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Mrs. F. Holmes scrapbook

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Identifier: 30051
Abstract Mrs. F. Holmes collected materials that show her broad range of interests and reflect the life of African Americans in the Lowcountry and South Carolina. Mr. Holmes was an educator, doctor, and an activist with the NAACP. This collection contains articles, pictures, correspondence and memorabilia that follow the lives of the Holmes family. Included is information about Mr. Fordham, a black police officer in Charleston, South Carolina at the end of the nineteenth century and Thomas E. Miller,...
Dates: approximately 1880-1940

Alphonso W. Hoursey papers

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Identifier: AMN-1156
Abstract Alphonso W. Hoursey was born in 1900 and raised in Charleston. He attended the Avery Normal Institute, Fisk University (1926), and the University of Michigan. After graduating from Fisk, Hoursey taught at the Avery Normal Institute, organized the HI-Y Club, which prioritized a ‘Protestant Ethic’ and sportsmanship. With Avery’s closure in 1954, Hoursey went to teach at Burke High School until his retirement in 1966. This collection of memorabilia of Hoursey highlights his career as an...
Dates: 1907-1972 ; Majority of material found within 1940-1960

Lois A. Simms papers

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Identifier: AMN 1118
Abstract Lois A. Simms was born in Charleston, S.C. She was the 1937 class valedictorian at the Avery Normal Institute. Simms continued her education at Barber Scotia Junior College and later received a B.A. in English and Social Studies at Johnson C. Smith University in 1941. She completed her Master of Arts in Education at Howard University in 1954 and did postgraduate work at Syracuse University and The Citadel. Simms has taught at various schools in the Charleston, SC area including the Avery...
Dates: 1920-2003, undated