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David L. Howard papers

Identifier: MS0571

Scope and Contents

This collection contains material primarily related to David Howard's service in Charlotte and Mecklenburg county government. It includes material related to Mothers of Murdered Offspring, Charlotte Transportation, the NAACP (Charlotte, NC and National) and the Charlotte City Council. The collection also contains a significant amount of material related to Howard's time as Chief Deputy Secretary of the NC Department of Transportation.


  • Creation: 1991 - 2016

Language of Materials

Collection and guide are in English.

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

Mr. Howard graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BA in Sociology. He was awarded a certification as a Housing Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council. Some of the honors and opportunities awarded to Mr. Howard: 2003 Pride Award for Mothers of Murdered Offspring (MOMO) as Organization of the Year (he was co-founder of MOMO); 1998 Fellow of the NC Institute of Political Leadership ; Office of Congressman Mel Watt (NC12) representative at 2003 & 2004 Annual National African American Leadership Summits ; 1997 Charlotte Observer “New Generation of Leadership” ; fellow of the GMF . Mr. Howard has served on many church (primarily Berean Seventh Day Adventist) and community boards and projects. He has served in local government from Charlotte City Council to State Government at N.C. Department of Transportation’s Chief Deputy Secretary and Federal Government at Associate Administrator of Policy and Governmental Affairs for the FHA. He served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Fund Development for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership at one point and also on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission. He served in several roles with the NAACP, also. Mr. Howard married Mary Walker and their children are Marketa, Shawna, and Chase.


7 Linear Feet (papers, cd's, maps, memorabilia, 11 slides, audio cassette, 2 floppy discs, clippings)

1.12 Gigabytes (born digital materials [CD's and floppy discs].)


Assorted papers related to David L. Howard's service primarily in local government in N.C. Also contains resumes, and a few personal papers such as his dayplanners. Included in the materials are clippings, brochures and booklets, materials collected at conferences and seminars or government meetings, also some digital material. There are also a few items related to Howard's work with the Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church. Finally, there is a significant amount of material related to Howard's time as Chief Deputy Secretary of the NC Department of Transportation.


The collection contains the following seven series: Leadership Training, (NAACP) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church, Charlotte, NC local government and issues, Charlotte Area Transportation Issues, Memorabilia and Digital Materials. There are also several files that do not belong to any series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

David L. Howard, 2018

Processing Information

Inventory created by J. Henry


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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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