Two additional digital collections, the Spartan Legionnaire and the Piedmont Newspaper, were added to the USC Upstate page of the South Carolina Digital Library. Both items have direct ties to Spartanburg or the upstate region of South Carolina.
This September 1919 issue of The Piedmont newspaper is a special souvenir edition, commemorating the Thirtieth division’s return to Greenville, SC after fighting in World War I. The Thirtieth division, nicknamed Old Hickory, were attached to the Second Army of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF).
The Spartan Legionnaire was the official monthly publication of Post No. 28, the American Legion, Department of South Carolina. The publication was established to inform the members about any news, programs, or events that the American Legion was conducting both locally and across the nation. This is volume 1, number 2, and is the only extant edition of the paper we have located so far. It is unknown how long publication of the Spartan Legionnaire lasted.