Photograph of thirty-seven students from the Avery Institute standing on the school's main staircase outside of the building. Caption on back: "Picture Includes: Catherine A. Walker; Erma Pequette - Teacher at Burke; Mary Ann McFall - Teacher at Burke; Marie Patrick Tobin - Teacher; Sadie Gaillard Fielding"
Eight-page handwritten "Class Will" written by "witnesses" Prof. F.B. Stevens, Miss Alice Bitchcock, Miss Edna P. Morrison, and Miss Elsie B. Tuttle. The document is a farcical will in which the class of 1914 "bequeaths" gifts to Avery's remaining student body following graduation.
Color photographs of County Councilpeople and Avery's class of 1932 at the County Council Headquarters at Zion-Olivet Church. Caption: "Franklin Edwards, Richard Greene, Mrs. Wndell Cox, Andrew White, Seated Cathryn Johnson Michel, Wendell Cox, J. Michel Graves, Lonnie Hamilton, Chairman"
Color photograph of guests seated at banquet tables at an Avery reunion luncheon at the Holiday Inn for the class of 1932 with woman smoking a cigarette. Caption: "Lela Delesline Luter Reunion dinner."
Color phtograph of attendees from Avery's class of 1932 at the community program held at Zion-Olivet church listening to the speaker while sitting in church pews. Caption: "R.J. Martin, Science Teacher, John F. Potts, Mrs. Potts, and D. S. Hill.
Color photographs of County Councilpeople and Avery's class of 1932 at the County Council Headquarters at Zion-Olivet Church. Caption: Laura Gailliard, Mayme Eddy, Lewis Hicksaw, Ruth Gibson, Back of Franklin Edwards, Richard Greene."
Photograph with inscription, "Mr. Benjamin Cox (Principal) standing at podium addressing weekly Chapel meeting. Mrs. Cox seated at extreme right. Miss Clyde (teacher) seated at left of Mr. Cox. Student body, faculty, principal B.F. Cox at podium in Avery Auditorium"
Advertisement for the Avery Sextet featuring Holland Daniels, Eugene Hunt (seated), Andrew White, Leroy Anderson, Charles Phoenix, and Joseph Richardson. This group travelled up the East Coast to Massachusetts the summer of 1933 to raise money for the Jenkins Orphanage.
In this two page program for the Avery Alumni Association's Sixteenth Annual Reunion, various musical acts are listed alongside their performers. Also included is a list of the officers of the association.
Eight-page invitation and program for the Junior Class's Annual Reception given in honor of the Senior Class. Program includes motto, colors, menu, school song, junior class officers, and program of activities.
Three-page booklet of a story from American Missionary by missionary Dr. John H. Clifford. Clifford details a recent trip to Charleston describing Avery as an admirable institution in need of carpentry facilities. The booklet also contains a fundraising plea by Principal B.F. Cox who asks that "friends" donate "one thousand dollars per year" to cover the expenses of running a donated carpentry shop.
Three-page program of Avery's graduating exercises for the class of 1918, held at Morris Street Baptist Church. Program includes a list of musical numbers and speeches to be performed at the ceremony as well as a list of "prizes and scholarships."
Five-page program of Avery's commencement exercises for the class of 1918, held at Morris Street Baptist Church. Program includes the class roll, faculty, class officers, and the list of musical performances and speeches to be given at the ceremony.
Five-page program for Avery's commencement ceremony for the class of 1921 held at Morris Street Baptist Church. Program includes class motto, class day, class roll, class colors, class flower, and commencement activities.
Five-page program for Avery's commencement ceremony for the class of 1919. Program includes the class roll, faculty, class officers, and a list of the speeches and musical perfomances given at the ceremony.
Photograph of Avery's High School Chorus performing at a concert directed by D. Jack Moses. The female performers wear multicolored dresses and light-colored flowers in their hair. The male performers wear white shirts and pants with a colored sash.
Photograph of Avery High School's chorus and dancers performing during a concert directed by D. Jack Moses. Male dancers wear white shirts and pants with colored sashes and female dancers wear multicolored dresses.
Photograph of eleven members of the Avery Institute's first African American faculty. The faculty is seated on the front steps of the institute. Caption: "Front Row (left) Mrs. J. Cox; Second Row (2nd from right) Serena Hamilton, (next to her) Principal B.F. Cox; Third Row (2nd from right) Alberta Clyde"