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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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Wikipedia and the Case of the McNair Imposter

For many of us, Wikipedia is the first stop when researching any topic or person that we’re unacquainted with.  I forgot who was Lieutenant Governor in 1957?  Check Wikipedia.  There’s a government agency I know nothing about?  Check Wikipedia.  Naturally … 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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Cheers to the Season!

For many people the Christmas season involves traditions, such as decorating a tree, hanging festive lights, and singing certain holiday songs. Another tradition may include special foods and drinks. In keeping with this theme, we would like to share a … Continue reading

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From Cambridge to Columbia to Keele, via Fritz Hollings

In October 2010, I started as a fresh-faced PhD student at the University of Cambridge.  I was studying Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, a Democratic state representative, lieutenant governor, governor, and long-serving U.S. senator for South Carolina.  I wanted to learn … Continue reading

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Collection Highlight: The Photographs of William D. Workman, Jr.

SCPC recently applied for a grant to digitize the photographs in the William D. Workman, Jr. Papers. We are excited about the possibility of being able to improve access to these fascinating images and wanted to highlight a few of … Continue reading

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Labor of Love

For over a decade, the Libraries have supported a project by Marvin Lare to document the Civil Rights movement in South Carolina through oral history.  This month, USC Press will publish the first volume in this epic work, envisioned as … Continue reading

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2016 “Christmas on the Potomac” Exhibit

Our 2016 “Christmas on the Potomac” exhibit is installed and ready for visitors! We have embellished this annual card exhibit with the same ornaments for a good number of years, so this year we went on a shopping spree and … Continue reading

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Thomas Cooper Library Recognized in “Best of” List

Everyone likes “Top Ten” and “Best of” lists, particularly if you make the list.  Readers Digest recently published its list of the Most Impressive Libraries in Every State.  Their criteria appears to be chiefly based on architectural merit with a … Continue reading

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