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Biographical Information

 File — Box: 1
From the Collection: The collection consists of 1 linear foot of material and one oversized folder, c. 1900 to 2015. The bulk of the collection consists of speeches and clippings, 1928-1932 and 1942-1947. The collection is arranged in five series: General, Speeches, Photos, Clippings, and Vertical File Materials. The papers chiefly relate to his service in Congress and contain little personal correspondence or information.

General papers, 1906-1961 [bulk dates 1910 to 1932] consist chiefly of constituent letters on subjects including the cancellation of European debts and the Home Loan Bank Bill and copies of legislation introduced by Hare. Also present here is Hare’s master’s thesis, “Reconstruction and Its Industrial Effects,” written at George Washington University. Undated items appear to be press releases or typed copies of newspaper articles.

Speeches, c.1900 to 1950 [bulk dates 1942 to 1947], include those Hare delivered on the floor of the House of Representatives and to groups around South Carolina and the South. Some speeches include Hare’s handwritten editing and some are incomplete. The speeches reflect Hare’s interest in topics including military highways, labor, poll taxes, postal affairs, and states’ rights. Speeches are arranged by date.

Photographs depict Hare at various stages of his career and include several pictures of Hare in the Philippines, 1932, his acceptance of an honorary degree from Newberry College, 1945, and some family photographs. Most photographs are copies as the originals were found in poor physical condition.

Clippings, 1906 to 1953 [bulk dates 1925 to 1932], consist of photocopies made from Hare’s scrapbooks. General clippings include stories relating to Hare’s career, campaigns and sponsored legislation. Most are from South Carolina newspapers and include information on Hare opponents James Patterson, John Taylor, and William Jennings Bryan Dorn. Hare’s 1932 trip to the Philippines is well documented by articles from Filipino and American newspapers. Present are copies of editorials authored by Hare for Philippine newspapers. A Family folder contains several clippings relating to Hare’s sons, James Butler and Robert Hayne Hare.

Vertical File Materials contain information gathered by SCPC relating to Hare and may duplicate information already present in the collection.

The oversized folder contains four pieces of promotional literature for Hare’s campaigns of 1930, 1940, 1944 and 1946. Each is a compilation of newspaper articles and editorials documenting Hare’s achievements.


  • c. 1900 - 2015
  • Majority of material found in c. 1928 - 1932 and 1942 - 1947


Library Use Only


From the Collection: 1 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