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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

League of Allied Arts records

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Identifier: AMN-1158
Abstract The League of Allied Arts (LAA) is an organization of Black women who celebrate and help to locally advance a plethora of elements of high culture. The organization was initially founded in Los Angeles, CA in 1939, however, Edwina Whitlock created a new branch of the organization upon her relocation back to Charleston, South Carolina in 1986. This collection highlights the documents from its foundation and earliest years, from 1986 to 1988. There are three series. Administrative includes...
Dates: 1983-1988; Majority of material found within 1986-1988

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