Documents from the Papers of John C. West at South Carolina Political Collections
West served South Carolina as a state senator, lieutenant governor, and governor, and went on to become ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The selection of documents digitized here encompasses the entirety of West's life and career, including legislative and executive work in South Carolina, documents from his diplomatic tenure, speeches, photographs, and personal reflections in correspondence, memoirs, and diaries
The Bridge Builder: Solomon Blatt Reflects on a Lifetime of Service to South Carolina
This remarkable book, now available via Digital Collections, is a collection of oral histories conducted with Speaker Blatt and published by McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina in a limited edition in 1986. In mid-2013, SCPC staff will add dozens of documents from the Solomon Blatt Papers and make them available here as "Solomon Blatt: In His Own Words."
Richard L. Walker: In His Own Words
Documents from the Papers of Richard L. “Dixie” Walker at South Carolina Political Collections
This is a collection of Walker’s speeches, articles, and academic papers from his days as a USC professor and as U.S. Ambassador to Korea. These documents highlight Walker’s passion for education, culture, and diplomacy.
Modjeska Monteith Simkins: In Her Own Words
Documents from the Papers of Modjeska Simkins at South Carolina Political Collections
Digitized here are a select group of writings from Simkins and other documents that offer insight into Simkins' life and work as a Columbia civil rights activist and a voice of African-American leadership in the South.
This collection of audio clips highlights Dorn's career of service to South Carolina and the nation. Through his pleasing Southern drawl, Dorn draws in his audiences with warmth and passion. The collection is composed of various speeches from the campaign trail and addresses to the American Legion.
Robert McNair: In His Own Words
Documents from the Papers of Robert E. McNair
at South Carolina Political Collections
Digitized here are speeches, correspondence, clippings, and photographs that highlight Governor McNair's dedication to and focus on education, tourism, and industrial expansion as well as illuminating the Governor's thoughts and reactions to the Civil Rights movement, desegregation, and the Vietnam War.
Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words
Documents from the Papers of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings at South Carolina Political Collections
Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words is a collection of Senator Hollings' writings, speeches, photographs, and audio files from his days as Lt. Governor, Governor, and U.S. Senator. 200 items showcase the compelling intellect, keen wit, and, at times, sharp tongue that Senator Hollings was known for in South Carolina and on Capitol Hill.