American Politickers

South Carolina Political Collections, housed at the University of South Carolina’s Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, is home to the papers of 11 governors and more than 25 members of Congress, plus those of notable judges, civil rights activists, state legislators and the League of Women Voters. But the collection’s vast holdings aren’t limited to white papers, correspondence and speeches. They also contain plenty of fun political ephemera representing both sides of the aisle.

A photo essay in the October issue of USC Times, the university’s monthly magazine for faculty and staff, features a few choice items from the collection as well as commentary from Herb Hartsook, SCPC’s longtime director. In honor of election season, USC Times and @UofSCToday voted to share this small sample.

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