Appleby, Charles L., Jr. (b. 1923)
Papers, c. 1980-2004, 0.5 ft.
Ashmore, Robert T. (1904-1989)
Papers, 1914-2002, 3.75 ft.
Ashmore represented South Carolina's 4th District in the United States House of Representatives between 1953 and 1969. The collection chiefly consists of correspondence, speeches, and clippings from his time as Congressman. Also included are records of his campaigns for office, 1935-1970, and work with the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments, 1970-1985.
Bates, Lester Lee, Sr. (1904-1988)
Papers, 1942-2008, 4 ft.
This collection documents Bates' service as mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, from 1958-1970, and includes the daily difficulties of leading a southern city through the tumultuous 1960s, as well as the challenges he faced in the business arena with two insurance companies.
Blatt, Solomon (1895-1986)
Papers, 1918-1986, 20 ft.
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.
Boineau, Charles E., Jr. (1923-2005)
Papers, 1934-2003, 2.5 ft.
The first Republican elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives since 1900 (Richland County, 1961-1962), Boineau also campaigned for William D. Workman and Floyd Spence in 1962 and Barry Goldwater in 1964. The collection, chiefly 1961-1964, documents more fully the emergence of a viable and active Republican Party in South Carolina than it does Boineau's brief tenure in the General Assembly.
Bryson, Joseph R. (1893-1953)
Papers, 1917-1953, 7 ft.
Campbell, Carroll A., Jr. (1940-2005)
Papers, 1978-2001, 34 ft.
The bulk of the collection documents Campbell's personal activities undertaken while Governor of South Carolina (1987-1995) and President and CEO of the American Council on Life Insurance (ACLI, 1995-2001). These activities include his work in the National Governors Association and the Republican Party, his education and tax reform efforts as a member of several national policy groups, and his campaigns for public office.
Culbertson, John Bolt (1908-1983)
Papers, c. 1886-1989, 31 ft.
This collection documents the career of labor lawyer and liberal activist John Bolt Culbertson. He served in the South Carolina House from 1949 to 1950, and was a frequent candidate for office in later years, challenging the establishment candidates. He also served in World War II, as a private secretary to Congressman John J. McSwain (D-SC), and as a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was an outspoken advocate from the 1940s onward on behalf of the NAACP, the labor movement, and other causes, and this work is well documented in the collection.
Democratic Party of South Carolina
Papers, 1924-2008, 85 ft.
The records of the Democratic Party of South Carolina document the state party's efforts at the local, state, and national levels.
Democratic Women's Council of South Carolina
Papers, c. 1967-1989, 1 ft.
Affiliated with the Democratic Party of South Carolina, this organization works for the election of Party candidates; initiates and carries out programs and projects on behalf of the Party and its candidates; and encourages women to become involved in the Democratic Party at all levels.
Dennis, Rembert C. (1915-1992)
Papers, 1938-1992, 7.5 ft.
Derrick, Butler (b. 1936)
Papers, c. 1968-1998, 117.5 ft
Dorn, William Jennings Bryan (1916-2005)
Papers, 1912-1995, 151 ft.
The collection documents Dorn's tenure representing the 3rd District in the U.S. House, 1947-1948, 1951-1974, and reflects his influential role on the committees of Public Works and Veterans Affairs and a strong emphasis on constituent service. The papers also highlight Dorn's many campaigns, his leadership in the SC Democratic Party (he was chairman, 1980-84), and his leadership in the American Legion and his continued influence in veterans affairs after leaving Congress.
Drummond, John (b. 1919)
Papers, c. 1944-2008, 5 ft.
This collection includes material relating to the public service career of John Drummond, who represented the Greenwood area in the South Carolina Senate for more than forty years before retiring in 2008. The papers also contain material on Drummond's time as a World War II fighter pilot and his reunions with other veterans from his air group.
Edens, J. Drake, Jr. (1925-1982)
Papers, 1943-1982, 1.25 ft.
Ferillo, Charles T. "Bud" (b. 1945)
Papers, 1950-2010, 1.5 ft.
Gasque, Allard Henry (1873-1938)
Papers, 1920-1938, 7 ft.
Gasque represented the 6th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1923-1938. This collection is comprised chiefly of constituent correspondence which reveals a great deal about life in South Carolina during the Depression, particularly in regard to the politics of the time.
Glad, Betty (1927-2010)
Papers, 1966-2009, 4 ft.
University of South Carolina professor Betty Glad is remembered as a teacher, writer, political scientist, historian, researcher, and mentor. Her publications on political leaders Charles Evans Hughes, Key Pittman, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter gave her the reputation for being a top authority on American politics and leadership.
