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Ernest F. Hollings Papers

Identifier: SCU-SCPC-EFH

The Hollings Papers document Hollings’ term as Governor of South Carolina (alongside limited material from his term as Lt. Governor), his 38 years in the U.S. Senate, and his campaigns for office, and includes extensive audiovisual records, speeches, press material, and clippings. See each series for more specific descriptions. Series List: Gubernatorial Papers; Personal Papers; Campaign Files; Audiovisual (including photographs); Speeches; Clippings; Senate Papers: General and Administrative (Office) Records; Legislative Files and Constituent Correspondence: 1966-1976, 1977-1986, 1987-1996, 1997-2004 and “Hollings’ Files"; Legislative Files and Constituent Correspondence, 1966-2004; Press and Media; Travel Files; Voting Record


  • 1943-2009



800 Linear Feet


Hollings served in WWII, represented Charleston in the S.C. House, 1949-1954, and served as Lt. Governor and Governor, 1955-1963, and U.S. Senator, 1966-2005. In the House, he supported anti-lynching legislation, a sales tax for education, an increase in teacher salaries, and unemployment compensation reform. He went after industrial interests as Lt. Governor and built on this success as Governor. He worked to improve the state's educational system at all levels, develop industry, and balance the budget, helping South Carolina earn the AAA credit rating. As Senator, he cultivated a lasting interest and devotion to issues including campaign financing, international trade, public education, space exploration, telecommunications, transportation security, hunger and poverty, oceans and the environment, and the federal budget.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings


Copyright of the Ernest F. Hollings Papers has been transferred to the University of South Carolina

Processing Information

Processed by Lori Schwartz, Deanna Moore, Dorothy Hazelrigg, and Herbert Hartsook, 1994-2009; by students Chuck Barber, Mandy Bayer, Robert Busko, Kristi Castro, Andrew Daniels, Debbie Davendonis, Luther Faggart, Kelly Gilbert, Matthew Hebert, Areli Herring, Brittany Holman, Virengia Houston, Allison Hughes, Bruce Langley, Amy Lundell, Josh Mabe, Julie Milo, Tom Morgan, Emily Neuhausen, Mai Nguyen, Stephanie Stewart, Alexis Thompson, Phillip Warf, and Jesse Wheeler

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

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