SCPC Research Guide: State Education

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State Education in South Carolina

Contents: Technical School Development, State K-12 Education, State Higher Education, Desegregation of State Education, Educational Television, Adult Education and Training in the collections of…

Governors Johnston* Timmerman, Hollings, Russell, McNair, West, and Campbell and Senator Isadore Lourie

Technical School Development

John C. West

Box 001

  • Personal letters regarding establishment of community colleges (1965)
  • 1961 Report of Committee Studying the Needs of the State Development Board on the Subject of Vocational and Technical Training (1961)
  • 1960 Report of Committee Studying the Needs of the State Development Board on the Subject of Vocational and Technical Training (1960)
  • Various constituents’ letters and articles on technical training (1961-1966)

Box 003

  • State Committee on Technical Education presentation to State Budget and Control Board (October 29, 1968)
  • Various news clippings on expanding enrollment and how technical education benefits South Carolina industry (late 1960s)
  • Various letters from local industry managers thanking the State Committee for Technical Education for cooperation (late 1960s)
  • Various letters from students regarding the success of the technical school system (late 1960s)
  • Documents on filling  the position of Executive Director of the State Committee for Technical Education (November 2, 1970)
  • Documents related to Technical Orientation Seminar for the State of West Virginia (July 26-29, 1970)
  • Personal letters between Lt. Gov. West and various technical education authorities (late 1960s, including gubernatorial election)

Isadore E. Lourie

Box 002

  • Two speeches regarding vocational training (1970 and 1977)

Box 006

  • Various documents related to administration of Midlands Technical College (1980)

Robert E. McNair

Box 011

  • Committee to Study the Extent of Duplication by Technical Education (1970)
  • Manpower Advisory Committee for Technical Education (1966-71)
  • Advisory Council on Vocational and Technical Education (1968-70)
  • Committee to Study the Problems of Vocational Training, Technical Training, and post-High School Training in the State (1968)

Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.

Box 004

  • Speech to Technical College Presidents’ and Board Luncheon (July 28, 1988)
  • South Carolina Technical Education press conference remarks (August 11, 1988)

State K-12 Education

Isadore E. Lourie

Box 002

  • Speech on Education Finance Act of 1977 (1979)
  • Speech on federal education budget cuts (1982)
  • South Carolina Education Association report on “rankings and statistics relevant to South Carolina schools” (1970)
  • Speech on improving South Carolina’s public education (January 8, 1971)

Box 006

  • Constituent letters expressing support for Riley-Sanders amendment to increase teacher pay (April 1971)
  • Documents and letters related to establishment of school nurses and healthcare services (1978)
  • South Carolina Education Finance Act of 1977 Summary Fact Sheet (1977)
  • Constituent letters regarding proposed abolition of Advanced Academic Placement courses (1992)

John C. West

Box 001

  • Report of The Public School Curricula Committee (January 1958)
  • Constituent letters regarding aid to children diagnosed with aphasia (1962)
  • Constituents letters regarding anti-communism teaching (1962, 1963)
  • Letters regarding Conference on Cold War Education (May-June 1963)
  • Letters regarding a compulsory education law (1966)
  • Various constituent letters regarding teacher pay and retirement benefits (1962-1966)

Box 002

  • Letters regarding legislative act to create state education commission (1967)
  • Documents regarding education conference in Myrtle Beach (April 1967)
  • Proposal and related report to expand educational television
  • Various constituent responses, documents, and letters related to home schooling, curricula, and state aid to private schools (1967-1969)

Box 003

  • Constituent letters regarding lack of teacher salary increases (late 1960s-1970)
  • Letters regarding remedial program implementation in Greenville (1967)
  • Various documents from Superintendent Cyril Busbee (1967-8)

Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.

Box 004

  • Speech on SC Governor’s School of Academic Scholars (July 5, 1988)
  • Speech at dedicate of Cities in Schools Program (September 21, 1988)

Box 005

  • Speech at A.C. Moore Elementary on World-Wise Schools Program (May 14, 1990)
  • Speech at Governor’s School (July 26, 1990)
  • Speech at Aiken Elementary School (September 11, 1990)
  • Remarks on Schools First Program, Charleston (September 13, 1990)

Box 008

  • Speech at Governor’s School for Science and Math, banquet (April 1, 1993)
  • Southern Bell Lecture in Education (May 18, 1993)

Box 011

  • “Governors and the National Education Goals,” paper by Gov. Campbell (1994)
  • Documents related to National Education Goals Panel (1991-1992)
  • Documents related to National Council on Education Standards and Testing (1991-1992)

