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Jennifer Roberts Mayoral papers

Identifier: MS0561

Scope and Contents

The collection documents Jennifer Roberts' term as the 58th mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. Materials concerning Charlotte's Nondiscrimination Ordinance and HB2 can be found in the Nondiscrimination folder. Materials concerning the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott, as well as the subsequent response, can be found in the Schools/Youth folder.


  • 2011 - 2017-12

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 Note

Jennifer Roberts grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from East Mecklenburg High School. She attended UNC Chapel Hill on a Morehead Scholarship and played varsity volleyball for 4 years. She earned 2 master's degrees in international studies - from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Toronto.

Roberts served four terms on the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, 5 years as Chair. In 2012, she was the Democratic nominee for the United States House of Representatives in North Carolina's 9th congressional district, but was defeated by Robert Pittenger.

In 2015 she defeated Republican Edwin Peacock to become the first Democratic woman elected mayor of Charlotte. She served from December 7, 2015 – December 4, 2017. Roberts lost in the September 12, 2017 Democratic primary to Vi Lyles.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 manuscript document boxes)

12.32 Gigabytes

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The collection documents Jennifer Roberts' term as the 58th mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina and includes materials related to Charlotte's Nondiscrimination Ordinance, NC House Bill 2, the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, and the response to Scott's death.


The collection is arranged into a folder title series, a Scheduling and Events series and a Digital Material series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Office of the Mayor, City of Charlotte, 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

Original folder titles and arrangement retained. Hanging files replaced with archival folders, but there are instances of folders within folders that have been retained.

Jennifer Roberts Mayoral papers
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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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