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Democratic Party

Democratic Party of South Carolina
Papers, 1924-2008, 85 ft.

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The records of the Democratic Party of South Carolina document the state party's efforts at the local, state, and national levels.

Democratic Women's Council of South Carolina
Papers, c. 1967-1989, 1 ft.

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Affiliated with the Democratic Party of South Carolina, this organization works for the election of Party candidates; initiates and carries out programs and projects on behalf of the Party and its candidates; and encourages women to become involved in the Democratic Party at all levels.

Dorn, William Jennings Bryan (1916-2005)
Papers, 1912-1995, 151 ft.

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The collection documents Dorn's tenure representing the 3rd District in the U.S. House, 1947-1948, 1951-1974, and reflects his influential role on the committees of Public Works and Veterans Affairs and a strong emphasis on constituent service. The papers also highlight Dorn's many campaigns, his leadership in the SC Democratic Party (he was chairman, 1980-84), and his leadership in the American Legion and his continued influence in veterans affairs after leaving Congress.

Ferillo, Charles T. "Bud" (b. 1945)
Papers, 1950-2010, 1.5 ft.

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This small collection consists primarily of papers and clippings concerning Ferillo's campaign work for Democrat candidates in the 1960s and 1970s, but includes material from the 1950s through 2010.

Fowler, Donald L. (b. 1935)

Currently closed, the collection documents Fowler's leadership roles in the Democratic Party of South Carolina, the 1988 Democratic National Convention, and the Democratic National Committee.
Riley, Edward P. "Ted" (1900-1994)
Papers, 1923-1979, 2.5 ft.

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The collection documents Riley's long involvement with and leadership of the Democratic Parties of Greenville County and South Carolina, the South Carolina Bar Association, and American Legion Post 3 of Greenville.

 

Republican Party

Appleby, Charles L., Jr. (b. 1923)
Papers, c. 1980-2004, 0.5 ft.

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This small collection provides insights into Appleby's role in the development of the Republican Party in South Carolina and his dedication to the community of Florence.

Boineau, Charles E., Jr. (1923-2005)
Papers, 1934-2003, 2.5 ft.

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The first Republican elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives since 1900 (Richland County, 1961-1962), Boineau also campaigned for William D. Workman and Floyd Spence in 1962 and Barry Goldwater in 1964. The collection, chiefly 1961-1964, documents more fully the emergence of a viable and active Republican Party in South Carolina than it does Boineau's brief tenure in the General Assembly.

Edens, J. Drake, Jr. (1925-1982)
Papers, 1943-1982, 1.25 ft.

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Edens is recognized by many as the father of the modern Republican Party in South Carolina. The collection chiefly consists of correspondence relating to his leadership role in the state and national Party.

Forbes, Wanda L. (b. 1925)
Papers, 1969-2008, 1.75 ft.

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The collection documents Forbes' work as an educator, General Assembly candidate, and longtime activist for the Republican Party.

Manning, Bernard (b. 1925)
Papers, 1958-1984, 1.5 ft.

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The Manning Papers consist of files concerning Manning's activity in the Richland County Republican Party, primarily from 1958 to 1984.

Morris, Edgar L. and Ann B. (1911-1975 & 1917-2006)
Papers, 1950-2006, 1.25 ft.

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The collection documents the leadership of Edgar and Ann Morris, key figures in the growth of the Republican Party in South Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1950, Morris was named Chairman of the state Republican Party and became involved in an effort to renew the Party as something more than a patronage organization and provide the state with a viable alternative to the Democratic Party.

Nave, John & Erminie (b. 1921 & b. 1923)
Papers, 1916-1996, 1.25 ft.

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The collection principally relates to Republican Party activities in Greenwood County, South Carolina. It also documents political activities in the city of Greenwood, the 3rd Congressional District of South Carolina, the state of South Carolina, and John Nave's mayoral campaigns.

Powell, C. Kenneth (b. 1939)
Papers, 1964-1982, 1.25 ft.

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The collection chiefly documents Powell's political activities as a candidate for public office and chairman of both the Richland County Republican Party and South Carolina Republican Party, 1971-1975.

Republican Party of South Carolina
Papers, 1932-2012, 34 ft.

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The papers of the Republican Party of South Carolina document the Party's activities at the local, state, and national levels.

Rogers, Joseph O., Jr. (1921-1999)
Papers, 1942-1999, 1.25 ft.

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The collection documents Rogers' service in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Clarendon County), 1955-1967; as U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina, 1969-1970; his 1966 bid for governor; and his leadership in the Republican Party.

Ross, Daniel I., Jr. (1923-2008)

Currently closed, this collection documents the activities of Daniel I. Ross, Jr., a Blackville, SC, area native. Ross became active in the Republican Party of South Carolina in the early 1950s. He served as County Chair, State Executive Committeeman, 2nd District Chair, managed Jim Henderson's 1970 bid for Lieutenant Governor, Deputy State Chairman of the Nixon Presidential Campaign, District Campaign Chair for Strom Thurmond's 1972 reelection campaign, Chaired James B. Edwards 1974 gubernatorial primary campaign and co-chaired Edwards' successful general election campaign, and played a leading role in George Bush's 1988 and 1992 presidential campaigns. He served as Party chairman from 1976 to 1980.
Shorey, Gregory D. (b. 1924)
Papers, 1948-2009, 8 ft.

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The collection chiefly relates to Shorey's leadership in the South Carolina and national Republican Parties and involvement in campaigns, including the presidential campaigns of Barry Goldwater in 1964 and Pete DuPont in 1988.

Workman, William D., Jr. (1914-1990)
Papers, 1915-1986, 65 ft.

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The collection documents Workman's career in journalism, his 1962 bid for the U.S. Senate as a Republican, and other campaigns. Some people credit his 1962 Senate campaign with creating the skeleton of a statewide Republican Party. This collection covers a broad array of subjects and individuals of personal and professional interest to Workman. Topics include state constitutional reform, education, electoral reform, energy, and particularly integration and Civil Rights.

 

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