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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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Smoak, Marion (b. 1916)

Papers, 1964-1968, .5 ft.
One of the first Republicans elected to the South Carolina State Senate since Reconstruction, Smoak served one term and then pursued careers with the State Department and in private law practice. The collection, 1964-1968, documents Smoak's campaigns for office and brief tenure in the Senate.