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Friendly Union Society records

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1122
Abstract The Friendly Union Society was formed in Charleston in 1813. It consisted of a membership of no more than fifty men and no less than five. It was formed for the relief of orphans and widows in the community; and to provide for the general welfare of the community as a whole. It also served as a burial society; providing a place for interment, as well as tending and upkeep of the cemetery. This society remained in Charleston in varying degrees of activity through 1981. The collection consists...
Dates: 1889-1981, undated

Virginia Geraty papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1123
Abstract Virginia Mixson Geraty (1915-2004) was born in Summerville, South Carolina to Edward Miles Mixson and his wife Ethel Sarah Ray Mixson. Geraty attended Immaculate Catholic School at Hendersonville, North Carolina, where her family lived during part of her childhood. After the passing of her younger brother and father, Geraty and her family moved to Yonges Island, South Carolina. It was there on the island that Geraty became interested in Gullah, when she heard it being spoken by a family...
Dates: 1915-2007; Majority of material found within 1978-2004

Julia Alston Gourdine papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1130
Abstract Julia Waites Alston Gourdine (1923-2009), an African-American elementary school educator who worked in the Charleston County School District for thirty-five years. Alston Gourdine was also an integral Senior Trustee Board member of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. She married Robert H. Gourdine, Jr. in 1944, and they had one son, Robert H. Gourdine, III.The collection contains documents and photographs relating to Gourdine's...
Dates: 1880-2002; Majority of material found within 1950-1996

Henry Grant papers

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Identifier: AMN 1011
Abstract Henry Lacy Grant (1925-1990) was born in North Augusta, Georgia to Henry L. Grant and Lillie Lacy Grant. An ordained Episcopal priest, Father Grant served the East Side community of Charleston, South Carolina for over twenty years as director of St. John's Mission Center and priest of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Father Grant is buried at Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, compilations, and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1964-1990

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

Lonnie Hamilton III papers

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Identifier: AMN 1096
Abstract Lonnie Hamilton, III was a musician, educator, and community leader. Notably, Hamilton was the first African American to serve on the Charleston County Council.The collection includes material related to Hamilton's personal life and professional career as an educator, musician, and Charleston County Councilman. The material in the personal series includes feature articles on his life, his involvement with community organizations including Spoleto Festival, U.S.A., and political...
Dates: 1950-2001

Harleston Funeral Home records

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Identifier: AMN 1014
Abstract The original Harleston Funeral Home was established in Charleston, South Carolina in 1901 by Edwin G. Captain Harleston (1854-1931) and his brother, Robert Harleston (1846-1915), under the name Harleston Brothers Funeral Home. It was one of the first funeral homes for African Americans in Charleston. The Harleston Funeral Home Papers consist of 17 volumes which document the deceased, customers, and funeral expenses. They are organized into three series. The Funeral...
Dates: 1900-1976

Helen Evangeline Banks Harrison papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1032
Abstract Helen Evangeline Banks Harrison was born in Hampton, Virginia in 1898, to Issiah and Anna DeCosta Banks. Often called Evangeline, or Vangi, she attended city schools in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as Avery Normal Institute, and Howard University. In 1922 she married Armistead B. Harrison and in 1935, she began working as a clerk in the out patient clinic of Charleston's segregated Hospital and Training School for Nurses. Harrison became Medical Records Librarian...
Dates: approximately 1850-1985

Holloway family scrapbook

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Identifier: AMN 1065
Abstract James Harrison Holloway, compiler of the family scrapbook, collected materials in the early twentieth century to preserve a record of his family’s legacy as free prominent African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina, from their arrival in the late eighteenth century. In the wake of Reconstruction and the dawn of Jim Crow, Holloway, whose vocations ranged between preacher, postmaster, and harness maker, sought to assert his family's legacy against the economic, social, and political...
Dates: 1776-1977, undated

Humane and Friendly Society records

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1114
Abstract The Humane and Friendly Society was a benevolent society of free African American men in Charleston, South Carolina. The Society served as a way to provide for widows, orphaned children, a burial place for its members, and it also arranged apprenticeships and educational opportunities for African American men.The collection consists of administrative materials of the Humane and Friendly Society including meeting minutes, correspondence, and membership lists. Topics of discussion...
Dates: 1934-1966, 1981

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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
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African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs -- History 2
African American youth 2
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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
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Charleston (S.C.) 2
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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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