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University Libraries - South Carolina Political Collections

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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: All of our collections are closed to research until their arrangement and description have been completed.

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Tenenbaum, Inez M. (b. 1951)

Currently closed, the collection documents Tenenbaum's service as State Superintendent of Education, 1999-2007, as well as her two campaigns for that position in 1998 and 2002. Other campaigns covered are her 1994 Lt. Governor and 2004 U.S. Senate races. This collection also documents her community service work with the United Way and the South Carolina Center for Family Policy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reforming the state's juvenile justice system.