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Holloway family scrapbook

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Identifier: AMN 1065
Abstract James Harrison Holloway, compiler of the family scrapbook, collected materials in the early twentieth century to preserve a record of his family’s legacy as free prominent African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, from their arrival in the late eighteenth century. In the wake of Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow, Holloway, whose vocations ranged between preacher, postmaster, and harness maker, sought to assert his family's legacy against the economic, social, and political...
Dates: 1776-1977, undated

Jenkins Orphanage papers

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Identifier: AMN 1063
Abstract A Charleston (S.C.) orphanage for African American children, founded in 1891 by Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins. The Orphan Aid Society (chartered 1892) was the governing board of the orphanage. Organized by members of the church where Reverend Jenkins was pastor, the Society furnished much of the financial support for the orphanage's efforts to provide education, training, skills, and care to orphans, half orphans, and destitute children. After Jenkins' death his widow, Mrs. Eloise C....
Dates: 1891-1991; Majority of material found in 1945-1980

Anna D. Kelly papers

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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

Mt. Zion AME Church records

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Identifier: AMN 1026
Abstract Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded in 1882 in Charleston, South Carolina after the church divided from Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, due to its inability to accommodate all its members. The new congregation, led by Norman B. Sterrett, purchased the Zion Presbyterian Church building on Glebe Street. The collection consist of two separate series, each in chronological order. The first series of member and financial records contains information regarding members of the...
Dates: 1884-1949

Jane and William Pease papers

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Identifier: AMN 1019
Abstract Jane H. Pease (born 1929) and William H. Pease (born 1924), professors emeritus from the the University of Maine, Orono, and former associate professors at the College of Charleston, wrote numerous books and articles on abolition, slavery, the history of Charleston, and many other topics.The collection consists of research material created and collected by the Peases for numerous projects. The materials document the enslaved and free blacks in Charleston, South Carolina, national...
Dates: 1804-1992

Phillis Wheatley Literary and Social Club papers

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Identifier: AMN 1031
Abstract The Phillis Wheatley Literary and Social Club was formed in 1916 under the direction of Jeannette Cox, wife of Avery Normal Institute principal Benjamin Cox. The club consisted of nineteen women members meeting to discuss literary works by such authors as W.E.B. DuBois, Carter G. Woodson and others. The club women also helped fulfill their mission to "lift as we climb" by taking an active role in Charleston's African American community by donating funds to such organizations as the YWCA,...
Dates: 1916-2011

William "Bill" Saunders papers

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Identifier: AMN 1100
Abstract William (Bill) Saunders, was an organizer and lead negotiator of the Charleston Hospital Stike of 1969. In 1970, Saunders established the Committee on Better Racial Assurance (COBRA) to address race-related community problems and provide assistance to community members in need. He also operated the AM radio station WPAL from 1972-1998. This collection includes materials relating to the personal and professional life of Saunders. A very small portion of the papers contains...
Dates: approximately 1950-2004

Miriam DeCosta Seabrook and Herbert U. Seabrook papers

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Identifier: AMN 1094
Abstract Miriam DeCosta Seabrook (1896-1992) was an African-American educator born in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1923, she married Dr. Herbert U. Seabrook (1884-1941), an African American physician who practiced medicine in Charleston. They had one son, Herbert U. Seabrook, Jr., who also became a physician.The collection includes correspondence, certificates, photographs, and other materials related to Miriam DeCosta Seabrook's education at Avery Institute and elsewhere, teaching...
Dates: 1882-1995

William Saxon Wilson papers

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Identifier: AMN 1038
Abstract

The William Saxon Wilson papers mostly consists of business cards, invitations, event programs, broadsides, and various ephemera created in his business, The Sax Print Shop, which document social, church, educational, and other aspects of African-American life in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dates: 1913-1983; Majority of material found in 1920-1982

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  • Subject: African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History X

