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South Carolina Political Collections supports the study of contemporary government and society by collecting and making available archival materials and oral histories documenting South Carolina government and political activities at the local, state, and national levels, primarily since World War II, and by providing relevant programming for scholars, students, and the public.

Our collections include manuscripts, electronic records, and audiovisual materials documenting the activities of South Carolina’s leaders in Congress and the General Assembly, the state’s political parties, and other individuals and organizations playing substantive roles in politics and government.

PLEASE NOTE: Any collection noted as "closed" is not available for research until its arrangement and description have been completed.

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Zeigler, Eugene N. "Nick," Jr. (1921-2012)

Papers, 1921-2012, 32 ft.
Zeigler's public service began with his election to serve Florence County in the South Carolina House in 1960. In 1966, he was elected to the state Senate, where he served until 1972. Zeigler was a candidate in the 1974 Democratic primary for Governor.  In addition, he had a distinguished legal career and was an author of numerous books.