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Campaign Files, 1972

From the Series:

Campaigns Files are 59 linear feet of material (59 cartons), organized chronologically, and include Hollings' successful 1950 re-election to a SC House seat, successful campaigns for lieutenant governor and governor in 1954 and 1958, failed 1962 bid for U.S. Senate, subsequent successful senatorial campaigns (1966, 1968, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1992, and 1998), and his 1984 run at the presidency. Also included is material from the years when Hollings was not up for re-election but was aiding in the election of fellow Democrats, particularly during presidential campaign years. This includes 1960 when Hollings supported John F. Kennedy in his presidential bid (JFK carried South Carolina) and 1972 when Hollings was chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Campaign Files do not include records from his first election bid in 1948, a successful run for a SC House Seat. Files start with his success in the 1950 re-election campaign.


  • 1972


From the Collection: 800 Linear Feet

Collection Description


In the years between campaigns, Hollings remained active in the party. In the early 1970s he served on the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). He kept records of the DSCC as well as the Democratic National Committee and South Carolina Democratic Party. Along with these, Hollings maintained files on the Republican Party and Strom Thurmond's 1972 campaign.


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