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Bill Veeder, 2004 April 23

Identifier: OH-VE0400

Scope and Contents

Bill Veeder recounts his experiences as the city manager of Charlotte, North Carolina during the 1960s and his involvement with the city's urban renewal program. He discusses working with the Charlotte City Council; the executive director of the Charlotte Redevelopment Commission, Vernon Sawyer; the urban renewal committees; and Mayor Stanford Brookshire. He explains the city of Charlotte's motivations for urban renewal and how he believes that the project benefited the residents of the Brooklyn neighborhood, which was torn down, and the city of Charlotte.


  • Creation: 2004 April 23

Conditions Governing Access

3 of the 57 interviews have been digitized and are available in the digital repository.

Biographical Note

Bill Veeder was approximately 80-years-old at the time of interview, which took place over the telephone. He was born in New York in approximately 1924. He graduated from Colgate University and was employed as the city manager for the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, manager of Carowinds amusement park, and president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.


39 Minutes

Language of Materials


Repository Details

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

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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