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Bonnie E. Cone [16], 1988 March 15

Identifier: OH-UA-CO0026

Scope and Contents

In this eleventh 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 development of Charlotte College. She reflects on her relationship with various news reporters, governors of North Carolina, and William Friday, president of the University of North Carolina System. She describes several members of the Charlotte College Board of Trustees as well as two of her secretaries and recalls tax levy and bond issue campaigns to support the college. Other topics include Ms. Cone's handling of press coverage and its effect on donors, the transition of Carver College leadership, Charlotte College's relationship with other colleges and universities, and the engineering program at Charlotte College.


  • Creation: 1988 March 15

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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.


64 Minutes

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

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