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Eddie Knox papers

Identifier: MS0135

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised primarily of items documenting Knox's service as mayor of Charlotte from 1979 to 1983. There are no records documenting his service as a state senator or his professional career as a lawyer. A small amount of material relates to Knox's gubernatorial campaign in 1984. Knox's mayoral papers reflect a period in which the office of mayor became a high profile position.


  • Creation: 1979 - 1983


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

Haden Edward "Eddie" Knox was born near Davidson, N.C. on January 22, 1937. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1959 (B.S.) and Wake Forest University School of Law in 1963 (LL.B.). He is a partner in the Charlotte law firm of Knox, Knox & Freeman. He served as a senator from the 22nd Senatorial District (Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties) in the North Carolina General Assembly from 1971 to 1974. He was elected mayor of Charlotte in 1979 and reelected in 1981. Knox unsuccessfully sought the North Carolina Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1984. He switched his political affiliation to the Republican Party following his defeat. [For additional biographical information, see Subject Files: Knox for Governor; and North Carolina Manual, 1971 and 1973.]


12 Linear Feet (9 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, 17 photographs)

Language of Materials



Official papers as mayor of Charlotte (1979-83). Includes subject files, correspondence, and speeches relating to such topics as annexation, zoning, the proposed new coliseum, and transportation. Also includes some files of his predecessor, Kenneth R. Harris.


The collection is arranged into the following four series:

I. Speeches, 1979-1983 II. Photographs - Prints, 1935, 1979-1983, undated III. Subject Files, 1979-1983 IV. Assorted

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposits by City of Charlotte and North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1985 and 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Johanna Mims, 1990.


Eddie Knox papers
Johanna Mims
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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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