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Vivienne Edwards Anderson papers

Identifier: AMN 1144
Abstract Vivienne Edwards Anderson (1914-2006), a former student of Avery Institute (Class of 1933), and was one of the initial members of the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture (AIAAH&C), which was established for the creation of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. The collection contains brief documents relating to Edwards Anderson's life, genealogical information of her immediate family members: parents, Susanne...
Dates: 1920-2002, undated; Majority of material found within 1980-1995

Avery Normal Institute records

Identifier: AMN 1012
Abstract The Avery Normal Institute was established by the American Missionary Association (AMA) in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865. The Institute originally served as a school for former slaves and free persons of color, providing normal (or, teacher) training to students pursuing careers in education. The school eventually became known just as Avery Institute, operating as a high school with financial support from the AMA until 1947, when it became part of Charleston's segregated public school...
Dates: 1862-1978

Avery School Memorabilia collection

Identifier: AMN 1159
Abstract The Avery School Memorabilia collection contains documents that pertain to the activities at the Avery Normal Institute. These items include programs from musical and dramatic performances given by the students, commencements, invitations, dance cards and other memorabilia from extra-curricula activities. It also includes some copies of the Avery yearbook and student newspaper. Portions of this collection are available digitally on the College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital Library...
Dates: approximately 1865-2005 ; Majority of material found within 1869 - 1954

Edmund Lee Drago collection

Identifier: AMN 1051
Abstract Scholar, author, and history professor, Edmund Lee Drago began his teaching career at the College of Charleston in 1975. He is the author of "Initiative, Paternalism and Race Relations: Charleston's Avery Normal Institute" (1990), among other books. His research focus is 19th century U.S. History, African American and Charleston history, and the American Civil War and Reconstruction. The Edmund Lee Drago Papers are organized in three series. The first consists of materials related to his...
Dates: 1784-2009, undated; Majority of material found in 1865-1991

Graves family papers

Identifier: AMN 1081
Abstract The Graves family of Charleston, South Carolina, was an African American family consisting largely of educators and Avery Institute graduates. James R. B. Graves, Jr. (1883-1969), a Pullman porter and union member of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, married Rose Laura Winds (1890-1978) in 1915. Together, they raised five children: J. Michael, Pauline, Annette, Robert, and Eugene. J. Michael Graves (1915-1996), a Class of 1932 graduate of the Avery Institute, was an educator and...
Dates: 1884-2004

Eugene C. Hunt papers

Identifier: AMN 1047
Abstract Eugene C. Hunt graduated from the Avery Normal School and went on to Talladega College, where he received a Degree in English in 1940. He earned a Master's Degree in Theater from Northwestern University in 1954 and continued with postgraduate study in Speech and Education. Mr. Hunt taught English and Speech at Burke High School in Charleston from 1941 to 1972. In 1972, he became an Assistant Professor of English and Speech at the College of Charleston, moving up to Associate Professor in...
Dates: 1834-1999; Majority of material found within 1973-1995

Anna D. Kelly papers

Identifier: AMN 1083
Abstract Anna D. Kelly (1913-2007) is known for her efforts to connect Lowcountry African Americans with the Highlander Folk School, most notably recruiting Septima Clark. A graduate of the Avery Normal Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, Kelly was a charter member of the Avery Institute of African American History and Culture. She then played a crucial role in establishment of the Avery Research Center.The collection includes personal papers and photographs related to Anna D. Kelly...
Dates: 1930s-1999

Lucille Simmons Whipper papers

Identifier: AMN 1146
Abstract Lucille Simmons Whipper (1928-2021), an educator, guidance counselor, academic administrator, community, and religious leader and the first African-American woman to serve as an State of South Carolina House of Representatives in Charleston's District 109 (1986-1996). She exercised her activism with her graduating class at Avery Institute in their attempts to desegregate the College of Charleston in 1944. Decades later, Whipper was instrumental in working with the State of South Carolina and...
Dates: 1900-2016, undated

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Gamma Xi Omega Chapter (Charleston, S.C.) 1
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Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005 1
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Edwards, Johnette Mencile Green, 1926-1977 1
Edwards, Richard Leon, 1903-2000 1
Edwards, Susanna Norena Simmons, 1880-1956 1
Friendly Moralist Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
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Graves, Pauline 1
Graves, Robert Blackburne 1
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Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 1
Hoursey, Alphonso H., 1900-1977 1
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Kelly, Anna D., 1913-2007 1
Morton, Ruth, 1900-1989 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 1
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Potts, John F., Sr., 1908-1998 1
Pullman Company 1
Talladega College 1
Washington, Samuel Walter, 1901-1978 1
Whipper, Benjamin James, 1912-1998 1
Whipper, Lucille, 1928-2021 1
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Wilson, John T., 1910-1994 1
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