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William C. Ehrhardt papers

Identifier: A-01-2009.025

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of William C. Ehrhardt's files regarding his representation in diocesan legal maters.  Records were transferred to the archives after Ehrhardt's tenure as diocesan legal counsel, and officially accessioned on 16 Nov. 2009.  Materials include correspondence, notes, administrative papers, plats, deeds, titles, wills, contracts and agreements regarding property purchases, sales, rentals, transfers, and disputes; construction and repair; tax exemption status; St. Francis Community Hospital; admittance to the City Orphan Home; personal injury lawsuits; the National Diocesan Attorneys Associaton; and a 1969 anti-trust litigation for overcharges on classroom text and library books sold to public and private institutions.


  • Created: 1948-1986
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1962-1986
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/16/2006


Conditions Governing Access

Access is restricted; consult repository for details.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

William C. Ehrhart served as legal counsel for the Diocese of Charleston c.1948 - c.1986.

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Correspondence, notes, administrative papers, plats, deeds, titles, wills, contracts, agreements, and other legal documents of the Diocese of Charleston's legal council, William C. Erhardt.

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged in the original order in which they were received.

Source of Acquisition

Received in November 2006.

Method of Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Jennifer E. Neal.

Inventory of the William C. Ehrhardt papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US