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Ed Perzel papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0349

Scope and Contents

The collection documents the work of Ed Perzel, former Chair of the Department of History and Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte. The material concerns Perzel's interest and work in the preservation of historic buildings in Charlotte, NC. Most of the collection exists in the form of photographs of historic buildings and residences, and photos of street scenes of Charlotte in the early 20th century.

Dates

  • circa 1910-1980

Creator

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

Edward Spaulding Perzel was born on September 4, 1938 in Trenton, New Jersey to George John and Blanche Spaulding Perzel. He was co-author of "The echo of the bugle call : Charlotte's role in World War I" (co-author, Miriam Grace Mitchell and published by Dowd House Preservation Committee, Citizens for Preservation, 1979). It told the story of Camp Greene. In 1979, the Oral History collection at Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was expanded when historian Dr. Ed Perzel and a handful of dedicated volunteers collected 79 oral history interviews in cooperation with WSOC radio station. The goal was to record elderly citizens across the city and county, as they reminisced about their youth and early experiences from 1890 through World War II. He taught North Carolina history and was associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and was active in historic preservation and local history research in Charlotte. Ed died on June 16, 2020 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection concerns Perzel's interest and work in the preservation of historic buildings in Charlotte, NC. Most of the collectcion consists of photographs of historic buildings and residences, and photos of street scenes of Charlotte in the early 20th century.

Arrangement

The collection contains one series, along with several items that do not belong to any series. These items are primarily posters, brochures and maps concerning historic buildings and preservation in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. The one series is Photographs and negatives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by the Levine Museum of the New South to the UNC Charlotte Library in January of 2005.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, 2011.

Title
Ed Perzel papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding Aid written by Robert A. McInnes
Date
August 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated

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