ASSOCIATION OF CENTERS FOR THE STUDY OF CONGRESS

Association of Centers for the Study of Congress

Eleventh Annual Meeting, May 14-16, 2014

South Carolina Political Collections

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC

Schedule of Events

All sessions and meals held in the Program Room on the main floor of the Hollings Special Collections Library, unless otherwise noted. 


Wednesday, May 14th

Check-In, Lobby (Brittain Gallery), Hollings Library.................................................................12:00 p.m.

Lunch............................................................................................................................................12:30 p.m.

Welcome........................................................................................................................................1:30 p.m.

Herbert Hartsook, Director, South Carolina Political Collections, Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, University of South Carolina

Frank Mackaman, ACSC President 


Session 1:  Keynote.................................................................................................................... 2:00 p.m.

Herbert Hartsook, Director, South Carolina Political Collections, Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library, University of South Carolina

Donald L. Fowler, Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina, and Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 1995-1997


Break...............................................................................................................................................2:45 p.m.


Session 2:  Institutional Spotlight: The Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library / South Carolina Political Collections ..........................................................................................................................3:00 p.m.

Enjoy an in-depth, behind the scenes tour of this facility, which opened in 2010. 


Break...................................................................................................................................................3:45 p.m.


Session 3:  Business Meeting......................................................................................................... 4:00 p.m.

Introductions

Officer and Committee Reports

Preview Action Items

News Round-up from ACSC Members


Adjourn................................................................................................................................................5:30 p.m.


Reception and Dinner at USC's Spigner House...................................................6:00 p.m. (dinner at 6:30) 

We will enjoy a buffet meal at Spigner House (built in 1915 and recently renovated). Maps available on literature table. 


Thursday, May 15th


Executive Committee Meeting, SCPC Seminar Room....................................................................8:00 a.m.


Coffee and Danish.............................................................................................................................8:30 a.m.


Session 4: Innovative Outreach Initiatives...................................................................................9:15 a.m.

Moderator

Lori Schwartz, University of South Carolina

Panel Members

Sarah D'Antonio, University of Kansas

Debra Davendonis-Todd, Baylor University


Break.........................................................................................................................................10:00 a.m.


Session 5:  Former Members..............................................................................................10:15 a.m.

Two former Members of Congress share perspectives on changes in Congress and lessons learned from the handling of their official papers, reflecting on the importance of congressional papers to historians. 

Moderator

Richard Hunt, Center for Legislative Archives, NARA

Panel Members

Glen Browder, (b.1943) (D) Alabama, 1989-1997, Committees: Budget, National Security, Science & Technology and Transportation.

Martin Lancaster, (b. 1943) (D) North Carolina, 1987-1995, Committees: Armed Services, Small Business, Agriculture, and Merchant Marine & Fisheries


Break...................................................................................................................................11:15 a.m.


Session 6: Campaigns....................................................................................................... 11:30 a.m.

Two campaign managers speak on the records generated during a campaign. 

Moderator

Herb Hartsook, University of South Carolina

Panel Members

David Rudd, campaign manager for former U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings of South Carolina

Jamal Gunn, has worked on ten campaigns, including for 2012 congressional candidate Paul Hirschbiel


Lunch............................................................................................................................... 12:30 p.m.


Session 7: Chiefs of Staff ....................................................................................................... 1:30 p.m.

Moderator

Herb Hartsook, University of South Carolina

Panel Members

Joey Lesesne, office of former U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings of South Carolina

Craig Metz, office of the late Congressman Floyd Spence of South Carolina


Break..........................................................................................................................................2:30 p.m.


Session 8: Business Meeting....................................................................................................2:30 p.m.

Action Items


Break................................................................................................................................3:45 p.m.


Session 9: Books and Documentaries....................................................................................... 4:00 p.m.

Moderator

Kate Cruikshank, Indiana University

Speakers

Jack Roper, biographer of the late Congressman Bryan Dorn of South Carolina

Frank Mackaman, The Dirksen Congressional Center, writing a memoir with Ray LaHood about LaHood's service in Congress and President Obama's cabinet

Irene Herold, University of Hawaii, will discuss a Japanese-made "documentary" film, early 1960s, on Senator Inouye and University of Hawaii


Adjourn................................................................................................................................4:45 p.m.


Dinner................................................................................................................................6:30 p.m.

Meet new people, check out the local fare -- sign up at the snack table in the Program Room for dinner out (Dutch treat) with colleagues.



Friday, May 16th


Coffee and Danish, Graniteville Room, Thomas Cooper Library Mezzanine.....................................8:30 a.m.


Session 10: The Future of Congressional Archives, Graniteville Room.....................................9:15 a.m.

Moderator

Tammi Kim, University of Delaware

Panel Members

Jennifer Marshall, Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina

Danielle Emerling, University of Delaware

Adriane Hanson, University of Georgia

Laura Litwer, Texas A&M-Commerce


Break...................................................................................................................................10:30 a.m.


Session 11: Bridge Collections, Graniteville Room..................................................................10:45 a.m.

Many ACSC repositories have collections other than congressional holdings that are relevant to the study of Congress, including those of political parties, campaign staffers, and local and state officials. Panelists will discuss these bridge collections and their research potential.

Moderator

Debra Davendonis-Todd, W.R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University

Panel Members

Rebecca Johnson Melvin, University of Delaware

Betsy Pittman, University of Connecticut

Sheryl Vogt, University of Georgia


Lunch, Thomas Cooper Library Staff Lounge...............................................................................12:00 p.m.


CONFERENCE ENDS.....................................................................................................................1:00 p.m.

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