Inventory of the African American Firemen in Charleston Collection, circa 1910s - 1984

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Descriptive Summary

Abstract: African American firemen have served in the Charleston Fire Department since 1882.
The collection includes photocopied photographs of uniformed firemen and clippings from News and Courier about black fire fighters in the Charleston Fire Department. In a 1956 article, the News and Courier reported that black firemen received "the same privileges in pay, sick leave, and other benefits" as did white firemen; however, fire stations remained segregated.
Title: African American Firemen in Charleston Collection, circa 1910s - 1984
Repository: Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Call Number: 9010v
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
(2 folders)

Historical Note

African American firemen have served in the Charleston Fire Department since 1882.


Collection Overview

The collection includes photocopied photographs of uniformed firemen and clippings from News and Courier about black fire fighters in the Charleston Fire Department. In a 1956 article, the News and Courier reported that black firemen received "the same privileges in pay, sick leave, and other benefits" as did white firemen; however, fire stations remained segregated.

Collection Arrangement

1. Photographs and Clippings, circa 1910s-1984



Subject Headings

  • African American fire fighters -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • Discrimination in employment -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • Fire fighters -- South Carolina -- Charleston.


Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Photographs and Clippings, circa 1910s-1984.

   Folder 1
Photographs, circa 1910s-1940s
   Folder 2
Clippings, 1956-1984


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], African American Firemen in Charleston Collection, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.

Processing Information

Processed by Sheila E. Harrell-Roye and Amanda Ross, March 2010

Encoded by Amanda Ross, March 2010

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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