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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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Hodges, James H. "Jim" (b. 1956)

Currently closed, these papers document the lives and careers of Governor and Mrs. Hodges. Hodges served as Governor of South Carolina from 1999 to 2003. In this Oral History, Jim and Rachel Hodges reflect on their first 20 months in the Governor's Mansion.