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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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25 Years of South Carolina Political Collections

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of SCPC’s founding, we have mounted an exhibit tracing the development of congressional collecting in general and our department in particular. The University of South Carolina received its first congressional collection in 1965 and acquired … 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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Governor on the Move: Adventures of SCPC’s Johnston Portrait

SCPC is proud to hold the personal papers of most of our post-WWII governors. These include the papers of Olin D. Johnston, who served as governor from 1935 to 1939 and again from 1943 to 1945. In 1945, he entered … Continue reading

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Are All Primary Seasons Crazy?

Political pundits have been shocked and amazed by the unfolding of both the Democratic and Republican presidential primary contests. No one but the candidates and their close associates gave any legitimacy or hope to Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump when … Continue reading

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Illuminating the Season: A “History” of Christmas on the Potomac

Last week Herb told you about this year’s Christmas on the Potomac exhibit, which has added a festive touch at the front of Thomas Cooper Library. Long-time friends of South Carolina Political Collections may be aware that we do a … Continue reading

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Christmas on the Potomac: 2015

The holiday season is a spiritual time during which we reconnect with family and friends, but it is also a campaign season enjoyed by political junkies like me. South Carolina Political Collections’ 2015 holiday exhibit consists of three segments featuring … Continue reading

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Establishment of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research at U of SC

Monday was a momentous day at the Hollings Library as the University announced the creation of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research. Here are some excerpts from the news release: University President Harris Pastides announced the creation of … Continue reading

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South Carolina’s Nuclear State

As you may have seen, at the end of May we installed a new exhibit in our galleries entitled “Nuclear Carolina: Energy and Waste in the Palmetto State.” When Dorothy Walker, SCPC’s Associate Director, first approached me with the idea … Continue reading

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