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Vivienne Edwards Anderson papers

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Identifier: AMN 1144
Abstract Vivienne Edwards Anderson (1914-2006), a former student of Avery Institute (Class of 1933), and was one of the initial members of the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture (AIAAH&C), which was established for the creation of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture at the College of Charleston. The collection contains brief documents relating to Edwards Anderson's life, genealogical information of her immediate family members: parents, Susanne...
Dates: 1920-2002, undated; Majority of material found within 1980-1995

Avery Normal Institute records

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Identifier: AMN 1012
Abstract The Avery Normal Institute was established by the American Missionary Association (AMA) in Charleston, South Carolina in 1865. The Institute originally served as a school for former slaves and free persons of color, providing normal (or, teacher) training to students pursuing careers in education. The school eventually became known just as Avery Institute, operating as a high school with financial support from the AMA until 1947, when it became part of Charleston's segregated public school...
Dates: 1862-1978

Avery photograph collection

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Identifier: AMN 1112
Dates: approximately 1890s-2012

Bell family papers

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Identifier: AMN 1001
Abstract The African American Bell family of Charleston, South Carolina were descended from Sally (Sarah) Johnson, the matriarch of a free family of color who purchased 2 Green Street, circa 1844. In 1912, the property was willed to Hiram L. Bell (died 1952), a son of Jesse Miles DeReef and Holten L. Bell.These papers document properties owned by the family, especially the historic home at 2 Green Street, Charleston, sold to the College of Charleston in 1971. With materials on the history...
Dates: approximately 1890-1972

J. Arthur Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1074
Abstract J. Arthur Brown was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1914. After graduating from the Avery Institute in 1932, he continued his education at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, SC, graduating in 1937. While at SCSC, Brown met his future wife MaeDe Esperanza Myers (1918-2012), marrying in 1940. The couple had three daughters: MaeDe Joenelle Gordon, Minerva King, and Dr. Millicent Brown; and one son, Myles Gregory Brown. Mr. Brown moved back to Charleston where he became a...
Dates: 1937-1989; Majority of material found within 1950-1988

Miriam M. Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1098
Abstract

Miriam M. Brown (1901-2002) worked as an educator for fifty-two years at multiple schools in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. She received numerous recognitions for her work in the community, including a proclamation from the town of Mount Pleasant declaring October 12th of each year as Miriam Brown Memorial Day. Miriam married Arthur Felder Brown in 1928 and had two children, Arthur Felder Brown, Jr. and Jeanne Albertha Brown Morris.



Dates: 1922-2002

Craft and Crum families papers

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Identifier: AMN 1102
Abstract William Craft (1824-1900) and Ellen Smith Craft (1826-1891) were slaves who met and married on a plantation in Macon, Georgia. Unwilling to raise children in slavery, in December 1848 they devised a plan to escape to Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Ellen dressed as an invalid male, her arm in a sling to avoid writing (neither William nor Ellen could read or write) and face in bandages to obscure her feminine voice and lack of facial hair. William accompanied her as a servant. They arrived in...
Dates: 1780-2007

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

Gracie B. Dobbins papers

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Identifier: AMN 1075
Abstract Gracie B. Dobbins (1905-2001) was an African American school teacher. She was born Gracie Lee Burns in 1905 and graduated Avery Institute in 1924 with a teaching certificate. She later married a Mr. Dobbins and taught at Minnie Hughes Elementary School on Yonges Island and possibly elsewhere. She served as Chairman of Annual Appeal of Dimes for the City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs in the 1960s. Dobbins died in Charleston in 2001.The collection contains materials related...
Dates: 1924-1986; Majority of material found within 1965-1986

Rosslee Tenetha Green Douglas papers

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Identifier: AMN 1132
Abstract Rosslee Tenetha Green Douglas, (1928-2011) was an African-American nurse, health administrator, and two-time presidential appointee during the Ronald Reagan Presidential Administration. Green Douglas attended Avery Institute, Class of 1947; Lincoln School for Nurses (1952) and was the first African-American graduate from the College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston (M.U.S.C) in 1972. She served as an administrator for the Franklin Fetter Family Health Center, and...
Dates: 1934-2005; Majority of material found within 1981-2002

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Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 7
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American Missionary Association 3
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 3
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College of Charleston 3
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 3
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 3
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Amistad Research Center 2
Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Charleston County School District 2
Coming Street YWCA (Charleston, S.C.) 2
DeCosta, Frank A. 2
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Harleston, Edwin Augustus, 1882-1931 2
Hospital and Training School for Nurses (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity 2
Potts, John F. 2
Seabrook family 2
Talladega College 2
Voorhees College 2
African Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Allen University 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Gamma Xi Omega Chapter (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
Anderson, Steward Eugene, Jr., 1911-1997 1
Anderson, Vivienne Edwards, 1913-2005 1
Atkins, Maude Henrietta Smith, 1898-1998 1
Ball, Edward, 1958- 1
Baptist Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows of Charleston County (S.C.) 1
Bell family 1
Bell, Hiram Lewis 1
Bell, James A. (James Augustus) 1
Benedict College 1
Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments 1
Bonds-Wilson High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Bricklayers, Masons, and Plasterers International Union of America. Local No. 1 (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters 1
Brown family 1
Brown, Arthur Felder, Jr. 1
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 1
Brown, Millicent E. 1
Brown, Miriam M., 1901-2002 1
Brownlee, Frederick Leslie, 1883-1962 1
Buist Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Burke High School (Charleston, S.C.). Fields-Sims-Wright Vocational Center 1
Caffey family 1
Campbell, James E., 1925-2021 1
Chambers, Annette Graves, 1983- 1
Charleston County Legislative Delegation 1
Cheyney State College 1
Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005 1
City Federation of Colored Women's Clubs (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
Cole family 1
College of Charleston. Governor's School 1
Committee on Better Racial Assurance 1
Cornwell family 1
Craft family 1
Craft, Ellen 1
Craft, William 1
Crum family 1
Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912 1
Crump family 1
Davis, Julia-Ellen 1
Davis, Vicki Lorraine 1
DeCosta, Beautine Hubert, 1913-2008 1
DeCosta, Frank Augustus, Jr., 1935-1999 1
DeCosta-Willis, Miriam 1
DeReef family 1
Deweese family 1
Dillahunts family 1
Dobbins, Gracie B., 1905-2001 1
Douglas, Rosslee Tenetha Green, 1928-2011 1
Douglas, Walter Earl, 1923-1979 1
Drago, Edmund L. 1
East Bay Elementary School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Edwards, Jacob Francis, Jr., 1909-1941 1
Edwards, Jacob Francis, Sr., 1877-1963 1
Edwards, James B., 1927-2014 1
Edwards, John Arthur, 1911-1987 1
Edwards, Johnette Mencile Green, 1926-1977 1
Edwards, Lucille Roper, 1924- 1
Edwards, Richard Leon, 1903-2000 1
Edwards, Susanna Norena Simmons, 1880-1956 1
Entre Nous Bridge Club (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Equal Rights Party (New York, N.Y.) 1
Fisk University. Alumni Association 1
Fisk University. Choir 1
Friendly Moralist Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Friendly Union Cemetery (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Gourdine, Julia Alston 1
Graves family 1
Graves, Eugene 1
Graves, J. Michael (James Michael), 1915-1996 1
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