Category Archives: behind-the-scenes

SCPC’s future and the changing nature of congressional collections

To celebrate Congress Week, April 1-7, 2016, South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC) is posting daily blogs reflecting on our history and celebrating our 25th anniversary. Work with legislative and particularly congressional collections has evolved markedly over the 25 years in … Continue reading

Posted in behind-the-scenes, digital collections, donor relations, spotlight | Comments Off on SCPC’s future and the changing nature of congressional collections

SCPC’s Endowment Allows Us to Thrive

To celebrate Congress Week, April 1-7, 2016, South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC) is posting daily blogs reflecting on our history and celebrating our 25th anniversary. Our early years were dedicated to developing procedures for archival work with legislative collections; with … Continue reading

Posted in behind-the-scenes, collections, donor relations, spotlight | Comments Off on SCPC’s Endowment Allows Us to Thrive

SCPC Today: 121 Collections and Growing (Part 2)

To celebrate Congress Week, April 1-7, 2016, South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC) will post daily blogs reflecting on our history and celebrating our 25th anniversary.  Today’s post concludes my reflection on how we have developed our holdings. We were very … Continue reading

Posted in behind-the-scenes, collections, donor relations, spotlight | Comments Off on SCPC Today: 121 Collections and Growing (Part 2)

SCPC Today: 121 Collections and Growing (Part 1)

To celebrate Congress Week, April 1-7, 2016, South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC) will post daily blogs reflecting on our history and celebrating our 25th anniversary. Some repositories are defined by one major collection.  This is certainly true of the presidential … Continue reading

Posted in behind-the-scenes, collections, donor relations, spotlight | Comments Off on SCPC Today: 121 Collections and Growing (Part 1)

25th Anniversary of SCPC: How we began

To celebrate Congress Week, April 1-7, 2016, South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC) will post daily blogs reflecting on our history and celebrating our 25th anniversary. Modern Political Collections, now SCPC, was created in April 1991 as a division of the … Continue reading

Posted in behind-the-scenes, collections, donor relations, spotlight | Comments Off on 25th Anniversary of SCPC: How we began

Governor on the Move: Adventures of SCPC’s Johnston Portrait

SCPC is proud to hold the personal papers of most of our post-WWII governors. These include the papers of Olin D. Johnston, who served as governor from 1935 to 1939 and again from 1943 to 1945. In 1945, he entered … Continue reading

Posted in behind-the-scenes, collections, donor relations, exhibits, spotlight, uncategorized | Comments Off on Governor on the Move: Adventures of SCPC’s Johnston Portrait

Illuminating the Season: A “History” of Christmas on the Potomac

Last week Herb told you about this year’s Christmas on the Potomac exhibit, which has added a festive touch at the front of Thomas Cooper Library. Long-time friends of South Carolina Political Collections may be aware that we do a … Continue reading

Posted in behind-the-scenes, collections, exhibits, spotlight | Comments Off on Illuminating the Season: A “History” of Christmas on the Potomac

Establishment of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at U of SC

Monday was a momentous day at the Hollings Library as the University announced the creation of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research. Here are some excerpts from the news release: University President Harris Pastides announced the creation of … Continue reading

Posted in behind-the-scenes, Collaboration, collections, donor relations, events, exhibits, spotlight | Comments Off on Establishment of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at U of SC

Congressman Tom Rice Visits SCPC

Tom Rice was on campus last week for Homecoming and took time from his hectic schedule to tour SCPC and learn more about our program. Rice earned both his master’s and law degrees from USC, and on that Homecoming Friday … Continue reading

Posted in behind-the-scenes, donor relations, spotlight, uncategorized | Comments Off on Congressman Tom Rice Visits SCPC

South Carolina’s Nuclear State

As you may have seen, at the end of May we installed a new exhibit in our galleries entitled “Nuclear Carolina: Energy and Waste in the Palmetto State.” When Dorothy Walker, SCPC’s Associate Director, first approached me with the idea … Continue reading

Posted in behind-the-scenes, exhibits, spotlight, Student Assistants, uncategorized | Comments Off on South Carolina’s Nuclear State