Simkins, Modjeska Monteith, 1899-1992
- Existence: 1899-1992
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Charles H. Wickenberg, Jr. enjoyed a distinguished forty-year career as a journalist, chiefly with The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C. He served in the Marine Corps in both World War II and the Korean War, and subsequently as Gov. George Bell Timmerman's Executive Secretary from 1955 to 1958. In 1970, Wickenberg and 59 other journalists accompanied H. Ross Perot to Vietnam in his effort to negotiate for the release of American POWs. The collection also contains papers concerning the...
Dates: c. 1835-2004
Abstract John Bolt Culbertson, lawyer and activist, was a "liberal lion" of South Carolina's Upstate for most of the twentieth century, establishing a law practice in which he represented unions, the working class, disabled veterans, African-Americans, and others in need of a voice—many of whom could not afford to pay him. His outspokenness and his political leanings, atypical for South Carolina at that time, resulted in financial setbacks, insults, and even crosses burned on his lawn, but Culbertson...
Dates: circa 1886 - 2012
Overview 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 1 in 1949. She worked to secure state funding for speech and hearing services throughout SC public schools. While teaching at South Carolina State University (c. 1954-1962), she helped estabish its department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, and in 1966 helped launch a Speech Pathology and Audiology graduate...
Dates: 1938 - 2016
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract A Columbia civil rights activist, Simkins served as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP, 1941-1957. She also had leadership roles in the renovation of Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital and the Richland County Citizens Committee. Simkins was a founder, in 1921, of the Victory Savings Bank of Columbia. Now called South Carolina Community Bank, it survives as one of the oldest African-American owned banks in the country. As a voice of African-American leadership in the South, Simkins...
Dates: 1909 - 1992
File — Box: 38
Scope and Contents From the Series: The Elections series, 1944 to 2008, consists of records documenting the work of the party in Democratic campaigns for public office at the local, state, and national levels. Primary, general, and special elections are all represented in this series, which is arranged by year. Records in this series include filing forms, correspondence, informational materials about candidates, documents on campaign strategy and activities, campaign fundraising materials, voter registration materials, and...
File — Box: 3
Scope and Contents From the Series: Topical Files are present for a variety of subjects, including Fred Coe, a pioneer television producer whom Wickenberg knew while Coe served as director of Town Theatre, friends Gordon Sears and Thomas Thompson, material regarding Wickenberg's involvement with the Columbia Council for Internationals; Apollo space missions which Wickenberg covered, and his obituary files on several individuals. These were kept relatively up to date so The State would be prepared for the passing of major persons....
Dates: 1899 - 1992
Simkins, Modjeska M. [See also: NAACP; SCEF; Campaigns, 1968; Waring, J. Waties; Lighthouse & Informer]
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: The Topical subseries, the largest in the Personal series, documents Culbertson’s many interests and activities. There are extensive Persons files, containing much of his correspondence with well-known figures such as Thurgood Marshall and Eleanor Roosevelt, and others whom he counted among his friends, including Judge J. Waties Waring, Modjeska Simkins, Olin Johnston, and Hubert Humphrey. Culbertson’s relationship with Judge and Mrs. Waring seems to have begun when, in response to the Warings’...
Dates: circa 1886 - 2012