John Bennett papers
The papers, artwork and photographs of prolific Charleston Renaissance artist, author and poet John Bennett span from 1876 to 1967 and are among the largest and most valuable collections housed at the South Carolina Historical Society. Greater access to the rich information contained in these letters, diaries and works of art will be possible once the collection is rehoused and more comprehensively arranged and described. Preservation of fragile photographs, silhouettes, sketches and scrapbooks will allow researchers and scholars to expand what is known about Bennett as well as other Charleston Renaissance artists and writers, including Dubose Heyward, Josephine Pinckney and Laura Bragg.
Estimated cost: (time & supplies for re-housing & deeper description) $10,000