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Jenkins Orphanage papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1063
Abstract 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. Jenkins,...
Dates: 1891-1990; Majority of material found in 1945-1955

William Saxon Wilson papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1038
Abstract

The William Saxon Wilson papers mostly consists of business cards, invitations, event programs, broadsides, and various ephemera created in his business, The Sax Print Shop, which document social, church, educational and other aspects of African-American life in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dates: 1913-1983; Majority of material found in 1920-1982