Biographical Note: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. Although her first book, Charles Evans Hughes, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, Glad is more notably recognized for her work on Jimmy Carter. In her 1980 book, Jimmy Carter: In Search of the Great White House, Glad evaluates the Carter Administration by considering Carter's early political career, southern politics, and strategies used during his campaign.
Papers, 1966-2009, 4 ft.
Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 10 pages)
(Finding aid includes an extended biographical note)