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John West, In His Own Words
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    • "A Lasting Friendship Despite a Clash of Cultures"

    • "A Lasting Friendship Despite a Clash of Cultures"

    • 1995-02

    • In an article written for the fiftieth anniversary of the historic meeting of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Saudi King Abdul Aziz (Ibn Saud), West recounts the background of their visit and the resultant "strong, mutually beneficial,...

    • Public Relations
    • "Acceptance of Management Review Study"

    • "Acceptance of Management Review Study"

    • 1972-01-28

    • In three different sets of draft remarks, West comments on the report of the Governor's Management Review Commission, a group of state agency directors and private business executives tapped to review and make recommendations on the operations and...

    • Speeches
    • "Don't Forget to Pack the Grits!"

    • "Don't Forget to Pack the Grits!"

    • circa 1981

    • Shortly after returning from Saudi Arabia, West contemplated the idea of writing a memoir of his time there. He began drafting an outline under the proposed title, "Don't Forget to Pack the Grits!" However, as he wrote later, "I recognized early...

    • Memoirs
    • "I Need A Doctor"

    • "I Need A Doctor"

    • 1968-06-06

    • At a commencement address for the Medical College of South Carolina, West cites some unfortunate health care statistics, and challenges the graduates to "dedicate themselves to proving that the American free enterprise system will work for both...

    • Speeches
    • "Leadership"

    • "Leadership"

    • 1969-03-31

    • West addresses an audience of students, probably the University of South Carolina's Omicron Delta Kappa honors society, on "Leadership," noting that "The dreams that men have dreamed for centuries are being realized...You--the leaders of...

    • Speeches
    • "Policy-Making in Foreign Policy (an insider's interpretation)"

    • "Policy-Making in Foreign Policy (an insider's interpretation)"

    • 2001-09-12

    • For a guest lecture at a University of South Carolina Government and International Studies class, West adds to his prepared notes to incorporate discussion of the previous day's terrorist attacks. West had been appointed a Distinguished Professor...

    • Speeches; Academic
    • "The Trial Lawyer as Scapegoat"

    • "The Trial Lawyer as Scapegoat"

    • 1976-01-29

    • West addresses the Association of Trial Lawyers of America "as a colleague who is very glad to be back in the field, and secondly as a liberated ex-governor who has a few observations to share with you...[on] two subjects of great social...

    • Speeches
    • Campaign speech, Lieutenant Governor's race

    • Campaign speech, Lieutenant Governor's race

    • 1966-05-23

    • In a speech on the campaign trail, West talks about his vision for South Carolina and, rather than "mending fences," his desire to build new programs "which will solve tomorrow's problems before they arise."

    • Speeches
    • Diary entries circa November 11, 1973, and photograph

    • Diary entries circa November 11, 1973, and photograph

    • circa 1973-11-11

    • In a departure from his usual practice of dictating his diary into a recorder, West wrote by hand some notes and impressions relating to his travel in India with a large delegation from South Carolina. A photograph depicts Governor and Mrs. West...

    • Diary; Photographs
    • Diary entries for February 3-5, 1972

    • Diary entries for February 3-5, 1972

    • 1972-02-03; 1972-02-04; 1972-02-05

    • In typical diary entries from his term as governor, West describes events and meetings he attended, a speech he gave, and time with his family. His activities during this period included those related to his recommendation to establish a second...

    • Diary
    • Diary entries for October 30-November 5, 1980

    • Diary entries for October 30-November 5, 1980

    • 1980-10-30 to 1980-11-05

    • West and his wife Lois return to South Carolina to vote in the 1980 election, traveling by way of Hong Kong. West describes their adventures in Hong Kong and the disappointing outcome of the election.

    • Diary
    • Diary entries for October 5-6, 1971

    • Diary entries for October 5-6, 1971

    • 1971-10-05; 1971-10-06

    • In his diary, West describes a visit to Jerusalem, Jericho, Bethlehem, and other Holy Land sites: "I have never had an experience more moving or more interesting than trying to retrace some of the steps of the Bible." West's trip also included...

    • Diary

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