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J. Drake Edens, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCU-SCPC-JDE
Abstract

J. Drake Edens is recognized by many as the father of the modern Republican Party in South Carolina. He campaigned for Charles E. Boineau, Jr., William D. Workman, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Albert Watson, and Richard Nixon. He served as chair of the Republican Party of South Carolina, 1963-1965, and Republican National Committeeman for South Carolina, 1965-1972.

Dates: 1943 - 1982

G. Thomas Turnipseed Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCU-SCPC-GTT
Scope and Contents The collection series include Public, Personal, Clippings, Vertical File Materials, and Audiovisual totaling 8 linear feet. Public papers document Turnipseed’s term in the State Senate, 1976 to 1980. The General folder includes correspondence from constituents and from other legislators. There are extensive materials related to “The People Are Coming” rally, April 17, 1977, at the South Carolina State House. The rally took place to call for reform of the...
Dates: 1952-2020