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Persons, Donald S. Russell (2 folders)

 File — Box: 10
From the Series:

Personal Papers include correspondence and other records of a personal nature. Included among the personal Topical Files in the Littlejohn Family file are two Civil War letters. A letter, 13 June 1861 from E.B. Logan notes “We have hard times we Drill 6 times a day it is thought we will have a fight in about 20 days.” A letter, 16 Dec. 1861, from Jas. R. Warmoth, Pocotaligo, describes a battle on Hilton Head Island. Other topical files include Awards and Certificates, genealogical information, and records of reunions of the USC Law School, Littlejohn‟s participation in the International War Crimes Commission during World War II, the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, and the Democratic Party of South Carolina, 1964 to 1967.

Campaign Files, 1936 to 1984, 2 ft., documents Littlejohn's successful efforts in his 1949 elections as Speaker and Circuit Court Judge, his 1967 election as Supreme Court Associate Justice, and his 1982 re-election. Material covering the 1967 election is arranged by county, as Littlejohn originally organized it.

Writings, 1964 to 1988, 3 ft., includes drafts of Laugh with the Judge and Littlejohn’s Half-Century at the Bench and Bar, followed by notes, reference material, and correspondence between Littlejohn and his editors and publishers. Drafts and published articles dating from 1985 through early 1992 document Littlejohn's contributions to several publications, including a regular series published in the South Carolina State Bar's newsletter The Transcript, titled “Chatting with the Bar.” Also included are letters, article drafts and notes compiled during Littlejohn's service on the editorial committee of the Trial Judges Journal, a quarterly publication of the American Bar Association's National Conference of State Trial Judges. Littlejohn served on the committee from 1964 to 1967.


  • 1861 and 1906-2007


Library Use Only


From the Collection: 20 Linear Feet


Repository Details

Part of the South Carolina Political Collections Repository

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA