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Mahlon Adams papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0493

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the materials are related to the foundation of the Freedom Park Neighborhood Association. Also included are materials related to Adams' involvement in zoning and land-use issues throughout Charlotte.

Dates

  • 1973 - 2015

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Mahlon Adams Papers are is the physical property of the J. Murrey Atkings Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Biographical Note

Mahlon Adams was born in Greensboro May 24, 1923. Her family moved to Charlotte in 1967, and she was a founding member of her neighborhood's community organization. As Charlotte grew in the 1980s, Adams became an advocate for more citizen involvement, especially in zoning and land-use issues. She was appointed to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Committee in the 1990s after she'd sought the position for more than a decade. Adams played a large role in the redesign of Freedom Park where there is a pavilion there named in her honor. She passed away March 12, 2012.

Source: The Charlotte Observer obituary, March 19, 2012

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Mahlon Adams served on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Committee in the 1990s and played a large role in the redesign of Freedom Park where there is a pavilion named in her honor. The bulk of the collection is related to the foundation of the Freedom Park Neighborhood Association.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were donated by Gary Smith in 2012.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed.

Title
Mahlon Adams papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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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