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Ethyl R. Brown papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1006

Collection Overview

The collection includes certificates, awards, photographs, and other documents related to Ethyl Brown's professional and social activities as well as her family. Certificates include a 1945 teaching certificate by South Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. There are also several photographs by Walter Boags, an African American photographer from Charleston, South Carolina.

Dates

  • approximately 1930-1991

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Biographical Note

Ethyl R. Brown, daughter of John and Lula Richards, was born in 1902 in Charleston, South Carolina. She attended the Avery Institute in Charleston, and graduated from Poro College of Beauty and Culture of Chicago.

Brown operated a beauty shop in New York for several years and then founded the Palmetto Beauty Culture School in Charleston. She also taught cosmetology at Burke High School, and was a state president and lifelong member of the National Beauty Culturalists' League. She was also active in local women's organizations and the Morris Brown AME Church.

Ethyl Brown was the wife of B. W. Brown. She died in 1997 and is buried in the Morris Brown AME Cemetery.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 archival box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Ethyl R. Brown (1902-1997) was an African-American beautician, cosmetology instructor, and beauty shop owner in Charleston, South Carolina.

The collection includes certificates, awards, photographs, and other documents related to Ethyl Brown's professional and social activities as well as her family. Certificates include a 1945 teaching certificate by South Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. There are also several photographs by Walter Boags, an African-American photographer from Charleston, South Carolina.

Collection Arrangement

1. Cosmetology, 1946-1959

2. National Beauty Culturalists' League, 1974-1984

3. Church Membership, 1973-1991

4. Community Service, 1970-1986

5. Women's Organizational Papers, undated

6. Obituary and Photographs, 1930s-1990s

Processing Information

Processed by Felice Knight, February 2006

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Edited by Melissa Bronheim, July 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 encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the Ethyl R. Brown Papers, circa 1930s - 1991 AMN 1006
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Processed by: Felice Knight; 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:
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Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States
843-953-7608