South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 71 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract A Columbia civil rights activist, Simkins served as the South Carolina State Secretary for the NAACP, 1941-1957. She also had leadership roles in the renovation of Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital and the Richland County Citizens Committee. Simkins was a founder, in 1921, of the Victory Savings Bank of Columbia. Now called South Carolina Community Bank, it survives as one of the oldest African-American owned banks in the country. As a voice of African-American leadership in the South, Simkins...
Dates: 1909 - 1992
Abstract Olin D. Johnston served South Carolina as a U. S. Senator from 1945 until his death in 1965. At that time he was ninth in seniority in the Senate, and renowned as a champion of the common man. Prior to his election to the Senate, Johnston served two terms as Governor, 1935-1939 and 1943-1945, and in the state House of Representatives, 1923-1924 (Anderson County), 1927-1930 (Spartanburg County). Through his long career in public service, Johnston was the friend and advocate of the farmer and...
Dates: 1914 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1965
Abstract P. Bradley Morrah, Jr., represented Greenville County in the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1940 and 1947 to 1948, and served in the state Senate from 1953 to 1966. During these years, Morrah and several senators, including John West, Earle Morris, and Marshall Parker, banded together to pursue their legislative goals in an informal group they called "the left field boys." The group challenged the old line establishment represented by Edgar Brown and Marion Gressette.
Dates: 1931 - 1990
Scope and Contents 36.25 linear feet comprising the papers of Palmetto Alliance, Inc., of Columbia, are arranged in six series: Administrative Files, Nuclear Power Project Files, Consumer Advocacy Project Files, Topical Files, Related Environmental/Consumer Advocacy Organization Files, and Newsclipping Files. Administrative Files consist of correspondence, minutes, appointment books, membership mailing lists, financial records, and promotional literature directly concerned with the organizational structure of...
Dates: 1969 - 1987
Abstract Philip Gibbs Grose, Jr., was a journalist, government administrator, speechwriter, public affairs aficionado, and author. Grose devoted his life to writing about and serving the government of South Carolina. Throughout his life, Grose’s words and actions documented South Carolina’s move to become a modern state, but his name and words were hidden behind the guise of a political journalist and government bureaucrat until late in his life when he became a published author. His papers span his...
Dates: 1966 - 2011
Abstract Rembert Dennis was one of the most influential legislators of his time. His career spanned almost fifty years in the South Carolina House of Representatives (Berkeley County), 1939-1942, and the South Carolina Senate, 1943-1988.
Dates: 1938 - 1992
Abstract The papers of the Republican Party of South Carolina document the Party's activities at the local, state, and national levels. Headquartered in Columbia, the Party's primary purposes are to promote the Party's interests throughout the state, provide campaign assistance to Republican candidates for state and national office, and liaison with the national and local Republican parties.
Scope and Contents The collection series include Public, Personal, Speeches and Media, Audiovisual, and Clippings. Public papers include those from Riley’s service as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (1963 to 1967) and the South Carolina Senate (1967 to 1977), as Governor (1979 to 1987), and as Secretary of Education (1993 to 2001). Riley’s House papers include documentation of Greenville County issues, as well as a quantity of material on the Reapportionment...
Dates: c. 1898 - 2018
Abstract Richter H. Moore, Jr., an active member of the Democratic Party, belonged to the States Rights Democrats Club and the Young Democratic Club as a student at the University of South Carolina in the late 1940s. He served on the Washington County (TN) Democratic Executive Committee, 1958 to 1972, and was a delegate to numerous state conventions and three national conventions. Moore enjoyed a long and distinguished career as an educator, teaching at East Tennessee State and Appalachian State for...
Dates: 1928, 1937-2003
Collection Description The Ashmore collection consists of 3.75 ft. of material, chiefly correspondence, speeches, and clippings of United States Congressman Robert T. Ashmore (1904-1989). Ashmore represented South Carolina’s 4th District in the United States House of Representatives between 1953 and 1969. Also included are records of his campaigns for office, 1935-1970, and work with the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments, 1970-1985.General correspondence includes both personal and public...