African American musicians -- South Carolina -- Charleston
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
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...
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
Identifier: AMN 1160
Abstract Captain William Louis Gailliard (b. 1908) was born and raised in Charleston, SC, and married to Priscilla Bonaparte Gailliard (1908-1997), who had at least three children together. For several years, he was a member of the Royal Sultans Orchestra, who were the first Black band to play on Folly Beach, SC. Ending the band in the early 1950s, he became an auxiliary fireman, and became a fire captain in the 1970s. He passed away in 1999. This collection largely contains a series of photographs...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1956-1976; 1935-1980
Identifier: AMN 1096
Abstract Lonnie Hamilton, III was a musician, educator, and community leader. Notably, Hamilton was the first African American to serve on the Charleston County Council.The collection includes material related to Hamilton's personal life and professional career as an educator, musician, and Charleston County Councilman. The material in the personal series includes feature articles on his life, his involvement with community organizations including Spoleto Festival, U.S.A., and political...
Identifier: AMN 1008
Abstract William Lawrence (1895-1981) was born in Charleston, South Carolina to Merton and Sylvia Lawrence. He studied piano, organ, and voice at the Avery Institute (early 1900s), at the New England Conservatory of Music (1913-1916) and in Paris, France (1926-1931). He accompanied such well-known singers as Marian Anderson and Roland Hayes. He also taught piano and voice, composed music, and gave instrumental and vocal recitals in Europe and America. He died in 1981, and his remains rest at Trinity...
Identifier: AMN 1010
Abstract James Raymond Logan (1874-1958) was the first native Charlestonian to receive a civil service appointment for work at the Charleston Navy Yard, and was the first African American appointee. Logan also directed Logan's Military Band and the choirs of Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church and Zion Presbyterian Church.This collection includes newspaper clippings, programs, photographs and correspondence that originally comprised two scrapbooks (now disbound) created by James Raymond...
Identifier: AMN 1002
Abstract Dyctis Jack Moses (1916-1996) was an African American musician from Americus, Georgia. He graduated from Morehouse College and pursued graduate studies in music at various institutions including Columbia University and Julliard. He served as music director at the Avery Institute, was the Supervisor of Music for Charleston County public schools and served in the Pacific area during World War II. In the early 1950s he became a pioneer in television by hosting the Talent...