Gressette, L. Marion (1902-1984)
Papers, c. 1920-1924, 1950-1984, 10 ft.
Grose, Philip G. (1938-2012)
Papers, 1966-2011, 11.5 ft
Philip Gibbs Grose, Jr., was a journalist, government administrator, speechwriter, public affairs aficionado, and author. Grose devoted his life to writing about and serving the government of South Carolina. Throughout his life, Grose’s words and actions documented South Carolina’s move to become a modern state, but his name and words were hidden behind the guise of a political journalist and government bureaucrat until late in his life when he became a published author. His papers span his time as a government administrator to his later career as biographer of governors Robert McNair and John West.
Hamby, Lottie D. "Dolly" (1918-2001)
Papers, 1946-2001, 6 ft.
Hare, Butler Black (1875-1967)
Papers, 1900-1966, 1 ft.
Harrell, Flynn T., Collection on the Separation of Church and State
Papers, 1948-present, 17.5 ft + published works
A native of Columbia, South Carolina and a lifetime advocate for religious liberty, Flynn Thomas Harrell was born in 1934. Raised as a Baptist, Harrell learned early on of the Baptist belief in the separation of church and state. Harrell became enamored with the idea and has dedicated his life to the study and promotion of religious liberty. While his formal education was in accounting and his official work in finance and government, Harrell maintained a robust and fulfilling connection to the cause of religious liberty.
Harvin, C. Alexander, III (1950-2005)
Papers, 1968-2005, 23 ft.
Hemphill, Robert W. (1915-1983)
Papers, 1926-1984, 5 ft. and 10 scrapbooks
The collection documents Hemphill's service in the U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District, 1957-1964, and as Federal District Court Judge, 1964-1983. Also included are records of his campaigns, 1950 and 1956, and personal life away from Congress and the bench.
Hendricks, Lloyd I. (b. 1942)
Papers, c. 1960s-2012, 4.75 ft.
Hendricks had a long career as a banker, lawyer and as a Representative in the South Carolina General Assembly. He served five terms in the South Carolina House of Representatives and was named Legislator of the Year in 1984 by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, and in 1985 by the Greenville News. He became the public face of the state’s banking industry until his retirement in 2012.
Holland, Donald H. (1928-2003)
Papers, 1923, 1942-2003, 17 ft.
The collection documents Holland's service in both the South Carolina House of Representatives (Kershaw County), 1950-1954, 1956-1964, and the South Carolina Senate, 1969-2003, as well as his political campaigns and work as District Highway Commissioner.
Hollings, Ernest F. "Fritz" (b. 1922)
Papers, 1943-2009, 800 ft.
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.
Hull, Edward Whaley Seabrook (1923-2007)
Papers, 1947-2007, 10 ft.
Hull was a journalist and expert in marine science and rocketry. He published widely on a variety of subjects and was a skilled photographer and a poet.
Hunter, Thomas William "Bill" (1906-1979)
Papers, 1932-1992, .25 ft.
This small collection documents the work of this attorney, farmer, lumberman and oil distributor, who was a leader in promoting rural electrification in Newberry County and throughout the United States. In 1940, Hunter helped organize the Newberry Electric Cooperative, and served as its attorney,
Johnston, Olin Dewitt Talmadge (1896-1965)
Papers, 1914-1965, 182 ft.
The collection chiefly documents Johnston's U.S. Senate service, 1945-1965, particularly his work on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee and the Judiciary Committee, as well as the interests and concerns of his constituents across South Carolina. There is also a small amount of material regarding Johnston's years as Governor of South Carolina, 1935-1939 and 1943-1944.
Kattenburg, Paul M. (1922-2004)
Papers, 1938-2004, 13.75 ft.
The collection primarily documents Kattenburg's career in the United States Foreign Service, c. 1950-1973, and as professor of government and international studies at the University of South Carolina, c. 1970-2000. Among materials of interest are those regarding Kattenburg's role as an early dissenter against U.S. policy in Vietnam.
Kelly, Mary T. (b. 1923)
Papers, 1970-2008, 18 ft.
Mary Kelly spent more than 35 years as an active environmentalist. She joined the League of Women Voters of South Carolina in 1972. At various times during the following decades, she served as the State League President, Co-President, Director, Natural Resources Chair, Associate Director, Spokesperson, and Grant Administrator. Kelly also served on committees and task forces created by the South Carolina Governor's Office, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), and other state government divisions.
Keyserling, Harriet H. (1922-2010)
Papers, 1965-2007, 48 ft.
Lardner, Walt (b. 1931)
Original Drawings, 1967-1988, 25.5 ft.
