Category Archives: behind-the-scenes

Lifelong Learning

Lifelong learners show an intense drive to understand their world and all the myriad elements that impact on their lives and their society.  Their character is, at least in part, defined by a deep and innate curiosity.  I have been … 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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Reprocessing the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs: Rehousing Almost Complete

In my last update, the reprocessing of the William D. Workman Papers’ photographic materials was well underway. I had finished rearranging and rehousing all of the slides, standard prints, and contact prints and had begun working on the negatives. This photographic … 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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Reprocessing the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs: Rehousing

When I last posted, the processing plan for the William D. Workman Papers’ photographic materials had just been approved. This document outlined a plan for improving access to the materials by altering the existing finding aid’s organization and further developing … Continue reading

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More Product, Less Process: A Reassessment

I drafted the following post earlier this year and intended it to run before now, but it didn’t.  It appears today because of the terrible news that Mark Greene has died in a car accident.  I consider Mark to be … Continue reading

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Butterfly Ballots and Hanging Chads: Our New (Old) Voting Machine

We are excited to have received a new item recently—a vintage voting machine—thanks to Dean Charles Bierbauer of the College of Information and Communication.  Close examination shows it was most recently used in Palm Beach County, Florida, during the presidential … Continue reading

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Revitalizing Wikipedia Pages

For the past month, SCPC has been continuing our work to improve the Wikipedia pages of our donors, as detailed in our earlier blog post.  For the first phase of the project, we have been uploading photos of our donors … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect: Congressman Joe Wilson gets a New Office

Joe Wilson’s DC office is filled with memorabilia of a life in politics.  His recent move to the Longworth House Office Building is documented in this very fun video available on YouTube.  Kudos to his staff for making this move! … Continue reading

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