This series consists of correspondence, reports, and other administrative material on subjects of major importance throughout Governor Maybank's term of office, including the governor's 1941 mail log, speeches, and farewell address. Information is included on African American affairs; air raid shelters; the 1940 registration of aliens; birth control; cotton farmers; requests for seats at the executions of those involved in the murder of Capt. Sanders, the captain of the prison guard killed in the Penitentiary riot of 1937; gas rationing; the governor's hour radio program; Ku Klux Klan violence; lawlessness; lynchings; military transfers; new industries; the port of Charleston; requests for a battleship South Carolina; special federal Senate seat elections; the Southern Governors' Conference; and teacher salaries.
This series consists of speeches, speech materials, radio scripts, press releases, point papers, and meeting agendas concerning soil and water conservation in South Carolina, other southern states, and the nation. Speeches and other materials were prepared by members of the State Soil Conservation Committee, federal agricultural officials, and private citizens interested in soil and water conservation. Materials concern topics such as topsoil, water rights, grassland farming, irrigation, the soil stewardship program, financing for District programs, watersheds, and the importance of soil conservation districts in the state's future development. Also included is an address by U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond at a Lions Club Appreciation Night in Laurens, April 1958. The series covers the years 1937, 1950-1959, 1964, and 1966.
This series contains correspondence, memoranda, and photographs relating to speeches given by Governor Richards. Almost all the material in this file deals with the governor's 1929 Chicago radio address on South Carolina resources.
This series was created as part of a filing system introduced into the governor's office in 1917 and was designed to hold recurrent records which did not accumulate as rapidly as those filed as separate series. The series contains the election proclamations issued by authority of S.C. Statute 1914(29)592; holiday proclamations; recommendations; requests for interviews; resignations; reports; invitations; correspondence with governors and agencies of other states and with the South Carolina Congressional Delegation; miscellaneous applications and appointments, and miscellaneous audits of state agencies. Included are files on various associations, conferences, congresses, and events/festivals, such as the National and the Southern Governors' Conference, the sesquicentennial of the United States Constitution and the city of Columbia, the centennial of the Town of Mount Pleasant, President Roosevelt's 1937 visit to Columbia, and the Young Democrats of America. Also contained are records pertaining to the 1936 presidential campaign; President Roosevelt's 1937 inauguration; the Democratic Party; proposed memorials to Francis W. Pickens, Benjamin R. Tillman, and Woodrow Wilson; agriculture, Catawba Indians; farmers (including African American farmers); labor and unrest; lotteries and gambling; the penitentiary riot of 1937 which resulted in the death of J. Olin Sanders, the captain of the prison guard; roads and highways; rural electrification; Spanish-American War veterans; taxation; and tourism. Other subjects include old-age benefits, schools and colleges, clemency, education, farm tenancy, immigration, freight rates, radio stations, and southern Democratic women. Correspondents include Helen Keller.
This series documents publicity for the committee from 1976 through 1978. Information includes press releases, biographies, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, bulletins, broadcast scripts, photographs, visual documentation, and other related items.