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Funds Benefiting South Carolina Political Collections 


Tax deductible gifts may be made to a variety of funds supporting South Carolina Political Collections in our efforts to document politics and society in modern South Carolina and to make our collections available to researchers worldwide. Existing funds are listed below; we are always delighted to discuss creation of new named funds.

To make a contribution:

Please make checks payable to “The University of South Carolina Educational Foundation.” Be sure to indicate the desired fund on your check by writing the account number on the notes line. Example: “For Account # 1B1642” Then mail to:

Library Development (Attention: Stephanie Learner)
Thomas Cooper Library
The University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208

  • William Jennings Bryan Dorn Endowment for South Carolina Political Collections 
    ACCOUNT# 1B1842

    Supports expensive preservation work on the Dorn Collection, a research awards program, and graduate assistantships in South Carolina Political Collections and other related projects.

    Republican Endowment to Support South Carolina Political Collections 
    ACCOUNT# A11092

    Supports collections with Republican holdings by helping fund student assistants to process these holdings and also outreach efforts to encourage research on Party history and its leaders and members.

    •John C. West Endowment
    ACCOUNT# 1C1660

    Supports South Carolina Political Collections, including funding assistantships, preservation projects, and outreach efforts.

    •South Carolina Political Collections Development Fund
    ACCOUNT# A11002

    Supports staff attendance at meetings of historians, archivists, educators and others, and promotes the division as a national leader among legislative repositories.

    South Carolina Political Collections Endowment
    ACCOUNT# 1B1642

    Supports the work of South Carolina Political Collections division in general. Currently, endowment income funds several graduate assistantships annually. As the endowment grows, income will also be used for research awards to encourage the study of the division’s holdings, exhibits, staff development, and other activities designed to promote the division and enhance its ability to collect, preserve, and make available manuscript collections relating to contemporary government.

For additional information about these or other opportunities to contribute to the mission of the University Libraries, please refer to the University Libraries Office of Development.