Fall 2018 Archives Update
Posted: November 7, 2018
Many new items have been added to Historic Charleston Foundation’s Archives, Library and Online Catalog including property information, books, and photographs!
- Recording of a 1979 interview of Frances Edmunds by Charles Phillips, Architecture Editor of Architectural Digest.
- Documentation compiled by Juliette W. and H. Phillip Staats (and later their daughter and granddaughter) about the history of 59 Church Street, repairs to the house, and decorative arts related to its furnishings. Spans 1944-2004.
- Property files for Auldbrass Plantation, Chicora Wood Plantation, the Elizabeth Hibben Leland House, and several downtown buildings
- Architectural drawings of Mulberry Plantation buildings, the William Enston Home, and several downtown buildings
- Plat of the Unitarian Church Cemetery
- “Investigation, Documentation, and Conservation of the Jackson Street Cottages: 193-195-197-199 Jackson Street” [report]
- “Historic Notes and Pictures of Charleston Buildings” [scrapbook]
59 Church Street Repairs
- The Dorchester Waterfront: An Avocational Underwater Archaeological Report by Drew Ruddy and Steve Howard (2017)
- Oral history interviews of Sam W. Halls and Anthony Major who recollect the Johnson Funeral Home on Venning Street in Mt. Pleasant
- Video footage of HCF’s restoration of the Powder Magazine (1996), a Crafts Trade Exhibition (1997), and five-part seminar entitled “Cross Currents of Taste in Pre-Revolutionary Charleston (1986)
- Black Masters: A Free Family of Color in the Old South by Michael P. Johnson and James L. Roark (New York: W.W. Norton, 1984)
- Charleston and the Great Depression: A Documentary History, 1929-1941 by Kieran W. Taylor (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2018)
- Rice to Ruin: The Jonathan Lucas Family in South Carolina 1783-1929 by Roy Williams III and Alexander Lucas Lofton (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2018)
- Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls’ Escape from Slavery to Union Hero by Cate Lineberry (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2017)
- The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America’s Communities by Stephanie Meeks (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2016
Charleston and the Great Depression
Photographs and Other Visual Materials:
- Magic lantern slides: “Charleston Wharf Prior to the Departure of the Grand Duchess” (ca. 1899), “Docks – Clydeline Steamship Company” (ca. 1930s), “53-71 Broad Street” (ca. 1935), and “88-104 Broad Street” (ca. 1935)
- Photographic postcards (ca. 1912-16) featuring a parade on Meeting Street (440 block), an oyster roast for naval servicemen at the Schutzenplatz, The Flag Day Fleet Parade, and the gazebo at White Point Gardens
- Photographs of Porter Military Academy buildings (1919, 1963, 1990s)
- Color photographic postcard of the Orvin Inn (194 Calhoun), ca. 1965
- Color slide of 1 Lee Street, ca. 1955
1912 Parade on Meeting Street
… AND MUCH MORE!
The Online Catalog contains records that describe thousands of items in the Margaretta Childs Archives. It is updated on a regular basis, so please check often. Images and content may be protected by copyright or other restrictions, and may not be reproduced, transmitted, copied, or otherwise used without permission. Contact the Karen Emmons to request permission to use images or content from the catalog. Fees may apply.