Category Archives: behind-the-scenes

Revitalizing Wikipedia Pages

For the past month, SCPC has been continuing our work to improve the Wikipedia pages of our donors, as detailed in our earlier blog post.  For the first phase of the project, we have been uploading photos of our donors … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect: Congressman Joe Wilson gets a New Office

Joe Wilson’s DC office is filled with memorabilia of a life in politics.  His recent move to the Longworth House Office Building is documented in this very fun video available on YouTube.  Kudos to his staff for making this move! … Continue reading

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Wikipedia and the Case of the McNair Imposter

For many of us, Wikipedia is the first stop when researching any topic or person that we’re unacquainted with.  I forgot who was Lieutenant Governor in 1957?  Check Wikipedia.  There’s a government agency I know nothing about?  Check Wikipedia.  Naturally … Continue reading

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Invaluable Help from MIRC

USC Libraries has four special collections units, each with significant reputations.  The newest of these treasures is our Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC).  MIRC is in the news this month because of its receipt of the United States Marine Corps … Continue reading

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Modjeska Monteith Simkins Papers Now Online!

We are pleased to announce the digitization and online accessibility of the Modjeska Simkins papers!  After several years of work, the staff of the Digital Collections department recently completed the extensive and rather costly project for SCPC. Civil Rights activist … Continue reading

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Outreach at SCPC

Congressional repositories like SCPC serve a broad audience ranging from younger students, perhaps working on a History Day project, to senior scholars researching their next book. Years ago, to help excite people about the potential of our collections, we began … Continue reading

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A Statistical Surprise, or Blogging on SCPC’s Blog

We have hard numbers on how many folks visit our website, and I recently reviewed these statistics in preparing SCPC’s annual report.  For the first time, the report will include a brief summary on the use of our web site.  … Continue reading

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A Senator’s Devotion: Condolence Letters Written to Ernest Hollings on the Loss of his Wife, Peatsy

This week, we visited Sen. Hollings’ office at MUSC (the Medical University of South Carolina) and picked up more materials for his collection.  Among these were condolence letters he received after the passing in 2012 of his beloved wife, Peatsy. … Continue reading

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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

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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

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