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African Americans

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

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...
Dates: 2018

African-American Woman in Formal Attire photograph

 Item — Box Single File Collections Box 5: 2015-2017
Identifier: SCPL-2015-013
Content Description

Photographic portrait by Alfred Willis of a young unidentified African-American woman wearing a white dress.

Dates: 1930

Avis Dawkins High School diploma

 Item — Box Single File Collections: Folio
Identifier: SCPL-2019-005
Content Description

In Fall 1970, Spartanburg County integrated its schools. Avis Dawkins was one of the first black students to graduate from the newly integrated Cowpens High School in Spring 1971. This collection consists of Avis Dawkins's high school diploma which is printed on a wooden plaque.

Dates: 1971-05-28

"Pickaninny Review" postcard

 Item — Box Single File Collections Box 4: 2014-2015
Identifier: SCPL-2014-043
Content Description One postcard labeled "pickaninny review of army truck train, Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S. C," depicting four black children watching an army truck pass by. Originally mailed in 1917 to Mrs. Delia Spoor of Mount Vernon, New York. Written content: "Hello! Pretty busy. Have to cut trees and pulls the stumps before we can pitch our tents. Mud is 2 feet deep here. My cold is just the same. Very sore throat and racking cough! Feel pretty good though. Rains. Very busy. Write later. Love,...
Dates: 1917

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Clagett, Cammie Fludd, 1971 - 1991

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 1
Scope and Contents

A newspaper article, an obituary and a program from a recpetion held by Piedmont Community Actions, Inc. honoring Cammie Fludd Clagett.

Dates: 1971 - 1991

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Collins, Ernest Lee, 2001 - 2002

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 1
Scope and Contents

Two articles from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Ernest Lee Collins.

Dates: 2001 - 2002

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Dawkins, R.P., 2012

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 1
Scope and Contents

Two news articles and an obituary from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Rudolph Perrin Dawkins.

Dates: 2012

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Ferguson, James C., 1998 - 2011

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

Two articles from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Ferguson's attempt to establish a black-owned bank in Spartanburg and on his death in 2011.

Dates: 1998 - 2011

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Fisher, Tony, 1995 - 1996

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

Two news articles from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Tony Fisher and his career as police chief in Spartanburg.

Dates: 1995 - 1996

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Goins, Phyllis, 1870 - 1945

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

Copies from census records and city directories, along with Goins death certificate. A list of housing through the Spartanburg Housing Authority and one article from the Spartanbrug Herald referring to Goins.

Dates: 1870 - 1945

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Gray, Johnnie Lee, 2002 - 2004

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

Four articles from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on about the exhibition of Gray’s work sponsored by New York Life Insurance. Also included is a flyer with information on purchasing prints of Gray’s paintings and two flyers from a 2003 exhibition at Converse College featuring Gray’s works.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Haney, Lee, 1982 - 1985

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

Two articles from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal and one from the Greenville News on Lee Haney’s bodybuilding career.

Dates: 1982 - 1985

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Hartwell, Tobias "Tobe", 1870 - 1999

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

The file includes four news articles on Tobias Hartwell from various Spartanburg newspapers, census records, and copies from Spartanburg city directories. It also includes copies from Things Hidden: An Introduction to the History of Blacks in Spartanburg by Dwain Pruitt and Spartanburg: Facts, Reminiscences, Folklore by Vernon Foster.

Dates: 1870 - 1999

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Haywood, Joe Dean, 2012

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

One article from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Joe Dean Haywood.

Dates: 2012

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Henderson, Roy, 2001 - 2013

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

Three news articles from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. One of the articles is on Henderson’s death and the other articles are written by Henderson about Carver High School and the city of Spartanburg’s growth.

Dates: 2001 - 2013

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Jenkins, Anna, 2009

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

One article from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Anna Drummond Jenkins’ civil service career.

Dates: 2009

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Johnson, C.M., 1983

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

One article from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal about Rev. C.M. Johnson

Dates: 1983

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Jones, William Nesbit, 2009

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

One article from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on the life of William Nesbit Jones.

Dates: 2009

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Mills, Lewis, 1996 - 2001

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

Five newspaper articles from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Lewis Mills.

Dates: 1996 - 2001

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Mullins, George "Trotting Sally", 1907 - 2003

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

A collection of several newspaper and magazine articles that discuss George Mullins and his life.

Dates: 1907 - 2003

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Perry, Matthew, 2011

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

Two articles on the death of Matthew J. Perry.

Dates: 2011

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Rice, Ernest , 1994 - 1996

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

Three newspaper articles on Ernest Rice, Sr. and the re-develop of Austin Street.

Dates: 1994 - 1996

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Sears, B.T., 1976 - 1999

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 2
Scope and Contents

Two newspaper articles and an obituary from the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on Rev. Dr. Booker T. Sears, Sr.

Dates: 1976 - 1999

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Tullis, Dewey, 2001 - 2007

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 3
Scope and Contents

One newspaper article about Dewey Tullis and one newspaper article written by Dewey Tullis about Carver High School.

Dates: 2001 - 2007

Spartanburg -- Biography -- Wright, Mary H., 1880 - 2012

 File — Spartanburg Pamphlet File Drawer 3
Scope and Contents

A collection of articles, newspaper clippings, and genealogical resources regarding Mary H. Wright.

Dates: 1880 - 2012

Dewey Tullis campaign poster

 Item — Box Single File Collections Box 4: 2014-2015
Identifier: SCPL-2014-051
Content Description

Poster to elect W. Dewey Tullis to Spartanburg County Board of Commissioners, a predecessor of the Spartanburg County Council. Tullis lost the election to Elizabeth Patterson. Tullis, an Upstate educator and community leader, was inducted into the South Carolina Black Hall of Fame and was a recipient of the Order of the Silver Crescent.

Dates: 1975

Mary H. Wright photograph

 Item — Box Single File Collections Box 4: 2014-2015
Identifier: SCPL-2014-054
Content Description

Photographic reprint depicting Mary H. Wright, an African-American educator and community activist in Spartanburg during the early 20th century.

Dates: 1930