Category Archives: oral history

Tales from the Governor’s Mansion: Anecdotes from the West Family Oral Histories

Graduate assistant Clara Bertagnolli tells stories from the oral histories of the West family. Continue reading

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Whiskey and Watermelons: Anecdotes from the Johnston Years

Chris Fite, one of SCPC’s new graduate student assistants, regales us with tales from an oral history he recently read and cataloged. Continue reading

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Oral Histories and Civil Rights Leaders

Newly available oral histories at the South Caroliniana Library only add to the rich resources on the civil rights movement held by University Libraries, including SCPC. Continue reading

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I.S. Leevy Johnson: Inspiration and Achievement

One of the great joys of our work is getting to know our collection donors. During 2013, we will begin to receive the papers of I.S. Leevy Johnson, and we are looking forward to getting to know him better. Continue reading

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Gov. McNair Recollects: Albert Watson & School Integration Incidents in South Carolina

Herb discusses oral history and how it can be part of historical research, adding to–and sometimes disagreeing with–the documentary record. Continue reading

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League of Women Voters donates oral histories

and celebrated their 60th Birthday! Continue reading

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Oral History Transcripts about Life in the Governor’s Mansion Now Online!

Adding to the “Life in the Mansion” exhibit currently up in our gallery, check out these transcripts. Continue reading

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“Life in the Mansion” exhibit

The newest addition to the SCPC gallery highlights the many experiences and memories held by South Carolina Governors and their families. Continue reading

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Bryan Dorn: In His Own Words

“Public speaking was a way of life”-Bryan Dorn Continue reading

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2009…A Year In Review

Look what happened at SCPC this year… Rapid progress in construction of the Hollings Special Collections Library We should move in April. Cross your fingers! Soon, we will be only a short walk across an enclosed bridge to Thomas Cooper … Continue reading

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