Category Archives: exhibits

In the Arena: Presidential Campaigns and Conventions

Every four years the country begins the ever-lengthening process of nominating candidates for President. The first stop in the South is South Carolina, who this year holds its Democratic Presidential Primary on Saturday, February 29th. The newest South Carolina Political … Continue reading

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New Exhibit – “Graphic” Opinions: South Carolina Political Cartoons

Editorial cartoons grace the pages (or webpages) of many American daily newspapers and are widely popular with readers. Their subject matter ranges from local to international matters, and the cartoons often provide biting commentary. As the famous cartoonist Herbert Block … 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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Hollings and the Exploration of Space

On August 21, Columbia will be one of the lucky destinations in the direct path of the total solar eclipse.  At SCPC, we’re joining in celebration with our colleagues at the University of South Carolina to bring you a new … Continue reading

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Two collections find each other: Dixie Walker Papers

We recently learned that Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, holds a collection of papers of Richard L. “Dixie” Walker, former ambassador to the Republic of Korea (1981-1986) and founder of the Institute for International Studies at U of SC … Continue reading

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Jack Bass Papers Opening to Researchers!

As SCPC prepares to open the papers of journalist and historian Jack Bass, Mary Clare Johnson reflects on her experience in completing the arrangement and description of his papers.  As our Senior Graduate Assistant, she was entrusted with completing a … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Charles D. “Pug” Ravenel

Charles D. “Pug” Ravenel (1938-2017) passed away Saturday after battling cancer.  A small memorial exhibit is on display at the entrance to the Hollings Library through the end of April.  SCPC is honored to preserve Ravenel’s papers, five feet of … Continue reading

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"It Is So Ordered": New Exhibit highlights Judges and the Law in South Carolina

The phrase “It is so ordered” is the traditional ending to opinions and orders of the court. The American Bar Association writes, “It is meant to remind the reader that the opinion is issued impersonally from ‘the Court,’ not individual … Continue reading

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2016 "Christmas on the Potomac" Exhibit

Our 2016 “Christmas on the Potomac” exhibit is installed and ready for visitors! We have embellished this annual card exhibit with the same ornaments for a good number of years, so this year we went on a shopping spree and … Continue reading

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Election Night Watch Party Recap

The Election Night Watch Party this past Tuesday cohosted by SCPC and Student Government in the Russell House was a great success! Around 200 people attended, most staying until the event officially ended at 9pm, though we kept the televisions … Continue reading

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