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Charleston Chamber of Commerce records

Identifier: Mss 0034-010

Collection Overview

Records (1823-1923) include rules, awards, proposed constitution and by-laws, an annual report, and membership lists. A typescript copy of “Rules Charleston Chamber of Commerce Adopted to March 1858,” transcribed from the original by Agnes P. Lyons as part of a 1935-1936 W.P.A. project, contains a list of names of individual members whose signatures are on the document. A typescript copy of “Awards” transcribed by Mabel Whiting and Julia W. Reynolds during a 1935-1936 W.P.A. project contains records and an index to the names of individuals and companies involved in arbitration decisions made by the Chamber of Commerce from 1876-1882. A broadside contains the “proposed” (in pencil) constitution and by-laws of “The Charleston Advertising Club.” A printed copy of the annual report of the Chamber of Commerce (1921) records the activities of the Chamber and its committees. Records contain several membership lists. A clipping (1918) contains a list of members arranged alphabetically by type of business. A printed roster (1923) contains names of members arranged alphabetically with handwritten annotations noting the addresses of many of the members. A printed roll (n.d.) also contains the names of members arranged by type of business.


  • Creation: 1823-1936


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Historical Note

Established as the Charles Town Chamber of Commerce, the organization reorganized about 1784 as the Charleston Chamber of Commerce.


3 folders (9 items)

Location of Originals

"Rules Charleston Chamber of Commerce Adopted to March 1858" and "Award Book Court of Chamber of Commerve of City of Charleston (April 1876-February 1882)" transcribed from originals held by the South Carolina Historical Society.

Inventory of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce Records, 1823-1936
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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