The collection consists of cartoons chiefly created for The State newspaper (Columbia). The cartoons, often drawn to accompany a specific editorial, deal with subjects as diverse as the textile industry, Richland County Zoo, foreign investment, civil rights, and individuals ranging from Strom Thurmond to Jesse Jackson.
League of Women Voters of Columbia/Richland County
Papers, 1942-2005, 16 ft.
The collection documents the activities of this league, first organized as a provisional league in 1947 and recognized as a local league in 1950.
League of Women Voters of South Carolina
Papers, 1919-2011, 43 ft.
The collection documents the activities of the organization, formed in 1951 from the three local leagues then existing in Charleston, Columbia and Spartanburg.
League of Women Voters of Spartanburg
Papers, 1940-1961, 1973-1994, 2.5 ft.
The collection documents the activities of this league, organized in 1948. The Spartanburg group disbanded during the spring of 1960 and reorganized circa 1974-1975.
Littlejohn, C. Bruce (1913-2007)
Papers, 1861 and 1906-2005, 20 ft.
The collection consists of records, chiefly 1935-1996, documenting Littlejohn's legislative career as member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (Spartanburg County), 1936-1943, and Speaker, 1946-1949; his service as resident judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina, 1949-1967; his tenure as associate justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, 1967-1984, and Chief Justice, 1984-1985; and political campaigns and writings.
Lourie, Isadore E. (1932-2003)
Papers, 1961-1994, 23.75 ft.
Mann, James R. (1920-2010)
Papers, 1948-1998, 28.75 ft.
Manning, Bernard (b. 1925)
Papers, 1958-1984, 1.5 ft.
Manning, Samuel P. (1926-1999)
Papers, 1937-1996, 1 ft.
Representing Spartanburg County in the South Carolina House from 1967 to 1982, Manning was a major advocate of promoting and commemorating the state's history. He was particularly successful in gaining recognition for the Battle of Cowpens as a pivotal event in the American Revolution and helping to establish Cowpens National Battlefield as a national park.
Marchant, T. Eston (1920-2006)
Papers, 1947-2000, 7.5 ft.
Mauldin, Doug (1933-2007)
This small collection consists of 75 photographs of public figures, including Speaker of the House Sol Blatt, state senator Edgar Brown, Governor Robert McNair, state senator James P. 'Spot' Mozingo, and Governor John West. The photos were taken by Doug Mauldin, a South Carolina journalist and photographer who worked for The State, the Greenville News, and the Associated Press, frequently reporting on state government.
Maybank, Burnet Rhett (1899-1954)
Scrapbook covering part of Maybank's term in the U.S. Senate, 1941-1954.
McDonald, Heyward E. (1925-2000)
Papers, 1962-2000, 2005, 3.25 ft.
McMillan, John L. (1898-1979)
Papers, 1938-1972, 8.5 ft.
McMillan, Thomas S. & Clara G. (1888-1939 & 1894-1976)
Papers, c. 1870-1980, .75 ft.
The McMillans both served the 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives, he from 1925-1939, and she completing his term after he died, 1939- 1940. The collection includes correspondence from Clara with her son Edward and other family members, speeches, photographs, and clippings.
McNair, Robert E. (1923-2007)
Papers, 1953-2008, 135 ft.
The collection documents McNair's public service in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Allendale County), 1951-1962; as Lt. Governor, 1963-1965; and includes his official records as Governor of South Carolina, 1965-1971. Personal papers include materials relating to McNair's campaigns and the Democratic Party.
Moore, Nancy (b. 1939)
Papers, 1970-2008, 4 ft.
For over forty years, Dr. Nancy Moore was active in educating and improving the lives of women and African-Americans in South Carolina. Among her many accomplishments, she was SC ERA Chair for the League of Women Voters in 1978, an active participant on the ERA Countdown Campaign in 1982, and served two years as President of SC NOW (National Organization for Women) beginning in 1986. She is co-founder of the Spartanburg National Women's Political Caucus, which operated in the 1990s, and was the Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences at USC Spartanburg from 1995 until her retirement in 2001.
Moore, Richter H., Jr. (1928-1996)
Papers, 1928, 1937-2003, 1.25 ft.
Morrah, P. Bradley, Jr. (1915-1992)
Papers, 1931-1990, 3.75 ft.
The collection documents Morrah's service in the South Carolina Senate (Greenville County area), 1953-1966. Personal papers chiefly document his political campaigns, notably his pursuit of a circuit judgeship, 1961-1962, and his 1966 bid for the U. S. Senate. Clippings touch upon his WWII years and cover his 1966 Senate race in depth.
