Category Archives: collections

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

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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

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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

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SCPC Celebrates Women’s History Month

I was once asked why I wanted to dedicate my career to the papers of “old, fat, bald” men. The question took me aback because SCPC’s collections contain rich materials documenting women in America, and I feel particularly close to … Continue reading

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Roll In With Olin

Political campaigns require a great deal from candidates.  They have to have the “fire in the belly” to withstand the rigors of a contested election and use all manner of “tools” to reach out to voters.  These might consist of … Continue reading

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Goldwater Nomination Speeches from the 1960 Republican National Convention (Arizona State University)

Arizona State University Libraries holds the Barry Goldwater papers.  Rob Spindler and his excellent staff at their department of Archives and Special Collections, at our request, recently digitized NBC’s coverage of speeches made at the 1960 Republican National Convention nominating … Continue reading

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An Evocative Letter from the Trenches of World War I

SCPC is receiving papers of Sarah Leverette, a 1943 graduate of the USC School of Law who served as Law Librarian from 1947 to 1972 and who has been a leader in the South Carolina League of Voters for over … Continue reading

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Flynn T. Harrell: Friend of the Archives

On October 10, 2014, the South Carolina Archival Association bestowed on Flynn T. Harrell its Friend of the Archives Award.  He earned this recognition through his long dedication to the South Caroliniana Library and his work in arranging his own … Continue reading

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“A Great American,” Congressman Joseph R. Bryson

An exhibit is on display in Hollings Library showcasing items from Congressman Bryson’s collection which relate to his support for reinstating Prohibition. Continue reading

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Researching the Democratic Party at SCPC

South Carolina native and Cambridge graduate student Thomas Hydrick writes about his research for his dissertation at SCPC. Continue reading

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