Reference Files, 4.5 linear feet (in 5 cartons), are drawn from Senator Johnston's files of "Printed" and "Speech Material" consisting mostly of source material gathered by Johnston's office. Of particular interest are files concerning civil rights, 1957 to 1960, chiefly about attempts to impede the passage of a civil rights bill and hearings, 1957, held by the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights. Among those appearing before the Subcommittee and /or corresponding with Johnston on this were Edgar Brown, Jimmy Byrnes, Governor Fritz Hollings, and I. DeQuincey Newman. One file relates to concerns over the testimony of journalist John H. McCray, a founder of the Progressive Democratic Party.
- 1914 - 2004
- Majority of material found within 1914 - 1965
Library use only
From the Collection: 182 Linear Feet
- From the Collection: Johnston, Olin D. (Olin Dewitt), 1896-1965 (Person)
- From the Collection: Hall, Wilton E. (Wilton Earle), 1901-1980 (Person)
- From the Collection: Johnston, Gladys Atkinson (Gladys Elizabeth Atkinson), 1901-1976 (Person)
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