Private support to the College of Charleston’s Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture is vital in order to carry out its mission to collect, preserve, and make public the unique historical and cultural heritage of Charleston, Lowcountry, and South Carolina African Americans.

You can support in the following ways:

Making a financial contribution

The Avery Research Center uses the funds raised to acquire rare books, manuscripts, and artifacts, secure top-notch lecturers and speakers, curate thought-provoking exhibitions, and provide workshops to better serve the community. You can make a financial donation to the Avery Research Center here.

Donating records and materials

Please review our information for donors document.

We hope you consider helping the Avery Research Center promote its mission for generations to come.

Avery Research Center is not open for tours or walk-in researchers. Researchers must schedule a consultation before making an appointment.