Category Archives: exhibits

2016 “Christmas on the Potomac” Exhibit

Our 2016 “Christmas on the Potomac” exhibit is installed and ready for visitors! We have embellished this annual card exhibit with the same ornaments for a good number of years, so this year we went on a shopping spree and … Continue reading

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Election Night Watch Party Recap

The Election Night Watch Party this past Tuesday cohosted by SCPC and Student Government in the Russell House was a great success! Around 200 people attended, most staying until the event officially ended at 9pm, though we kept the televisions … Continue reading

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Mock Election Results!

The official returns of the SCPC Mock Election are in! Unlike the actual Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton won a resounding victory in our informal mock election with 78.13% of the vote. Donald Trump came in second place with 12.5% of … Continue reading

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Presidential Elections Exhibit

Election Day is only four days away, so earlier this week SCPC installed an exhibit in the front gallery of Thomas Cooper Library tracing the history of Presidential Elections from Eisenhower to Obama using items from our collections. Through this … 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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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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