Category Archives: guest blog post

I Can Still Recall My Last Summer: Processing the Turnipseed Papers

This past summer I had to the pleasure of completing an internship in the South Carolina Political Collections at the University of South Carolina. My project for the summer was processing the Tom Turnipseed papers, and it was a marvelous … Continue reading

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Simkins in the Fight for Integration

This blog entry was written by Graduate Assistant Clara Bertagnolli as part of a class project for FILM 710: Media and Archives. Each student was tasked with the job of designing a project using archived media. Modjeska Simkins is well-known … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books on Government and Politics: Recommendations by Historian Jack Roper

The other day, SCPC friend and historian Jack Roper and I began to discuss “must reads,” and I challenged Jack to list his ten “must reads” on government and politics. He graciously suggested the following titles, and provided a brief … Continue reading

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Running Up the Flag, or, How John Amasa May Thumbed His Nose at JFK

This morning, at a few minutes after 10:00, the controversial Confederate battle flag was removed from its position beside the Confederate monument on the State House grounds. Historian John Hammond Moore researched and drafted an article on the history of … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Moore Summer Intern

By Chandler White I became aware of the Moore Summer Internship through my academic adviser at the University of Tennessee, where I am a second year graduate student. I made the decision to apply due to my dual interests in … Continue reading

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Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Museum and Historic Site

Bryan Dorn was very proud of his friendship with educator Benjamin Mays. SCPC was delighted to provide from our Dorn collection a recording of Mays’ 1981 speech at the dedication of the Mays Crossroads. That speech is just one of … Continue reading

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The Summerton 60

Senator Hollings writes regular op-ed pieces on issues that concern him. Following is one he sent out today, which we want to share with our followers. ~ Herb Hartsook The Summerton 60 An Op-Ed by former U.S. Senator Ernest F. … Continue reading

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One Last Reflection on the Goldwater 1964 Campaign

This entry is the third and final entry celebrating the 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater’s 1964 Presidential campaign. See the first and second. An exhibit in the Hollings Library’s Brittain Gallery, October 21 through November, titled, In Your Heart, You … Continue reading

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Former South Carolina Governor James B. Edwards on the 1964 Presidential Campaign Waged by Barry Goldwater

This entry is the second in a short series of posts celebrating the 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater’s 1964 Presidential campaign. See the first and third. An exhibit in the Hollings Library’s Brittain Gallery, October 16 through November, “In Your … 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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