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Avery Normal Institute records

Identifier: AMN 1012
Abstract The Avery Normal Institute was established by the American Missionary Association (AMA) in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865. The Institute originally served as a school for former slaves and free persons of color, providing normal (or, teacher) training to students pursuing careers in education. The school eventually became known just as Avery Institute, operating as a high school with financial support from the AMA until 1947, when it became part of Charleston's segregated public school...
Dates: 1862-1978

Avery School Memorabilia collection

Identifier: AMN 1159
Abstract The Avery School Memorabilia collection contains documents that pertain to the activities at the Avery Normal Institute. These items include programs from musical and dramatic performances given by the students, commencements, invitations, dance cards and other memorabilia from extra-curricula activities. It also includes some copies of the Avery yearbook and student newspaper. Portions of this collection are available digitally on the College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital Library...
Dates: approximately 1865-2005 ; Majority of material found within 1869 - 1954

Millicent E. Brown papers

Identifier: AMN 1003
Abstract Millicent Ellison Brown (b. 1948) is an educator and civil rights activist. Born in Charleston to MaeDe and J. Arthur Brown, local and state president of NAACP (1955-1965), Brown, in 1963, replaced her older sister Minerva as the primary plaintiff in a NAACP-sponsored lawsuit (Millicent Brown vs. Charleston County School District #20).The collection consists of personal and professional documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Millicent Brown's experience...
Dates: 1949-2023

Charleston County Black School Directory records

Identifier: 30019
Abstract The Charleston County Black School Directory is an extension of the 1989 Research Conference, "The History of African American Education in Charleston, South Carolina." The purpose of this Avery Research Center project is to begin documenting the long struggle of African Americans in the South Carolina Lowcountry to educate their children despite the laws and customs that hindered them. This collection contains information on individual historically African American schools in the area,...
Dates: approximately 1882-1990

Edmund Lee Drago collection

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

Mamie E. Garvin Fields papers

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

Donald Fraser papers

Identifier: 00-000

In the 1940s, Donald Fraser attended the Avery Normal Institute, as had his brother, James, as well as his father, aunt and uncles. Before that, Fraser attended Immaculate Conception School. This collection contains items related to the Avery Normal Institute and Immaculate Conception School, including report cards and tuition receipts.

Dates: 1940-1950

Isabelle Smalls Griffin papers

Identifier: 00-00000

This collection contains transcripts of speeches, programs and other memorabilia from Avery Normal Institute (1940s) and Baptist Hill High School (1960-1985).

Dates: approximately 1945-1985

Albertha Murray papers

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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Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 2
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National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 2
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 2
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) 1
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 1
Bettis Academy (Aiken County, S.C.) 1
Brown family 1
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 1
Brown, MaeDe E. M., 1918-2012 1
Brown, Millicent E. 1
Brownlee, Frederick Leslie, 1883-1962 1
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Central Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County School District 1
Charleston County School District No. 20 (S.C.) 1
Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina 1
Claflin College (Orangeburg, S.C.) 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
College of Charleston. Governor's School 1
Cut Gap Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Dart Grammar and Primary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
DeCosta, Frank A. 1
Drago, Edmund L. 1
Fields, Alfred B. 1
Fields, Karen E. (Karen Elise), 1945- 1
Fields, Mamie E. Garvin, 1888-1987 1
Florida State University 1
Friendly Moralist Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Guilford College 1
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.) 1
Hoursey, Alphonso H., 1900-1977 1
Howard University 1
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
LaSaine, Mary Alice, 1886-1957 1
Links, Inc. Charleston Chapter 1
Marion Birnie Wilkinson Home for Girls (Cayce, S.C.) 1
McClennan-Banks Memorial Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Morton, Ruth, 1900-1989 1
Murray-LaSaine Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 1
Oakes, Ziba B., 1806-1871 1
Potts, John F. 1
Rivers High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Stewart, Hazel Murray 1
Washington, Samuel Walter, 1901-1978 1
Wilkinson, Marion Birnie, 1873-1956 1
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