Rita Liddy "Peatsy" Hollings
Collection Description Images consist of nine linear feet of photographs, contact sheets, slides, negatives, scrapbooks, and oversized, grouped first by format and then by topic. Photographs reflect Hollings' interest in a wide-range of issues (industry and trade, the budget, conservation, hunger) during his Senate career and his duties as Senator. A small amount of photographs reflect his time as Governor. Representing his longstanding commitment to a balanced budget, Hollings posed with Senators Phil Gramm and Warren B. Rudman, with whom he authored balanced budget legislation in 1985 (nicknamed 'Gramm-Rudman-Hollings'). One folder of photos and some slides follow Hollings on his well-known 'Hunger Tours' in 1969. Numerous photos show Hollings with a number of U.S. Presidents, from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton. Hollings' extensive travels abroad, often as part of a congressional delegation, are illustrated with 18 folders and eight scrapbooks.
The Senate Photo Negatives, 1960 to 1980 (Box 703), show Hollings at work at his desk, at Senate functions, receiving awards, and greeting and posing with visitors to his office. Of note are Hollings with J. Edgar Hoover, May 2, 1968, Hollings with two March of Dimes girls, Dec. 9, 1972 and Dec. 5, 1975, and finally, Hollings' wife, Peatsy Hollings, see Apr. 10, 1979.
Hollings' family, his Senate staff, and his constituents are also represented by numerous images. Eight folders of photographs (Box 697) show Peatsy Hollings with various dignitaries, political leaders, and, of course, Senator Hollings, along with photos of her wedding to the Senator, her interaction with constituents, and her work with various groups like the American Red Cross. At left, Peatsy works with another Red Cross volunteer, Maryon Allen, wife of Alabama Senator James Allen. For Peatsy Hollings' paper records.
Images are located in Boxes 696 - 704.
From the Collection: 800 Linear Feet
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