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(Reckonin’) – It was originally said that the state heritage preservation act did notapply to the Calhoun monument because it was designed to protect only soldiers’ monuments. A new suit has been launched against the vandals ofthe Columbia city government to include Calhoun in the protected persons.
Clyde Wilson, along with others submitted a sworn statement to support the suit:
COMES NOW, Clyde Wilson, first duly sworn, who deposes and states as follows:
I was awarded the Ph.D by the University of North Carolina in 1971. I was a member of the faculty of the History Department of the University of South Carolina-Columba for 34 years, retiring as Distinguished Professor. Among other activities I was the primary editor of The Papers of John C. Calhoun, a documentary editing and publication project which ran from the 1950s to 2005, when I published the 28th and final volume. These 28 volumes included the letters, speeches, and writings of Calhoun as completely as possible.
In the 1950s the National Historical Publications and Records Commission recommended documentary publication projects for select early American leaders—Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Jackson, Clay, Webster, and John C. Calhoun. The University of South Carolina undertook the project for Calhoun and continued to support…