Kimberly Melton Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection primarily documents lesbian activism in Charlotte, NC and includes: WOW newsletters, materials from National Lesbian Conference, Lambda Connections, and more.
- Creation: 1988-1995, 2008
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Kimberly Melton Papers are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. 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.
Kimberly Melton is from Charlotte with a long history of working with the LGBTQ community. In the 1980s, she was on the board of Queen City Friends and WOW, the first organized lesbian organizations in Charlotte. She created Lambda Connections, an organization which brought together lesbian and gay businesses so the LGBTQ community could be more aware of their services. During the 1990s, Melton helped in the creation of Time Out Youth, One Voice Chorus and OutCharlotte. In 1994, she was on the team that for the first time brought the statewide North Carolina Pride March to Charlotte. She was honored to march as an honorary grand marshal in the 2013 Charlotte Pride Parade, the first Pride march held in Charlotte in nearly two decades. Melton has received the YWCA Presidents Award and the Don King Service Award. In 2015, she was honored with Charlotte Pride’s Stonewall Award, which honors dedicated commitment to and support of Charlotte Pride or past Pride organizations and events in Charlotte. In 2016 Melton was named as the first executive director of Charlotte Pride.
Source: Kimberly Melton hired as first executive director of Charlotte Pride, Matt Comer, June 6, 2016 - http://charlottepride.org/5766/kimberly-melton-hired-as-first-executive-director-of-charlotte-pride/
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Kimberly Melton is from Charlotte with a long history of working with the LGBTQ community. The collection primarily documents lesbian activism in Charlotte, NC and includes: WOW newsletters, materials from National Lesbian Conference, Lambda Connections, and more.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donation from Kimberly Melton, February 2016.
Forms part of the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive.
The collection has been inventoried by Nikki Lynn Thomas. More detailed processing is not anticipated at this time.
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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