New items for our collections

Collection donors and their family members, colleagues, and friends bring us wonderful items all the time to add to our collections. We often put them on display in our gallery or our processing room for a time. Below are some of the things we’ve received lately.  [One has a baseball theme, so I present them to the blog today in honor of Gamecock baseball which starts its defense this afternoon of back-to-back national championship titles!]

Red, white and blue "Vote" dress and scarfCaitlin and Virginia show off a dress and scarf donated recently by the family of Barbara Moxon. She was active in the League of Women Voters and wore the dress on election days in the 1960s and 1970s. All the ladies here think it’s adorable!! (and marvel at its petite size)




family pictures of Olin D. Johnston and Alex HarvinChildren of Olin and Gladys Johnston and Alex and Cathy Harvin donated these pictures (and more) to us recently.  They helped to enhance an exhibit we put up earlier this month, Public Figures/Private Lives: A Valentine’s Exhibit. The couples are two of six couples featured in the exhibit.



blue t-shirt with cartoon in honor of Sen. Fritz Hollings' retirementBob Ariail drew this cartoon in honor of Fritz Hollings‘ retirement from the U.S. Senate in Jan. 2005. We received this at the end of 2011 along with some campaign items.

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