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Cheers to the Season!

For many people the Christmas season involves traditions, such as decorating a tree, hanging festive lights, and singing certain holiday songs. Another tradition may include special foods and drinks. In keeping with this theme, we would like to share a … Continue reading

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From Cambridge to Columbia to Keele, via Fritz Hollings

In October 2010, I started as a fresh-faced PhD student at the University of Cambridge.  I was studying Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, a Democratic state representative, lieutenant governor, governor, and long-serving U.S. senator for South Carolina.  I wanted to learn … Continue reading

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Labor of Love

For over a decade, the Libraries have supported a project by Marvin Lare to document the Civil Rights movement in South Carolina through oral history.  This month, USC Press will publish the first volume in this epic work, envisioned as … 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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Thomas Cooper Library Recognized in “Best of” List

Everyone likes “Top Ten” and “Best of” lists, particularly if you make the list.  Readers Digest recently published its list of the Most Impressive Libraries in Every State.  Their criteria appears to be chiefly based on architectural merit with a … Continue reading

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Invaluable Help from MIRC

USC Libraries has four special collections units, each with significant reputations.  The newest of these treasures is our Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC).  MIRC is in the news this month because of its receipt of the United States Marine Corps … 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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Father and Son: The Blatts, Sol, Sr. and Sol, Jr.

Sol Blatt, Sr. (1895-1986) was the long-serving speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives.  Sol Blatt, Jr. (1921-2016) was a distinguished federal judge.  Both were dedicated to the University of South Carolina and SCPC is proud to hold their … Continue reading

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