Morris, Edgar L. and Ann B. (1911-1975 & 1917-2006)
Papers, 1950-2006, 1.25 ft.
The collection documents the leadership of Edgar and Ann Morris, key figures in the growth of the Republican Party in South Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1950, Morris was named Chairman of the state Republican Party and became involved in an effort to renew the Party as something more than a patronage organization and provide the state with a viable alternative to the Democratic Party.
Moxon, Barbara (1921-2011)
Papers, 1964-2006, 4 ft.
Speaker, motivator, mentor, recruiter and leader, Moxon dedicated her life to service. She was involved in and held positions in organizations and campaigns that primarily focused on the rights and well-being of women and children, such as the League of Women Voters and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Nave, John & Erminie (b. 1921 & b. 1923)
Papers, 1916-1996, 1.25 ft.
The collection principally relates to Republican Party activities in Greenwood County, South Carolina. It also documents political activities in the city of Greenwood, the 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina, the state of South Carolina, and John Nave's mayoral campaigns.
Newman, Isaiah DeQuincey (1911-1985)
Papers, 1929-2003, 2.5 ft.
Patterson, Grady L., Jr. (1924-2009)
Papers, 1990-2009, <1 ft.
Powell, C. Kenneth (b. 1939)
Papers, 1964-1982, 1.25 ft.
Ravenel, Charles D. "Pug" (b. 1938)
Papers, 1973-1996, 5 ft.
Republican Party of South Carolina
Papers, 1932-2012, 34 ft.
The papers of the Republican Party of South Carolina document the Party's activities at the local, state, and national levels.
Richards, James P. (1894-1979)
Papers, 1932-1974, 10 ft.
The collection relates to Richards' Middle East mission as Special Assistant to President Eisenhower, January 1957-January 1958, as well as significant records of his career serving the 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1933-1956.
Riley, Ann Yarborough "Tunky" (1935 - 2008)
Ann Osteen Yarborough Riley served as South Carolina's First Lady from 1979 until 1987. She was known not only for her gracious hospitality and warmth, but for her work toward improving South Carolina's educational system and her active involvement in the Governor's Mansion renovations.
Riley, Edward P. "Ted" (1900-1994)
Papers, 1923-1979, 2.5 ft.
Roettinger, Ruth Locke
This very small collection provides insight into Ruth Locke Roettinger's service on the Committee to Study [the] Existing State Constitution, which was established to study South Carolina's 1895 Constitution and recommend necessary changes. Roettinger was appointed to the committee by Governor Strom Thurmond, and she served as its secretary.
Rogers, Joseph O., Jr. (1921-1999)
Papers, 1942-1999, 1.25 ft.
The collection documents Rogers' service in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Clarendon County), 1955-1967; as U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina, 1969-1970; his 1966 bid for governor; and his leadership in the Republican Party.
Russell, Donald S. (1906-1998)
Papers, 1929-1998, 23.75 ft.
The collection documents Russell's service at the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1943-1944, Deputy Director, 1945; Assistant Secretary of State for Administration, 1945-1947; Governor of South Carolina, 1963-1965; and U.S. Senator, 1965-1966. The bulk of these materials concern his Senate service. Personal papers reflect Russell's interests in business, finance, charity, education and Foreign Service.
Saleeby, Edward E. (1927-2002)
Papers, 1968-2002, 0.2 ft.
Edward E. Saleeby opposed and defeated powerful incumbent South Carolina state senator "Spot" Mozingo in a fiercely contested 1972 Democratic primary and served in the Senate from 1972 until his death. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment during a distinguished career was his role in reforming South Carolina's automobile insurance industry.
Shorey, Gregory D. (b. 1924)
Papers, 1948-2009, 8 ft.
Simkins, Modjeska (1899-1992)
Papers, 1909-1992, 6.25 ft.
The collection consists of material chiefly relating to civil rights activist Simkins' work as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP, 1941-1957; Campaign Director for the renovation of Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital, 1944-1950; Public Relations Director for the Richland County Citizens Committee, 1956-1988; and President of the Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1972-1974.
Smoak, Marion (b. 1916)
Papers, 1964-1968, .5 ft.
One of the first Republicans elected to the South Carolina State Senate since Reconstruction, Smoak served one term and then pursued careers with the State Department and in private law practice. The collection, 1964-1968, documents Smoak's campaigns for office and brief tenure in the Senate.
South Carolina Coalition for the ERA
Papers, 1963-1978, 3.75 ft.
Formed as a public interest lobby to secure ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the federal constitution by South Carolina, the group was co- funded by the League of Women Voters and the National Organization for Women.
