Keyserling, Harriet H. (1922-2010)
Papers, 1965-2007, 48 ft.
Harriet Keyserling, a Democrat and self-proclaimed "New York Jewish liberal," represented Beaufort County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1977 until her retirement in 1993.
Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 37 pages)
Public Papers comprise the largest portion of the collection. This series is arranged topically and contains files relating to Keyserling’s work as a legislator in the South Carolina House of Representatives. The largest sub-series within Public Papers relate to those areas in which Keyserling had the greatest impact -- the arts, Beaufort County, education, energy, health, and women.
Personal Papers documents Keyserling’s personal interests and activities before, during, and after her service in the General Assembly. Major sub-series include Arts, Campaign, Energy, and the Penn Center. Arts include the South Carolina Humanities Council, the Spoleto Festival, and the Southern Arts Federation. Keyserling was also heavily involved in the Jewish Historical Society and the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston.
Campaign materials, speeches, columns written for local newspapers, and clippings comprise the rest of the collection.
Related Collection: Keyserling family papers, 1890-1980 (College of Charleston)