South Carolina Democratic Party Constitution - Accession 172 - M77 (95)
Accession 172 - M77 (95)
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The Democratic Party of South Carolina can trace its origins to the 18th century. However, the version of the party that exists today is considered to have formed after the elections of 1876, which brought an end to the Republican government during Reconstruction in the state and shifted power to the Democrats. The party maintained nearly total political control in South Carolina through World War II. In the decades that followed, conservative-leaning citizens in the state began to transfer their support to the Republican Party, which was better organized and increasingly energetic at the time. The Democrats ultimately lost political power in the state during the second half of the 20th century.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of the South Carolina Democratic Party Constitution which was adopted at the State Convention in Columbia, May 20, 1908.
The South Carolina Democratic Party Constitution was given to the Archives by Marion Allan Wright on March 22, 1978.
Democratic Party, South Carolina Politics, South Carolina Political History
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "South Carolina Democratic Party Constitution - Accession 172 - M77 (95)". Finding Aid 177.
LC Subject Headings
Democratic Party (S.C.)--Constitution; Democratic Party (S.C.)--Rules and practice; South Carolina--Politics and government