African Americans -- Education -- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Avery photograph collection
Identifier: AMN 1112
Dates: approximately 1890s-2012
Avery School memorabilia collection
Abstract The Avery School Memorabilia collection contains documents that pertain to the activities at the Avery Normal Institute. These items include programs from musical and dramatic performances given by the students, commencements, invitations, dance cards and other memorabilia from extra-curricula activities. It also includes some copies of the Avery yearbook and student newspaper. Portions of this collection are available digitally on the College of Charleston’s Lowcountry Digital Library...
Dates: approximately 1865-1955
Dr. Elizabeth M. Bear collection
Identifier: AMN 1134
Abstract Elizabeth M. Bear is a Professor Emeritus and former director of the Nurse-Midwifery program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) School of Nursing. Bear's collection is a reflection of her avid interest in the nurse-midwifery profession, notably focusing on the education of African-Americans midwives (lay and nurse-midwives).The majority of the collection contains photocopied journal, magazine and newspaper articles, reports, correspondence, and photographs; along...
Dates: 1922-2006; Majority of material found within 1941-1998
J.R. Bonds papers
Identifier: AMN 1082
Abstract J. R. Bonds (1904-1992) was an African-American educator from South Carolina. In 1946, Bonds was selected as the Supervisor of Schools for Cooper River School District Four. In 1950, the Six Mile High School was officially renamed Bonds-Wilson High in honor of J. R. Bonds and John T. Wilson. J. R.'s wife, Lacy Campbell Bonds (1910-1973), was a registered nurse and secretary at Bonds-Wilson High School.The collection contains programs, photographs, correspondence, newspapers and...
Miriam M. Brown papers
Identifier: AMN 1098
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.
Frank Augustus DeCosta papers
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
Graves family papers
Identifier: AMN 1081
Abstract The Graves family of Charleston, South Carolina, was an African American family consisting largely of educators and Avery Institute graduates. James R. B. Graves, Jr. (1883-1969), a Pullman porter and union member of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, married Rose Laura Winds (1890-1978) in 1915. Together, they raised five children: J. Michael, Pauline, Annette, Robert, and Eugene. J. Michael Graves (1915-1996), a Class of 1932 graduate of the Avery Institute, was an educator and...
South Carolina Rosenwald Schools
Identifier: AMN 1152
Abstract The Rosenwald Schools Initiative was founded by Tuskegee Institute founder, Booker T. Washington and Sears and Roebuck Co. president, Julius Rosenwald in 1912. Washington saw the need to build schools for African Americans, particularly in rural areas across the South and Rosenwald was looking for a charitable opportunity to support and expressed interest in the plight of the Black community. Although Washington passed away in late 1915, the Rosenwald Fund went on to support the creation of...
Dates: 1912-2005; undated