Category Archives: in memoriam

In Memoriam: Harvey S. Teal

The South Caroliniana Library has never had a better friend than Harvey Teal (1928-2020).  When I arrived in 1983 as Curator of Manuscripts, the retired educator was an often daily presence conducting research in one of the several areas in … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Ruth Thomas’s Stewardship of the Environment

Ruth Sackett Thomas (1920-2020) devoted the bulk of her adult life to safeguarding the environment and particularly to monitoring the impact of nuclear power.  In 1972, she helped create the South Carolina organization Environmentalists, Inc. [EI] and soon became the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Martha Cunningham Monteith (1921-2019)

Martha Cunningham Monteith passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019. A pioneer in speech pathology, she was the first trained speech therapist employed by the South Carolina public school system, establishing the inaugural program at Richland County District One in 1949. … 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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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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In Memoriam: Crawford Cook

Crawford Cook passed away this past weekend.  He was the ultimate political insider.  In 1997, he graciously sat for an oral history interview during which he reflected on his life. He began his life in politics as campaign manager for … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: John Drummond (1919-2016)

Former state senator John Drummond of Ninety Six, S.C., passed away on September 3rd. A World War II Air Force fighter pilot and successful businessman, Drummond represented Greenwood County in the Senate for over forty years and led the Senate … Continue reading

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