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Briggs v. Elliott

Comprised of special collections and archives from UofSC’s South Caroliniana Library and South Carolina Political Political Collections, South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Richland County Public Library, and the S.C. State Library, this digital collection provides a contextual glance into primary sources surrounding the legal case Briggs v. Elliott.

Butler Derrick: In His Own Words

Documents from the Papers of Butler C. Derrick at South Carolina Political Collections.

Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words

Documents from the Papers of Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings at South Carolina Political Collections.

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Hunger in America

This digital collection contains materials on the problem of Hunger in American from South Carolina Political Collections. In 1969, Senator Ernest Hollings went on a tour of South Carolina’s most impoverished areas in several trips known as the “Hunger Tours” – trips that ultimately culminated in the book The Case Against Hunger. The collection includes records …

In Camp And At The Front: World War I Selections from South Carolina Political Collections

Several collections in SCPC contain material dating from the Great War.

Isaiah DeQuincey Newman (1911-1985), Papers, 1929-2003

I. DeQuincey Newman was a Methodist pastor, activist, entrepreneur, and a leading figure in the Civil Rights movement in South Carolina.

John West: In His Own Words

Documents from the Papers of John West at South Carolina Political Collections.

Martha Monteith Papers

Martha Cunningham Monteith 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.

Modjeska Monteith Simkins Papers, 1909-1992

Columbia civil rights activist Simkins was a founder of the Victory Savings Bank and proved to be a key influence in many SC political campaigns.

Modjeska Monteith Simkins: In Her Own Words

A Columbia civil rights activist, Simkins served as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP, 1941 to 1957. She also had leadership roles in the renovation of Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital and the Richland County Citizens Committee.

New Voter: South Carolina League of Women Voters, Columbia, S.C.

A primer for newly-enfranchised voters, this pamphlet lays out the goals and purposes of the South Carolina League of Women Voters and provides a tutorial on government and elections.

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Political Campaign Memorabilia Collection

This collection of presidential campaign buttons, bumper stickers, brochures, and other ephemera documents U.S. Presidential races from 1940 to 2000. The collection includes materials from donor collections as well as materials curated and collected by South Carolina Political Collections staff.