Category Archives: spotlight

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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Picture Perfect: Congressman Joe Wilson gets a New Office

Joe Wilson’s DC office is filled with memorabilia of a life in politics.  His recent move to the Longworth House Office Building is documented in this very fun video available on YouTube.  Kudos to his staff for making this move! … 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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Now Available! New Politics in the Old South: Ernest F. Hollings in the Civil Rights Era

New Politics in the Old South: Ernest F. Hollings in the Civil Rights Era, by David T. Ballantyne, is now available from U.S.C. Press.  Ballantyne conducted extensive research at SCPC for his Ph.D. dissertation for the University of Cambridge.  This … Continue reading

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