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Avery photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1112
Dates: approximately 1890s-2012

Walter N. Boags papers

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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

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

Charleston Chapter #143 of Aleph Zadik Aleph (Charleston, S.C.) records

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Identifier: Mss 1129
Abstract

Correspondence, newsletters, manuals, pledge tests and training booklets, and ephemera relating to Charleston chapter #143 of Aleph Zadik Aleph (AZA), an all-male Jewish youth organization.

Dates: 1947-1958

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

Fellowship Society records

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Identifier: Mss 0151
Abstract

Minutes (1769-1963), membership records (1762-1993) and financial records (1774-2004) document all activities of the Fellowship Society, a Charleston, South Carolina benevolent organization dedicated to charity, education, and upkeep of widows and orphans of its members.

Dates: 1762-2005

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

Friendly Union Society records

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Identifier: AMN 1122
Abstract The Friendly Union Society was formed in Charleston in 1813. It consisted of a membership of no more than fifty men and no less than five. It was formed for the relief of orphans and widows in the community; and to provide for the general welfare of the community as a whole. It also served as a burial society; providing a place for interment, as well as tending and upkeep of the cemetery. This society remained in Charleston in varying degrees of activity through 1981. The collection consists...
Dates: 1889-1981, undated

German Friendly Society records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0019
Abstract

The German Friendly Society was a social and benevolent organization founded in Charleston, South Carolina in 1766. This collection contains typewritten transcriptions of their meeting minutes (1766-1858) compiled during a Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project from 1935-1940.

Dates: 1766-1940

Humane and Friendly Society records

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1114
Abstract The Humane and Friendly Society was a benevolent society of free African American men in Charleston, South Carolina. The Society served as a way to provide for widows, orphaned children, a burial place for its members, and it also arranged apprenticeships and educational opportunities for African American men.The collection consists of administrative materials of the Humane and Friendly Society including meeting minutes, correspondence, and membership lists. Topics of discussion...
Dates: 1934-1966, 1981

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