Category: Archive Spotlight

October is American Archives Month: Celebrating the Book Lover’s Club by Mateo Mérida

When thinking of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the mass quarantine that it created, a distinctive memory for hundreds of millions of people around the world is the development of new hobbies, and wider connections made with other online communities. Interestingly, about 100 years ago, the alternative to making connections surrounding interests and hobbies was in the formation of …

October is American Archives Month: Decorative Sweetgrass Wall Pocket By Kangkang Kovacs

This blog post is written by Kangkang Kovacs, who is a graduate assistant at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture during the 2021-2022 academic year. Kovacs is a student in the College of Charleston’s Masters in Fine Arts program. The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture has a …

October is American Archives Month: Philip Simmons’ Gate at Charleston International Airport by Kangkang Kovacs

Have you ever flown into or out of Charleston International Airport? At the Central Market place right after the security check, nestled among gift shops and cafes, an iron-wrought gazebo stands towering by the glass wall overlooking the runway.

Student Research at the College of Charleston: Olivia Williams

The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture currently has two graduate assistants on staff. Graduate assistants can come from various departments on campus, but during the 2020-2021 academic year we have two history graduate students, Olivia Williams and Joshua Parks, this is their second year working with us. They are both completing …

MUSEUM TOURS: The Avery Research Center is currently open for guided tours by appointment and self-guided tours on selected days.

QUARTERLY OPEN HOUSE: The Avery Research Center currently offers self-guided tours each quarter (April, July, October, January) on Wednesdays. Advance registration requested.

ARCHIVES: Researchers must schedule a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment.