- “Dear Fritz – I’ve been meaning to send this to you for more than a year…”
- A Senator’s Devotion: Condolence Letters Written to Ernest Hollings on the Loss of his Wife, Peatsy
- In Memoriam: Judge Sol Blatt, Jr.
- The Story Behind a Photograph
- SCPC’s future and the changing nature of congressional collections
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Among materials recently received for our Ernest F. Hollings Collection is a letter from former president Bill Clinton enclosing a copy of Hollings’ June, 1972, newsletter sent to his constituents. Clinton, writing in August, 2005, notes “I came across it … Continue reading
This week, we visited Sen. Hollings’ office at MUSC (the Medical University of South Carolina) and picked up more materials for his collection. Among these were condolence letters he received after the passing in 2012 of his beloved wife, Peatsy. … Continue reading
This wonderful photo shows Dr. James B. Edwards with J. Clyde Shirley, signing Shirley’s 1978 book Uncommon Victory for journalist William D. Workman. Uncommon Victory remains the only book-length study of Edwards’ remarkable 1974 campaign for Governor. Edwards defeated his … Continue reading
A guest post contributed by Dr. Lacy K. Ford, Jr., senior vice provost and dean of graduate studies and professor of southern history at U of SC Political observers are prone to search the historical landscape far and wide for … Continue reading
Held on the evening of February 11th, the inaugural Donald S. Russell Lecture by the Hon. Jean Toal was a great success! We are pleased to announce that the event is available on YouTube. The entire program is presented, including … Continue reading
SCPC is proud to hold the personal papers of most of our post-WWII governors. These include the papers of Olin D. Johnston, who served as governor from 1935 to 1939 and again from 1943 to 1945. In 1945, he entered … Continue reading
Political pundits have been shocked and amazed by the unfolding of both the Democratic and Republican presidential primary contests. No one but the candidates and their close associates gave any legitimacy or hope to Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump when … Continue reading
Please join us next Thursday, February 11th! Free and open to the public! See Herb’s blog entry from last week about Justice Toal, Judge Russell, and this event.
We hope you will join us Feb. 11 at 5:30 in the Hollings Library to hear retired Chief Justice Jean Toal, SCPC’s newest donor, present our inaugural Donald S. Russell Lecture. In a December feature, The State newspaper called Toal … Continue reading
Nick Theodore is a progressive Democrat who served over twenty years in the South Carolina House and Senate and, from 1987 to 1995, under Republican Carroll Campbell, as the state’s 85th Lieutenant Governor. Theodore knows as much about South Carolina … Continue reading