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Roper Research Room

About the Roper Research Room

The Roper Research Room at the Anderson County Museum (ACM) is named after the museum’s first curator, Donna Roper. Donna has been a long time supporter of the ACM. The Research Room is her pride and joy and she has worked tirelessly volunteering, cataloging artifacts, and serving on our Advisory Committee. We thank Donna for her dedication to the Roper Research Room and the ACM mission of preserving the history and heritage of Anderson County.

The Anderson County Museum (ACM) Roper Research Room has in its holdings books, manuscripts, and photographs directly relating to the history of Anderson County dating from early settlement to the present. While the majority of the collection directly relates to the history of the county, there are some genealogical resources available. Some resources which are currently on exhibit or being cataloged may not be available for closer examination.

The holdings in our library are more than 2,800 strong making it a wonderful resource for teachers, students and researchers. From city directories, maps and photographs to many family genealogies, we have information that can help with your research. With 22,000 artifacts cataloged with pictures, our database is a treasure trove of history.

portrait wall in the Roper research room

Purchasing an image

The photographic holdings of the Roper Research Room are available for reproduction for a fee. Only the images from PastPerfect are available. We do not alter or improve the images. Reproduction may take up to two weeks.

Permission must be obtained, in writing, to publish any image from the collection of the Anderson County Museum Roper Research Room. It is the responsibility of the user to determine copyright issues, especially for commercial use or publication. Please look at our PDF image price list before ordering.

These Items Are Not Permitted in the Research Room:

  • Food and Drink
  • Handheld Scanners
  • Cell Phones
  • Cameras

The ACM and Roper Research Room include items with permanent value; therefore, certain precautions are in place so you may help us protect the holdings.