Caroliniana Columns
Newsletter of the University South Caroliniana Society
Autumn 1998

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Endowment News

Ingram/Hungerpiller Endowment

To honor the life and works of her late father, John C Hungerpiller, Mrs. Gladys Hungerpiller Ingram, of Hartsville, S.C., has established a one million dollar bequest for the University of South Carolina, half of which will go to the South Caroliniana Library. The remaining funds will create a Hungerpiller professorship in the College of Education.

The papers of John C Hungerpiller (1882-1976), public school educator, author, and 1908 graduate of USC, have been donated to the South Caroliniana Library for their literary and historical significance. The collection of manuscripts and correspondence related to his editing and publishing of the anthology, South Carolina Literature (1931), are of particular value. Also included are his published and unpublished poetry as well as his Sketch of the Life and Character of Jonathan Maxcy (1917).

Mrs. Ingram's generous gift to the Library will be used to preserve the Hungerpiller Papers and other significant documents and volumes within the Library's collection. The Library is indebted to Mrs. Ingram for her far-sighted and tangible support of eductional materials and their preservation for the future.

The Daniel W. Hollis Acquisition
and Preservation Endowment

To honor the life and work of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Daniel W. Hollis, teacher and historian of the University of South Carolina and former president of the University South Caroliniana Society, The Daniel W. Hollis Acquisition and Preservation Endowment has been established at the South Caroliniana Library. In his research, Dr. Hollis made extensive use of early historical records related to the University and the state and recognized the necessity for obtaining and preserving such historical and cultural records for future generations. His two-volume work, The History of the University of South Carolina, stands as a testament to the scholarly use of library holdings.

Proceeds from the Daniel W. Hollis Acquisition and Preservation Endowment will be used for the acquisition of books, pamphlets, manuscripts, and other materials related to South Carolina history and culture, as well as for preservation of similar holdings in the Library, which are in need of conservation. This dual goal will expand the collections of the Library while protecting historical records for future scholars.

Robert I. and Swannanoa Kenney Phillips Libraries Endowment

A permanent endowment has been established in memory of Swannanoa Kenney Phillips and in honor of Robert I. Phillips by their son, Dr. Robert Kenney Phillips. Funds from this endowment will be used to preserve historic materials and acquire new holdings for the South Caroliniana Library and the Thomas Cooper Library. A portion of the fund will be devoted to strengthening the holdings of British and American Literature and Culture to support undergraduate studies. All materials will be identified as being provided by the Robert I and Swannanoa Kenney Phillips Endowment and an annual reporting will be made to the family. The Phillips family has a long history of association with and support of the University. Mr. Robert I. Phillips is a lifetime member of the South Caroliniana Society as was Mrs. Swannanoa Phillips. Dr. and Mrs. Robert K. Phillips are lifetime members of the Thomas Cooper Society.

Library Archive and Research Fund

An anonymous donor has made a comprehensive and far-sighted gift to the USC Libraries. The general purpose is to provide funds for the advancement of historical preservation and research for the South Caroliniana and Thomas Cooper Libraries.

Each year the Dean of Libraries and Information Systems shall use the annual income from the gift to support such activities as acquisitions, archiving, cataloging, preservation, and public accessibility and awareness. This gift offers great benefit and flexibility in future planning for both libraries. The donor of this Library Archive and Research Fund wishes to remain anonymous and does not with to be recognized in any way.

The University Libraries is grateful to all of these donors for their generous and far-sighted gifts to the South Caroliniana and Thomas Cooper Libraries.

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