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H. A. DeCosta, Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1084
Abstract Herbert A. DeCosta, Jr. (1923-2008) was a renowned African American architect and contractor based in Charleston, South Carolina. While he served as president of the H. A. DeCosta Company, the company worked on the construction and renovations of numerous churches, apartment complexes, schools, and residences, including some of the most architecturally significant houses in Charleston. The DeCosta Company also did much of the renovation and preservation work for Historic Charleston...
Dates: 1854-2009

Drayton papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0152
Abstract

Diaries, ledgers, correspondence, inventories, plats, sketches, architectural drawings of John Drayton, Charles Drayton I-III, James Glen, Charlotta Drayton, Mary Middleton Drayton and others, relating mainly to affairs at Drayton Hall and other family plantations. Collection also includes artwork, reflections on eighteenth century literature, deeds, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Dates: 1701-2004

Middleton family artwork

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0001
Abstract

Collection consists of assorted architectural drawings, ink sketches, pencil drawings, and watercolors attributed to John Izard Middleton, Henry Middleton, and Thomas Walker as well as several sketches of additions to Middleton Place, the family seat located along the Ashley River near Charleston, South Carolina.

Dates: 1809-1867

James Polzois papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0215
Abstract

The collection consists of the papers of James Polzois, an artist who lived in Charleston, South Carolina. The papers include photographs, prints, and original artworks of Charleston area architecture and church organs. There are also photographs, correspondence, and military records documenting Polzois’ life. The papers also include Polzois’ writings and research files, with a special focus on his research into Denmark Vesey.

Dates: 1864-2018; Majority of material found within 1952-2018

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African American architects -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American business enterprises -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African American businesspeople -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History -- 20th century 1
African Americans -- South Carolina -- Drayton Hall -- History 1
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Architects -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
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Architecture -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
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Businessmen -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- 20th century 1
Charleston (S.C.) 1
Charleston (S.C.) -- History -- Slave Insurrection, 1822 1
Charleston County (S.C.) -- History 1
Charleston District (S.C.) -- History 1
Civic leaders -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Contractors -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Drayton Hall (S.C.) -- History 1
Gay artists -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Historic preservation -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Middleton Place (S.C.) 1
Neoclassicism (Architecture) -- United States 1
Nonprofit organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Organ (Musical instrument) -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
Plantation life -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- History -- 18th Century 1
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Plantation life -- South Carolina -- Drayton Hall -- History 1
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Rice -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- History 1
Slavery -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- History 1
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blueprints (reprographic copies) 1
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clippings (information artifacts) 1
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genealogical tables 1
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ledgers (account books) 1
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letters (correspondence) 1
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Craft, Ellen 1
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