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William Louis Gailliard collection

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Identifier: AMN-1160
Abstract Captain William Louis Gailliard (b. 1908) was born and raised in Charleston, SC, and married to Priscilla Bonaparte Gailliard (1908-1997), who had at least three children together. For several years, he was a member of the Royal Sultans Orchestra, who were the first Black band to play on Folly Beach, SC. Ending the band in the early 1950s, he became an auxiliary fireman, and became a fire captain in the 1970s. He passed away in 1999. This collection largely contains a series of photographs...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1956-1976; 1935-1980

William Lawrence papers

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Identifier: AMN 1008
Abstract William Lawrence (1895-1981) was born in Charleston, South Carolina to Merton and Sylvia Lawrence. He studied piano, organ, and voice at the Avery Institute (early 1900s), at the New England Conservatory of Music (1913-1916) and in Paris, France (1926-1931). He accompanied such well-known singers as Marian Anderson and Roland Hayes. He also taught piano and voice, composed music, and gave instrumental and vocal recitals in Europe and America. He died in 1981, and his remains rest at Trinity...
Dates: 1919-1988

D. Jack Moses papers

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Identifier: AMN 1002
Abstract Dyctis Jack Moses (1916-1996) was an African American musician from Americus, Georgia. He graduated from Morehouse College and pursued graduate studies in music at various institutions including Columbia University and Julliard. He served as music director at the Avery Institute, was the Supervisor of Music for Charleston County public schools and served in the Pacific area during World War II. In the early 1950s he became a pioneer in television by hosting the Talent...
Dates: 1940-1996

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