The Donald H. Holland Endowment benefits South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC) and supports its work on the Holland Collection and the related efforts of SCPC to promote the study of South Carolina government and contemporary society. The endowment was established in 2004 in memory of Donald Holland.
Donald H. Holland
Donald Holland (1928-2003) was a great statesman and great friend to South Carolina Political Collections. He was awarded a J.D. in 1951 and served in public office almost continuously from 1950 until his death, at different times representing constituents in Kershaw, Chesterfield, Darlington, Lancaster, Lee, Marlboro, and York counties.
Upon his death, John West said of his friend and colleague, “I knew and was associated with Don for over 50 years. I have never seen a man as honest, with more integrity, with more dedication, than Donald Holland. He was dedicated to his constituency, often termed the ‘little people.’ He shunned the limelight. He seldom took credit for things that he did and never put his own interests ahead of his constituency. I think he will go down as one of the great leaders of Kershaw County…. He was just a model public servant.”
Donald H. Holland Collection
The Holland Collection housed at South Carolina Political Collections documents his service in both the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1950-1954 and 1956-1964, and the South Carolina Senate, 1969-2003. Materials from his political campaigns and work as District Highway Commissioner are also held.