WALTER B. ROBERTS PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, 1920-1955 (Accession 485)
Walter B. Roberts (1892-1992) was the Chair of the Music Department at Winthrop from 1925-1958. Walter Anderson Hardin, current Associate Vice President for Facilities Management, is the namesake and grandson of Walter Roberts.
This collection consists of black and white photographs autographed by the entertainers who performed at Winthrop College as part of the institution’s Artist Series program, a photograph of the Winthrop College Poetry Society including Dr. David B. Johnson, founder and first president of Winthrop, and photographs of Walter B. Roberts and other Winthrop College Professors as well as visiting instructors from Julliard School of Music. Artists include Jasha Heifetz, Jan Peerce, Will Rogers, Arthur Rubenstein, Ris Stevens, Vienna Choir Boys and many others.
For related collections see the Winthrop University records of the School of Music W423.5, Culture and Entertainment, W422, and the Photograph Collection, W427.