Box 012

  • Reports on progress toward National Education Goals summit (1991 and 1992)
  • National Education Goals Reports and related documents (1991-1993)

Box 013

  • Documents related to President’s Education Summit with Governors (1989)
  • Documents related to National Governor’s Association and education (1987-1992)

Box 019

  • News clippings regarding Campbell, President Clinton, and education reform (1987-94)
  • News clippings regarding South Carolina drop-out rates (1987-1990)

Box 020

  • News clippings regarding all South Carolina education (1987-1994)
  • News clippings regarding Education Task Force Summit (1989-1991)

Box 021

  • News clippings regarding South Carolina’s Governor’s School(s) (1987-1994)

Box 024

  • News clippings regarding Safe Schools Act of 1990 (1990)
  • News clippings regarding sex education in South Carolina (1987-1993)
  • News clippings regarding bill to allow searches at public schools (1990-1994)
  • News clippings on the School-to-Work Transition Act of 1994 (1994)
  • News clippings related to Rural Education Alliance for Collaborative Humanities (1987)

Ernest F. Hollings

Box 009

  • Report on Organization and Role of the State Department of Education (1961)

Box 014

  • Constituent letters regarding teacher pay and desegregation of schools (1958-59)
  • Statistical summaries of all public schools, as well as many reports (1958)

Box 015

  • Reports on Charleston district 20 African-American schools (1959)
  • National Governors’ Conference speeches on education (1961)

Robert E. McNair

Box 002

  • General gubernatorial correspondence related to education (1963-65)

Box 011

  • Documents related to gubernatorial appoints to School for Deaf and Blind (1966-70)
  • Appointments to John da la Howe School Board of Trustees (1967-70)
  • Committee to Study and Develop Plans for the Incorporation of Kindergartners (1967-68)
  • Committee to Study Public Education in South Carolina (1965-70)
  • Committee to Study Problem of School bus transportation (1963)
  • South Carolina School Committee (1963)
  • State Board of Interagency Council (1965)
  • Southern Regional Education Board, Board of Control (1963-1971)
  • South Carolina Education Commission appointments document (1968-70)

Box 036

  • Committee on Assessing Progress of Education documents (1967-68)
  • School for the Deaf and Blind documents (1965-1970)
  • Education Commission of the States documents (1966-71)

Box 037

  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (1969)
  • Education Commission of the States, meeting materials and correspondence (1967-68)
  • Correspondence related to Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1965)
  • Documents related to Ford Foundation Grants (1968-69)
  • Documents related to Head Start (1967-68)

Box 047

  • Documents related to Governor’s conference on education (1966, ’67, ’68)

Box 060

  • Budget Control Board documents related to Advisory Committee to Administer Higher Education Act (1965)—two folders

Box 063

  • Gubernatorial documents related to state Department of Education (1963-1967)

Box 064

  • Financial records of Department of Education (1966-67)
  • Various gubernatorial documents and letters related to Department (1968-1970)
  • Various gubernatorial documents and letters related to SC Education Association (1965-1970)
  • Documents related to Educational Finance Commission (1965, 1966)
  • Documents related to SC Association of School Board (1965-1970)
  • South Carolina Schoolbook Commission (1965) documents
  • Documents related to SC State Board of Education (1965-1970)

Box 107

  • News clippings regarding opening of state library in Columbia (1970)
  • News clippings regarding general state education (1963, 1970)
  • News clippings regarding cuts in federal funding for education (1970)

Donald S. Russell

Box 001

  • Documents related to Stay in School campaign (1964)
  • Documents related to Governor’s Committee to Study the State Education System (1963)

Box 002

  • General letters and correspondence on education in while in US Senate (1965-66)
  • Letters on libraries and state STEP Program (1965-66)
  • Letters on Head Start while in US Senate (1965-66)

Box 006

  • Documents related to federal act pertaining to libraries (1966)
  • General US Senate correspondence regarding education (1965-66)
  • Correspondence regarding Impact Area Fund reductions (1966)

Box 007

  • Documents related to overseas teacher salaries (1965, 1966)
  • Documents related to prayer in public schools (1965, 1966)

Box 008

  • US Senate correspondence regarding exemptions from federal income tax for private schools (1966)

Box 016

  • Public School Curricula Committee documents (1958)

George Bell Timmerman

Box 001

  • Documents related to school expenditures, including free textbooks (1954)

