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Mamie Wade Avant papers

 Collection
Identifier: Manuscript Collection No. 887

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.

Dates

  • 1930-1982

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biographical Note

Mamie Wade Avant was an African American fortune teller who lived in Savannah, Georgia.

Extent

1.75 linear ft. (3 boxes); 1 oversized papers folder (OP)

Abstract

Papers of African American fortune teller Mamie Wade Avant relating to fortune-telling and her involvement with Masonic organizations.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by document type.

Custodial History

Purchased from dealer, provenance unknown.

Source

Purchased from James E. Allen, 2001.

Appraisal Note

Acquired by Head of Arrangement and Description, Susan Potts McDonald, as part of the Rose Library's holdings in African American culture and history and Georgia history.

Additional Physical Form

Selected items from this collection are available digitally to researchers in the Emory Digital Collections repository.

General

Control level 3

General

File name: avant887.doc

Processing

Processed by Elizabeth Russey, September 17, 2005.

Control level 3

File name: avant887.doc

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Title
Mamie Wade Avant papers, 1930-1982
Author
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University
Date
December 21, 2005
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States
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