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Bonnie E. Cone [9], 1988 January 28

Identifier: OH-UA-CO0019

Scope and Contents

In this fourth of a series of interviews conducted by Dr. Ed Perzel (former Chair of the Department of History and Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte), Bonnie Cone discusses the early history of UNC Charlotte, formerly known as the Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina (1946-1949) and as Charlotte College (1949-1965). The discussion focuses on a variety of topics, particularly on the Charlotte Center years, including the relationship between the Charlotte Center and other North Carolina colleges and universities. Cone recalls early faculty members coming to the Charlotte Center from local colleges, Queens and Davidson, and reflects on relations with UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. Other topics include athletics, the predominance of veterans in the early days of Charlotte College, founding faculty, faculty salaries, the American Association of Junior Colleges, the relationship between the Charlotte Center and state regulators within the university system, and the groundwork that led to the Charlotte Center's becoming a permanent junior college.


  • Creation: 1988 January 28

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Biographical Note

Bonnie Ethel Cone was an 80-year-old woman at the time of interview, which took place in J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was born in Lodge, South Carolina in 1907 and was educated at Coker College and Duke University. She was employed as a teacher, as Director of the Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina, as President of Charlotte College, and as Acting Chancellor and later Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


72 Minutes

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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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