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Patsy Kinsey Mayoral papers

 Collection — Box: MSBD01 [F09.230.01.01] (Restricted)
Identifier: MS0559

Scope and Contents

The materials document Patsy Kinsey's tenure as Mayor of Charlotte in 2013. The materials are created digitally, and are arranged alphabetically by subject. Subjects include Charlotte-Douglas Airport, City boards and commissions, the City budget, communications, City Council agendas, housing and homelessness, international affairs, public art, and the State of the City address. Materials include photographs, correspondence, newsletters, memoranda, speeches, budgets, and agendas.


  • 2013-07-01 - 2013-12-02


Conditions Governing Access

Born-digital materials (not in Goldmine) - Digital materials can be used in the reading room. Please see a staff member for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials included on this web site are freely available for private study, scholarship or non-commercial research under the fair use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code). Any use beyond the provisions of fair use, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication, broadcast, redistribution or mounting on another web site always require prior written permission and may also be subject to additional restrictions and fees. UNC Charlotte does not hold literary rights to all materials in its collections and the researcher is responsible for securing those rights when needed. Copyright information for specific collections is available upon request.

Biographical Note

Patsy Kinsey, a native Charlottean, is an American politician who served as the Mayor of Charlotte from July 1, 2013 to December 2, 2013, after being elected to the position by the Council. She completed the mayoral term of Anthony Foxx, who was appointed Secretary of Transportation in the Obama administration in 2013. Foxx served as Mayor of Charlotte from December 7, 2009 until his resignation on July 1, 2013, still in his term of office. He recommended Kinsey to fill his Mayoral term. After serving as mayor, Kinsey chose to run for her City Council seat rather than for a full term as Mayor, and was re-elected to the Charlotte City Council from December 2, 2013 to December 4, 2017. She was succeeded as Mayor by Patrick D. Cannon, who served from December 2, 2013 to March 26, 2014.

Prior to becoming mayor, Kinsey served as member of the Charlotte City Council from 2003 until she was elected to fill Mayor Foxx's term in 2013. Previously, Kinsey served as a Mecklenburg County Commissioner from 1990 to 1994. She is a member of the Democratic party.


1.71 Gigabytes

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Patsy Kinsey served as the Mayor of Charlotte from July 1, 2013 to December 2, 2013. The materials document Patsy Kinsey's tenure as Mayor of Charlotte in 2013.


The collection is arranged in alphabetical order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Office of the Mayor, City of Charlotte in 2018.

UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library has a contractual arrangement with the City of Charlotte and the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources that provides that the papers of the mayors are to be sent to the Special Collections for arrangement and description.

Processing Information

Collection inventoried by Tyler Cline, Digital Archivist, in 2018. No additional processing anticipated at this time.

Patsy Kinsey Mayoral papers
Tyler G. Cline
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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 28223 United Stated

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