League of Women Voters donates oral histories

picture of gift boxes and program

The evening's program and the beautiful gift boxes presented to Dean McNally

On Friday night, the League of Women Voters of South Carolina held their 60th Birthday Celebration at the Hollings Library. To celebrate their birthday, the League embarked on an oral history project nine months ago to interview as many past presidents as possible.

At the celebration, they presented Tom McNally (our Dean) with those oral histories in fancy packaging. When made available to the public, the interviews will complement nicely our three League collections: the LWVSC, the Columbia/Richland Co. chapter, and the Spartanburg chapter.

contents of gift boxes

CD, audio cassettes, and flash drive presented to SCPC. We've never received data in such a pretty package!

At the celebration, Senator John Courson and Representative James E. Smith, Jr., presented the League with a 60th Birthday Resolution. (Courson produced the largest laugh of the evening when he clapped Smith on the shoulder and pronounced that it surely was “a great, great day in South Carolina!”–referencing this.)

Then, Harriet S. Williams, daughter of the LWVSC founder, reminisced with the crowd about her mother’s life and involvement in community organizations during the 20s, 30s, and 40s, culminating in her efforts founding the LWVSC in 1951. Four past presidents of the last 30 years made remarks about what they remembered as the most signification and memorable happenings of their presidencies. Everyone in attendance seemed to have a marvelous time reminiscing and enjoying champagne and birthday cake!

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