African American universities and colleges.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Upon the death of Charlestonian A.J. Clement, Jr. (1908-1986), the city's mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr., cited him as a pioneer among black business leaders "during a time of changing attitudes of the white race toward race relations." Riley credited Clement with helping to hasten "this positive change which improved our community." Further declaring that the city had lost one of its most dedicated citizens, the mayor alluded to Clement's many and diverse commitments—"There were no community...
Dates: 1926 - 1986
Scope and Contents This collection consists of approximately fifteen linear feet of manuscripts and related materials providing important insights into the life and work of educator, librarian, and community leader Ethel Martin Bolden (1918-2002) in Columbia and throughout the greater South Carolina area. Augmenting the collection is a unit of material associated with Ethel Bolden’s elder son, astronaut Charles Bolden, Jr. (b.1946). Bolden received a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1968,...
Scope and Contents The papers of James Mitchell Reames (1920-1987) span the years 1907 through 1990. Included in the papers are correspondence, writings, reports, newsclippings, scrapbooks, and audio tapes. Units of material in the collection reveal Reames's dedication to librarianship and Methodism in South Carolina, and the collection focuses principally upon these two lifelong commitments. The primary focus of the collection is Reames's professional career as an academic librarian working in and for South...
Dates: 1907 - 1990
Scope and Contents Approximately four linear feet of manuscripts and miscellaneous printed items document the history of the Progressive Democratic Party, or "PDP," as it came to be known, which was formally established at a state convention held in columbia on 24 May 1944 -- with "the full support and endorsement of all Negro organizations in the state, our ministers and leaders and the liberal white people" as "the ONE organization our people have waited for" (letter to "Fellow Citizens," 17 May 1944). The PDP...
Dates: 1929 - 1989
Scope and Contents Series:I. Personal papersII. Family papersIII. Topical filesIV. Audio-Visual materialsV. Ephemera and RealiaVII. OversizeVIII. LibraryPersonal papers include Harper’s political campaigns, correspondence with his family, friends, and acquaintances, greeting cards, invitations and programs for funerals, commencement ceremonies, and weddings, his education at Mather Academy, Fisk University, Harvard Law...
Dates: 1870-2003; Majority of material found within 1930 - 2003
Scope and Contents The papers of the Jones-Young Families, an African-American South Carolina family, consist of family history and biographical files, correspondence, topical files, institutions and organizations files, and photographs.The family history files, 1913 to 2001, are contained in one carton. These records pertain mainly to the Young family but include the family of Vivian Young Jones. Files on Vivian Young Jones and her husband, Thomas Banes Jones, include school papers and books....
Dates: 1890 - 2001
Scope and Contents The Rhett Jackson papers, 1930, 1932, 1946, 1962-2003, document the activism and interests of this Columbia, S.C., businessman.The six and one-half linear feet of papers in this collection document a life of active commitment and service to the United Methodist Church, the South Carolina Parole and Community Corrections Board, the Alston Wilkes Society, Claflin College's Board of Trustees, the Greater Columbia Community Relations Council, and United 2000, a citizens group opposed to...
Scope and Content Notes The collection contains approximately 201 documents and 4 volumes in 18 letter size folders and 7 documents in one oversized folder. The collection consists primarily of correspondence among members of the Shanklin family.Researchers may find the following of interest in the collection: * Early years contain (primarily) letters from Joseph S. Shanklin to India Gordon while the two of them attended Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. It appears that India finished college...