Workman, William D., Jr. (1914-1990)
Papers, 1915-1986, 65 ft.
William D. Workman, Jr. is best remembered for his pivotal role in the emergence of a viable Republican Party in South Carolina. In 1962, when the Democrats were the dominant political power in the state, he made a serious, competitive bid for the U.S. Senate as a Republican. In his career as a journalist, he wrote for Charleston's Post and Courier and Columbia's The State, becoming editor of the latter in 1966. He was author of several books relating to the South and its politics, including The Case for the South (1960) and The Bishop from Barnwell (1963).
Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 49 pages)
The collection is arranged in nine major series: General Papers, Campaigns, Journalism, Personal Papers, Published Manuscripts, Speeches, Topical Files, Clippings, and Audio-Visual Materials. It documents Workman's career in journalism, his 1962 bid for the U.S. Senate as a Republican, and other campaigns. Topical materials cover a broad array of individuals and subjects of personal and professional interest to Workman, including state constitutional reform, education, electoral reform, energy, and particularly integration and civil rights.