African American fraternal organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Avery photograph collection
Identifier: AMN 1112
Dates: approximately 1890s-2012
Walter N. Boags papers
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...
Coards Studio photographs and records
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
Friendly Moralist Society records
Identifier: AMN 1009
Abstract The Friendly Moralist Society was a benevolent society, established in Charleston South Carolina, 1838 for free men of color (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...
Dates: 1841-1856, and undated
Friendly Union Society records
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
Clemon Harold Richardson, Sr. papers
Identifier: AMN 1141
Abstract Clemon Harold Richardson, Sr., (1925-2003), was a Masonic and community leader in Charleston, South Carolina. He was the Grand High Priest of the Robert B. Elliott Chapter #1 for the Holy Royal Arch Masons of the State of South Carolina. Locally, Richardson was the president of the Maryville/Ashleyville Neighborhood Association, (formerly the West Ashley Civic Association.) from 1954-2000. Richardson also served as the Charleston County Democratic Party Executive Committee Person for the St....
Dates: 1910-2002, undated; Majority of material found within 1990-2000
Seashore Farmers' Lodge 767 collection
Identifier: AMN 1150
Abstract The Seashore Farmers’ Lodge No. 767 was founded in 1905 by residents of the Sol Legare community of James Island. The building, which housed the Lodge and became the center of member and community activities, was constructed in 1915. The Lodge was created as a mutual benefit and fraternal society, which served as a safety net and provided many necessary services for members and area residents. Edward Wilder, Jr. served as the Lodge’s first President.The Seashore Farmers’ Lodge...
Dates: 1906-2018, undated; Majority of material found within 2006-2011