|Dr. Donald S. Russell near McKissick, 1955|
This fund supports a regular lectureship or symposia highlighting major issues in government, politics and society in the post-World War II era and supported by the holdings of South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC).
The Class of 1956 Donald S. Russell Lectureship was created in 2007 to honor former USC president, governor, U.S. Senator, and longtime federal judge Donald S. Russell (1906-1998) through the generosity of members of USC’s Class of 1956.
Donald Russell, ’25 and ’28 JD, is represented in SCPC with a collection of over twenty feet of material and covering the years 1929-1998. Items document Russell's service at the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1943-1944, and as Deputy Director, 1945; Assistant Secretary of State for Administration, 1945-1947; President of the University of South Carolina, 1952-1957; Governor of South Carolina, 1963-1965; and United States Senator, 1965-1966. The bulk of these materials concern his Senate service.
The first Russell Symposia was held in 2012 on the career of attorney and civil rights activist John Bolt Culbertson. Video of this event can be linked from the SCPC web site at:
|Mr. and Mrs. Russell||Mary Alice Winkles interviews Mrs. Donald
Russell in the President’s House garden.
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