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Ethelyn Murray Parker papers

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Identifier: AMN 1029
Abstract Ethelyn Murray was born in 1895 to Georgie Westcott and Robert J. Murray, in Charleston, S.C. Murray attended the Simonton School and the Avery Normal Institute, graduating in 1914. Murray worked at Voorhees for nine years and in 1936, she moved back to Charleston. She married Sebastian L. Parker in 1939. In the 1940s, Parker took a writing correspondence course and upon completion, she began a column for The Lighthouse and Informer, an African American...
Dates: 1899-1992; Majority of material found within 1920-1980

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

Inez Richardson papers

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Identifier: AMN 1161
Abstract Inez A. Richardson, born in 1911, was the first licensed Black female barber in South Carolina. This collection concentrates primarily on Inez Richardson, however it also includes documents pertaining to the rest of the Richardson family. The collection documents Richardson’s involvement in the Rose of Sharon Tent, Southern District No. 4, from 1952 to 1984. The Rose of Sharon Tent was one of the Tents of the United Order of Tents, which is the only Christian Black women’s secret society....
Dates: 1951-1990

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

Lucille Simmons Whipper papers

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Identifier: AMN 1146
Abstract Lucille Simmons Whipper (1928-2021), an educator, guidance counselor, academic administrator, community, and religious leader and the first African-American woman to serve as an State of South Carolina House of Representatives in Charleston's District 109 (1986-1996). She exercised her activism with her graduating class at Avery Institute in their attempts to desegregate the College of Charleston in 1944. Decades later, Whipper was instrumental in working with the State of South Carolina and...
Dates: 1900-2016, undated

Woman's Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina papers

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Identifier: AMN 1037
Abstract The Woman's Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina (WBEMC) collection consist mostly of published annual session minutes (many photocopied), event programs, organizational and committee papers documenting the women and youth auxiliaries of the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina (BEMC) from 1888 to 2007. Included are materials from other local, state and national organizations within the Baptist community, such as meeting minutes, event...
Dates: 1867-2007, undated

YWCA of Greater Charleston, Inc., records

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Identifier: AMN 1078
Abstract The Young Women's Christian Association of Greater Charleston, which originated in 1907, has served communities in Charleston and the lowcountry area of South Carolina for over a century. Currently, the YWCA of Greater Charleston, Inc., strives to provide programs and services for all people and holds a mission to eliminate racism and to empower women.The collection documents the founding and history of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Charleston, South Carolina...
Dates: 1906-2007

Zion-Olivet Presbyterian Church records

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Identifier: AMN 1030
Abstract Zion-Olivet formed in 1959 when two African American congregations in Charleston. S.C., Zion and Olivet, merged. The records in the collection are divided into three main sections, Zion Presbyterian Church, Olivet Presbyterian church and Zion-Olivet Presbyterian church records with numerous series which finacial documents, Kindergarten/Child Child Center, Church members and students, Women's Associations, United Presbyterian Men of Zion-Olivet, and the Presbyterian Church USA/Synod of the...
Dates: 1854-1991, undated

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Names
Avery Normal Institute 8
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 3
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 3
Whipper, Lucille, 1928-2021 3
African Methodist Episcopal Church 2
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Allen University 2
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 2
Avery Research Center 2
Benedict College 2
Charleston County School District 2
DeCosta, Emily, 1923-2011 2
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 2
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006 2
Links, Inc. Charleston Chapter 2
McClennan-Banks Memorial Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Order of the Eastern Star. Grand Chapter of South Carolina 2
Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A 2
Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Gamma Xi Omega Chapter (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 1
Banks, Anna DeCosta, 1869-1930 1
Baptist Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows of Charleston County (S.C.) 1
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments 1
Bethel United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Bettis Academy (Aiken County, S.C.) 1
Blacks United for Action 1
Blake, J. Herman 1
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Brown, Ethyl R., 1902-1997 1
Brown, Lucy Hughes, 1863-1911 1
Buist Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 1
Caffey family 1
Carawan, Candie 1
Carawan, Guy 1
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998 1
Carson, Josephine, 1919- 1
Central Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County Council 1
Charleston County Legislative Delegation 1
Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005 1
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Claflin College (Orangeburg, S.C.) 1
Coards Studio 1
Cornwell family 1
Cornwell, Ruby Pendergrass, 1902-2003 1
Cut Gap Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Daly, Frederica Y. 1
Dart Grammar and Primary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
DeCosta family 1
DeSaussure, Martha 1
DeSaussure, Mary 1
Delfin, Wilfred 1
Democratic Party (Charleston County, S.C.) 1
Dixon, Isabel 1
Dobbins, Gracie B., 1905-2001 1
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 1
Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Edwards, Lucille Roper, 1924-2016 1
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Entre Nous Bridge Club (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Farr (Family : Beaufort County, S.C.) 1
Farr family 1
Farr, Henrietta E. 1
Farr, Joseph M. 1
Farr, Mary Behn 1
Farr, Minerva 1
Gethsemane Baptist Association 1
Glover, Julia Williams, 1908-2000 1
Gordon, Ethel, 1911-2004 1
Gourdine, Julia Alston 1
Hamilton, Lonnie, III 1
Harleston family 1
High School of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Horton, Myles, 1905-1990 1
Horton, Zilphia, 1910-1956 1
Hospital and Training School for Nurses (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Howard University 1
Huff family 1
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jackson, Christine Osburn 1
Jackson, Jesse, 1941- 1
James, Carrie, 1904-1974 1
James, Joseph C., Reverend, 1900-1976 1
Jenkins, Esau, 1910-1972 1
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
King, Minerva 1
LaSaine, Mary Alice, 1886-1957 1
League of Allied Arts 1
League of Allied Arts of Charleston, South Carolina 1
Lewis, Aletha 1
Lonnie Hamilton Quintet (Musical group) 1
Lonnie Hamilton and the Ambassadors (Musical group) 1
Lonnie Hamilton and the Diplomats (Musical group) 1
Martin, Maxine Smith 1
McClennan, Alonzo, 1855-1912 1
McCottry-Smith, Cynthia 1
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