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Presidential Elections Exhibit

Election Day is only four days away, so earlier this week SCPC installed an exhibit in the front gallery of Thomas Cooper Library tracing the history of Presidential Elections from Eisenhower to Obama using items from our collections. Through this … Continue reading

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Digitization of the William D. Workman, Jr. Audio Reels – Part I

The William D. Workman, Jr. Papers include 66 recordings on reel-to-reel tapes. The recordings were created between 1938 and 1971. They include several recordings of Workman, mostly as he talked about his book The Case for the South or campaigned … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Crawford Cook

Crawford Cook passed away this past weekend.  He was the ultimate political insider.  In 1997, he graciously sat for an oral history interview during which he reflected on his life. He began his life in politics as campaign manager for … Continue reading

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Modjeska Monteith Simkins Papers Now Online!

We are pleased to announce the digitization and online accessibility of the Modjeska Simkins papers!  After several years of work, the staff of the Digital Collections department recently completed the extensive and rather costly project for SCPC. Civil Rights activist … Continue reading

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New Booklet Published – Sarah Leverette: South Carolina lawyer, teacher, mentor, ground breaker

Sarah Leverette is featured in a new booklet written by Becci Robbins, the communications director at the South Carolina Progressive Network.  Following up on her wonderful booklet on Civil Rights icon Modjeska Simkins, Robbins here looks at the life of … Continue reading

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Outreach at SCPC

Congressional repositories like SCPC serve a broad audience ranging from younger students, perhaps working on a History Day project, to senior scholars researching their next book. Years ago, to help excite people about the potential of our collections, we began … Continue reading

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25 Years of South Carolina Political Collections

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of SCPC’s founding, we have mounted an exhibit tracing the development of congressional collecting in general and our department in particular. The University of South Carolina received its first congressional collection in 1965 and acquired … Continue reading

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Anita Hill Party 2016

Last night, SCPC attended the 25th Annual “I Believe Anita Hill” Party and presented a parallel exhibit. The Anita Hill Party is an annual reminder of the outrage resulting from Anita Hill’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: John Drummond (1919-2016)

Former state senator John Drummond of Ninety Six, S.C., passed away on September 3rd. A World War II Air Force fighter pilot and successful businessman, Drummond represented Greenwood County in the Senate for over forty years and led the Senate … Continue reading

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The New Voter: 74-page Booklet has been Digitized!

Last month Herb blogged about a remarkable League of Women Voters find, a 1921 booklet entitled The New Voter. Since then, our colleagues in UofSC’s Digital Collections department have completed scanning the entire publication and have made it publicly available … Continue reading

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