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Phelps sisters collection
Phelps, Claudia Lea (Creator)
Wilds, Eleanor Phelps (Creator)
Dates of Creation:
Scope and Content Note:
Gifted to the University in 1992 by Stephanie Wilds, this collection comprises approximately five hours of material (1,900' of b&w 35 mm film, 11,925' of b&w 16 mm film, and 50' of color 16 mm film). Their movies document their active social lives, both at home and abroad.
Claudia Lea Phelps (1894-1984) and her sister Eleanor Sheffield Phelps Wilds (1895-1967) were fixtures of Aiken, SC society. Claudia Lea was a sportswoman, gardener, and noted breeder of West Highland terriers. Eleanor was deeply involved in philanthropy and local politics. Both sisters were avid travelers--they literally circled the globe together in the early 1920s.
Portions of this collection may be viewed online; the remainder may be accessed upon request. Additional information about the items in this collection can be found in the MIRC Reference Catalog.
Laconia (Steamship : 1921-1942)
New York (N.Y.)
Tobique River (N.B.)
Related Digital Collections:
"Eleanor Phelps' Cruise Around the World," a digital collection of travel journals and photography, is available through USC Digital Collections:
Children playing, river scenes--Phelps--home movies
Crossing the Equator, horses--Phelps--home movies
Dogs and recreation--Phelps--home movies
Fishing, polo--Phelps--home movies
Gardens, vacations, Girl Scouts--Phelps--home movies
Girl Scouts, Rose Hill, Hitchcock Woods--Phelps--home movies. Dog in fountain.
Girl Scouts, Rose Hill, Hitchcock Woods--Phelps--home movies. Horsemanship.
Java, Indonesia, mission school--Phelps--home movies
North Sea trip, fly fishing--Phelps--home movies
North Sea, fishing in Scotland, horses--Phelps--home movies
Ocean waves, boats, zoo--Phelps--home movies
Sailboats, Mrs. Sheffield Phelps, Dogs, Girl Scouts--Phelps--home movies
Scandinavia, Aiken--Phelps--home movies
Summer of 1927 in Scotland--Phelps--home movies