Glad, Betty (1927-2010)
Papers, 1966-2009, 4 ft.
University of South Carolina professor Betty Glad is remembered as a teacher, writer, political scientist, historian, researcher, and mentor. Her publications on political leaders Charles Evans Hughes, Key Pittman, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter gave her the reputation for being a top authority on American politics and leadership. Although her first book, Charles Evans Hughes and the Illusions of Innocence: A Study in American Diplomacy, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Glad is more notably recognized for her work on Jimmy Carter. In her 1980 book, Jimmy Carter: In Search of the Great White House, Glad evaluates the Carter Administration by considering Carter’s early political career, southern politics, and strategies used during his campaign.
Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 10 pages)
The collection chiefly contains articles, interview notes and other research material on Jimmy Carter. Articles, book reviews, and books on Charles Evans Hughes, Ronald Reagan, and other notable figures round out the collection.