The Matheson Library History Room is located in the Cheraw branch and is open during regular library hours. The focus for the Matheson History Room and local Digital Collection is on an accumulation of community and family historical documents and information, especially those referencing areas of Chesterfield County and South Carolina. The collection continues to grow through library funding and generous donations from the community.
While none of the collection circulates, there are also resources available online. Many of the original documents have been digitized and are available below. All of the local history photographs will soon be available for viewing on our website in our photo gallery.
Chesterfield County Library History
Chesterfield County Library digitized several historical documents from their library circa 1930s-1940s, including due date cards, a library card application, and list of books sent to Florence to be mended.
Chesterfield County Library digitized several historical documents from their library including photographs of buildings in Cheraw such as Brown's Gift Show and the Stricklin Building.
Old St. David's Church
A history of Old St. David's Church in Cheraw. Old St. David's Cheraw, South Carolina, 1770-1947 was complied and edited by a Committee of Chapter B of the Woman's Auxiliary.
Spencer Family Papers, 1700-1900
A digitized collection of papers from the Spencer Family circa 1780s-1910s.