Category Archives: collections

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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Father and Son: The Blatts, Sol, Sr. and Sol, Jr.

Sol Blatt, Sr. (1895-1986) was the long-serving speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives.  Sol Blatt, Jr. (1921-2016) was a distinguished federal judge.  Both were dedicated to the University of South Carolina and SCPC is proud to hold their … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Crawford Cook

Crawford Cook passed away this past weekend.  He was the ultimate political insider.  In 1997, he graciously sat for an oral history interview during which he reflected on his life. He began his life in politics as campaign manager for … 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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Anita Hill Party 2016

Last night, SCPC attended the 25th Annual “I Believe Anita Hill” Party and presented a parallel exhibit. The Anita Hill Party is an annual reminder of the outrage resulting from Anita Hill’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: John Drummond (1919-2016)

Former state senator John Drummond of Ninety Six, S.C., passed away on September 3rd. A World War II Air Force fighter pilot and successful businessman, Drummond represented Greenwood County in the Senate for over forty years and led the Senate … Continue reading

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The New Voter: 74-page Booklet has been Digitized!

Last month Herb blogged about a remarkable League of Women Voters find, a 1921 booklet entitled The New Voter. Since then, our colleagues in UofSC’s Digital Collections department have completed scanning the entire publication and have made it publicly available … Continue reading

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New Frontiers: The South Carolina League of Women Voters in 1921

The papers of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina is a keystone collection here at SCPC.  We often note that the League’s interests, so well reflected in its archives, touch on every issue of consequence impacting government and … Continue reading

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An Avalanche of Telegrams: Olin D. Johnston Papers

Among the materials recently received from the family of former South Carolina governor and U.S. senator Olin D. Johnston were scrapbooks containing some 670+ telegrams received during the Senator’s final hospitalization in 1965 and after his passing. Billy Graham wrote, … Continue reading

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