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Charleston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records

Identifier: AMN 1117
Abstract The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was started on February 12, 1909, partly in response to the prevalence of lynching of African-Americans in America and the 1908 race riot that occurred in Springfield, Illinois. The Charleston Branch of the NAACP was founded in February 1917 by Edwin Harleston. The branch was established to advocate for the rights of African-Americans in South Carolina and Charleston. The Charleston NAACP serves as a space for...
Dates: 1920-1995, undated; Majority of material found within 1973-1994

Comments on lectures given by Orestes A. Brownson

Identifier: Mss 0034-007
Collection Overview

The collection consists of five newspaper clippings of letters to the editor of the Charleston Standard. The letters were written in 1856 and were in response to a series of lectures by Orestes Augustus Brownson. They attack the "Catholicity" of Brownson's theology. Each is signed "Protestantism."

Dates: 1856

Alexander von Humboldt clippings

Identifier: Mss 0034-100
Collection Overview

The collection consists of two newspaper clippings concerning correspondence from Alexander V. Humboldt. One of the clippings contains the full text of a letter from Humboldt to George Ticknor. It is dated July 10, 1858. The second clipping discusses Humboldt's correspondence. It is dated June 20, 1860.

Dates: 1858, 1860

Trott family papers

Identifier: Mss 0136

Includes materials compiled by Charleston native Mabel Trott FitzSimons, including genealogical data and family history relating to Bailey, Cambridge, Cave, FitzSimons, Good, Gregorie, Hendricks, Trott, Venning, and Wood families. Also includes a copy of sailor Henry W. Hendricks' Civil War diary, and records regarding Myrtle Grove Plantation.

Dates: 1836-1981; Majority of material found within 1940-1973

Benjamin James Whipper, Sr., papers

Identifier: AMN 1147
Abstract Benjamin James Whipper, Sr., (1912-1998), a minister, religious leader, educator, and civic activist. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Reverend Whipper pastored two churches, Charity Baptist (1949), and Saint Matthew Baptist (1940). Whipper was the Moderator of the Charleston County Baptist Association; the treasurer with the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina; and the Assistant Secretary on the Executive Board of the National Baptist Convention, USA,...
Dates: approximately 1865-2008, undated

Lucille Simmons Whipper papers

Identifier: AMN 1146
Abstract Lucille Simmons Whipper (1928-2021), an educator, guidance counselor, academic administrator, community, and religious leader and the first African-American woman to serve as an State of South Carolina House of Representatives in Charleston's District 109 (1986-1996). She exercised her activism with her graduating class at Avery Institute in their attempts to desegregate the College of Charleston in 1944. Decades later, Whipper was instrumental in working with the State of South Carolina and...
Dates: 1900-2016, undated

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