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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.