Category: News & Notes

Introducing Avery Research Center Graduate Assistant: C. Mateo Mérida-Sparling

Hello everyone! My name is C. Mateo Mérida-Sparling. I was born and raised in Denver, CO, and am a big time Denver Broncos and Nuggets fan, and a Rockies and Avalanche supporter. Some of my hobbies include sneaker collecting, music reviews, aimless walks, reading, and listening to people share stories. I graduated from Colorado State …

James E. Campbell Student Leadership Application Opens and HBCU College Tour

Award It is officially Student Leadership Award Season! The Student leadership award is a $1000 travel and research stipend granted to up to 10 undergraduate and graduate students with a passion for social justice and activism! This research stipend is eligible for students who attend The College of Charleston or a Historically Black College and …

October is American Archives Month: Charleston’s Hospital Workers Strike by Mateo Mérida

This blog post is written by Mateo Mérida, who is a graduate student for the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture during the 2021-2022 academic year. Mérida is a student in the College of Charleston’s History Department. In the grand scheme of American history, the year 1969 stands out as one of …

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 …

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