Category Archives: spotlight

More Product, Less Process: A Reassessment

I drafted the following post earlier this year and intended it to run before now, but it didn’t.  It appears today because of the terrible news that Mark Greene has died in a car accident.  I consider Mark to be … Continue reading

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Butterfly Ballots and Hanging Chads: Our New (Old) Voting Machine

We are excited to have received a new item recently—a vintage voting machine—thanks to Dean Charles Bierbauer of the College of Information and Communication.  Close examination shows it was most recently used in Palm Beach County, Florida, during the presidential … 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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Collection Open! Environmentalists, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that the Environmentalists, Inc. Papers are available for research. The task of processing the collection was challenging, yet rewarding, for me. During my involvement, I learned a great deal about and gained appreciation for environmental … Continue reading

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A Time to Break Silence: Dr. Martin Luther King Speaks in Opposition the Vietnam War

Tuesday, April 4, is the 40th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.”  The nearly hour long speech was delivered at New York City’s Riverside Church to a crowd of approximately … 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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Happy 75th Birthday to Lloyd Hendricks

On Sunday, Lloyd Hendricks celebrates his 75th birthday.  We hope it is a grand and memorable occasion. I first met Lloyd and his wife Susan at a library event in 2011.  It wasn’t an SCPC event and I was just … Continue reading

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Former SCPC Grad Assistant Makes Good! Congratulations, Debbie Davendonis-Todd

SCPC alumna Debbie Davendonis-Todd has just been named the Director of Baylor University’s W.R. Poage Legislative Library.  The Poage is a leading repository of Congressional and political material, well-known for its outreach, its programming, and its collections, including those of … Continue reading

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A Towering Legacy: Remembering Bryan Dorn

William Jennings Bryan Dorn has been on my mind lately.  In truth, I think of Mr. Dorn often.  I got to know him well, late in his life.  He made a big impression. Bryan Dorn was born for politics.  He … Continue reading

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Revitalizing Wikipedia Pages

For the past month, SCPC has been continuing our work to improve the Wikipedia pages of our donors, as detailed in our earlier blog post.  For the first phase of the project, we have been uploading photos of our donors … Continue reading

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