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Avery photograph collection

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Identifier: AMN 1112
Dates: approximately 1890s-2012

Book Lovers' Club records

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Identifier: AMN 1044
Abstract The Book Lover's Club of Charleston was founded in 1927 by African-American Women as a literary club with a purpose of establishing a high literary culture among its members as well as social improvement for Charleston African Americans. It helped battle racism and sexism through community-wide projects as well as neighborhood and youth activities throughout the city of Charleston.Contains organizational documents, including constitution, correspondence, minutes, and account...
Dates: 1927-1969

Ethyl R. Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1006
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...
Dates: approximately 1930-1991

Septima P. Clark papers

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Identifier: AMN 1000
Abstract Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987) was born in Charleston, South Carolina to Peter Porcher Poinsette and Victoria Anderson. Clark attended small private schools and Avery Institute, getting a teacher's certificate in 1916. She married Nerie Clark (1889-1925) of North Carolina, a navy cook in 1920; they had one surviving child Nerie Clark, Jr. (born 1925). Clark received her BA from Benedict College in 1942 and an MA from Hampton Institute in 1946. She taught in various schools throughout...
Dates: approximately 1910-1990

Frederica Daly papers

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Identifier: AMN 1111
Abstract Frederica ( Freddy) Daly (born 1925) was a licensed psychologist and educator with over 30 years of teaching, training, counseling, clinical, and administrative experience. Daly specialized in adolescents, veterans, substance abusers, and families in treatment facilities, hospitals, and universities.The collection contains correspondence, writings, and other items documenting the personal and professional interests of Frederica Daly. Personal materials include...
Dates: 1923-2004

Gracie B. Dobbins papers

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Identifier: AMN 1075
Abstract Gracie B. Dobbins (1905-2001) was an African American school teacher. She was born Gracie Lee Burns in 1905 and graduated Avery Institute in 1924 with a teaching certificate. She later married a Mr. Dobbins and taught at Minnie Hughes Elementary School on Yonges Island and possibly elsewhere. She served as Chairman of Annual Appeal of Dimes for the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs in the 1960s. Dobbins died in Charleston in 2001.The collection contains materials related...
Dates: 1924-1986; Majority of material found within 1965-1986

Lucille Roper Edwards papers

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Identifier: AMN 1143
Abstract Lucille Roper Edwards (1924-) worked as an African-American elementary schoolteacher teaching second graders in the Miami, Florida area for forty-seven years. Originally from Cordesville, South Carolina, Roper Edwards attended the Berkeley Training School (Moncks Corner, 1938), and the Avery Normal Institute (1940-1942).The majority of the collection holds Roper Edwards' lesson plans written when she was a second grade teacher at Poinciana Park Elementary School, Dade County,...
Dates: 1942-1994, undated; Majority of material found within 1961-1985

Entre Nous Bridge Club papers

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Identifier: AMN 1025
Abstract The Entre Nous Bridge Club was founded May 27, 1924 in Charleston, South Carolina by sixteen women to play a card game known as Five Hundred. The group, with membership limited to sixteen, met monthly in members' homes. The club rotated officers yearly and hosted annual celebrations and special parties for their 40th, 50th, 60th, and 70th anniversaries. The club continues to this day (2006).The Entre Nous Bridge Club Papers (1924-1994) consist of minute books; official and financial records;...
Dates: 1924-1994

Ess Tees Bridge Club records

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Identifier: AMN-1154
Abstract The Ess Tees Bridge Club was a recreational card playing social group which was founded by working class African-American women in the 1930’s. It is thought that the Ess Tees was an abbreviation of either ‘School Teachers’ or ‘Society of Teachers’. As the years continued, the Ess Tees managed to bring in new members, meeting on the second Saturday of each month. This collection offers a broad array of materials relating to the Ess Tees Bridge Club, including but not limited to photographs,...
Dates: 1951-2009 ; Majority of material found within 2000-2009

Farr family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1066
Abstract Joseph M. Farr, his wife Mary Behn Farr and their four children were a white, slave and land owning family in Beaufort County. Two of their slaves were Elizabeth and Robert [Bob] Farr. The latter, as a freed man, served as a private in Company H of the 104th U.S. Colored Troops. William W. Farr, the oldest son of Joseph and Mary Farr, was a Civil War veteran and later a banker in Beaufort, who had a long standing relationship with Maria Green, an African American female farmer. Together,...
Dates: 1828-1990

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Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations 2
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Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969 2
certificates 2
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African American History Month 1
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Beaufort County (S.C.) 1
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Avery Normal Institute 8
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 3
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 3
Whipper, Lucille, 1928-2021 3
African Methodist Episcopal Church 2
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Allen University 2
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 2
Avery Research Center 2
Benedict College 2
Charleston County School District 2
DeCosta, Emily, 1923-2011 2
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 2
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 2
Links, Inc. Charleston Chapter 2
McClennan-Banks Memorial Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Order of the Eastern Star. Grand Chapter of South Carolina 2
Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A 2
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Gamma Xi Omega Chapter (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 1
Banks, Anna DeCosta, 1863-1911 1
Baptist Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows of Charleston County (S.C.) 1
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments 1
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Bettis Academy (Aiken County, S.C.) 1
Blacks United for Action 1
Blake, J. Herman 1
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Brown, Ethyl R., 1902-1997 1
Brown, Lucy Hughes, Dr., 1863-1911 1
Buist Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 1
Caffey family 1
Carawan, Candie 1
Carawan, Guy 1
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 1
Carson, Josephine, 1919- 1
Central Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County Council 1
Charleston County Legislative Delegation 1
Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005 1
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Claflin College (Orangeburg, S.C.) 1
Coards Studio 1
Cornwell family 1
Cornwell, Ruby Pendergrass, 1902-2003 1
Cut Gap Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Daly, Frederica Y. 1
Dart Grammar and Primary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
DeCosta family 1
Delfin, Wilfred 1
Democratic Party (Charleston County, S.C.) 1
Dixon, Isabel 1
Dobbins, Gracie B., 1905-2001 1
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 1
Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Edwards, Lucille Roper, 1924- 1
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Entre Nous Bridge Club (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Farr family 1
Farr, Henrietta E. 1
Farr, Joseph M. 1
Farr, Mary B. 1
Farr, Minerva 1
Gethsemane Baptist Association 1
Glover, Julia Williams, 1908-2000 1
Gordon, Ethel, 1911-2004 1
Gourdine, Julia Alston 1
Hamilton, Lonnie, III 1
Harleston family 1
High School of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 1
Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956 1
Hospital and Training School for Nurses (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Howard University 1
Huff family 1
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jackson, Christine Osburn 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
James, Carrie, 1904-1974 1
James, Joseph C., Reverend, 1900-1976 1
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
King, Minerva 1
LaSaine, Mary Alice, 1886-1957 1
League of Allied Arts 1
Lewis, Aletha 1
Lonnie Hamilton Quintet (Musical group) 1
Lonnie Hamilton and the Ambassadors (Musical group) 1
Lonnie Hamilton and the Diplomats (Musical group) 1
Martin, Maxine Smith 1
McClennan, Alonzo, 1855-1912 1
McCottry-Smith, Cynthia 1
McFall, Thomas Carr, Dr., 1908-1969 1
Morris College (Sumter, S.C.) 1
Morris Street Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Murray, Albertha J., 1889-1969 1
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