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Graves family papers

 Collection
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 records 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

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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

Hebron St. Francis Center-Johns Island, South Carolina

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Identifier: AMN 1172
Abstract In 1979, Sisters Bernadine Jax and Irene Kelly of Rochester, Minnesota were invited through the Catholic Diocese of Charleston to serve the Church on Johns Island and to develop a place and presence where community people could gather. For the following three years (1979-1982), the nuns lived on Johns Island visiting islanders and searching for a location to establish a community center. In May 1982, Sisters Jax and Kelly attended an Ecumentical Ministerial Meeting at Holy...
Dates: 1970, 1982-2011, and undated; Majority of material found in 1983-1988

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

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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

Esau Jenkins papers, 1963-2003

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Identifier: AMN 1004
Abstract Esau Jenkins (1910-1972) was born and raised on Johns Island, South Carolina. With very little formal education, he became a businessman and civil rights leader.The collection contains biographical papers, correspondence, writings, and information about his affliations, including the Progressive Club, Citizen's Committee of Charleston, Community Organization Credit Union, Political Action Committee of Charleston County, Political Awareness League of Charleston County, and the...
Dates: 1963-2003

Jenkins Orphanage papers

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Identifier: AMN 1063
Abstract A Charleston (S.C.) orphanage for African American children, founded in 1891 by Reverend Daniel Joseph Jenkins. The Orphan Aid Society (chartered 1892) was the governing board of the orphanage. Organized by members of the church where Reverend Jenkins was pastor, the Society furnished much of the financial support for the orphanage's efforts to provide education, training, skills, and care to orphans, half orphans, and destitute children. After Jenkins' death his widow, Mrs. Eloise C....
Dates: 1891-1991; Majority of material found in 1945-1980

Anna D. Kelly papers

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Identifier: AMN 1083
Abstract Anna D. Kelly (1913-2007) is known for her efforts to connect Lowcountry African Americans with the Highlander Folk School, most notably recruiting Septima Clark. A graduate of the Avery Normal Institute in Charleston, South Carolina, Kelly was a charter member of the Avery Institute of African American History and Culture. She then played a crucial role in establishment of the Avery Research Center.The collection includes personal papers and photographs related to Anna D. Kelly...
Dates: 1930s-1999

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Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture 41
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African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History 13
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African American churches -- South Carolina -- Charleston 6
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clippings (information artifacts) 6
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African American musicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 4
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century 4
Enslaved persons -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
High schools -- South Carolina -- Charleston 4
Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969 4
African American businesspeople -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African American churches 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 -- Societies, etc. -- History 3
Charleston (S.C.) -- History 3
Civic leaders -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
Free African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
administrative records 3
financial records 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 musicians -- 20th century -- Photographs 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
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African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs -- History 2
African Americans -- History 2
African Americans -- Sea Islands -- Social life and customs 2
African Americans -- Social conditions 2
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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 -- Johns Island (Island) -- History -- 20th century 2
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Johns Island (Island) -- Social life and customs 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.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century 2
Charleston County (S.C.) 2
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Church buildings -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Photographs 2
Church records and registers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Civil rights movements -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
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Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Educators -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
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Gullahs -- History 2
Mourning customs -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Musicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Photography -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Portrait photography -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Public schools -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 2
Racially mixed people -- United States -- History -- 19th century 2
Slave records -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Slavery -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Slavery -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 19th century 2
South Carolina -- History -- 1865- 2
Taxation -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
Weddings -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Photographs 2
business cards 2
bylaws (administrative records) 2
invitations 2
pamphlets 2
photocopies 2
photographs 2
printed ephemera 2
Abolitionists -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
Abolitionists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia 1
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Names
Avery Normal Institute 12
Avery Research Center 5
DeCosta family 4
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 3
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 3
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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
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 3
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
Dulaney, W. Marvin, 1950- 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
Orphan Aid Society (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Powers, Bernard E., Jr. 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
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, Addie Middleton 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
Bah, M. Alpha, 1947- 1
Baker, Frazier B., -1898 1
Ball, Edward, 1958- 1
Banks, Anna DeCosta, 1869-1930 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
Baskervill Ministries (Pawleys Island, S.C.) 1
Beecher Congregational Church (New Orleans, La.) 1
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) 1
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments 1
Bishop England High School (Charleston, 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 Fellowship Society Cemetery (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Alphonso 1
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 1
Brown, MaeDe E. M., 1918-2012 1
Brown, Millicent E. 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
Catholic Church. Diocese of Charleston (S.C.) 1
Century Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Century Fellowship Society Cemetery (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
Charleston County School District 1
Charleston County School District No. 20 (S.C.) 1
Charleston Naval Shipyard 1
Charleston Normal and Industrial School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005 1
Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina 1
Citizens and Southern National Bank 1
Citizens' Committee of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
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