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Ethyl R. Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1006
Abstract Ethyl R. Brown (1902-1997) was an African-American beautician, cosmetology instructor, and beauty shop owner in Charleston, South Carolina.The collection includes certificates, awards, photographs, and other documents related to Ethyl Brown's professional and social activities as well as her family. Certificates include a 1945 teaching certificate by South Carolina State Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners. There are also several photographs by Walter Boags, an African-American...
Dates: approximately 1930-1991

John L. Dart family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1069
Abstract John Lewis Dart (1854-1915) was born a free person of color in Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from Avery Normal Institute in 1872 and attended Atlanta University in Georgia, and Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, where he was ordained a Baptist minister. He returned to Charleston in 1886 and became pastor of Morris Street Baptist Church. Sixteen years later, Dart ministered the Shiloh Baptist Church. In 1894, he opened the Charleston Normal and Industrial Institute, a...
Dates: 1844-1947

Frank Augustus DeCosta papers

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Identifier: AMN 1106
Abstract Frank Augustus DeCosta (1910-1972) was an African-American educator, administrator and scholar born in Charleston, South Carolina. In a career that spanned four decades, DeCosta served as a teacher and principal of two high schools, supervisor and chairman of an education department, director of instruction and of student teaching, foreign service statistical officer, and organizing dean of two graduate schools.The collection includes correspondence, research notes, essays,...
Dates: 1847-2000; Majority of material found within 1940-1972

Mamie E. Garvin Fields papers

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Identifier: AMN 1023
Abstract Mamie Elizabeth Garvin Fields (1888-1987) was an African-American educator, civic and religious activist born in Charleston, South Carolina. Fields was an influential leader in the South Carolina African-American women's club movement. A culmination of Fields' life is detailed in her memoir, Lemon Swamp and Other Places, co-written with her granddaughter, Karen Fields.The majority of the collection details Fields' involvement with the National...
Dates: 1894-1987; Majority of material found within 1945-1985

Lewis R. Gibbes papers

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Identifier: Mss 0020
Abstract Papers of Lewis R. Gibbes, Professor of mathematics, astronomy, and physics at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, from 1838-1892. Papers include materials relating to Gibbes' studies in France, assorted obituaries, eulogies, and memorials, his published papers and newspaper articles (collected into several scrapbooks) on his scientific work and other topics, assorted Elliott Society of Natural History materials, astronomical charts and calculations, assorted cartes de...
Dates: 1800s-1893, 1937

Julia Alston Gourdine papers

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Identifier: AMN 1130
Abstract Julia Waites Alston Gourdine (1923-2009), an African-American elementary school educator who worked in the Charleston County School District for thirty-five years. Alston Gourdine was also an integral Senior Trustee Board member of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Charleston, South Carolina. She married Robert H. Gourdine, Jr. in 1944, and they had one son, Robert H. Gourdine, III.The collection contains documents and photographs relating to Gourdine's...
Dates: 1880-2002; Majority of material found within 1950-1996

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

Lancelot Minor Harris papers

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Identifier: Mss 0022
Abstract

The Lancelot Minor Harris papers contains personal papers, correspondence, and written materials. Correspondents include James Easterby, DuBose Heyward, Ludwig Lewisohn, Herbert Ravenel Sass, Albert Simons, Thomas Tobias, and others. Written materials include notes concerning Harris' classes and personal writing, prepared by Paul Weidner. Also included in the collection are the personal papers and correspondence of Carlotta Harris.

Dates: 1872-1940; Majority of material found within 1890-1930

Edward A. Lawrence family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1024
Abstract Edward Lawrence was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1858. He graduated from Avery Normal Institute in 1875. He taught at the Avery Normal Institute for almost 20 years and served as interim principal, as well as serving as president of the Avery Alumni Association. He also obtained a degree from South Carolina State College, where he taught psychology and sociology. Lawrence worked as a real-estate agent in Charleston before moving to Brooklyn, New York, in 1920, where he ran a real...
Dates: 1875-1983

William Lawrence papers

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Identifier: AMN 1008
Abstract William Lawrence (1895-1981) was born in Charleston, South Carolina to Merton and Sylvia Lawrence. He studied piano, organ, and voice at the Avery Institute (early 1900s), at the New England Conservatory of Music (1913-1916) and in Paris, France (1926-1931). He accompanied such well-known singers as Marian Anderson and Roland Hayes. He also taught piano and voice, composed music, and gave instrumental and vocal recitals in Europe and America. He died in 1981, and his remains rest at Trinity...
Dates: 1919-1988

