Bonnie E. Cone , 1988 March 1
Scope and Contents
In this eighth 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 continues to discuss the importance of 1957 as the year when Charlotte College made significant progress through expansion and successful acquisition of tax levies within Mecklenburg County, allowing the institution to seek accreditation as a community college and to receive state support. Ms. Cone also recalls the history of the Technical Institute, which was part of Charlotte College, the relationship between Charlotte College and Carver College, various significant downtown Charlotte restaurants where business was often conducted by the college's advisory boards, and college life during the 1950s.
- Creation: 1988 March 1
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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.
Language of Materials
Part of the Oral Histories, 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