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Eugene Avery Adams Papers, 1892-1968
Eugene Avery Adams (1886-1958) was a minister in the African American Episcopal Church and a leader in the fields of education, civil rights, and business. He was a founder of Bell Street High School in Columbia and a trustee of Allen University. He also helped start the South Carolina Citizens Committee, a state-wide organization that advocated for voting rights and equal teacher pay. Furthermore, he served as president of the Columbia branch of the NAACP. With respect business, he was one of the founders of Victory Savings Bank.
South Caroliniana Cookbook Collection
The South Carolina Historical Cookbooks collection consists of publications from 1832 to 1921. Many of these “receipt” books provide insight into 19th-century and early 20th-century South Carolina foodways, and they also offer advice for practicing home-spun medicine and maintaining home economies.