PATTERSON, Elizabeth J., 1939- 2018


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

The University of South Carolina Libraries
South Carolina Political Collections
Columbia, SC
Papers: ca.1930-2010, 18 feet.
The collection documents Patterson’s service in the South Carolina Senate (Spartanburg County area), 1979-1986, and the U.S. House of Representatives, Fourth District, 1987-1993. Eighteen feet of material, chiefly 1979 to 1992, provides valuable information about Patterson’s public service in South Carolina and Washington, D.C. Public papers primarily document Patterson’s service in the General Assembly and Congress. Personal papers, which make up the bulk of the collection, include material on her campaigns for office, family, civic involvement, and education.


Oral History: July 13, 1995, 28-page transcript.
Patterson sat for an interview on July 13, 1995, and discussed her father’s career and her early life in Washington, D.C.