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Topical Files


Topical files (4.5 ft.) pertain to issues such as segregation, women serving on juries, the Hoover Commission on which Hollings served, the Sea-Space Symposium, and Snee Farm, a golf resort and development that Hollings held shares in; document boards on which Hollings served such as the Board of Visitors for the Air Force Academy and Boy Scouts of America; and highlight fun endeavors of the Senator, such as his role in the 1996 Al Pacino movie, City Hall (in which Hollings played a prominent Democratic Senator) and his love of tennis. Files on the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston follow the groundbreaking and dedication of the Center, development efforts, and the work of the Board of Directors. Five folders document Hollings' relationship to the Kennedy family, particularly in the wake of John F. Kennedy's assassination and in Hollings' efforts as State Chairman of the JFK Memorial Library Committee to raise funds throughout the state for the Kennedy Presidential Library.

The Lutheran Church in America (LCA) files pertain to Hollings' service on the Executive Council from mid-1962 through early 1966. Hollings served on the Council's Committee on Legal Matters. Documents relate to the business of the executive council and include correspondence between Hollings and other Lutheran church leaders on general church affairs and press releases from the national church. Other papers relate to the South Carolina Synod and include a controversial protest from the Synod to the LCA Executive Council concerning "political" pronouncement of the National Council of Churches, to which the LCA belonged.

Three folders of financial records include a general file and documents related to property and memberships. Eight folders hold birthday greetings sent to the Senator in 1970, 1984, and several later years. One foot of material (one carton) is Christmas cards and letters received and information on gifts received. Six folders hold letters from admirers (and a few detractors) upon announcement of Hollings' retirement from the U.S. Senate.


  • 1935-2004


From the Collection: 800 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