Olin D. Johnston

Box 026

  • US Senate correspondence on federal aid to schools (1951)

Box 053

  • US Senate correspondence and documents regarding federal aid to schools (1956)—two files

Box 076

  • Documents related to National Defense Education Act (1960)

 

State Higher Education

Robert E. McNair

Box 002

  • General correspondence related to Clemson University (1963-65)
  • General correspondence related to University of South Carolina (1963-65)
  • General correspondence related to Winthrop College (1965)

Box 011

  • Documents related to feasibility of additional public college (1965-70)
  • Documents related to SC Higher Education Commission (1965-68)
  • South Carolina Education Council (1967-70)
  • Educational Finance Commission (1965-68)
  • Francis Marion State College Board of Trustees appointments (1969)
  • Committee to Study the State Assisting or Acquiring Lander College (1970)
  • Committee to Study the Feasibility of Establishing a Liaison between college and public school system (1963)
  • Committee to Investigate Effectiveness of Scholarships for Medical Students (1967-68)
  • South Carolina State College Board of Trustees documents (1967-70)
  • University of South Carolina Board of Trustees appointments (1964-70)
  • Committee to Study Feasibility of Establishing Medical and Dental Schools at University of South Carolina (1964)
  • Membership Council of Carolinas Regional Education Laboratory (1966)
  • Winthrop College gubernatorial appointments documents (1966)
  • Committee to Study the Feasibility of Making Winthrop Co-Education (1969)

Box 035

  • General constituent correspondence regarding education (1965-70)—nine files

Box 037

  • Various gubernatorial documents related to higher education (1966-71)

Box 042

  • Documents related to study unrest at Voorhees College (1968-70)—two files
  • General correspondence regarding Winthrop College (1965-1970)—six files
  • General correspondence regarding Wofford College (1969-70)—one file
  • Southern Regional Education Board general documents (1965-70)—eight files
  • Regional Education Laboratory for the Carolinas and Virginia (1965-69)—five files

Box 063

  • Gubernatorial documents related to Commission on Higher Education (1965-1970)

Isadore E. Lourie

Box 002

  • Speech on nomination of John Lindsey to serve on Winthrop Board of Trustees

Box 006

  • Constituent letters regarding coeducational status of Winthrop College (1970)
  • Letters and documents related to visit of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat (1979)
  • Letters regarding elections of University of South Carolina trustees (1991-92)
  • Documents related to departure of Clariosophic and Euphradian Societies (1986)
  • Documents related to annual alumni giving (1986)
  • Letters regarding General Studies Program at USC (1981)
  • Letters related to South Carolina State College trustee elections (1992)
  • Letters regarding Clemson University Board of Trustees election (1992)
  • Letters and documents related to Citadel Trustees elections (1980)

John C. West

Box 001

  • Personal letters regarding Trustee candidates of both USC and Clemson (1963)
  • Personal letters regarding Trustee candidates at SC Medical College (1965)
  • Various letters and documents regarding nursing education (1963-1966)

Box 002

  • Letters involving Governor Donald Russell’s trip to California to examine higher education (1965)
  • Documents and letters related to proposed second medical school in Greenville (1967)
  • Various documents related to state support of private education (1967-70)
  • Personal letters between college faculty and presidents and Lt. Gov. West, regarding state funding and federal laws (1967-1969)
  • Documents and letters regarding tuition grant program (1967-1970)

Box 003

  • Documents regarding state funding of new USC buildings (1967-1968)
  • Constituent responses regarding student demonstrations at USC (1970)
  • Letters regarding development of regional USC campuses (1969)
  • Letters and documents regarding Winthrop College being made coeducational (1968)
  • Documents regarding investigation of various state scholarship programs (1967-1970)
  • Documents regarding National Defense Student Loan Fund (September 1970)
  • Study of Student Financial Aid in South Carolina, by Commission on Higher Education (April 1969)
  • Use of various Title I funds from Higher Education Act of 1965 (1970)

Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.

