AVANT, MAMIE WADE.
Mamie Wade Avant papers,
Mamie Wade Avant papers, 1930-1982
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Atlanta, GA 30322
Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8xxzs
Table of Contents
|Creator:||Avant, Mamie Wade.|
|Title:||Mamie Wade Avant papers, 1930-1982|
|Call Number:||Manuscript Collection No. 887|
|Extent:||1.75 linear ft. (3 boxes) and 2 oversized papers (OP)|
|Abstract:||Papers of African American fortune teller Mamie Wade Avant relating to fortune-telling and her involvement with Masonic organizations.|
|Language:||Materials entirely in English.|
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[after identification of item(s)], Mamie Wade Avant papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.
Processed by Elizabeth Russey, September 17, 2005.
Mamie Wade Avant was an African American fortune teller who lived in Savannah, Georgia.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of the papers of Mamie Wade Avant relating to fortune-telling and her involvement with Masonic organizations. The papers include a small amount of personal correspondence, printed pamphlets, Eastern Star materials, handwritten cures and recipes, jewelry, photographs, books, and a crystal ball. A number of pamphlets that are a part of this collection have been cataloged.
Arranged by document type.
|1||1||Bulletin, dedication service of the Second Avenue Baptist Church, Coosawhatchie, South Carolina, September 1982|
|1||3||Evening Call Aid and Social Club constitution and bylaws|
|1||5||Membership application, St. John Grand Lodge|
|1||6||Membership certificates [Edward Wade], St. John Grand Lodge, 1930, 1937|
|1||7||Pamphlet, "Why and How You Should Read the Bible," American Tract Society|
|1||8||Photograph of an unidentified child|
|OP1||Photograph of an unidentified man and woman [Mamie Wade Avant?]|
|OP2||Portrait of an unidentified girl [Mamie Wade Avant?]|
|1||9||Spells and charms [handwritten]|
|1||10||Syllabus of the Eastern Star Queen of the South and Amaranth degrees|
|1||14||Lapel Ribbon, International Order Brith Sholom of America, Stone Lodge #1, Savannah, Georgia|
|1||15||Mamie Wade Avant monogrammed pin|
|1||16||Order of the Eastern Star Good Luck coin|
|1||17||Order of the Eastern Star pendant|
|1||18||Order of the Eastern Star pin|
|1||19||Order of the Eastern Star ring|
|1||20||Our Lady of Mt. Caramel charm|
|3||-||Books [some annotated]|