South Carolina Political Collections


Our collections include records of South Carolina’s leaders in Congress and the General Assembly, the state’s political parties, and other individuals and organizations playing substantive roles in politics and government.

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Blatt, Solomon

The collection documents Blatt's personal life, legal practice, and legislative career in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Barnwell County), 1933-1986; Speaker, 1937-1946, 1951-1973. In addition, there are photographs, loose newspaper clippings and forty-one scrapbooks, and papers relating to the life and career of son and federal judge Solomon Blatt, Jr. View Collection


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  Hollings, Ernest F. "Fritz"

This extensive collection documents Hollings' career, chiefly as Lt. Governor and Governor of South Carolina, 1955-1963, and as U.S. Senator, 1966-2005. Also included are records from his personal life, leadership in the Democratic Party, and campaigns for office, starting with his re-election campaign for S.C. House in 1950.  View Collection


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