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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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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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National History Day 101 Workshop, August 9th

National History Day (NHD) is a year-long themed research project competition for 6th-12th grade students across the U.S. and beyond that culminates in an international competition (“Nationals”) held every year at the University of Maryland, College Park, each June. Students … Continue reading

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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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Politics and the Movies

Politics can be dramatic, and the movie industry has long acknowledged that.  To help introduce the Hollings Library to our public when we opened in 2010, we began a series of twelve politically themed movies presented over the course of … 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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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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Happy Birthday, Senator Hollings!

The beginning of the New Year also marks another special milestone: the birthday of U.S. Senator Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, who was born on January 1, 1922.  Senator Hollings is now the oldest living former Senator at the age of … 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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