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1. Professional Papers, 1972-2002


Collection Overview

From the Collection:

The collection, following the original order of the donor, contains materials grouped by subject, consisting almost exclusively of demographics, statistics, and data collected by John C. Ruoff in his capacity as Director of South Carolina Fair Share. The bulk is mostly data and statistics regarding legal cases for which Ruoff provided expert testimony. Legal cases include National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) versus City of Columbia (1993), NAACP versus Richland County, Williams versus Baldwin County Commission, Able versus Wilkins, Smith versus Beasley, NAACP versus Kershaw County, and NAACP versus Spartanburg County Board of Education mostly regarding voting rights, local and state cases concerning reapportionment and redistricting, school desegregation, deregulation and restructuring of the electric industry and bus routes involving the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company, auto insurance reforms, and various other economic and social reforms such as crack-addicted babies, teen pregnancy, statutory and marital rape, and other issues.


  • Creation: 1972-2002


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Material is in English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.


From the Collection: 37.25 linear feet (24 record cartons, 3 archival boxes, 2 oversize boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

125 Bull Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States