Lander University

Greenwood Mills Photograph Collection

The Greenwood Mills Photograph Collection consists of photographs housed in the Self Family Foundation Archive at Lander University. The digital collection primarily includes photographs of Greenwood Mills buildings, plants, equipment, and, especially, mill workers. James C. Self assumed general ownership of Greenwood Mills in 1908 and grew the operation into a successful international corporation, consisting […]


Lander University Yearbooks

Lander University was originally located across from Mineral Springs Park in Williamston, South Carolina, and was known as the Williamston Female College. When Lander College began publishing the yearbook in 1923, it was given the name the Naiad (meaning mythical female nymph said to inhabit a river or spring). The name is a reference to […]


Samuel Lander Papers

Samuel Lander, Jr. was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, of Irish parents who had immigrated to America in 1818. He devoted his life to education and the ministry.  He graduated as valedictorian from Randolph-Macon College (then in Boydton, VA) in 1852. For a short time he practiced civil engineering and studied law. In December of […]