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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