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Sue Myrick Mayoral Papers

Identifier: MS0204

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised exclusively of items documenting Myrick's service as mayor of Charlotte from 1987 to 1991. The papers highlight the mayor's drug prevention efforts, traffic congestion, the new convention center, Charlotte's bid for a National Football League team, and the related football stadium controversy. The collection contains no records documenting Myrick's earlier city council tenure, her 1992 U.S. Senate campaign or her professional career as an advertising executive.


  • Creation: 1987 - 1991


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Suellen Wilkins Myrick was born in Tiffin, Ohio, on August 1, 1941. She attended Heidelberg College for a year, 1959-60. Myrick began her political career as a Republican at-large member of the Charlotte City Council, 1983-85. In 1987, she ran for mayor of Charlotte and defeated the two-term incumbent, Harvey Gantt. Myrick was re-elected to a second term in 1989. She did not seek a third term in 1991. Myrick campaigned unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1992, losing to eventual winner Lauch Faircloth in the Republican primary. In 1994, as the Republican nominee, she ran and won the vacant seat for the U.S. House of Representatives, North Carolina 9th district, which includes much of Mecklenburg County. Myrick is president and chief executive officer of Myrick Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations. A resident of Charlotte since 1970, she and her husband, Ed, have five children.


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Papers documenting the two mayoral terms (1987-91) of the first female mayor of Charlotte, N.C.


Sue Myrick Mayoral Paperss are divided into four series: 1. Subject Files (1987-1991); 2. Speeches (1987-1991); 3. Correspondence (1987-1991); 4. Newspaper Clippings (1987-1991).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Permanent deposit by the City of Charlotte and the N.C. Division of Archives and History, 1993.

Related Materials

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Reports (Mss 77). Timothy D. Mead Papers (Mss 181). H. Milton Short Papers (Mss 182).

Processing Information

Processed by Alan Litehizer, March, 1994.


Myrick (Sue) Mayoral Papers
Alan Litehizer
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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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