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Coards Studio photographs and records

 Collection
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

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

Frank Augustus DeCosta papers

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Identifier: AMN 1106
Abstract Frank Augustus DeCosta (1910-1972) was an African-American educator, administrator and scholar born in Charleston, South Carolina. In a career that spanned four decades, DeCosta served as a teacher and principal of two high schools, supervisor and chairman of an education department, director of instruction and of student teaching, foreign service statistical officer, and organizing dean of two graduate schools.The collection includes correspondence, research notes, essays,...
Dates: 1847-2000; Majority of material found within 1940-1972

H. A. DeCosta, Jr. papers

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Identifier: AMN 1084
Abstract Herbert A. DeCosta, Jr. (1923-2008) was a renowned African American architect and contractor based in Charleston, South Carolina. While he served as president of the H. A. DeCosta Company, the company worked on the construction and renovations of numerous churches, apartment complexes, schools, and residences, including some of the most architecturally significant houses in Charleston. The DeCosta Company also did much of the renovation and preservation work for Historic Charleston...
Dates: 1854-2009

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

Walter Earl Douglas papers

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Identifier: AMN 1127
Abstract Walter Earl Douglas (1923-1979), an African-American newspaper journalist and writer. A stanch conservative Republican, Douglas wrote columns under the byline of "The Earl of Charleston" and "W. Earl Douglas." His columns were featured in South Carolina newspapers including the "Charleston Chronicle," "The Charleston Evening Post" and "Black News" (Columbia), in addition to syndicated nationally papers including the "Union Leader" (Manchester, New Hampshire). Douglas' writings incorporate...
Dates: 1963-1979; Majority of material found within 1977-1979

Drayton papers

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Identifier: Mss 0152
Abstract

Diaries, ledgers, correspondence, inventories, plats, sketches, architectural drawings of John Drayton, Charles Drayton I-III, James Glen, Charlotta Drayton, Mary Middleton Drayton and others, relating mainly to affairs at Drayton Hall and other family plantations. Collection also includes artwork, reflections on eighteenth century literature, deeds, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Dates: 1701-2004

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

Friendly Moralist Society records

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Identifier: AMN 1009
Abstract The Friendly Moralist Society was a benevolent society, established in Charleston South Carolina, 1838 for free men of color (mulatto or mixed race). The group served the community by providing burial aid, purchasing plots and assisting during funerals, for those in need. The organization also worked to provide charitable assistance to needy widows and orphans of deceased members. Each member was entitled to certain rights of membership, namely financial assistance in times of illness or...
Dates: 1841-1856, and undated

