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Julia Williams Glover papers

Identifier: AMN 1109

Collection Overview

This collection documents Julia Williams Glovers' professional nursing career from the 1920s to 1990s.


  • Creation: 1927-1998
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950-1998


Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

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Biographical Note

Julia Williams Glover was born on January 24, 1908 in Charleston, South Carolina, the daughter of Alexander and Sarah Frazier Williams Cummings.

After graduating from Burke Industrial High School, Glover attended the McClennan Hospital and Training School for Nurses. She became a certified registered nurse and the first African American RN hired by Roper Hospital. During her nursing career, Glover studied surgical and obstetic nuring at Harlem Hospital, New York City, from 1929-1931, the Medical College of Charleston and worked as a private duty nurse. Glover retired from the Charleston County School District after twenty years of service as a School Nurse.

She married Leroy Glover in 1939, and adopted her daughter, Henrietta Glover Bradley. An active member of the New Tabernacle Fourth Baptist Church, Glover was the director of the Junior Missionary Board.

Glover passed away on September 27, 2000 in North Charleston, South Carolina.

SOURCES: (1) "Home-Going Services for the later Mrs. Julia Williams Glover" funeral program.


0.5 linear feet

Language of Materials



Julia Williams Glover (1908-2000) an African American certifed nurse in South Carolina. She was the first African American registered nurse hired by Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Glover was also a School Nurse, serving twenty years with the Charleston County School District. The collection documents Glover's professional and religious involvement from 1939 to 2000, with the bulk of materials spanning from 1952 to 1998. Materials include documents originating from Glover's nurse career; certificates, photographs from National Association of Colored Nurses conferences and nurses related objects, in addition to family photographs and the New Tabernacle Fourth Baptist Church programs.

Collection Arrangement

1. Biographical Materials, 1950-2000

2. Professional Materials, 1939-1998

3. Church Affiliations, 1963-1988

Inventory of the Julia Williams Glover Papers, AMN 1109
In Process
Finding aid prepared by Georgette Mayo
22 August 2012
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Repository Details

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

125 Bull Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States