Subseries 2.1
Research files, 1821-2006
Boxes 7-15

Scope and Content Note

This subseries consists of research files compiled by Edwina Harleston on the life and times of her uncle, Edwin Harleston. Most of the files are contextual files that deal with general topics on African American political, civil, and art history or files that address specific African American themes and figures, including Edwin Harleston's immediate family. Some files are specific to the life of Edwin Harleston and consist of printed material on him and photocopies of his writings and art work. There are also files that consist of Edwina Harleston's notes and correspondence that relate to research on her uncle. The files demonstrate a commitment to understanding Edwin Harleston in his proper context and were intended to provide the foundation for a monograph on his life and achievements as a seminal African American artist.

Edwina Harleston's own organization of these files has been maintained as much as possible. Some files are titled by topic and others are titled by the institutions where she conducted her research. Some files were combined into already established general files and a few files were retitled when the original title was unhelpful.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
7 1 African American arts and culture, no date
7 2 African American arts and culture, 1932-1999
7 3 African American exhibits, 1925-1997
7 4 African American history, 1925-2000 [1 of 2]
7 5 African American history, 1925-2000 [2 of 2]
7 6 Anderson, William "Cat," no date
7 7 Avery Institute, Memorabilia Collection
8 1 Avery Research Center, 1983-1997
8 2 Avery School, no date
8 3 Benford, Tommy, 1979
8 4 Binga, Jesse, no date
8 5 "The Bluff," Cooper River, South Carolina, no date
8 6 Brunel, Emile, no date
8 7 Calhoun, Arthur Wallace, A social history of the American family, 1918 Calhoun, Arthur Wallace,
8 8 Center for Black Music Research Library and Archives, 1985-2000
8 9 Charleston Community Chest, 1925
8 10 Charleston County Public Library, African American funeral practices
8 11 Charleston County Public Library, Harleston family
8 12 Charleston County Public Library, Jenkins Orphanage
8 13 Charleston earthquake of 1886
8 14 Charleston Library Society bibliography, no date
8 15 Charleston Museum, Department of Archives, Jenkins Orphanage
8 16 Charleston News and Courier, 1900-1910
8 17 Charleston, South Carolina, census records, 1900-1920
8 18 Charleston, South Carolina, city directories, 1861-1915
9 1 Charleston, South Carolina history and culture, 1905-1998
9 2 Cohen, David Steven, "The origin of the 'Jackson Whites': history and legend among the Ramapo Mountain People," 1972
9 3 College of Charleston, orphanage sources
9 4 College of Charleston, Rare Manuscript Collections, Elwood Plantation
9 5 Columbia College, Center for Black Music Research, Jenkins Papers
9 6 Cuba, 1977
9 7 Delaney, Tom, no date
9 8 Douglas, Aaron, no date
9 9 Du Pont, Pierre, no date
9 10 Duke University, Special Collections Library, Michael Francis Blake Collection
9 11 Feldman, Jonathan Marc, Band of Angels, 1990 Feldman, Jonathan Marc,
9 12 Finch, Earl, "Effects of Racial Miscegenation," 1911
9 13 Fleming, Edwina, 1931-1972
9 14 Genealogy, general
9 15 Genealogy, African American
9 16 Genealogy, Alston family
9 17 Genealogy, Bascot and Randall families
9 18 Genealogy, Huger family
9 19 Genealogy, Harleston family [1 of 2]
9 20 Genealogy, Harleston family [2 of 2]
9 21 Genealogy, Harleston family, "Little Red Book" of Edward Mickey and Edwina Whitlock
10 1 Genealogy, Harleston family, other branches
10 2 Genealogy, Jenkins family
10 3 Genealogy, Mickey family
10 4 Genealogy, Singleton family
10 5 Green, Freddie, 1977-2000
10 6 Green, Nichole, 1998
10 7 Gullah language, no date
10 8 Haiti, 1997
10 9 Hamilton, Grace T., 1984-1992
10 10 Harlem Renaissance, 1988
10 11 Harleston, Bernard W., no date
10 12 Harleston, Edwin A., census records and directory listings, 1877-1922
10 13 Harleston, Edwin A., civic and political interests, 1916-1927
10 14 Harleston, Edwin A., death card, 1999
10 15 Harleston, Edwin A., paintings and exhibitions, 1921-2006 [1 of 4]
11 1 Harleston, Edwin A., paintings and exhibitions, 1921-2006 [2 of 4]
11 2 Harleston, Edwin A., paintings and exhibitions, 1921-2006 [3 of 4]
11 3 Harleston, Edwin A., paintings and exhibitions, 1921-2006 [4 of 4]
11 4 Harleston, Edwin A., research notes, manuscripts, and transcripts, 1960-1995 [1 of 5]
11 5 Harleston, Edwin A., research notes, manuscripts, and transcripts, 1960-1995 [2 of 5]
12 6 Harleston, Edwin A., research notes, manuscripts, and transcripts, 1960-1995 [3 of 5]
