Memory Hold The Door
About Memory Hold The Door
The purpose of these memorials is to preserve for the inspiration of future generations the spirit and the high ethical and professional standards of past leaders of the legal profession — by acclaiming and extolling their virtues.
To this end, in 1958, the South Carolina Bar Association and the Law School Faculty established the memorial repository "Memory Hold The Door." The University of South Carolina provided a memorial book of finest quality and its handsome glass-topped mahogany repository. The transcript of the December 10, 1960, special meeting of the S.C. Bar can be found here.
Memorial sketches of those selected to be memorialized are elegantly inscribed in the book. The custodian turns one page each day; thus each sketch is displayed in rotation.
THE ENDOWMENT FUND
For each person memorialized, an endowment is contributed. Such gifts may be made by one person, by several together, or by any other group. The Honor Roll of memorials already so created is set out in the Roll of Inductees (available both in alphabetical order and in chronological order).
The purpose of the endowment is to promote, through the School of Law, the welfare of the legal profession — by using the income for lectures, for research, for development of the School of Law faculty, and in other ways.
Memorial gifts serve the double purpose of promoting the endowment aims and perpetuating the ideals of those thus remembered.
The South Carolina Bar's Special Endowment Committee has charge of these memorial gifts, and each year it issues invitations to families of those persons it selects as worthy of inclusion in "Memory Hold The Door."
The lawyers remembered in "Memory Hold The Door," therefore, represent a true Honor Roll of the legal profession, selected by their fellow lawyers as best exemplifying the qualities of integrity, professionalism and skill required of the Bench and Bar.
Memory Hold the Door Committee, 2007-2008
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