Esau Jenkins (1910-1972) was born and raised on Johns Island, South Carolina. With very little formal education, he became a businessman and civil rights leader. Jenkins founded the Progressive Club in 1948, which encouraged local African Americans to register to vote, through the aid of Citizenship Schools, a topic he was educated in by his attendance at Highlander Folk Center in Tennessee. In 1959, he organized the Citizens' Committee of Charleston County dedicated to the economic, cultural and political improvement of local African Americans. Printed material, correspondence, and literary productions (1963-2003) document the life and works of Esau Jenkins (1910-1972).
- Samuel Pope, Seaman's Protection Certificate, 1820
- U.S. Engineer Maps of the Waccamaw River, 1903
- Confederate Military Correspondence
- The Storm Swept Coast of South Carolina
- Beaufort Hurricane of 1893 Photograph Collection
- Collection of Bishop Patrick Lynch Confederate Commissioner Papers, 1864-1865
- Camp St. Mary Records, 1931-1997
- L. Mendel Rivers Papers, 1940-1962
- Senator Burnet R. Maybank Papers, 1914-1973
- Photograph Survey of the “Charleston Center” Site
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