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Walter N. Boags papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1053
Abstract From 1949 to the late 1970s, Walter N. Boags (1917-1997) owned and operated Boags Modern Arts Photography Studio, one of the few African-American photography studios in Charleston, South Carolina. During the 1980s, Boags continued to operate as a freelance photographer.The collection consists mostly of black-and-white and color negatives, with some prints and proofs, taken by Walter Boags from 1945 through the 1980s. Boags' work focused on African-Americans, African-American...
Dates: 1945-1980s

Coards Studio photographs and records

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Identifier: AMN 1086
Abstract The Coards Studio was a photography studio owned and operated by Joseph and Rachel Coards in Charleston, South Carolina. Coards photographed African American families and individuals in the studio and various events and groups outside of the studio, such as graduations, weddings, and other ceremonies. The studio, located at 78 Line Street, closed in the late 20th century.The collection contains business records, photographs, and personal material, including customer contacts,...
Dates: approximately 1930s-1990s

Gadsden Funeral Home records

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Identifier: AMN 1137
Abstract The Gadsden Funeral Home was founded in 1902 by Eugene Gadsden (1866-1928) as the Eugene Gadsden Company. It was one of the first funeral homes for African Americans in Charleston. The Gadsden Funeral Home was operated and passed down through the family for over a century until it closed in 2005.The Gadsden Funeral Home records consist of three series documenting the history of the Gadsden/Duncan family, the Gadsden Funeral Home, and numerous affiliations. The collection consists...
Dates: 1892-2010; Majority of material found within 1921-1986

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

Mickey Funeral Home papers

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Identifier: AMN 1021
Abstract The Mickey Funeral Home was established in Charleston, South Carolina in 1894 by Edward Mickey (1850-1899). At his death, Edwin G. Harleston (1854-1931), brother of Edward Mickey's wife, Hannah Harleston Mickey (1848-1928), took over the firm until the two Mickey sons, Richard Harleston Mickey (1889-1934) and Edward Crum Mickey (1883-1965), became of age. In 1901, Edward Crum Mickey learned the trade and worked with Edwin G. Harleston at the funeral home. The company split in 1913; the...
Dates: 1906-1934

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Harleston Funeral Home (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Harleston, Edwin Gailliard, 1854-1931 2
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Mickey, Hannah Harleston, 1848-1928 2