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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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Maybank, Burnet Rhett (1899-1954)

Scrapbook, 1947-1950
Burnet Rhett Maybank served as Charleston mayor from 1931 to 1938, as Governor of South Carolina from 1939 to 1941, and later as U.S. Senator from 1941 until his death in 1954. The scrapbook covers part of Maybank's term in the Senate.