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South Carolina Bankers Association (SCBA)

 Sub-Series
From the Collection: The Lloyd I. Hendricks Papers consist of 4.75 linear feet of material, circa 1960s through 2012, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1984 to 2010. Hendricks’ activities with the SCBA are well-documented. A smaller amount of material relates to his legislative and early banking career. The papers are divided into five series: Public, Personal, Speeches, Audiovisual, and Clippings.

Public papers, 1977 to circa 1992, consist of materials related to Hendricks’ career as a state legislator. Of particular note is the Blue Laws file, which contains background research and drafts of blue law legislation from the 1970s and 1980s, much of it sponsored or co-sponsored by Hendricks. The Communications file consists primarily of congratulatory correspondence. It also includes press releases and a newsletter. Senator John Drummond’s introduction of Hendricks as the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Legislator of the Year for 1984 enumerates the many reasons that Hendricks was held in such high regard as a member of the General Assembly.

Personal papers, 1976 to 2011, consist of materials related to Hendricks’ life outside of his legislative career. These include materials from his political campaigns, his early career in banking, and his activities as President and CEO of the South Carolina Bankers Association. The SCBA subseries forms the bulk of this series and documents Hendricks’ various activities as head of the SCBA, including sharing news with members, supporting the association’s educational efforts, responding to circumstances impacting the banking industry in South Carolina (e.g. Hurricane Hugo), and, most notably, lobbying.

Within the SCBA subseries, documents concerning lobbying activities can be found in the Government Relations subseries. Files within this subseries include drafts of pending legislation, as well as research materials and correspondence related to pending legislation and other issues important to the banking industry. A small number of file folders that were annotated by Hendricks provide insight into his activities as SCBA president and have been retained in the collection. Two of the three issues that Hendricks listed as being of greatest importance during his tenure as SCBA President and CEO – interstate banking and the effective repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, which allowed commercial banks to engage in a wider range of business activities than they had been able to since the early 1930s – are relatively well-documented in this series, as well as in the Speeches series.*

The Speeches series, circa 1960s to 2011, consists of speeches by Hendricks and topical or organizational materials he accumulated while preparing for speeches. Of note is a copy of the 1984 “Report of the South Carolina Regional Interstate Banking Advisory Committee to Governor Richard W. Riley,” which is located with other interstate banking materials in the 1995 research file on that industry-changing subject. Also of interest is a booklet in a research file prepared for a speech on the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-2009, titled “Are Banks Investing in Your Community?” This publication, the product of the 2010 Community Investment Study sponsored by the SCBA, illustrates the association’s shift in focus from government relations to public relations following the 2008-2009 financial crisis and resulting recession.

The Audiovisual series, circa 1970s to 2012, contains photographs, a political cartoon, a 2012 program on DVD commemorating Hendricks’ career, and three CDs featuring over 180 digitized items, mostly photographs of Hendricks and newspaper clippings documenting his career. The DVD features excerpts from interviews with several people, including former state Representative I. S. Leevy Johnson and former Governor Richard W. Riley.

The Clippings series, 1984 to 2012, consists of clippings documenting various issues affecting the banking industry and South Carolina banks, as well as highlights from Hendricks’ legislative and banking careers.

The collection also includes a non-lending copy of the SCBA publication, Making Change: South Carolina Banking in the Twentieth Century. This book by John G. Sproat and Larry Schweikart traces the history of the banking industry in South Carolina up to 1990.

*Lloyd Hendricks, conversation with Litwer, February 20, 2013.

Dates

  • 1960 - 2012
  • Majority of material found within , 1984 - 2010

Access

Library use only.

Extent

From the Collection: 4.75 Linear Feet

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the South Carolina Political Collections Repository

Contact:
Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
803-777-0577