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Avery photograph collection

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Identifier: AMN 1112
Dates: approximately 1890s-2012

Brown Fellowship Society records

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Identifier: AMN 1005
Abstract The Brown Fellowship Society was a benevolent society of free African-American and racially mixed men, affiliated with St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.The collection consists of organizational materials of the Brown Fellowship Society, including a corrected copy of Charles H. Holloway's Rules and Regulations of the Brown Fellowship Society as founded in 1794, but not published until 1844. Minute books detail the...
Dates: 1794-1990

Millicent E. Brown papers

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Identifier: AMN 1003
Abstract Millicent Ellison Brown (b. 1948) is an educator and civil rights activist. Born in Charleston to MaeDe and J. Arthur Brown, local and state president of NAACP (1955-1965), Brown, in 1963, replaced her older sister Minerva as the primary plaintiff in a NAACP-sponsored lawsuit (Millicent Brown vs. Charleston County School District #20).The collection consists of personal and professional documents, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Millicent Brown's experience...
Dates: 1949-2003

Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church records

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Identifier: AMN 1015
Abstract Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church, an African-American church, formed after the Civil War with the withdrawal of African-American members from Trinity United Methodist Church. In 1866, the congregation purchased its current building at 60 Wentworth Street, Charleston, South Carolina.The records in this collection cover the beginning of Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church (1866-1978). The collection is divided into two series: Member Records and Financial Records. Member...
Dates: 1857-1994; Majority of material found within 1866-1969

H. A. DeCosta, Jr. papers

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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

DeReef Court and Park collection

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Identifier: AMN 1128
Abstract DeReef Court is a former African-American residential housing community in the City of Charleston, South Carolina established in 1854. Named after Joseph and Richard Edward DeReef, free men of color who were successful entrepreneurial brothers. Presently, the residential park known as DeReef Park represents the last green space in the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood.The collection holds ancestral histories, photocopied deeds and census reports regarding the DeReef...
Dates: 1854-2012; Majority of material found within 1990-2012

Friendly Moralist Society records

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Identifier: AMN 1009
Abstract The Friendly Moralist Society was a benevolent society, established in Charleston SC, 1838 for free men of mulatto or mixed race. The group served the community by providing burial aid, purchasing plots and assisting during funerals, for those in need. The organization also worked to provide charitable assistance to needy widows and orphans of deceased members. Each member was entitled to certain rights of membership, namely financial assistance in times of illness or financial strain. Among...
Dates: 1841-1856

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

Henry Grant papers

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Identifier: AMN 1011
Abstract Henry Lacy Grant (1925-1990) was born in North Augusta, Georgia to Henry L. Grant and Lillie Lacy Grant. An ordained Episcopal priest, Father Grant served the East Side community of Charleston, South Carolina for over twenty years as director of St. John's Mission Center and priest of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Father Grant is buried at Live Oak Memorial Gardens in Charleston, South Carolina. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, compilations, and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1964-1990

Helen Evangeline Banks Harrison papers

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Identifier: AMN 1032
Abstract Helen Evangeline Banks Harrison was born in Hampton, Virginia in 1898, to Issiah and Anna DeCosta Banks. Often called Evangeline, or Vangi, she attended city schools in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as Avery Normal Institute, and Howard University. In 1922 she married Armistead B. Harrison and in 1935, she began working as a clerk in the out patient clinic of Charleston's segregated Hospital and Training School for Nurses. Harrison became Medical Records Librarian...
Dates: approximately 1850-1985

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Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969 2
South Carolina -- History -- 1865- 2
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography 1
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African American architects -- South Carolina -- Charleston 1
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DeReef Court (Charleston, S.C.) 1
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Names
Avery Normal Institute 7
Avery Research Center 3
Hospital and Training School for Nurses (Charleston, S.C.) 3
Centenary United Methodist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
DeCosta family 2
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Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 2
Jenkins Orphanage (Charleston, S.C.) 2
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church (Charleston, S.C.) 2
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Charleston Branch (Charleston, S.C.) 2
African Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Allen University 1
Allen, William Francis, 1830-1889 1
Allison, C. FitzSimons (Christopher FitzSimons), 1927- 1
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 1
Alston, Addie Middleton 1
Anderson, Leroy Frederick, Dr., 1916-1989 1
Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture 1
Banks, Anna DeCosta, 1863-1911 1
Baskervill Ministries (Pawleys Island, S.C.) 1
Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.) 1
Brown Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Brown, J. Arthur, 1914-1988 1
Brown, Millicent E. 1
Caffey family 1
Carolina Youth Development Center 1
Catholic Church. Diocese of Charleston (S.C.) 1
Century Fellowship Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Charleston County Economic Opportunities Commission 1
Charleston County School District No. 20 (S.C.) 1
Citizens and Southern National Bank 1
Clark, Septima Poinsette, 1898-1987 1
Clyburn, James 1
College of Charleston. Governor's School 1
Coming Street YWCA (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Committee on Better Racial Assurance 1
Conroy, John F. 1
Constantine, Augustus Edison, 1898-1976 1
Craft family 1
Craft, Ellen 1
Craft, William 1
Crump family 1
DeCosta, Emily, 1923-2011 1
DeCosta, Herbert A., Jr., 1923-2008 1
DeCosta, Herbert A., Sr., 1894-1960 1
DeReef family 1
DeReef, Joseph, 1802-1876 1
DeReef, Richard Edward, 1798-1876 1
Deweese family 1
Elgin Association 1
Elgin Society 1
Emanuel AME Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Faith Memorial Mission (Georgetown, S.C.) 1
Felder's Barbershop (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Florida State University 1
Foster, Stephen S. (Stephen Symonds), 1809-1881 1
Friendly Moralist Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed), 1795-1864 1
Gourdine, Julia Alston 1
Grant, Henry Lacy, 1925-1990 1
Graves, J. Michael (James Michael), 1915-1996 1
Guilford College 1
H. A. DeCosta Company 1
HADCO Realty Company 1
Haines Normal and Industrial Institute 1
Harrison, Armistead, 1893-1985 1
Harrison, Helen Evangeline Banks, 1898-1985 1
Higgins family 1
Holloway family 1
Holloway, James H. (James Harrison), 1849-1913 1
Howard University 1
Immaculate Conception High School (Charleston, SC) 1
Immaculate Conception School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Jenkins' Orphanage Band 1
Jenkins, Daniel Joseph, 1862-1937 1
Kelly family 1
Kelly, Anna D, 1913-2007 1
King, William, 1812-1895 1
Kinlaw family 1
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. Charleston Chapter. 1
May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871 1
McClennan, Alonzo, 1855-1912 1
McClennan-Banks Memorial Hospital (Charleston, S.C.) 1
McFall, Thomas Carr, Dr., 1908-1969 1
Methodist Episcopal Church 1
Midway Company, Inc. 1
Miller, Mary S. 1
Minor's Moralist Society 1
Morris Street Baptist Church (Charleston, S.C.) 1
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University 1
Old Storm Branch Baptist Church (Clearwater, S.C.) 1
Order of the Eastern Star. Grand Chapter of South Carolina 1
Orphan Aid Society (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Owl's Whist Club 1
Pease, Jane H. 1
Pease, William H., 1924- 1
Phillis Wheatley Literary and Social Club (Charleston, S.C.) 1
Pugh family 1
Purcell, Mae Holloway, 1891-1982 1
Reeves, Harold S. 1
Rivers High School (Charleston, S.C.) 1
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