AVERY RESEARCH CENTER FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE


Collecting, preserving, and promoting the unique history and culture of the African diaspora.
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Finding Aids


Avery is home to approximately two hundred manuscript collections. Explore our finding aids repository to learn more. 
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Visit


Over 3000 patrons visit the Avery Research Center annually, ranging from scholars and lecturers to school groups and universities, to families and community members from all over the world.
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Exhibitions


The Avery Research Center maintains several galleries and public program spaces. Each year, the Avery Research Center develops exhibitions from its rich archival, art, and rare manuscript collections.
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Donate


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.
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Community Archives


Interested in learning about or starting your own family or community archives? Check out the information here!
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Avery News


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Upcoming Avery Research Center's Building Closures

May 13, 2024

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Avery Research Center is Closed on May 10th

May 9, 2024

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Expanding the Scope of Sen. Herbert U. Fielding’s Legacy 

May 1, 2024

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BUILDING CLOSURES: We will be closed to the public on Monday, May 27th.
MUSEUM TOURS: We offer self-guided tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1030AM-12PM and 2PM-330PM. Large groups limited 25 people or less per time slot.
ARCHIVES: Researchers must have a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment. Contact us in advance for further assistance

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