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Owl's Whist Club


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Helen Evangeline Banks Harrison papers

Identifier: AMN 1032
Abstract Helen Evangeline Banks Harrison was born in Hampton, Virginia in 1898, to Issiah and Anna DeCosta Banks. Often called Evangeline, or Vangi, she attended city schools in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as Avery Normal Institute, and Howard University. In 1922 she married Armistead B. Harrison and in 1935, she began working as a clerk in the out patient clinic of Charleston's segregated Hospital and Training School for Nurses. Harrison became Medical Records Librarian...
Dates: approximately 1850-1985

Owl's Whist Club records

Identifier: AMN 1091
Abstract The Owl's Whist Club was founded by sixteen African American men on February 14, 1914 in Charleston, South Carolina. The purpose of the club was to provide these men an opportunity to play cards, socialize, and discuss social issues. The Owl's Whist Club remains a social organization for professional African American men and is still active today.The collection documents the history of the Owl's Whist Club of Charleston, South Carolina, from 1924-1989. Materials include...
Dates: 1924-1989

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African American barbers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American men -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions 1
African American nurses -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American nursing schools 1
African Americans -- Societies, etc. -- History -- 20th century 1