Category Archives: collections

A Great Scholar and a Big Man — Bob Moore & Ike Williams

We are currently at work arranging and describing the papers of retired Columbia College history professor Robert Moore. Bob is one of South Carolina’s premier scholars on the Civil Rights movement. He has focused particularly on Matthew Perry’s leadership in … Continue reading

Posted in collections, oral history, spotlight, uncategorized | Comments Off on A Great Scholar and a Big Man — Bob Moore & Ike Williams

A Judicial Temperament: Donald S. Russell

For July and August, SCPC has mounted in our Brittain Gallery a small exhibit celebrating the life of Donald S. Russell (1906-1998). As I have written in the past, few individuals achieve the success that Donald Russell enjoyed, fewer still … Continue reading

Posted in collections, exhibits, spotlight, uncategorized | Comments Off on A Judicial Temperament: Donald S. Russell

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

Posted in behind-the-scenes, collections, guest blog post, Student Assistants, uncategorized | Comments Off on Reflections of a Moore Summer Intern

The Confederate Battle Flag: A Controversy Re-ignited…and Resolved?

The Confederate Battle Flag was raised over the South Carolina State House in 1962 to commemorate the centennial of the Civil War. It remained there until 2000, and even with its move to a flagpole near the Confederate memorial, its … Continue reading

Posted in collections, spotlight, uncategorized | Comments Off on The Confederate Battle Flag: A Controversy Re-ignited…and Resolved?

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

Posted in behind-the-scenes, collections, donor relations, uncategorized | Comments Off on Why are Some Collections Closed to Study?

Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Museum and Historic Site

Bryan Dorn was very proud of his friendship with educator Benjamin Mays. SCPC was delighted to provide from our Dorn collection a recording of Mays’ 1981 speech at the dedication of the Mays Crossroads. That speech is just one of … Continue reading

Posted in collections, guest blog post, uncategorized | Comments Off on Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Museum and Historic Site

Women in Elected Office

A recent issue of the Free Times, April 1-7, featured a fascinating article by Chris Trainor, titled “Women Are Few and Far Between in the South Carolina Legislature–And That’s a Problem.”  Trainor provides a number of statistics and stories showing … Continue reading

Posted in collections | Comments Off on Women in Elected Office

Snapshot of History: Butler Derrick of South Carolina’s Third District

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

Posted in collections, digital collections, events, spotlight | Comments Off on Snapshot of History: Butler Derrick of South Carolina’s Third District

Elizabeth Johnston Patterson: Following a Family Tradition

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

Posted in collections, events, spotlight | Comments Off on Elizabeth Johnston Patterson: Following a Family Tradition

Road Map of Justice: Judge Robert W. Hemphill

Robert Witherspoon Hemphill (1915-1983) was a towering figure in South Carolina during his life.  He represented South Carolina’s Fifth District in the United States Congress from 1957 to 1964, when he ascended to a federal judgeship on the United States … Continue reading

Posted in collections, spotlight, uncategorized | Comments Off on Road Map of Justice: Judge Robert W. Hemphill