Newman, Isaiah DeQuincey (1911-1985)
Papers, 1929-2003, 2.5 ft.
From 1972 to 1974, Newman served as executive assistant to the Director of the S.C. Department of Social Services. From 1974 to 1981, he was Director of the Governor's Rural Regional Coordination Demonstration Project. In 1983, at age 72, he was elected to the South Carolina Senate, thus becoming the first African American to serve in that body since Reconstruction. Due to ill health, he resigned from the Senate in July of 1985.
Collection Finding Aid
The Newman papers consist of two-and-a-half feet of correspondence, speeches, sermons, photographs and other records. Topical files include material on Newman's work with the NAACP, with the Methodist Church, and in rural development. The collection has been digitized in its entirety and may be viewed online at the above link.