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Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture

 Organization

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

"Charleston Workshop" Seeking and Identifying Black Historical Treasures, 4-5 February 1983

 File — Box: 146, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Holds the sub-series: Board of Directors Administrative Documents and Committees; Correspondence and Newsletters; Grant Proposals; Workshops and Event Programs; Avery Institute Alumni; and Various Research Documents. Also view the Charleston Chapter of the Links, "Woman of the Year," Oversize Box #160, for additional materials not included in this subseries.

Dates: 4-5 February 1983

Constitution and By-Laws, 1981-2007, and undated

 File — Box: 144, Folder: 2
Scope and Contents

Includes various revisions and memorandums pertaining to the Constitution/By-Laws Committee. Also contains "A Proposal for the Avery Museum and Research Center," and "Memorandum of Understanding Between the Avery Research Center and the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture."

Dates: 1981-2007, and undated

Graves family papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1081
Abstract The Graves family of Charleston, South Carolina, was an African American family consisting largely of educators and Avery Institute graduates. James R. B. Graves, Jr. (1883-1969), a Pullman porter and union member of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, married Rose Laura Winds (1890-1978) in 1915. Together, they raised five children: J. Michael, Pauline, Annette, Robert, and Eugene. J. Michael Graves (1915-1996), a Class of 1932 graduate of the Avery Institute, was an educator and...
Dates: 1884-2004

Anna D. Kelly papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1083
Abstract Anna D. Kelly (1913-2007) is known for her efforts to connect Lowcountry African Americans with the Highlander Folk School, most notably recruiting Septima Clark. A graduate of the Avery Normal Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, Kelly was a charter member of the Avery Institute of African American History and Culture. She then played a crucial role in establishment of the Avery Research Center.The collection includes personal papers and photographs related to Anna D. Kelly...
Dates: 1930s-1999

Typescript: "Two-Hundred and Fifty Years of Afro-American Business in Charleston, South Carolina", bulk: undated

 File — Box: 146, Folder: 11
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Contains documents collected in prepartation for the establishment of the Avery Research Center; a archive, small museum, and cultural center for public programming.

Dates: Majority of material found in undated

Lucille Simmons Whipper papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1146
Abstract Lucille Simmons Whipper (1928-2021), an educator, guidance counselor, academic administrator, community, and religious leader and the first African-American woman to serve as an State of South Carolina House of Representatives in Charleston's District 109 (1986-1996). She exercised her activism with her graduating class at Avery Institute in their attempts to desegregate the College of Charleston in 1944. Decades later, Whipper was instrumental in working with the State of South Carolina and...
Dates: 1900-2016, undated