Blatt, Hollings, others focus of new exhibition
“Memoir and Biography: Interpreting Political Lives” will be on display July 1 - Sept. 14 at the University of South Carolina’s Thomas Cooper Library.
The exhibition will showcase books by and about individuals whose papers are held by the university’s South Carolina Political Collections (SCPC). Included is “Speaker Blatt: His Challenges Were Greater” (1978), John Cauthen’s biography of Sol Blatt, the powerful, longtime speaker of the S.C. House. Also in the exhibition are former U.S. Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings’ books: “The Case Against Hunger” (1970) and “Making Government Work” (2008). S.C. House member Harriet Keyserling’s memoir, “Against the Tide” (1998), and Mark Sanford’s memoir, “The Trust Committed To Me” (2000) are also on display, along with many others.
Established in 1991, SCPC collects, preserves and encourages research on private papers documenting South Carolinians and their government at the national and state levels in the post-World War II era.
Collections include records of South Carolina’s leaders in Congress and the General Assembly, the state’s political parties and other individuals and organizations that play substantive roles in politics and government.
For more information on “Memoir and Biography” or other SCPC exhibits, contact Herbert Hartsook at 803-777-0577, or visit the Web site: http://www.sc.edu/library/scpc/.