Category Archives: guest blog post

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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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: 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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July/August update on the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs

Good news! We have completed scanning all the images in the Workman Photograph collection, some 2,335 prints and negatives, give or take a few duplicates. We are eager to start uploading content so that the public may begin exploring all … Continue reading

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Update on the Second Phase of the William D. Workman Jr. Papers Photographs

We are currently in the midst of checking and editing metadata for the previously scanned images and negatives mentioned in the last update. By early April, we had digitized well over 1,600 additional images in varying formats and had begun … Continue reading

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From Cambridge to Columbia to Keele, via Fritz Hollings

In October 2010, I started as a fresh-faced PhD student at the University of Cambridge.  I was studying Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, a Democratic state representative, lieutenant governor, governor, and long-serving U.S. senator for South Carolina.  I wanted to learn … Continue reading

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Insurgents All: The General (Jackson) and the Mogul (Trump)

A guest post contributed by Dr. Lacy K. Ford, Jr., senior vice provost and dean of graduate studies and professor of southern history at U of SC Political observers are prone to search the historical landscape far and wide for … Continue reading

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I Can Still Recall My Last Summer: Processing the Turnipseed Papers

This past summer I had to the pleasure of completing an internship in the South Carolina Political Collections at the University of South Carolina. My project for the summer was processing the Tom Turnipseed papers, and it was a marvelous … Continue reading

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Simkins in the Fight for Integration

This blog entry was written by Graduate Assistant Clara Bertagnolli as part of a class project for FILM 710: Media and Archives. Each student was tasked with the job of designing a project using archived media. Modjeska Simkins is well-known … Continue reading

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Top Ten Books on Government and Politics: Recommendations by Historian Jack Roper

The other day, SCPC friend and historian Jack Roper and I began to discuss “must reads,” and I challenged Jack to list his ten “must reads” on government and politics. He graciously suggested the following titles, and provided a brief … Continue reading

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