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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

John L. Dart family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1069
Abstract John Lewis Dart (1854-1915) was born a free person of color in Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from Avery Normal Institute in 1872 and attended Atlanta University in Georgia, and Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, where he was ordained a Baptist minister. He returned to Charleston in 1886 and became pastor of Morris Street Baptist Church. Sixteen years later, Dart ministered the Shiloh Baptist Church. In 1894, he opened the Charleston Normal and Industrial Institute, a...
Dates: 1844-1947

Frank Augustus DeCosta papers

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Identifier: AMN 1106
Abstract Frank Augustus DeCosta (1910-1972) was an African-American educator, administrator and scholar born in Charleston, South Carolina. In a career that spanned four decades, DeCosta served as a teacher and principal of two high schools, supervisor and chairman of an education department, director of instruction and of student teaching, foreign service statistical officer, and organizing dean of two graduate schools.The collection includes correspondence, research notes, essays,...
Dates: 1847-2000; Majority of material found within 1940-1972

Mamie E. Garvin Fields papers

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Identifier: AMN 1023
Abstract Mamie Elizabeth Garvin Fields (1888-1987) was an African-American educator, civic and religious activist born in Charleston, South Carolina. Fields was an influential leader in the South Carolina African-American women's club movement. A culmination of Fields' life is detailed in her memoir, Lemon Swamp and Other Places, co-written with her granddaughter, Karen Fields.The majority of the collection details Fields' involvement with the National...
Dates: 1894-1987; Majority of material found within 1945-1985

Julia Alston Gourdine papers

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Identifier: AMN 1130
Abstract Julia Waites Alston Gourdine (1923-2009), an African-American elementary school educator who worked in the Charleston County School District for thirty-five years. Alston Gourdine was also an integral Senior Trustee Board member of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. She married Robert H. Gourdine, Jr. in 1944, and they had one son, Robert H. Gourdine, III.The collection contains documents and photographs relating to Gourdine's...
Dates: 1880-2002; Majority of material found within 1950-1996

Lonnie Hamilton III papers

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Identifier: AMN 1096
Abstract Lonnie Hamilton, III was a musician, educator, and community leader. Notably, Hamilton was the first African American to serve on the Charleston County Council.The collection includes material related to Hamilton's personal life and professional career as an educator, musician, and Charleston County Councilman. The material in the personal series includes feature articles on his life, his involvement with community organizations including Spoleto Festival, U.S.A., and political...
Dates: 1950-2001

Edward A. Lawrence family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1024
Abstract Edward Lawrence was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1858. He graduated from Avery Normal Institute in 1875. He taught at the Avery Normal Institute for almost 20 years and served as interim principal, as well as serving as president of the Avery Alumni Association. He also obtained a degree from South Carolina State College, where he taught psychology and sociology. Lawrence worked as a real-estate agent in Charleston before moving to Brooklyn, New York, in 1920, where he ran a real...
Dates: 1875-1983

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

Albertha Murray papers

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Identifier: AMN 1020
Abstract Albertha Johnston Murray (1889-1969) was an African American educator born in Charleston, South Carolina to William Henry and Mary Ellen Virgin Johnston. Murray retired from the teaching profession in 1959, and remained active in numerous educational, social, and humanitarian organizations. Murray-LaSaine Elementary School was named in her honor along with Mary Alice LaSaine. She married Richard Gailliard Murray and had one daughter, Hazel Albertha Murray Stewart. The collection consist of...
Dates: 1909-1970

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Avery Normal Institute 5
Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 3
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 2
DeCosta family 2
Murray, Albertha J., 1889-1969 2
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South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 2
African Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993 1
Atlanta University 1
Baker, Frazier B., -1898 1
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 1
Bettis Academy (Aiken County, S.C.) 1
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Bronseaux, Anna Pierre Dart, 1896-1978 1
Bronseaux, Beverly 1
Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Brown, Ethyl R., 1902-1997 1
Brown, Lawrence, 1893-1972 1
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Butler, Nathaniel 1
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Central Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County Council 1
Charleston Normal and Industrial School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Cheyney State College 1
Claflin College (Orangeburg, S.C.) 1
Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912 1
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946 1
Cut Gap Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Dart Grammar and Primary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Dart family 1
Dart, John Lewis, 1854-1915 1
Dart, Julia Pierre 1
Dart, William 1
Dart, William Andrews 1
DeCosta, Beautine Hubert, 1913-2008 1
DeCosta, Frank A. 1
DeCosta, Frank Augustus, Jr., 1935-1999 1
DeCosta-Willis, Miriam 1
Duncan, Todd 1
East Bay Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Fenwick, Susan 1
Fields, Alfred B. 1
Fields, Karen E. (Karen Elise), 1945- 1
Fields, Mamie E. Garvin, 1888-1987 1
Gourdine, Julia Alston 1
Hamilton, Lonnie, III 1
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958 1
Harleston, Edwin Augustus, 1882-1931 1
Hayes, Roland, 1887-1977 1
High School of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Holloway family 1
Hospital and Training School for Nurses (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Hunt, Albert, Jr. 1
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Knight, Sadie 1
LaSaine, Mary Alice, 1886-1957 1
Lawrence family 1
Lawrence, Lillian Thompson 1
Lawrence, Edward, 1858- 1
Lawrence, William, 1895-1981 1
Links, Inc. Charleston Chapter 1
Locke, Alain, 1885-1954 1
Lonnie Hamilton Quintet (Musical group) 1
Lonnie Hamilton and the Ambassadors (Musical group) 1
Lonnie Hamilton and the Diplomats (Musical group) 1
Marion Birnie Wilkinson Home for Girls (Cayce, S.C.) 1
McClennan, Alonzo C., 1855-1912 1
McClennan-Banks Memorial Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Miller, Thomas E., 1849-1938 1
Morris Street Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Moses, Dyctis Jack, 1916-1996 1
Murray-LaSaine Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Order of the Eastern Star. Grand Chapter of South Carolina 1
Sanders-Clyde Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Seabrook family 1
Seabrook, Amerintha Alston, 1852-1922 1
Seabrook, Herbert U., Jr., 1924-1970 1
Seabrook, Herbert U., Sr., 1884-1941 1
Seabrook, Kenneth 1
Seabrook, Miriam DeCosta, 1896-1992 1
Shrewsbury, Eliza 1
Simms, Lois Averetta 1
South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives 1
Spoleto Festival U.S.A 1
Stewart, Hazel Murray 1
Still, William Grant, 1895-1978 1
Stor, Jean 1
Thompson family 1
WCSC-TV (Television station : Charleston, S.C.) 1
Wilkinson, Marion Birnie, 1873-1956 1
Zion-Olivet United Presbyterian Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
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