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Year in Review at Modern Political Collections

During the past year, Modern Political Collections opened the papers of Erminie M. and John T. Nave to research, and the division began receiving papers of former United States Congressman James R. Mann, South Carolina Representative Charles Alexander Harvin III, and Rita D. Hayes. Significant additions, described below, were received and interfiled into the papers of William Jennings Bryan Dorn and C. Bruce Littlejohn. Modern Political Collections also received additions to the established collections of photographer Bill Barley, United States Senator Ernest F. Hollings, former S.C. Representative Harriet Keyserling, former Governor and Ambassador John C. West, and journalist William D. Workman, Jr. Processing work continued on the papers of Butler Derrick, Ernest F. Hollings, Harriet Keyserling, Robin Tallon, and John C. West.

Once processed and opened to research, the James R. Mann papers will document his campaigns for Congress and representation of South Carolina's Fourth Congressional District from 1969 to 1979. The collection will have as its strongest element records documenting Mann's key role in the House Judiciary Committee's consideration of the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon. Alex Harvin has served in the South Carolina House since 1977, representing Clarendon County, later Clarendon and Williamsburg Counties. He has served also as an officer of the state and local Democratic Party, as House Majority Whip, 1978-1982, and House Majority Leader, 1982-1986. Rita Hayes currently is United States Ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Prior to her appointment in 1997, she served as Chief Textile Negotiator, Office of United States Trade Representative, 1995-1997, and was the principal force behind the historic textile agreement with China.

| 1998 Additions to Modern Political Collections |
| 1998 USCS Program | Home of Modern Political Collections |
| University South Caroliniana Society | South Caroliniana Library |


Oral History Interviews with Harper and West

Oral history interviews were conducted with Walter W. Harper, Director of the South Carolina State Development Board, 1959-1966, and John C. West. In 1959, then governor Ernest F. Hollings brought Harper in from North Carolina as head of the Board to help fulfill his campaign pledge to bring jobs to South Carolina. The two worked closely together as the Development Board was transformed into a vital agency whose beneficial impact was felt throughout the state. In the interview, Harper reflects on his efforts to plan and develop a coordinated statewide program encouraging industry in South Carolina. The sessions with West completed an interview, stretching over seven and one-half hours, which will form a valuable addition to the West collection. .

| 1998 Additions to Modern Political Collections |
| 1998 USCS Program | Home of Modern Political Collections |
| University South Caroliniana Society | South Caroliniana Library |


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