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Late 19th and early 20th century photographic images of Due West Female College students and campus life. The DWFC opened in 1859 and was funded by a joint share-holding company, men mostly associated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The purpose was to give young women equal educational advantages with young men and to provide those of the church and the community an adequate education under Christian influences and environment. The DWFC operated in conjunction with the all-male Erskine College until 1904, when it became the Woman's College of Due West.

 

Late 19th and early 20th century photographic images of students and campus life at Erskine College in Due West, S.C. Erskine College was founded in 1839 by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

 

sailing ship seal from yearbook cover

Erskine College and Theological Seminary is a private four-year liberal arts college and graduate theological seminary founded in 1837 (Seminary) and 1839 (College) and located in Due West, SC. The institution is affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The McCain Library Department of Archives and Special Collections serves to preserve and provide access to valuable and unique materials and information related to Erskine College, Erskine Theological Seminary, the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, and Abbeville County, SC.

group of women students outside holding cotton plants

Early 20th century photographic images from the Woman's College of Due West (SC), including class pictures. In 1904, the Due West Female College (founded in 1859) came under the control of the Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, and the school's name was changed to the Woman's College of Due West. There was the same mission to provide young women with equal educational opportunity as young men. The Woman's College co-existed alongside the all-male Erskine College from1904 until 1927, when the two institutions merged to become Erskine College.