Category Archives: collections

Hollings and the Exploration of Space

On August 21, Columbia will be one of the lucky destinations in the direct path of the total solar eclipse.  At SCPC, we’re joining in celebration with our colleagues at the University of South Carolina to bring you a new … Continue reading

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Staffers & Political History: Key Links in the Chain

SCPC typically enjoys long close relationships with our donors and often with their families and/or senior staff.  In some offices, staff come and go.  In others, senior staff stay with their bosses for years.  Fritz Hollings and Lindsey Graham are … Continue reading

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Battle Flag Battle: The Second Anniversary of the Removal of the Confederate Battle Flag

This week, SCPC received from the West Foundation a memento of the fight to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the South Carolina State House.  July 10 marked the second anniversary of the removal of the flag from the State … Continue reading

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A Good Slogan: Encapsulating the Essence of a Campaign

Every politician wants a simple campaign slogan that speaks to the hearts of the people and showcases their qualities for office.  A powerful and memorable slogan can be effective in promoting a campaign.  Many my age remember Barry Goldwater’s slogan … Continue reading

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Two collections find each other: Dixie Walker Papers

We recently learned that Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, holds a collection of papers of Richard L. “Dixie” Walker, former ambassador to the Republic of Korea (1981-1986) and founder of the Institute for International Studies at U of SC … Continue reading

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Theodore’s Tasty Treats

One of the more clever campaign pieces we’ve seen was sent out by Nick Theodore. Theodore’s Tasty Treats is a 5 ½ x 8 inch trifold providing some twenty recipes compiled by his wife Emilie.  We have exhibited this brochure … Continue reading

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More Product, Less Process: A Reassessment

I drafted the following post earlier this year and intended it to run before now, but it didn’t.  It appears today because of the terrible news that Mark Greene has died in a car accident.  I consider Mark to be … Continue reading

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Jack Bass Papers Opening to Researchers!

As SCPC prepares to open the papers of journalist and historian Jack Bass, Mary Clare Johnson reflects on her experience in completing the arrangement and description of his papers.  As our Senior Graduate Assistant, she was entrusted with completing a … Continue reading

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Collection Open! Environmentalists, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that the Environmentalists, Inc. Papers are available for research. The task of processing the collection was challenging, yet rewarding, for me. During my involvement, I learned a great deal about and gained appreciation for environmental … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Charles D. “Pug” Ravenel

Charles D. “Pug” Ravenel (1938-2017) passed away Saturday after battling cancer.  A small memorial exhibit is on display at the entrance to the Hollings Library through the end of April.  SCPC is honored to preserve Ravenel’s papers, five feet of … Continue reading

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