Inventory of the Sandra Fowler Papers, 1967 - 1995

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Descriptive Summary

Abstract: Sandra N. Fowler was a school teacher in Charleston County, President of the Board of Directors of the Miriam B. Wilson Foundation, Membership Director of the Democratic Women of Charleston County, and member of the Charleston Area Community Relations Committee.
The papers consist of various documents related to Fowler's position as president of the Board of Directors of the Miriam B. Wilson Foundation and to her interest in black history, including articles and brochures related to black soldiers in the Civil War, the southern Civil Rights Movement, and several artifacts from the 1969 Hospital Workers Strike in Charleston (notably a hat distributed by Local 1199). Other documents pertain to Fowler's involvement in the Charleston Area Community Relations Committee and Democratic Women of Charleston County. Miriam B. Wilson Foundation papers regarding the Old Slave Mart museum focus on the board's attempts to keep it solvent, with a history of its existence.
Title: Sandra Fowler Papers, 1967 - 1995
Creator: Fowler, Sandra.
Repository: Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Call Number: AMN 1007
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: .25 linear feet
(1 archival box)

Biographical Note

Sandra N. Fowler was a school teacher in Charleston County, President (1980s) of the Board of Directors of the Miriam B. Wilson Foundation (Old Slave Mart Museum), Membership Director (1994-1995) of the Democratic Women of Charleston County, and member (1992-1993) of the Charleston Area Community Relations Committee.


Collection Overview

The papers consist of various documents related to Fowler's position as president of the Board of Directors of the Miriam B. Wilson Foundation and to her interest in black history, including articles and brochures related to black soldiers in the Civil War, the southern Civil Rights Movement, and several artifacts from the 1969 Hospital Workers Strike in Charleston (notably a hat distributed by Local 1199). Other documents pertain to Fowler's involvement in the Charleston Area Community Relations Committee and Democratic Women of Charleston County. Miriam B. Wilson Foundation papers regarding the Old Slave Mart museum focus on the board's attempts to keep it solvent, with a history of its existence.

Collection Arrangement



Subject Headings

  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
  • African American women -- Politics and government -- South Carolina.
  • Charleston Area Community Relations Committee (Charleston, S.C.)
  • Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
  • Democratic Party (Charleston County, S.C.)
  • Fowler, Sandra N.
  • Hospital Workers' Strike, Charleston, S.C., 1969.
  • Miriam B. Wilson Foundation.
  • Old Slave Mart Museum and Library.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.


Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Professional and Civic Involvement, 1967-1995.

Box 1   Folder 1
Civil War Materials, undated
Includes articles and brochures regarding local battles, Massachusetts 54th and 55th Regiments, and movie "Glory."
Box 1   Folder 2
Civil Rights Movement Materials, 1967-1993
Includes program opening of Columbia, South Carolina Urban League; national magazine for the Southern Chrisitian Leadership Conference (SCLC); quaterly publication Freedomways; government publication on racism in America, funeral parlor fan with pictures of civil rights leaders, copy of damaged photograph of Martin Luther King.
Box 1   Folder 3
Hospital Workers Strike, 1969
Includes brochure and hat distributed by Local 1199 of the Drug and Hospital Workers Union; printed program of Hospital Workers rally.
Box 1   Folder 4
Miriam B. Wilson Foundation, 1984-1986
Correspondence regarding economic preservation of Old Slave Mart Museum, including correspondence with city of Charleston regarding its possible purchase of Museum.
Box 1   Folder 5
Community Relations Committee Materials, 1992-1993
Includes memo, statement of purpose, and December 21, 1993 minutes.
Box 1   Folder 6
Local Politics, 1992-1995
Campaign brochures for various candidates; telephone-address directory of Lowcounty Democrats compiled by Democratic Women of Charleston County.
Box 1   Folder 7
Miscellaneous Materials
Includes newspaper and magazine articles; pamphlet from Justice for Janitors Organizing Committee; personal correspondence; receipt of membership dues to Ladies Benevolent Society; teaching materials, including an etching presented to band director of C. A. Brown High School by one of Fowler's students; photographs of Pin Point, birthplace of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.


Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sandra Fowler Papers, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.

Processing Information

Processed by Felice Knight, February 2006

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Edited by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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