Category Archives: exhibits

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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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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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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“It Is So Ordered”: New Exhibit highlights Judges and the Law in South Carolina

The phrase “It is so ordered” is the traditional ending to opinions and orders of the court. The American Bar Association writes, “It is meant to remind the reader that the opinion is issued impersonally from ‘the Court,’ not individual … Continue reading

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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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