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City Council , 1960 - 1980


Scope and Contents

This subseries documents Alexander's five consecutive terms as a member of the Charlotte City Council. Material is organized alphabetically by topic. An extensive portion of material consists of folders Alexander kept for each council meeting. Boxes contain minutes, agendas, and other documents pertaining to issues discussed. These have been retained basically as he kept them. Extensive documentation exists for topics such as the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance of 1968, urban renewal, housing, and the police and fire departments. Other folders document black politics in Charlotte and North Carolina, civil rights issues, labor issues, and routine city business. Included are topics not directly related to city business but rather to Alexander's interests and activities while serving on the council. Note: Series 3 also contains material related to city government. Includes communications from council members and staff and letters from citizens asking for help to correct deficiencies in city services.


  • Creation: 1960 - 1980


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 58 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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