12 1 Harleston, Edwin A., research notes, manuscripts, and transcripts, 1960-1995 [4 of 5]
12 2 Harleston, Edwin A., research notes, manuscripts, and transcripts, 1960-1995 [5 of 5]
12 3 Harleston, Edwin A., tombstone, 2001
12 4 Harleston, Edwin A., writings about, 1923-1985
12 5 Harleston, Elise Forrest, exhibitions, 1996
12 6 Harleston, Elise Forrest, no date
12 7 Harleston, John, 1877
12 8 Harleston, Sarah, 1821
12 9 Harleston, William, 1860-1875
12 10 Harleston family members, notes, no date
12 11 Harleston funeral home, 1926-1996
12 12 Harleston studio, no date
12 13 Herndon Home, 1994-1997
12 14 Heyward, Du Bose, writing excerpts, 1929-2000
12 15 Hine, Darlene Clark, "Rape and the Inner Lives of Southern Black Women: Thoughts on the Culture of Dissemblance," 1992
12 16 Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Alan L. Locke Papers
12 17 Hurricane Hugo, 1989
12 18 Institute of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University, no date
12 19 Interracial marriage, 1879-1999
12 20 Jenkins, Daniel Joseph, 1912-2000
13 1 Jenkins, Edmund T., 1925-1996
13 2 Jenkins, Eloise Harleston, 1935-1975
13 3 Jenkins, Mildred Leona, master's thesis, 1942
13 4 Jenkins Orphanage, 1925-1991
13 5 Jenkins Orphanage Band, 1977-2000
13 6 Jenkins Project, 1980s
13 7 Jenks, Albert Ernest, "The Legal Status of Negro-White Amalgamation in the United States," 1916
13 8 Jennings, Thelma, "'Us Colored Women had to go through a Plenty': Sexual Exploitation of African-American Slave Women," 1990
13 9 Johnson, James Price, no date
13 10 Kwame, Anthony Appiah, "The Conservation of 'Race,'" 1989
13 11 Lawrence, Will, 1978
13 12 Library of Congress, jazz resources
13 13 Library of Congress, Jenkins Orphanage
13 14 Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Harmon Papers
13 15 Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, NAACP Charleston Branch
14 1 Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, NAACP Papers, Amy Spingarn Prize, 1924-1925
14 2 Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, W.E.B. Du Bois Papers
14 3 Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division, The Worldwide Moving Image Sourcebook
14 4 Library of Congress, Performing Arts Division, Du Bose Heywood's "Porgy"
14 5 Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division
14 6 Library source requests, no date
14 7 Lincoln University, 1991
14 8 McClennan, Alonso Clifton, no date
14 9 McDaniel, Maurine Akua, "Edwin Augustus Harleston, Portrait Painter, 1882-1931," doctoral dissertation, 1994
14 10 McKinney's cotton pickers, no date
14 11 Midwifery, 1968
14 12 National Black Arts Festival, 1998
14 13 NAACP, 1916-1926
14 14 New York Public Library, Jenkins Collection
14 15 New York Public Library, Schomburg Center, Jenkins Papers, 1979
14 16 The Old Slave Mart Museum, 1971
14 17 Painter, Nell Irvin, "Black Women in the Struggle for Civil Rights," 1983
14 18 Paschal, Phyllis Johnson, 2005
14 19 Phyllis Wheatley Literary Club, 1929
14 20 Plaatje, Sol, "Champions for the Cause of Our Peoples," 1996
14 21 Plymouth Congregational Church, 1923-1926
14 22 Pneumonia, no date
14 23 Post and Courier Library, Jenkins Orphanage
14 24 Post and Courier Library, Pinehaven Sanatorium
14 25 Randall, Mamie Bacot, no date
14 26 Research correspondence, 1958
14 27 Research guidelines and invoices, no date
14 28 Robert Scott Small Special Collections Library, College of Charleston, Bell Family Papers
14 29 Sierra Leone, 1989-1990
15 1 Smith, Cladys "Jabbo," 1961-2000
15 2 Smith College, Sophia Smith Collection, Reverend Jenkins' Almost All Colored Orphanage Band, 1987
15 3 Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Merton Simpson
15 4 Smithsonian Institution, "Communities in a Changing Nation"
15 5 Smithsonian Institution, Jazz Oral History Program
15 6 South Carolina art, no date
15 7 South Carolina Historical Society, Harleston Papers
15 8 South Carolina Historical Society, Jenkins Orphanage
15 9 South Carolina Historical Society, John Bennett Papers
15 10 South Carolina Historical Society, Tuberculosis
15 11 South Carolina history, 1991
15 12 South Carolina, statutes at large, 1873
15 13 Swing music, 1998
15 14 Talladega College, 1971-1990
15 15 Thurman, Sue Bailey, 1995
15 16 Tuskegee Institute, 1941-1957
15 17 Unity and Friendship Society, 1924
15 18 University of South Carolina Columbia Library, Freddie Green Papers
15 19 Wilson, Kate, no date
15 20 Wilson, Margaret B., 1971-1977
15 21 Wilson, Margaret B., 1980-1995
15 22 Woodson, Carter G., "The Beginnings of the Miscegenation of the Whites and Blacks," 1918
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