Box 004

  • Speech proclaiming Higher Education Week and naming professor of the year (October 10, 1988)
  • Speech at inauguration of new president of SC State (c. 1988)

Box 005

  • Remarks upon induction in Beta Gamma Sigma at USC (April 30, 1990)
  • Remarks upon inauguration of new president of Winthrop University (October 18, 1990)

Box 007

  • Speech to College of Charleston Convocation (1992)—one file
  • Governor’s remarks at Governor’s Higher Education Summit (1991)—one file

Box 008

  • Speech at dedication of USC Music Center (Feb. 16, 1993)

Box 019

  • News clippings related to “The Cutting Edge” education reform law of South Carolina (1988)

Box 021

  • News clippings regarding Gov. Campbell and higher education (1987-1994)
  • News clippings regarding USC President Holderman and Campbell (1987-1991)

Ernest F. Hollings

Box 002

  • Letters regarding general higher education while in US Senate (1965-66)

Box 009

  • Report on improving cooperation between higher education institutions (1960)

Box 015

  • Progress Report of the President, Clemson University (1961)
  • Progress Report of the President, University of South Carolina (1961)
  • Personal letters to administration of Clemson University (1962)
  • Personal letters regarding Medical College of South Carolina (1960)
  • Personal letters to Board of Trustees of Medical College of South Carolina (1960)
  • Annual Report of the President, Medical College of SC (1959 and 1960)

Donald S. Russell

Box 006

  • Documents related to National Defense student loan program (1966)

Box 016

  • Documents related to USC Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee (1957-1961)
  • Documents and letters related to other scholarships (1956-66)
  • Higher Education Commission Moody Report (1968)
  • General letters and documents on Higher Education Commission (1968-1975)
  • Letters related to Duke University Endowment
  • General correspondence on education (1955-61)

Box 017

  • Personal letters and correspondence regarding University of South Carolina (1947-1975)
  • Documents regarding University of South Carolina Educational Foundation (1958)
  • Letters regarding USC regional campus in Spartanburg (1967-1970)
  • Letters regarding raising money for Wofford College (1958-1960)—two files

Box 019

  • Invitation letters while serving as President of USC (1952-57)

George Bell Timmerman

Box 002

  • Documents and correspondence related to Wofford College (1954)

Olin D. Johnston

Box 053

  • Documents related to Clemson and Wofford Colleges (1956)

 

 

Desegregation of State Education

John C. West

Box 003

  • Letters from congressmen and Gov. West regarding Justice Department desegregation orders (April-Nov. 1970)
  • Letters from constituents regarding the setting up of private academies to avoid integration (April-Nov. 1970)
  • Correspondence regarding federal suit to integrate public schools (April-Nov. 1970)
  • Documents related to Orangeburg Massacre (February-April 1968)

Ernest F. Hollings

Box 014

  • Letters regarding the implementation of private schools to avoid integration (1958)

Robert E. McNair

Box 030

  • Documents related to Orangeburg incident (1968)
  • Documents related to desegregation of public schools (1965-69)

Box 107

  • News clippings regarding desegregation of education in SC (1970)
  • News clippings regarding Orangeburg incident (1968)
  • News clippings regarding Lamar incident (1970)

Donald S. Russell

Box 006

  • Documents related to Title IV of 1964 Civil Rights Act and the U.S. Senate (1964-66)—four files

Olin D. Johnston

Box 041

  • Documents related to segregation in public school (1954)

Box 053

  • Documents related to US Supreme Court ruling and segregation (1956)—five files

George Bell Timmerman

Box 001

  • Documents and correspondence related to school segregation (1954)—two files

 

Educational Television

John C. West

Box 001

  • Letter from ETV general manager to members of legislature (March 4, 1963)
  • Letters regarding exclusion of Bethune Public Schools from ETV (March 1963)

Box 002

  • Documents related to changes in SCETV (1967-1979)

Robert E. McNair

Box 011

  • South Carolina Educational Television Commission (1966-70)

Box 037

  • General reports and documents regarding ETV (1963-70)

Olin D. Johnston

Box 089

  • Documents related to SCET (1963)

 

Adult Education

John C. West

Box 002

  • Lt. Gov’s Report on Union County’s Pilot Adult Education Program (August 1967)
  • Personal letters regarding speaking engagements (1967)
  • Office of Adult Education Superintendent’s Progress Report (May 1968)
  • Undergraduate Proposal for a Pilot Project to Design A Model Adult Basic Education Center for South Carolina (April 1970)

Robert E. McNair

Box 035

  • Reports on Union County’s Adult Education Program (1968)—two files
  • General documents related to adult education (1965-70)—four files

Olin D. Johnston

Box 062

  • Documents related to education benefits for veterans (1957-58)

Box 074

  • Documents related to education benefits for veterans (1959-60)

*This guide does not reflect a complete accounting of education-relation documents in the Johnston papers. Please make sure to visit his finding aid for a listing of his papers.

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