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Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1104

Abstract

The Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture was founded in 1978 by a group of Avery alumnae and other interested persons in the Charleston, South Carolina, area. Its mission was to rescue the Avery Normal School buildings and to develop an archive and museum for preserving African American history and culture of the South Carlina Lowcountry. Working with the College of Charleston, the property on Bull Street was acquired and, in 1985, the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture came into being. The building was restored and opened in 1990 as an archive and museum. The Avery Institute board continues its commitment to the community through programming, publishing

Dates

  • 1978-2000

Extent

1.25 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
Inventory of the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture papers, 1978-2000
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Erica Veal
Date
2020
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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