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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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Happy 75th Birthday to Lloyd Hendricks

On Sunday, Lloyd Hendricks celebrates his 75th birthday.  We hope it is a grand and memorable occasion. I first met Lloyd and his wife Susan at a library event in 2011.  It wasn’t an SCPC event and I was just … Continue reading

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A Towering Legacy: Remembering Bryan Dorn

William Jennings Bryan Dorn has been on my mind lately.  In truth, I think of Mr. Dorn often.  I got to know him well, late in his life.  He made a big impression. Bryan Dorn was born for politics.  He … Continue reading

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