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Avery photograph collection

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Identifier: AMN 1112
Dates: approximately 1890s-2012

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

Brown Fellowship Society records

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Identifier: AMN 1005
Abstract The Brown Fellowship Society was a benevolent society of free African-American and racially mixed men, affiliated with St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.The collection consists of organizational materials of the Brown Fellowship Society, including a corrected copy of Charles H. Holloway's Rules and Regulations of the Brown Fellowship Society as founded in 1794, but not published until 1844. Minute books detail the...
Dates: 1794-1990

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

Craft and Crum families papers

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Identifier: AMN 1102
Abstract William Craft (1824-1900) and Ellen Smith Craft (1826-1891) were slaves who met and married on a plantation in Macon, Georgia. Unwilling to raise children in slavery, in December 1848 they devised a plan to escape to Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Ellen dressed as an invalid male, her arm in a sling to avoid writing (neither William nor Ellen could read or write) and face in bandages to obscure her feminine voice and lack of facial hair. William accompanied her as a servant. They arrived in...
Dates: 1780-2007

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

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

Tobias Gadson, Sr., papers

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Identifier: AMN 1050
Abstract Tobias Gadson was born in Walterboro, South Carolina and grew up in Charleston as the youngest of thirteen children. In 1947, he graduated from Immaculate Conception School and married Zelia Washington. They had two sons, Tobias, Jr. and Arnold. A veteran, Mr. Gadson studied Industrial Arts at Voorhees College. Later, he studied at the Buchanan Barber College in Chicago, and opened his own barber shop on Spring Street, Charleston in 1957. In 1980, he successfully ran for South Carolina State...
Dates: 1948-1984

Julia Williams Glover papers

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Identifier: AMN 1109
Abstract Julia Williams Glover (1908-2000) an African American certifed nurse in South Carolina. She was the first African American registered nurse hired by Roper Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Glover was also a School Nurse, serving twenty years with the Charleston County School District. The collection doucments Glover's professional and religious involvement from 1939 to 2000, with the bulk of materials spanning from 1952 to 1998. Materials include documents originating from Glover's...
Dates: 1927-1998; Majority of material found within 1950-1998

Graves family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1081
Abstract The Graves family of Charleston, South Carolina, was an African American family consisting largely of educators and Avery Institute graduates. James R. B. Graves, Jr. (1883-1969), a Pullman porter and union member of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, married Rose Laura Winds (1890-1978) in 1915. Together, they raised five children: J. Michael, Pauline, Annette, Robert, and Eugene. J. Michael Graves (1915-1996), a Class of 1932 graduate of the Avery Institute, was an educator and...
Dates: 1884-2004

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Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969 2
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Contractors -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
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Avery Normal Institute 6
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 2
Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 2
DeCosta family 2
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 2
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Jenkins' Orphanage Band 2
American Missionary Association 1
Amistad Research Center 1
Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America 1
Avery Research Center 1
Ball, Edward, 1958- 1
Boags Modern Arts Photography Studio 1
Boags, Walter N., 1917-1997 1
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 1
Caffey family 1
Century Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Chambers, Annette Graves, 1983- 1
Charleston County School District 1
Coards Studio 1
Coards, Joseph 1
Coards, Rachel 1
College of Charleston 1
Cornwell family 1
Craft family 1
Craft, Ellen 1
Craft, William 1
Crum family 1
Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912 1
Crump family 1
Davis, Julia-Ellen 1
Davis, Vicki Lorraine 1
DeCosta, Herbert A., Sr., 1894-1960 1
Drago, Edmund L. 1
Entre Nous Bridge Club (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Friendly Moralist Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Friends' Association of Philadelphia for the Aid and Elevation of the Freedmen 1
Gadson, Tobias, Sr., 1925-1987 1
Glover, Julia Williams, 1908-2000 1
Graves family 1
Graves, Eugene 1
Graves, J. Michael (James Michael), 1915-1996 1
Graves, James R. B., 1883-1969 1
Graves, Pauline 1
Graves, Robert Blackburne 1
Graves, Rose L., 1890-1978 1
H. A. DeCosta Company 1
Hancock, Cornelia, 1840-1927 1
Harleston family 1
Harleston, Edwin Augustus, 1882-1931 1
Harleston, Elise F. (Elise Forrest) 1
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 1
Howard University 1
Huff family 1
Hunt, Eugene C. 1
Jenkins Orphanage (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jenkins, Daniel Joseph, 1862-1937 1
Kinlaw family 1
Kinloch family 1
Laing School (Mount Pleasant, S.C.) 1
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Oakes, Ziba B., 1806-1871 1
Orphan Aid Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Porter, Anthony Toomer, 1828-1902 1
Pullman Company 1
Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932 1
Sanford family 1
Seabrook family 1
South Carolina. General Assembly. House of Representatives 1
St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Talladega College 1
United States (Title of work: Fugitive slave law (1850).) 1
Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 1
Whitlock, Edwina H. (Edwina Harleston), 1916-2002 1
Wilson, Etta Winds, 1907-1995 1
Wilson, John T., 1910-1994 1
Young Women's Christian Associations. Charleston, S.C 1
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