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Avery photograph collection

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Identifier: AMN 1112
Dates: approximately 1890s-2012

Isaiah Bennett papers

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Identifier: AMN 1056
Abstract Isaiah Bennett (1926-2002) served as a union representative for tobacco workers at the American Tobacco Company's Cigar Factory and as a leader and negotiator of the Charleston Hospital Workers' Strike of 1969. Bennett also founded and was president of the Charleston chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, an umbrella organization for black trade unions.This collection contains five small series that pertain to the life and career of Isaiah Bennett. 1.)...
Dates: 1932-2002

Walter N. Boags papers

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Identifier: AMN 1053
Abstract From 1949 to the late 1970s, Walter N. Boags (1917-1997) owned and operated Boags Modern Arts Photography Studio, one of the few African-American photography studios in Charleston, South Carolina. During the 1980s, Boags continued to operate as a freelance photographer.The collection consists mostly of black-and-white and color negatives, with some prints and proofs, taken by Walter Boags from 1945 through the 1980s. Boags' work focused on African-Americans, African-American...
Dates: 1945-1980s

Charleston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records

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Identifier: AMN 1117
Abstract The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was started on February 12, 1909, partly in response to the prevalence of lynching of African-Americans in America and the 1908 race riot that occurred in Springfield, Illinois. The Charleston Branch of the NAACP was founded in February 1917 by Edwin Harleston. The branch was established to advocate for the rights of African-Americans in South Carolina and Charleston. The Charleston NAACP serves as a space for...
Dates: 1920-1995, undated; Majority of material found within 1973-1994

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

Coards Studio photographs and records

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Identifier: AMN 1086
Abstract The Coards Studio was a photography studio owned and operated by Joseph and Rachel Coards in Charleston, South Carolina. Coards photographed African American families and individuals in the studio and various events and groups outside of the studio, such as graduations, weddings, and other ceremonies. The studio, located at 78 Line Street, closed in the late 20th century.The collection contains business records, photographs, and personal material, including customer contacts,...
Dates: approximately 1930s-1990s

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

DeReef Court and Park collection

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Identifier: AMN 1128
Abstract DeReef Court is a former African-American residential housing community in the City of Charleston, South Carolina established in 1854. Named after Joseph and Richard Edward DeReef, free men of color who were successful entrepreneurial brothers. Presently, the residential park known as DeReef Park represents the last green space in the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood.The collection holds ancestral histories, photocopied deeds and census reports regarding the DeReef...
Dates: 1854-2012; Majority of material found within 1990-2012

Edmund Lee Drago collection

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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

Reverend John T. Enwright papers

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Identifier: AMN 1087
Abstract Reverend John Thomas Enwright (1904-1975), an African American minister, served the congregation at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Charleston, South Carolina from 1949 to 1974. A public figure as well as a religious leader, Enwright was also heavily involved in Charleston-area community organizations.The collection documents Reverend Enwright's personal life, ministerial work, and civic involvement from the 1930s to 1975. Personal papers document Enwright's...
Dates: 1884-1975

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Charleston County School District 4
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 4
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 4
Avery Normal Institute 3
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 3
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King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 3
Southern Christian Leadership Conference 3
Whipper, Lucille, 1928-2021 3
Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 3
Young, Andrew, 1932- 3
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 2
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 2
Avery Research Center 2
Benedict College 2
Bennett, Isaiah, 1926-2002 2
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Carawan, Candie 2
Carawan, Guy 2
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 2
Clyburn, James 2
Frazier, Herb, 1950- 2
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 2
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 2
Medical University of South Carolina 2
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005 2
Robinson, Bernice, 1914-1994 2
Whipper, Benjamin James, 1912-1998 2
Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A 2
A. Philip Randolph Institute 1
African American Education and Research Organization 1
Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Gamma Xi Omega Chapter (Charleston, S.C.) 1
American Missionary Association 1
American Tobacco Company 1
Amistad Research Center 1
Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America 1
Atlanta University 1
Baker, Frazier B., -1898 1
Baptist Education Center Foundation (North Charleston, S.C.) 1
Baptist Educational & Missionary Convention of South Carolina 1
Baptist Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows of Charleston County (S.C.) 1
Battery, The, Charleston, S.C. 1
Beecher Congregational Church (New Orleans, La.) 1
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments 1
Blacks United for Action 1
Blake, J. Herman 1
Boags Modern Arts Photography Studio 1
Boags, Walter N., 1917-1997 1
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Breeland, Floyd F., 1933- 1
Bronseaux, Anna Pierre Dart, 1896-1978 1
Bronseaux, Beverly 1
Brown, Millicent E. 1
Butler, Nathaniel 1
Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 1
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 1
Carson, Josephine, 1919- 1
Carter, Rosalynn 1
Charity Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston Area Community Relations Committee (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County Baptist Association (S.C.) 1
Charleston County Council 1
Charleston County Legislative Delegation 1
Charleston Naval Shipyard 1
Charleston Normal and Industrial School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005 1
Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina 1
Claflin University 1
Coards Studio 1
Coards, Joseph 1
Coards, Rachel 1
College of Charleston 1
Committee on Better Racial Assurance 1
Community Action Program (U.S.) 1
Community Organization Credit Union 1
Community Organization Federal Credit Union. 1
Concerned Clergy Committee (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Cornwell, Ruby Pendergrass, 1902-2003 1
Cottonreader, R. B. 1
Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912 1
Curry, Constance, 1933- 1
Dart family 1
Dart, John Lewis, 1854-1915 1
Dart, Julia Pierre 1
Dart, William 1
Dart, William Andrews 1
DeCosta, Emily, 1923-2011 1
DeReef family 1
DeReef, Joseph, 1802-1876 1
DeReef, Richard Edward, 1798-1876 1
Delfin, Wilfred 1
Drago, Edmund L. 1
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 1
Enwright, John T., 1904-1975 1
Estes, Steve, 1972- 1
Evans, Virginia Geraty 1
Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 1
Felzer, Lissa 1
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