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The Candy Yaghjian Waites Collection

Waites, Candy Yaghjian (b. 1943)

Papers, 1964-2010, 9 ft.

Since 1973, Candy Waites has been a prominent figure in the Columbia community. A former president of the League of Women Voters of Columbia, Waites went on to serve on Richland County Council for twelve years. In 1988, Waites was elected State Representative for House District 75, a position she held for six years.

The Candy Waites collection consists of nine linear feet of material, 1964 to 2010, divided into five series: Public, Personal, Speeches, Clippings, and Photographs. Public papers make up the largest series of the collection with almost five feet of material. These papers reflect Waites’ legislative efforts in the General Assembly from 1988 to 1994 and her interest in ethics, environmental issues, and children’s issues. Of note are the ethics conference and committee reports with Waites’ handwritten notes. Personal papers include materials from Wheaton College, as well as recognitions from various organizations. Also present are materials from her campaigns for Richland County Council and State Representative from 1976 to 1994

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