Records, 1913-1955.


Columbia Chamber of Commerce (Columbia, S.C.). Records, 1913-1955.

Records, 1913-1955.

Correspondence, ca. 1926-1943, of Chamber of Commerce and Columbia Merchants Association; circular letters and bulletins of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Highway No. 1 Association, travel organizations, and businesses; and correspondence and bulletins of federal organizations including the Federal Power Commission, Federal Reserve Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Works Progress Administration. Contains information on the economic development of Columbia, dedication of Owens Field airport, construction of Veterans Hospital and Atlantic Greyhound bus terminal, Dollar Days celebration, Paint-up/Fix-up campaign, Community Chest, National Cotton Week, Columbia Sesquicentennial, Southern Conference for Music Education, efforts to combat the Great Depression, and community support of World War II war effort; correspondents include James F. Byrnes, H.P. Fulmer, and Ellison Durant Smith. Scrapbooks, 1913-1955 [40 volumes, incomplete run; see Holdings], contain clippings documenting civic improvements and other develpments in Columbia, such as completion of new factories, opening of businesses, firms, and other employers, as well as expansion of Fort Jackson, shopping centers, airports, etc.

40 scrapbook v.

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