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Eulogy for Fritz Hollings by Dr. Michael Copps

Senator Hollings’ funeral in April included eulogies from a number of family members, colleagues, and friends.  Among the heartfelt tributes to the Senator’s life and career was one given by Dr. Michael Copps, who worked on Hollings’ staff from 1970 … Continue reading

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Politics and the Movies

Politics can be dramatic, and the movie industry has long acknowledged that.  To help introduce the Hollings Library to our public when we opened in 2010, we began a series of twelve politically themed movies presented over the course of … Continue reading

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Fritz Hollings Remembered (Part 1 of 2)

Fritz Hollings’ decision in 1989 to entrust his papers to U of SC Libraries had a major impact.  We knew the collection would become the largest manuscript collection ever received at U of SC.  It would require a major commitment … Continue reading

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Welcome, Ann Abney!

I’m Ann Abney and I’ve recently joined SCPC as the Special Projects Archivist. I came from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in College Park, Maryland. I’ve got my MA in History and my MLS in Archives, Records, and … Continue reading

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Governor John West, Poverty, and the ‘Privy Project.’

South Carolina is characterized by great beauty and culture.  It also has areas of abject poverty.  Its leaders have long worked to improve standards of living across the state, chiefly through recruiting industry and innovative educational programing.  SCPC donors Fritz … Continue reading

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Liz Patterson: A Personal Tribute

Liz Patterson will be sorely missed.  As you’ve already read in the memorial blog post, she and her family have been generous donors in developing our Olin Johnston collection and then her own congressional collection. Son Pat has been quoted … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Elizabeth “Liz” Patterson (1939 – 2018)

My family taught me that our world is only as good as you make it, and one of the ways to make it better is to participate in the political process. ~ Liz Patterson, announcing for Congress in 1986 _____________________________________ … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Sarah Leverette (1919-2018)

Sarah Leverette has always been a friend to SCPC and was a regular attendee at our various events.  Even as recently as August 6th, we saw her at the opening of our Richard W. Riley collection, an occasion that featured … Continue reading

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Herb Hartsook: Reflections on a Career

Dean of Libraries Tom McNally has pleased us all by the announcement that Associate Director Dorothy Walker will succeed me as Director of SCPC.  I retire at the end of December and Dorothy will take over on January 2.  Her … Continue reading

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Christmas on the Potomac 2017

For years, SCPC has mounted an annual holiday exhibit to showcase cards from its holdings.  It all began when, in processing the papers of former congressman Bryan Dorn in the 1980s, we discovered three cartons of Christmas cards sent to … Continue reading

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