Category Archives: spotlight

Remembering Modjeska Simkins

A new publication by the South Carolina Progressive Network tells the story of human rights activist Modjeska Simkins, including great photographs and extensive quotes from Ms. Simkins. Continue reading

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Butler Carson Derrick, Jr. (1936-2014)

A memorial exhibit will be on display in the Brittain Gallery of Hollings Library through the end of May. Continue reading

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The Inspirational Sarah Leverette

The donor of our 109th collection is a fascinating individual who has several connections to our Library’s namesake. Continue reading

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Sol Blatt: In His Own Words

Learn about the powerful, former longtime Speaker of the SC House, Sol Blatt, in the latest installment from our “In Their Own Words” series! Continue reading

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Investing in the Future: Gov. Robert McNair, the Moody Report, and Funding Change

Doctoral candidate Elizabeth Pearson contributes a blog post on her recent research at SCPC, including her discovery of some interesting exchanges between Governor Robert McNair and Speaker of the House Sol Blatt in 1968. Continue reading

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The Orangeburg Massacre: Experience & History

A thoughtful post from author and SCPC researcher Jack Roper on the event known as the Orangeburg Massacre has been added to the blog. Continue reading

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Enriching South Carolina’s Civil Rights History

The papers of civil rights leader I. DeQuincey Newman are now available online in their entirety. Coming soon, the digitized papers of Modjeska Simkins. Continue reading

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Desk Musings

Herb ponders the significance of desks and what they can tell you about their owners…and describes historic desks that now reside in SCPC, including ones belonging to Governor Robert McNair and Rep. Liz Patterson. Continue reading

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An Epic Summer: 2013

With the start of classes this week, summer is officially behind us. SCPC says good-bye to six students. 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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