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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture 49
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African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History 12
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston 11
clippings (information artifacts) 8
African American churches -- South Carolina -- Charleston 6
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Religion 6
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African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies, etc. 6
correspondence 6
African American fraternal organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston 5
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 5
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 5
Fraternal organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston 5
Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969 5
African American churches 4
African American musicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
High schools -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
administrative records 4
financial records 4
photographs 4
African American businesspeople -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American fraternal organizations -- 20th century -- Photographs 3
African American photographers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American women teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African Americans -- History 3
African Americans -- Societies, etc. -- History 3
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century 3
Charleston (S.C.) -- History 3
Civic leaders -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
Public schools -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 3
Slaves -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
South Carolina -- History -- 1865- 3
diaries 3
minutes (administrative records) 3
programs (documents) 3
scrapbooks 3
sermons 3
Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century 2
African American Episcopalians 2
African American History Month 2
African American band directors -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
African American business enterprises -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
African American clergy -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
African American educators -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
African American fraternal organizations 2
African American men -- Societies, etc. -- History -- 20th century 2
African American musicians -- 20th century -- Photographs 2
African American newspapers 2
African American physicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
African American universities and colleges 2
African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social life and customs 2
African American women -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies and clubs 2
African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs -- History 2
African American youth 2
African Americans -- Civil rights 2
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina 2
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
African Americans -- Civil rights -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 2
African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century 2
African Americans -- Race relations 2
African Americans -- Social conditions 2
African Americans -- South Carolina 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Charities 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Portraits 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Relations with Jews 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social conditions 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Social life and customs 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies, etc. -- Photographs 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Statistics, Vital 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 20th century 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Social conditions -- 20th century 2
African Americans -- Suffrage -- South Carolina 2
Architects -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Band directors -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Boards of directors 2
Burial records -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Charleston (S.C.) 2
Charleston (S.C.) -- Race relations 2
Charleston (S.C.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century 2
Charleston County (S.C.) 2
Church buildings -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Photographs 2
Church records and registers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Churches 2
Civil rights movements -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Clothing and dress -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 20th century 2
Community organization 2
Discrimination in employment -- United States 2
Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Educators -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Free African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Free African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Societies, etc. 2
Funeral homes -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Mourning customs -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Musicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Photography -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Portrait photography -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Racially mixed people -- United States -- History -- 19th century 2
School integration -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History 2
Teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Weddings -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Photographs 2
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Language
French 1
German 1
Latin 1
Portuguese 1
Spanish; Castilian 1
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Yiddish 1
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Names
Avery Normal Institute 13
Avery Research Center 4
DeCosta family 4
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 4
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 3
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Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 3
Harleston family 3
Harleston, Edwin Augustus, 1882-1931 3
Hospital and Training School for Nurses (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Howard University 3
Baskervill Ministries (Pawleys Island, S.C.) 2
Benedict College 2
Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Craft family 2
Craft, Ellen 2
Craft, William 2
Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912 2
Crump family 2
Davis, Julia-Ellen 2
Graves, J. Michael (James Michael), 1915-1996 2
Jenkins Orphanage (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Jenkins' Orphanage Band 2
Kinlaw family 2
Morris Street Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2
Orphan Aid Society (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Owl's Whist Club 2
Whipper, Benjamin James, 1912-1998 2
Whipper, Lucille, 1928-2021 2
Whitlock, Edwina H. (Edwina Harleston), 1916-2002 2
Wilson, John T., 1910-1994 2
A. Philip Randolph Institute 1
African Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Allen University 1
Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889 1
Allison, C. FitzSimons (Christopher FitzSimons), 1927- 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Gamma Xi Omega Chapter (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Alston family 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
American Tobacco Company 1
American Views 1
Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America 1
Anderson, Leroy Frederick, Dr., 1916-1989 1
Association for the Study of African-American Life and History 1
Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. Charleston Area Branch 1
Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. Conference 1
Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History 1
Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Charleston Area Branch 1
Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. Conference 1
Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, inc 1
Atlanta University 1
Atlantic Beach Chamber of Commerce (Atlantic Beach, S.C.) 1
Atlantic Beach Company (Atlantic Beach, S.C.) 1
Atlantic Beach Historical Society (Atlantic Beach, S.C.) 1
Bah, M. Alpha, 1947- 1
Baker, Frazier B., -1898 1
Ball, Edward, 1958- 1
Banks, Anna DeCosta, 1863-1911 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
Beecher Congregational Church (New Orleans, La.) 1
Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953 1
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) 1
Bennett, Isaiah, 1926-2002 1
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments 1
Berrigan, Daniel 1
BikeFest (Atlantic Beach, S.C.) 1
Boags Modern Arts Photography Studio 1
Boags, Grippon A. 1
Boags, Walter N., 1917-1997 1
Bonds, J. R. (James Roosevelt), 1904-1992 1
Bonds, Lacy, 1910-1973 1
Bronseaux, Anna Pierre Dart, 1896-1978 1
Bronseaux, Beverly 1
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 1
Brown, Arthur Felder, Jr. 1
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 1
Brown, Millicent E. 1
Brown, Miriam M., 1901-2002 1
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Butler, Nathaniel 1
Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 1
Caffey family 1
Carolina Youth Development Center 1
Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
Carter, Rosalynn 1
Catholic Church. Diocese of Charleston (S.C.) 1
Century Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Chambers, Annette Graves, 1983- 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 Economic Opportunities Commission 1
Charleston County Legislative Delegation 1
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