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Bonnie E. Cone [15], 1988 March 8

Identifier: OH-UA-CO0025

Scope and Contents

In this tenth 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 transfer of power from the Charlotte School Board to the newly formed Charlotte College Board of Trustees in 1958, with particular reference to the individual members of that board. Ms. Cone also reflects on a wide variety of topics pertaining to college life, including Charlotte College basketball and the first coach Irv Edelman, land purchase for the college, notable students including brain surgeon Steven Mahaley, boosters and financial backers of the college including the Puette family, Oliver Rowe, W. A. (Woody) Kennedy, and Tom Belk, and relations between Charlotte College and Carver College.


  • Creation: 1988 March 8

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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.


54 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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