Category Archives: behind-the-scenes

Reflections of a Moore Summer Intern

By Chandler White I became aware of the Moore Summer Internship through my academic adviser at the University of Tennessee, where I am a second year graduate student. I made the decision to apply due to my dual interests in … Continue reading

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Why are Some Collections Closed to Study?

Contemporary political collections differ from traditional manuscripts collections in a number of key ways. *They are big, often hundreds or even thousands of cartons. A typical manuscript collection is usually under ten cartons and often under one. *They are composed … Continue reading

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Looking to the Future of Digital Initiatives at South Carolina Political Collections

S.C. Political Collections Celebrates Congress Week South Carolina Political Collections is a proud member of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). ACSC is sponsoring its fifth annual Congress Week, April 1 – 7, with the theme … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Repository: SCPC since 1991

S.C. Political Collections Celebrates Congress Week South Carolina Political Collections is a proud member of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). ACSC is sponsoring its fifth annual Congress Week, April 1 – 7, with the theme … Continue reading

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Some Brief Reflections: Relationships with Donors

This is very self-indulgent, but I recently went through a stack of my own photos, and thought to share some, reflecting on the people I have had the pleasure to serve over the years.  Following are some favorites, in approximate … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Lori

Lori Schwartz, SCPC’s longtime Special Projects Archivist, will leave us in December to join the staff of the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Criss Library as the Chuck Hagel Archivist.  Hagel is the 24th and current U.S. Secretary of Defense.  The … Continue reading

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South Carolina Political Collections hosts congressional archivists

The ACSC meeting was a great success! Herb recounts some of the highlights. Continue reading

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Tales from the Governor’s Mansion: Anecdotes from the West Family Oral Histories

Graduate assistant Clara Bertagnolli tells stories from the oral histories of the West family. Continue reading

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Whiskey and Watermelons: Anecdotes from the Johnston Years

Chris Fite, one of SCPC’s new graduate student assistants, regales us with tales from an oral history he recently read and cataloged. Continue reading

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Desk Musings

Herb ponders the significance of desks and what they can tell you about their owners…and describes historic desks that now reside in SCPC, including ones belonging to Governor Robert McNair and Rep. Liz Patterson. Continue reading

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