Collection Description Audio and video recordings consist of over 700 video recordings and 800 audio recordings in multiple formats, arranged chronologically within format. Featured prominently across the formats are Hollings campaign ads, senatorial debates, and related campaign interviews and events, most notably footage and commentary from his campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. President in 1983-1984. Hollings made numerous media appearances to discuss legislative and campaign issues from 1959 to 2004 as South Carolina Governor and U.S. Senator, including repeated appearances on cable and network news programs and South Carolina ETV radio and television programs. In addition, on the Senate floor and at press conferences, Hollings vocalized his stance on the Panama Canal Treaty, the Watergate hearings and the Nixon Presidency, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the budget, the 1986 Challenger explosion, naval base closures, on-line privacy, the Textile Industry, the 1991 Gulf War, and other key legislative issues.
Of special interest are several dozen early audio news conferences (in cassette and reel form) from the late 1950s and early 1960s in which a young Governor Hollings addresses the South Carolina public on critical matters affecting the state like integration and voting discrimination. A collection of VHS cassettes ending in 2004 highlight moments from Hollings' industrious and expansive career as a legislator, including a candid interview with Mike Wallace on CBS's 60 Minutes.
Video Recordings are located in Boxes 705 - 744 Audio recordings are located in Boxes 745 - 757
From the Collection: 800 Linear Feet
- From the Collection: Hollings, Ernest F. (Ernest Frederick), 1922-2019 (Person)
- From the Collection: Hollings, Rita L. (Rita Liddy "Peatsy") (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