South Carolinians for Eisenhower
Papers, 1952, 1 ft.
South Carolinians for Eisenhower organized in 1952 to promote Ike's campaign in South Carolina, and was an outlet for southern Democrats dissatisfied with the national Democratic Party.
Spence, Floyd D. (1928-2001)
Papers, c. 1928-2001, 74 ft.
This collection chiefly documents Spence's tenure serving South Carolina's 2nd District in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1971-2001, where he chaired the Committee on National Security, later renamed the Committee on Armed Services, 1995-2000. Spence served in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Lexington County), 1957-1962, when he announced he was leaving the Democratic Party and would run for Congress as a Republican, making him the first notable office holder in SC to switch parties. He served as minority leader in the South Carolina Senate, 1966-1970.
Timmerman, George Bell, Jr. (1912-1994)
Papers, c. 1904-1997, 2.5 ft.
The collection consists of personal and public papers relating primarily to Timmerman's service as lieutenant governor of South Carolina under both Strom Thurmond and James Byrnes, 1947-1955, and as governor from 1955 to 1959. A substantial amount of material relating to his judicial career is also present in the collection.
Waddell, James M., Jr. (1922-2003)
Papers, 1887-1918, 1935-2004, 3.75 ft.
Waites, Candy Yaghjian (b. 1943)
Papers, 1964-2010, 6 ft.
This collection documents the activities of this former president of the League of Women Voters of Columbia, Richland County Councilwoman, State Representative for House District 75, Associate Director of Children's Services under Gov. Hodges, and Columbia College lecturer of Political Science.
Walker, Richard L. "Dixie" (1922-2003)
Papers, c. 1940s-2003, 9.5 ft.
This collection documents Walker's service as U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, c. 1981-1986. Also included are research, writings, travel information, correspondence, and speeches, both personal and from his career as professor of government and international studies at the University of South Carolina, c. 1957-2003. Walker's field of study was China and East Asia; in 1961, Walker founded USC's Institute of International Studies, which is now known as the Richard L. Walker Institute of International and Area Studies.
Walters, Johnnie M. (b. 1919)
Papers, 1918-2003, 7.5 ft.
The bulk of the collection covers Walters' career as Assistant Attorney General in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1971; the Chief Counsel's Office of the Internal Revenue Service, 1949-1953; and as Commissioner of Internal Revenue, 1971-1973. The papers also contain material concerning the Watergate investigations as well as Walters' legal career and Army Air Force service during World War II.
West, John Carl (1922-2004)
Papers, 1840s, c.1857, 1905, 1924, 1938-2004, 52.5 ft.
The collection documents West's career in public service in the South Carolina Senate (Kershaw County area), 1954-1966; as Lt. Governor, 1966-1971; as Governor, 1971-1975; and as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1977-1981. Personal files include material concerning West's political campaigns and military service, and the Middle East.
Wickenberg, Charles H., Jr. (1923-2004)
Papers, c. 1835-2004, 6.25 ft.
Charles H. Wickenberg, Jr. was a journalist for 40 years, primarily with The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. He served in the Marine Corps in both World War II and the Korean War, and subsequently as Gov. George Bell Timmerman's Executive Secretary from 1955 to 1958. This collection also contains papers concerning the Wickenberg family.
Workman, William D., Jr. (1914-1990)
Papers, 1915-1986, 65 ft.
The collection documents Workman's career in journalism, his 1962 bid for the U.S. Senate as a Republican, and other campaigns. Some people credit his 1962 Senate campaign with creating the skeleton of a statewide Republican Party. This collection covers a broad array of subjects and individuals of personal and professional interest to Workman. Topics include state constitutional reform, education, electoral reform, energy, and particularly integration and Civil Rights.
Wyche, Charles Cecil (1885-1966)
Papers, 1906-1969, 4 ft.
Wyman, Hastings (b. 1939)
Papers, 1957-2006, 1.25 ft.
The collection chiefly contains correspondence, writings, topical files, and speeches. Writings include unpublished and published articles and annual editions of the Guide to Southern Politics (1985-1989). Topical files include information about political developments in Georgia between 2001 and 2003 and materials gathered about 1958 South Carolina local elections and the 1960 national elections for Wyman's undergraduate thesis.
Zeigler, Eugene N. "Nick," Jr. (1921-2012)
Papers, 1921-2000, 32.25 ft.
The collection ably documents Zeigler's life and interests and is particularly valuable in providing insight into the development of Florence's cultural institutions. The papers include campaign files and legislative files from Zeigler's career in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Florence County), 1961-1962 and the South Carolina Senate, 1967-1972.