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Our collections include records 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.

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Edens, J. Drake, Jr. (1925-1982)

Papers, 1943-1982, 1.25 ft.
Edens is recognized by many as the father of the modern Republican Party in South Carolina. He was state Party chairman, 1963-1965, and a Republican National Committeeman for South Carolina, 1965-1972.