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Christmas on the Potomac 2017

For years, SCPC has mounted an annual holiday exhibit to showcase cards from its holdings.  It all began when, in processing the papers of former congressman Bryan Dorn in the 1980s, we discovered three cartons of Christmas cards sent to … Continue reading

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Reprocessing the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs: Rehousing

When I last posted, the processing plan for the William D. Workman Papers’ photographic materials had just been approved. This document outlined a plan for improving access to the materials by altering the existing finding aid’s organization and further developing … Continue reading

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Impeaching the President

Jim Mann, son of former U.S. representative James R. Mann, recently suggested I might enjoy watching a 1983 documentary on the Nixon impeachment hearings.  Mann (1920-2010), a Democrat, represented South Carolina’s 4th District from 1969 to 1979.  He donated his … Continue reading

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The Inspirational Sarah Leverette

SCPC donor and friend, Sarah Leverette, will garner another accolade when, on Tuesday, September 26th, she is awarded the 2017 Rev. Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney Award for Justice by the S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center.  The award will be celebrated … Continue reading

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Hollings and the Exploration of Space

On August 21, Columbia will be one of the lucky destinations in the direct path of the total solar eclipse.  At SCPC, we’re joining in celebration with our colleagues at the University of South Carolina to bring you a new … Continue reading

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Staffers & Political History: Key Links in the Chain

SCPC typically enjoys long close relationships with our donors and often with their families and/or senior staff.  In some offices, staff come and go.  In others, senior staff stay with their bosses for years.  Fritz Hollings and Lindsey Graham are … Continue reading

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Battle Flag Battle: The Second Anniversary of the Removal of the Confederate Battle Flag

This week, SCPC received from the West Foundation a memento of the fight to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the South Carolina State House.  July 10 marked the second anniversary of the removal of the flag from the State … Continue reading

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Two collections find each other: Dixie Walker Papers

We recently learned that Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, holds a collection of papers of Richard L. “Dixie” Walker, former ambassador to the Republic of Korea (1981-1986) and founder of the Institute for International Studies at U of SC … Continue reading

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Theodore’s Tasty Treats

One of the more clever campaign pieces we’ve seen was sent out by Nick Theodore. Theodore’s Tasty Treats is a 5 ½ x 8 inch trifold providing some twenty recipes compiled by his wife Emilie.  We have exhibited this brochure … Continue reading

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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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