Category Archives: donor relations

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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by Herb Hartsook We are all mourning the passing of Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings.  He was a giant among our political elite, but more important to me, he was an inspiration.  I was blessed to get the opportunity to work … 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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Impeaching the President

Jim Mann, son of former U.S. representative James R. Mann, recently suggested I might enjoy watching a 1983 documentary on the Nixon impeachment hearings. Mann (1920-2010), a Democrat, represented South Carolina’s 4th District from 1969 to 1979.  He donated his … Continue reading

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The Inspirational Sarah Leverette

SCPC donor and friend, Sarah Leverette, will garner another accolade when, on Tuesday, September 26th, she is awarded the 2017 Rev. Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney Award for Justice by the S.C. Appleseed Legal Justice Center. The award will be celebrated … Continue reading

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Staffers & Political History: Key Links in the Chain

SCPC typically enjoys long close relationships with our donors and often with their families and/or senior staff.  In some offices, staff come and go.  In others, senior staff stay with their bosses for years.  Fritz Hollings and Lindsey Graham are … Continue reading

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Theodore’s Tasty Treats

One of the more clever campaign pieces we’ve seen was sent out by Nick Theodore. Theodore’s Tasty Treats is a 5 ½ x 8 inch trifold providing some twenty recipes compiled by his wife Emilie.  We have exhibited this brochure … Continue reading

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