The Walter S. McDonald Collection contains photos taken by McDonald during his time as a journalist and photographer for local newspapers. A Georgetown native, McDonald (1921-1976) was the son of Walter and Marian McDonald. He attended Winyah High School and Clemson University before serving in the military during WWII. In addition to his newspaper career, he also owned and operated a photography studio is Georgetown for many years. The photos in this collection include many area plantations, churches and aerial photographs featuring the city of Georgetown.