Category: News & Notes

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: African American Burial Sites in Charleston, South Carolina by Mateo Mérida

As a city that is more than 350 years old, Charleston is the final resting place of many hundreds of thousands of people who have lived here throughout the course of its history. A sizable portion of these burial places belong to people of African descent who constituted a majority of the population for most of the 350-year history.

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.

COVID-19 POLICIES: The Avery Research Center is NOT currently open for walk-in, guided tours. Researchers must schedule a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment.

OPEN HOUSE: The Avery Research Center currently offers self-guided tours on the second Wednesday of the month. Advance registration required.