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“H” is for Holman, Clarence Hugh

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  “H” is for Holman, Clarence Hugh [1914-1981]. Educator, author. After graduating from Presbyterian College in 1936, he remained at the school in a variety of positions. In 1949 after earning his doctorate in English at UNC-Chapel Hill, he was invited to remain as a member of the English Department. His ascension through the ranks and to the highest positions in the university was meteoric. He served as chair of the English Department, dean of the Graduate School, and Provost of the university. Internationally renowned, Holman embraced his southern roots and gave a major part of his scholarly effort to southern writing. He wrote, co-wrote, or edited twenty-six works of non-fiction. Clarence Hugh Holman was instrumental in bringing fellow South Carolinian Louis D. Rubin, Jr. to Chapel Hill in 1969 and together they transformed the study of Southern letters.

Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.