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African American teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 8
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African American musicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston 3
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African Americans -- Music 2
Teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 2
clippings (information artifacts) 2
letters (correspondence) 2
scrapbooks 2
Africa -- Social life and customs 1
African American band directors -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American beauty operators 1
African American business enterprises -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American businesspeople -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American churches -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American composers 1
African American elementary schools -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American high school students -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Periodicals 1
African American jazz musicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American librarians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American ministers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American newspapers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American physicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American politicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 20th century 1
African American school principals -- South Carolina -- James Island 1
African American schools -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
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African American women -- South Carolina -- Societies and clubs -- History 1
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- James Island 1
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina 1
African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Religion 1
African Americans in television broadcasting 1
African Americans with disabilities 1
American literature -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
American literature -- Study and teaching -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Astronomy -- Charts, diagrams, etc. 1
Astronomy -- Observations 1
Astronomy -- Research 1
Band directors -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Beauty operators -- Study and teaching -- United States 1
Biology -- Research 1
Blind women 1
Botany -- Research 1
Cedar Springs Plantation (S.C.) -- Social life and customs 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- Social life and customs 1
Cosmetology teachers -- Training of -- United States 1
County council members -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Education -- South Carolina -- James Island 1
Education -- Philosophy 1
Education -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Egypt -- Description and travel 1
English language -- Study and teaching -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
English literature -- Study and teaching -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
English teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Ephemera 1
Europe -- Description and travel 1
Europe -- History 1
Free African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Geology -- Research 1
Highlands (N.C.) 1
James Island (S.C.) -- History -- 20th century 1
Jazz musicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Lynching -- South Carolina -- Lake City 1
Mathematics -- Study and teaching 1
Musicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Natural history -- Societies, etc. 1
Palestine -- Description and travel 1
Plantation life -- South Carolina -- Berkeley County 1
Real estate agents 1
Real property -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Retirees 1
Saxophonists -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Scrapbooks -- 1930-1960 1
Slavery -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Slaves -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
South Carolina -- History 1
South Carolina -- History -- 1865- 1
South Carolina -- Politics and government 1
South Carolina -- Social life and customs 1
Southern reporter (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Speeches 1
St. John's Parish (Berkeley County, S.C.) -- History 1
St. John's Parish (Berkeley County, S.C.) -- Social life and customs 1
Teachers -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 20th century 1
United States -- History 1
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- South Carolina 1
attendance lists 1
black-and-white prints (prints on paper) 1
cabinet photographs 1
cartes-de-visite (card photographs) 1
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Names
Avery Normal Institute 5
Butler, Susan Dart, 1888-1959 3
College of Charleston 3
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 2
DeCosta family 2
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Easterby, J. H. (James Harold), 1898-1960 2
Murray, Albertha J., 1889-1969 2
South Carolina Federation of Colored Women's Clubs 2
African Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 1
Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993 1
Atlanta University 1
Baker, Frazier B., -1898 1
Bethune, Mary McLeod, 1875-1955 1
Bettis Academy (Aiken County, S.C.) 1
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Bronseaux, Anna Pierre Dart, 1896-1978 1
Bronseaux, Beverly 1
Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Brown, Ethyl R., 1902-1997 1
Brown, Lawrence, 1893-1972 1
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Butler, Nathaniel 1
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Central Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County Council 1
Charleston Normal and Industrial School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Cheyney State College 1
Claflin College (Orangeburg, S.C.) 1
Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912 1
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946 1
Cut Gap Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Dart Grammar and Primary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Dart family 1
Dart, John Lewis, 1854-1915 1
Dart, Julia Pierre 1
Dart, William 1
Dart, William Andrews 1
DeCosta, Beautine Hubert, 1913-2008 1
DeCosta, Frank A. 1
DeCosta, Frank Augustus, Jr., 1935-1999 1
DeCosta-Willis, Miriam 1
Duncan, Todd 1
East Bay Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Elliott Society of Science & Art 1
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Fenwick, Susan 1
Fields, Alfred B. 1
Fields, Karen E. (Karen Elise), 1945- 1
Fields, Mamie E. Garvin, 1888-1987 1
Fort Sumter Memorial Commission (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Gibbes, Anna 1
Gibbes, Lewis Reeves, 1810-1894 1
Gibbes, Sarah P. 1
Gourdine, Julia Alston 1
Grice, George Daniel, 1900-1977 1
Hamilton, Lonnie, III 1
Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958 1
Harleston, Edwin Augustus, 1882-1931 1
Harris, Carlotta Letitia, 1865- 1
Harris, Lancelot Minor, 1868-1941 1
Hayes, Roland, 1887-1977 1
Heyward, DuBose, 1885-1940 1
High School of Charleston (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Holloway family 1
Hospital and Training School for Nurses (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Hughes, Horatio 1
Hunt, Albert, Jr. 1
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Knight, Sadie 1
LaSaine, Mary Alice, 1886-1957 1
Lawrence family 1
Lawrence, Lillian Thompson 1
Lawrence, Edward, 1858- 1
Lawrence, William, 1895-1981 1
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 1
Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955 1
Links, Inc. Charleston Chapter 1
Locke, Alain, 1885-1954 1
Lonnie Hamilton Quintet (Musical group) 1
Lonnie Hamilton and the Ambassadors (Musical group) 1
Lonnie Hamilton and the Diplomats (Musical group) 1
Marion Birnie Wilkinson Home for Girls (Cayce, S.C.) 1
May, Philip S., Jr. 1
McClennan, Alonzo C., 1855-1912 1
McClennan-Banks Memorial Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Miller, Thomas E., 1849-1938 1
Morris Street Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Moses, Dyctis Jack, 1916-1996 1
Murray-LaSaine Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Order of the Eastern Star. Grand Chapter of South Carolina 1
Porcher, Frederick A. (Frederick Adolphus), 1809-1888 1
Randolph, Louise Wagener 1
Rivers, M. Rutledge (Moultrie Rutledge), 1868-1940 1
Sanders-Clyde Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927 1
Sass, Herbert Ravenel, 1884-1958 1
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