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James Logan scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1010

Collection Overview

This collection includes newspaper clippings, programs, photographs and correspondence that originally comprised two scrapbooks (now disbound) created by James Raymond Logan. The materials document the personal and professional life of Logan as well as achievements of African Americans, racial issues, politics, music, and the church, particularly in the Charleston area of South Carolina.

The collection contains numerous newspaper clippings regarding life at the Charleston Navy Shipyard. Other newspaper clippings include information regarding events taking place in the city of Charleston and in other cities in South Carolina. In addition, there are newspaper clippings about events, especially political, impacting on life in South Carolina, other southern states, and the nation.

The collection also contain programs, largely musical in nature; correspondence such as invitations, letters of appreciation, and notices of meetings; articles revealing the achievements of African Americans in professions, especially in sports, music, and the field of invention; articles on the plight of the African Americans, on religion and the church, and on Logan as a participant in clubs and lodges.

Also included are speeches made by Logan at social events as well as his colleagues. Papers about science and life, Thomas Edison, Theodore Roosevelt, and Rockefeller's life are included in the scrapbooks as well.

Dates

  • 1896-1961

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical Note

James Raymond Logan was born on Coming Street in Charleston, South Carolina on March 2, 1874. Logan came from a family of musicians and directed Logan's Military Band and the choirs of Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church and Zion Presbyterian Church. He married Martha Singleton Besard.

Logan began working at the Charleston Navy Shipyard in 1902 and served for more than forty years. He was the first native Charlestonian to receive a civil service appointment for work at the yard, the first African American appointee, the first messenger at the Navy yard, and the first head blueprint and Photostat operator.

James Logan died on March 16, 1958.

Extent

0.75 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

James Raymond Logan (1874-1958) was the first native Charlestonian to receive a civil service appointment for work at the Charleston Navy Yard, and was the first African American appointee. Logan also directed Logan's Military Band and the choirs of Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church and Zion Presbyterian Church.

This collection includes newspaper clippings, programs, photographs and correspondence that originally comprised two scrapbooks (now disbound) created by James Raymond Logan. The materials document the personal and professional life of Logan as well as achievements of African Americans, racial issues, politics, music, and the church, particularly in the Charleston area of South Carolina. The collection contains numerous newspaper clippings regarding life at the Charleston Navy Shipyard. Other newspaper clippings include information regarding events taking place in the city of Charleston and in other cities in South Carolina. In addition, there are newspaper clippings about events, especially political, impacting on life in South Carolina, other southern states, and the nation. The collection also contain programs, largely musical in nature; correspondence such as invitations, letters of appreciation, and notices of meetings; articles revealing the achievements of African Americans in professions, especially in sports, music, and the field of invention; articles on the plight of the African Americans, on religion and the church, and on Logan as a participant in clubs and lodges. Also included are speeches made by Logan at social events as well as those delivered by his colleagues.

Collection Arrangement

1. Personal and Family Documents, 1899-1958

2. Correspondence, 1896-1955

3. Affiliations and Organizations, 1900-1937

4. Education and Schools, 1889-1937

5. Church and Religion, 1910-1937

6. Music, 1897-1938

7. Speeches and Writings, 1906-1937

8. Miscellaneous Material, 1914-1951

9. Photographs, 1910-1944

10. Clippings and Articles, circa 1900s-1961

General Physical Description note

(2 archival boxes)

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Wright, 2006

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, September 2010

Edited by Melissa Bronheim, September 2010, and Amanda Ross, February 2011

Funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation supported the processing of this collection.

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

Title
Inventory of the James Logan Scrapbooks1896 - 1961 AMN 1010
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Deborah Wright; machine-readable finding aid created by: Melissa Bronheim
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and 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