PERSONAL PAPERS, 1954-2000, are divided into six subseries: General, Appointment Books and Schedules, Campaigns, Democratic Party, Oral History Transcripts, and Topical Files. General consists of correspondence and miscellaneous materials of a general nature.
Appointment Books and Schedules contain McNair‘s daily appointments and notes, 1962 to 1979. The books for 1965 to 1970 were kept by the Governor‘s administrative assistant, Katherine Wolfe. Campaigns document McNair‘s successful bids for Lieutenant Governor, 1962, and for reelection to a full term as Governor, 1966.
Democratic Party materials concern McNair‘s extensive participation in affairs at both the state and national levels.
Oral History Transcripts include transcripts from the oral history sessions conducted with Governor McNair by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in 1982.
Topical Files include McNair‘s involvement with corporations and educational institutions, finances, invitations, and persons. These include the 1975 Easter Seal campaign and the March of Dimes (McNair served as state chairman for both), Committee on Financing Excellence in Public Schools, South Carolina Foundation of Independent Colleges, University of South Carolina, Graniteville Company, and various events, among many others.
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From the Collection: 135 Linear Feet
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