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African American Gospel Groups photographs

 Collection — Box: Single File Collections Box 6: 2018-2019
Identifier: SCPL-2018-017

Content Description

This collection consists of 17 copies of photographs, mainly of African American gospel groups from the 1940s and 50s. Local groups include The Melodyaires of Welford, SC, The Harmonizing Quintet of Inman, SC, and Edna Gallmon Cooke. Other groups include The Original 5 Blind Boys of Alabama, The Southern Six, Golden Bell Quintet, Harmonizing Four, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Swanee Quintet, the Soul Stirrers, the Mighty Clouds of Joy of Los Angeles, CA, and the Caravans. There is also a photo of Rev. Julius Cheeks, the manager of the Sensational Nightingales.

One photo is of the donor, Gregory McKee, and his brother, who sing in their own group. There are also two copies of a photo of Eugene Bannister, a World War I soldier.


  • 2018

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available by appointment only. Please contact the Kennedy Room for more information.


17 Photographic Prints (1 legal sized archival folder)

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Physical Location

Single File Collections Box 6: 2018-2019

African American Gospel Groups photographs
Harrison Gage
December 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Kennedy Room of Local History and Genealogy Repository

151 S. Church St.
Spartanburg SC 29306 United States