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Mary Miller collection

Identifier: AMN 1169

Scope and Contents

This collection was created and donated by Mary S. Miller and features records which she collected during her tenure on the Avery Institute for African American History and Culture administrative board. Although she held leadership roles on the AIAAHC board, much of this collection pertains to Miller's personal historical interests regarding Charleston and the Lowcountry.


  • Creation: 1879-2011
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2000 - 2011


Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical Note

Mary S. Miller (1943-2018) was a public librarian in Charleston and a board member of the Avery Institute of African American History and Culture. Hailing from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Miller worked in finance for some time before transitioning to librarianship. She obtained her Library Sciences degree from Pittsburgh University. Miller began her tenure as a Science Librarian for the Charleston County Public Library. During that time, her personal ambitions of historical research involved subjects like the Dereef Court Praise House (AMN 1128), in-which she donated her cumulative research to the Avery Research Center. Additionally, she was vitally instrumental in influencing the Andre Michaux mural project for the Charleston airport, and also documented for projects such as the lowcountry area midwives and 19th century women natural historians.


0.834 linear feet (2 Full Hollinger boxes )

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Collection Arrangement

This collection contains 4 series.

  1. Correspondence, 1993-2010
  2. Avery Institute of African American History and Culture Administration, 2002-2011
  3. Charleston Profiles, 1957-2011
  4. News and Sources, 1879-2010

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2012 by Mary S. Miller.

Processing Information

Processed by Veer Mehta, November 2023.

Inventory of the Mary Miller collection, 1879-2011
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Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

125 Bull Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States