Hollings, Ernest F. "Fritz"

b. 1922

Biographical Note:

Hollings served in WWII, represented Charleston in the S.C. House, 1949-1954, and served as Lt. Governor of South Carolina, 1955-1959, Governor, 1959-1963, and U.S. Senator, 1966-2005.

In the S.C. House, he supported anti-lynching legislation, a sales tax for education, an increase in teacher salaries, and unemployment compensation reform. He went after industrial interests as Lt. Governor and built on this success as Governor. He worked to improve the state's educational system at all levels, develop industry, and balance the budget, helping South Carolina earn the AAA credit rating. As Senator, he cultivated a lasting interest and devotion to issues including campaign financing, international trade, public education, space exploration, telecommunications, transportation security, hunger and poverty, oceans and the environment, and the federal budget.

Papers, 1943-2009, 800 ft.

Below are finding aids for each major segment of the collection (all in pdf).

Gubernatorial Papers (includes service as a State Representative and Lt. Governor) (10 pp)
Personal Papers (11 pp)
Campaign Files (47 pp)
Audiovisual (includes photographs) (38 pp)
Speeches (30 pp)
Clippings (12 pp)

Senate Papers:
General and Administrative (Office) Records (17 pp)
Legislative Files and Constituent Correspondence ("Topical"), Box Lists:
       1966-1976 (68 pp)
       1977-1986 (78 pp)
       1987-1996 (52 pp)
       1997-2004 and “Hollings’ Files" (43 pp)
Legislative Files and Constituent Correspondence, Description, 1966-2004 (24 pp)
Press and Media (4 pp)
Travel Files (4 pp)
Voting Record (6 pp)

Digitized Papers -- Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words (200 items from the Hollings Papers)

About the Hollings Papers

Related Collection -- Gubernatorial Records at the S.C. Department of Archives & History

Fritz Hollings...still fighting to make government work -- official web site for Ernest F. Hollings
Congressional Biographical Directory
S.C. Governors (at “SCIway”)
Making Government Work - USC Press web site





Columbia Departments Campus Libraries
Columbia Libraries and Collections