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Topical Files


Topical Files is a broad series containing correspondence and background information on subjects of personal and professional interest to Workman. These include Constitutional Reform, Education, Electoral Reform, Energy, and a particularly rich and informative Integration/Civil Rights subseries. Persons files regard thirty-seven individuals with whom Workman corresponded or in whom he had some special interest. Local, state, and national figures include William F. Buckley, Jr., Generals Mark Clark and William Westmoreland, Strom Thurmond, Judge J. Waties Waring, Lester Bates and J[ohn] K. Breedin. The Thomas Family file consists of stories compiled by Ruth Thomas about her youth and family.

The Ernest F. Hollings files contain Workman’s notes from Hollings’ gubernatorial press conferences, 1959-1961, gubernatorial campaign of 1958, and primary campaign for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in 1962 (including transcripts of television appearances). The George Bell Timmerman and Donald Russell files also contain gubernatorial press conference notes and speeches.


  • 1915 - 1997


Copyright of William D. Workman's papers has been transferred to the University of South Carolina.


From the Collection: 65 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