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African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History 12
African American churches -- South Carolina -- Charleston 5
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 5
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century 3
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Religion 3
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African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies, etc. 3
Fraternal organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American Episcopalians 2
African American businesspeople -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
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African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs 2
Architects -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Church records and registers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Civic leaders -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969 2
South Carolina -- History -- 1865- 2
administrative records 2
photocopies 2
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography 1
Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century 1
African American architects -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American barbers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American business enterprises 1
African American business enterprises -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American children -- Institutional care -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American children -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
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African American college teachers 1
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African American fraternal organizations 1
African American fraternal organizations -- 20th century -- Photographs 1
African American men -- Societies, etc. -- History -- 20th century 1
African American nurses -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American nursing schools 1
African American photographers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American physicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American political activists -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American radio stations -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American slaveholders 1
African American teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American universities and colleges 1
African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Intellectual life 1
African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social life and customs 1
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African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs 1
African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs -- History 1
African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs -- Photographs 1
African American women teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African Americans -- Canada 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 1
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African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History 1
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- History -- To 1863 1
African Americans -- Race relations 1
African Americans -- Social conditions -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Charities 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- To 1863 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social life and customs 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Statistics, Vital 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) -- Social life and customs 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Port Royal -- History 1
Antislavery movements -- United States 1
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Boy Scouts 1
Buildings -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Businessmen -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 20th century 1
Cannonborough-Elliottborough (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Cemeteries -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History 1
Charities -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- 20th century 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century 1
Charleston Neck (S.C.) 1
Civil rights movements -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Civil rights workers -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 1
Community health services -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Community health services -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) 1
Contractors -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
DeReef Court (Charleston, S.C.) 1
DeReef Park (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Enslaved persons -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Fraternal organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Photographs 1
Free African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Free African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions 1
Free African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies, etc. 1
Free Black people 1
Freed persons -- United States 1
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Historic preservation -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969 -- Photographs 1
Hospitals -- South Carolina 1
Johns Island (S.C. : Island) -- History -- 20th century 1
Methodists -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
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Names
Avery Normal Institute 7
Avery Research Center 3
Hospital and Training School for Nurses (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
DeCosta family 2
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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 2
Jenkins Orphanage (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 2
African Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Allen University 1
Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889 1
Allison, C. FitzSimons (Christopher FitzSimons), 1927- 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
Anderson, Leroy Frederick, Dr., 1916-1989 1
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 1
Banks, Anna DeCosta, 1869-1930 1
Baskervill Ministries (Pawleys Island, S.C.) 1
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) 1
Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 1
Brown, Millicent E. 1
Caffey family 1
Carolina Youth Development Center 1
Catholic Church. Diocese of Charleston (S.C.) 1
Century Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County Economic Opportunities Commission 1
Charleston County School District No. 20 (S.C.) 1
Citizens and Southern National Bank 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
Clyburn, James 1
College of Charleston. Governor's School 1
Coming Street YWCA (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Committee on Better Racial Assurance 1
Conroy, John F. 1
Constantine, Augustus Edison, 1898-1976 1
Craft family 1
Craft, Ellen 1
Craft, William 1
Crump family 1
DeCosta, Emily, 1923-2011 1
DeCosta, Herbert A., Jr., 1923-2008 1
DeCosta, Herbert A., Sr., 1894-1960 1
DeReef family 1
DeReef, Joseph, 1802-1876 1
DeReef, Richard Edward, 1798-1876 1
Deweese family 1
Elgin Association 1
Elgin Society 1
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Faith Memorial Mission (Georgetown, S.C.) 1
Felder's Barbershop (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Florida State University 1
Foster, Stephen S. (Stephen Symonds), 1809-1881 1
Friendly Moralist Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed), 1795-1864 1
Gourdine, Julia Alston 1
Grant, Henry Lacy, 1925-1990 1
Graves, J. Michael (James Michael), 1915-1996 1
Guilford College 1
H. A. DeCosta Company 1
HADCO Realty Company 1
Haines Normal and Industrial Institute 1
Harrison, Armistead, 1893-1985 1
Harrison, Helen Evangeline Banks, 1898-1985 1
Higgins family 1
Holloway family 1
Holloway, James H. (James Harrison), 1849-1913 1
Howard University 1
Immaculate Conception High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jenkins' Orphanage Band 1
Jenkins, Daniel Joseph, 1862-1937 1
Kelly family 1
Kelly, Anna D., 1913-2007 1
King, William, 1812-1895 1
Kinlaw family 1
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. Charleston Chapter. 1
May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871 1
McClennan, Alonzo, 1855-1912 1
McClennan-Banks Memorial Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) 1
McFall, Thomas Carr, 1908-1969 1
Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Midway Company, Inc. 1
Miller, Mary S. 1
Minor's Moralist Society 1
Morris Street Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 1
Old Storm Branch Baptist Church (Clearwater, S.C.) 1
Order of the Eastern Star. Grand Chapter of South Carolina 1
Orphan Aid Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Owl's Whist Club 1
Pease, Jane H. 1
Pease, William H., 1924- 1
Phillis Wheatley Literary and Social Club (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Pugh family 1
Purcell, Mae Holloway, 1891-1982 1
Reeves, Harold S. 1
Rivers High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
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