COME-SEE-ME RECORDS, 1962-2011 (Accession 88, Accession 815, Accession 1408)
The Come-See-Me Records consist of papers and memorabilia from the Rock Hill, SC’s annual Come-See-Me Festival since its founding in 1962. Come-See-Me was founded by former Rock Hill Mayor and state senator C. H. “Ickey” Albright and the Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce in 1962. The festival quickly became associated with Rock Hill resident and internationally renowned artist, Vernon Grant. Vernon Grant, famous for his whimsical fairy tale drawings in advertisements (creator of the Snap! Crackle! Pop! gnomes) and children’s book illustrations, supplied the drawings and inspiration for the Come-See-Me mascots from its inception and is the creator of Glen the Frog which was adopted as the official mascot in 1964.
The Come-See-Me Records contain correspondence, meeting minutes, financial reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, promotional materials, and other records and material chronicling the development of the Come-See-Me Festival in Rock Hill, SC.