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With Loyal Devotion: J. Rion McKissick and the University of South Carolina

South Caroliniana Library (Lumpkin Foyer)
Sep 16, 2011 - Oct 22, 2011

An exhibit highlighting the service of J. Rion McKissick to the University of South Carolina as student, faculty, and president. McKissick was one of the most beloved presidents in the University's history. He guided the institution through the latter part of the Great Depression and the massive changes that occurred during World War II. He is the only person granted the honor of internment on campus - in front of the South Caroliniana Library which he helped establish and just a few feet away from where he once took up armed defense of beloved University.