W. Marvin Dulaney research files on four African American cemeteries
Records of the research required to determine whether or not a new library planned for the College of Charleston would cover any portion of the burial grounds of four African-American cemeteries: the Brown Fellowship Society (founded 1790 and renamed the Century Fellowship Society in 1903), the Free Dark Men of Color, Plymouth Congregational Church, and the MacPhelah Cemetery. The site had formerly been utilized by Bishop England High School, which was built in 1921 and which expanded in 1949, 1957, and 1965. Archaeological work was commissioned in order to ascertain that the Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library would not disturb any remaining graves. The files include information about the organizations which created the cemeteries; copies of deeds; correspondence between Dr. Dulaney, President Alex Sanders, Dr. Edmund L. Drago, Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Dr. David Cohen, and others; newspaper articles by Alphonso Brown and others about the organizations and cemeteries, maps of the site (within the block bounded by Calhoun, Bull, Coming, and Pitt streets), and plans for a memorial to mark the site.
- Dulaney, W. Marvin, 1950- (Person)
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Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney was a professor of history at the College of Charleston and was the Executive Director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture.
0.3 linear feet (1 slim document box)
- African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History
- Bishop England High School (Charleston, S.C.)
- Brown Fellowship Society Cemetery (Charleston, S.C.)
- Brown, Alphonso -- Correspondence
- Cemeteries -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- Century Fellowship Society Cemetery (Charleston, S.C.)
- Cohen, David Joseph -- Correspondence
- Drago, Edmund L. -- Correspondence
- Free Dark Men of Color Cemetery (Charleston, S.C.)
- MacPhelah Cemetery (Charleston, S.C.)
- Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
- Plymouth Congregational Church Cemetery (Charleston, S.C.)
- Powers, Bernard E., Jr. -- Correspondence
- Sanders, Alex -- Correspondence
- clippings (information artifacts)
- Inventory of the W. Marvin Dulaney Research Files on Four African American Cemeteries, 1999-2001
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