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Culbertson, John Bolt (1908-1983)
Papers, c. 1886-1989, 31 ft.

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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.

Kelly, Mary T. (1923-2013)
Papers, 1970-2008, 18 ft.

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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.

League of Women Voters of Columbia/Richland County
Papers, 1942-2005, 16 ft.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Moxon, Barbara (1921-2011)
Papers, 1964-2006, 4 ft.

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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).

South Carolina Coalition for the ERA
Papers, 1963-1978, 3.75 ft.

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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.

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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.

Moore, Nancy (b. 1939)
Papers, 1970-2008, 4 ft.

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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.

Waites, Candy Yaghjian (b. 1943)
Papers, 1964-2010, 6 ft.

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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.

 

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