All of our collections are closed to research until their arrangement and description have been completed.
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Hayes, Rita Derrick (b. 1942)
Currently closed, the collection documents Hayes' activities as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative in Geneva, Switzerland, and U.S. Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), 1997-2001. Hayes was appointed Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2001.
Papers, 1938-2004, 13.75 ft.
Paul Kattenburg, a native of Belgium, served in the U.S. Foreign Service from 1950-1973, with postings to Washington, Saigon, Manila, Frankfurt, and Guyana. Among materials of interest are those regarding Kattenburg's role as an early dissenter against U.S. policy in Vietnam.
Papers, 1932-1974, 10 ft.
James Prioleau "Dick" Richards represented South Carolina's Fifth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1933 until his retirement following the 1956 session. He served on the Foreign Affairs committee throughout his Congressional career and became expert in the subject. Richards served as Special Assistant to President Eisenhower for the Middle East from January 1957 to January 1958.
Papers, 1929-1998, 23.75 ft.
Russell began his career during World War II at the federal Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion before following director James F. Byrnes to the State Department. He went on to serve as president of the University of South Carolina; Governor of South Carolina, 1963-1965; U.S. Senator, 1965-1966; and a federal district and appellate court judge, 1967-1998.
Papers, c. 1940s-2003, 9.5 ft.
Richard L. "Dixie" Walker dedicated his life and career to intercultural understanding. He served his nation as a soldier during World War II, as a professor of international studies both at home and abroad, as a foreign policy adviser to the government, and as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, 1981-1986. In the mid 1990s, Walker retired as the James F. Byrnes Professor Emeritus and Ambassador-in-Residence at the University of South Carolina. President Ronald Reagan regarded Walker's service as quiet diplomacy turned into an art form.
Papers, 1840s, c.1857, 1905, 1924, 1938-2004, 52.5 ft.
John West served his state and nation well as a soldier during World War II, as a member of the South Carolina Senate, 1955 to 1966, as Lieutenant Governor, 1967 to 1971, as Governor, 1971 to 1975, and as United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1977 to 1981. Returning from Saudi Arabia, West practiced law, lectured on government and the Middle East at the University of South Carolina, served as Chairman of the Board of the Seibels Bruce Insurance Company, and engaged in a number of philanthropic enterprises.
Wilkins, David H. (b. 1946)
Currently closed, the collection documents the career of this attorney, legislator, and diplomat. Wilkins served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Greenville County) from 1981 until his resignation in 2005 to become U.S. Ambassador to Canada. In the House, he chaired the Judiciary Committee, 1986-1992, and served as Speaker, 1994-2005.