Special Exhibit of Hollings Papers in Exhibit Hall

Don't miss this special opportunity to view pieces of American political history in the Exhibit Hall at the 2009 SC Book Festival, courtesy of South Carolina Political Collections, University of South Carolina.  The exhibit will be on display at the USC Press Booth #101.

An exhibit of Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings Papers, which are held by South Carolina Political Collections at the University of South Carolina, will feature notable documents, photos, speeches, and campaign memorabilia, including a copy of Hollings's final address as governor to the General Assembly in January 1963.  In that famous speech, Hollings implored legislators and the public to accept the court-ordered integration of the public schools and the admission of Harvey Gantt to Clemson University.  The exhibit will also feature text panels which detail Hollings's career in public office as governor of South Carolina, 1959 to 1963, and later as a U.S. Senator, 1966 to 2005.  Hollings championed a range of issues that included fair trade, campaign financing, the space program, public education, transportation safety and security, hunger and poverty, oceans and the environment and telecommunications.

South Carolina Political Collections holds more than 85 collections documenting government and politics since World War I.  The Hollings Collection contains 850 linear feet of papers, audiovisual records, and memorabilia documenting Hollings' distinguished career in public service and his political campaigns.  For more information on South Carolina Political Collections, visit: www.sc.edu/library/scpc.

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