About this Blog

The mission of the Avery Research Center is to evaluate, acquire, organize, preserve and make available materials that document the African American experience in Charleston, the Lowcountry, South Carolina and beyond.

This blog is maintained by Avery’s archival staff to highlight the rich resources offered by the Center’s Archives and Library.  Our blog features posts discussing new acquisitions, archival finds, emerging research topics, exhibition announcements,  and, of course, local flavor.  Occasionally, we may dip our pen in the quippy ink, and we ask for you to assume good-natured lightheartedness rather than undue levity.

The blog was originally created as a part of the CLIR grant however, as that grant ended in June 2011, the blog will continued to be maintained by Avery staff as well as the new archival fellow. These posts will reflect the increased uses of social media in archives, as well as highlight the importance of public programming and outreach to the archival profession.

We do hope you enjoy the intimate peek into the art and science of the archival profession.

–Aaisha Haykal, IMLS Archival Fellow

Regular Contributors

Aaisha Haykal, IMLS Archival Fellow

Georgette Mayo, Coordinator of Archival Services and Donor Relations

Deborah Wright, Reference Librarian

Guest Contributors

We will occasionally feature guest contributors to this blog, selected for their scholarly expertise, local knowledge, and/or general passion for our materials.  If you are interested in becoming a Guest Contributor, please contact Aaisha Haykal at haykalan at cofc dot edu.


The opinions expressed in this blog are personally held by the individual authors and do not reflect any position of the Avery Research Center or the College of Charleston.

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