Skip to main content Emanuel A.M.E. Church Documents, 1996-2016, and undated


Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

Contains weekly and event programs, correspondence, and booklets from various Baptist churches, and other denominational churches in South Carolina and other states. Also includes documents regarding the tragedy (referred to as "The Mother Emanuel 9") which took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on 17 June 2015.


  • Creation: 1996-2016, and undated


Access Restrictions

No restrictions


From the Collection: 80.02 linear feet (approximately 182 archival boxes; 3 oversize boxes) : includes photographs and audio visual recordings

Language of Materials



Fondly referred as "Mother Emanuel," this historic church has one of the oldest African American congregations in the United States. Orignally known as the African Church, this insitution was organized circa 1783 by free Blacks and the enslaved.

Repository Details

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

125 Bull Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States