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Use our finding aids to help you explore Avery’s archival collections.Finding Aids
Avery is using $2M in grant funds to process and digitize archival collectionsGrant Projects
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Admin Office: 843.953.7609
125 Bull Street
Charleston, SC 29424
We offer in-person and virtual research services by appointment only.
Pre-appointment consultation required. See procedures below or call the archives at 843.953.7608
Open for guided tours by appointment and self-guided tours on selected days.Tour Information
Avery Digital Classroom
The digital classroom features a variety of fun, stimulating, educational activities such as digital lectures, film screenings, book discussions, and interactive online trivia. Check out our past events here
Dr. Conseula Francis Reading Circle Discussion of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Dr. Conseula Francis Reading Circle January event of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Documenting the Arc
Join the Documenting the Arc project team to discussing the grant outcomes, status, and refelections from community advisory board members and interviewees.View Here.
Avery Research Center How The Word is Passed Book: 2022 College Reads Discussion
Join Avery’s Executive Director, Dr. Tamara Butler and Avery Research Center’s undergraduate assistant as they facilitate a discussion on the 2022 College of Charleston’s College Reads book, How The Word by Clint Smith.View Here.
The Avery Research Center’s mission is to collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with an emphasis on Charleston, the South Carolina Lowcountry, and beyond. As a part of the College of Charleston’s Library system, the Avery Research Center’s archival collections, museum exhibitions, and public programming reflect these diverse populations as well as the wider African DiasporaLearn More