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African American Firemen in Charleston collection

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 9010v

Collection Overview

The collection includes photocopied photographs of uniformed firemen and clippings from News and Courier about black fire fighters in the Charleston Fire Department. In a 1956 article, the News and Courier reported that black firemen received the same privileges in pay, sick leave, and other benefits as did white firemen; however, fire stations remained segregated.

Collection Arrangement 1. Photographs and Clippings, circa 1910s-1984

Dates

  • approximately 1910s-1984

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Historical Note

African American firemen have served in the Charleston Fire Department since 1882.

Extent

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

African American firemen have served in the Charleston Fire Department since 1882.

The collection includes photocopied photographs of uniformed firemen and clippings from News and Courier about black fire fighters in the Charleston Fire Department. In a 1956 article, the News and Courier reported that black firemen received the same privileges in pay, sick leave, and other benefits as did white firemen; however, fire stations remained segregated.

Collection Arrangement

1. Photographs and Clippings, circa 1910s-1984

Processing Information

Processed by Sheila E. Harrell-Roye and Amanda Ross, March 2010

Encoded by Amanda Ross, March 2010

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the African American Firemen in Charleston Collection, circa 1910s - 1984
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Sheila E. Harrell-Roye and Amanda Ross; machine-readable finding aid created by: Amanda Ross
Date
© 2010
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
125 Bull Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States
843-953-7608