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The Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture was established as part of the academic program of the College of Charleston in 1985. The Avery Institue of Afro-American History and Culture is a separate non-profit organization and provides support to the Center’s programs and operations, as well as assisting the Center in acquiring archival collections.

The mission of the Avery Research Center is to collect, preserve, and promote the unique history and culture of the African diaspora, with an emphasis on Charleston, the South Carolina Lowcountry, and beyond.

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Recent Submissions

  • Avery messenger 

    Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04)
    The Avery Messenger, the newsletter of the Avery Research Center and the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture, launched its inaugural issue in the Fall of 2003. Building on an historic partnership between ...
  • Avery messenger 

    Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture (South Carolina State Library, 2018-10)
    The Avery Messenger, the newsletter of the Avery Research Center and the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture, launched its inaugural issue in the Fall of 2003. Building on an historic partnership between ...
  • A history of Avery Normal Institute from 1865 to 1954 

    Drago, Edmund L.; Hunt, Eugene C.; Avery Research Center (South Carolina State Library, 1991)
    This report is a history of the Avery Normal Institute in Charleston from 1865 to 1954.
  • Avery messenger 

    Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture; Avery Research Center (South Carolina State Library, 2018-01)
    The Avery Messenger, the newsletter of the Avery Research Center and the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture, launched its inaugural issue in the Fall of 2003. Building on an historic partnership between ...
  • Avery messenger 

    Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture; Avery Research Center (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07)
    The Avery Messenger, the newsletter of the Avery Research Center and the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture, launched its inaugural issue in the Fall of 2003. Building on an historic partnership between ...
  • Avery messenger 

    Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture; Avery Research Center (South Carolina State Library, 2016-12)
    The Avery Messenger, the newsletter of the Avery Research Center and the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture, launched its inaugural issue in the Fall of 2003. Building on an historic partnership between ...
  • Avery messenger 

    Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture (South Carolina State Library, 2015-01)
    The Avery Messenger, the newsletter of the Avery Research Center and the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture, launched its inaugural issue in the Fall of 2003. Building on an historic partnership between ...
  • Avery messenger 

    Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture (South Carolina State Library, 2015-05)
    The Avery Messenger, the newsletter of the Avery Research Center and the Avery Institute of Afro-American History and Culture, launched its inaugural issue in Fall 2003. Building on a historic partnership between the Avery ...