Bonnie E. Cone , 1988 March 24
Scope and Contents
In this thirteenth 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 reflects on a variety of topics concerning Charlotte College and higher education in the Charlotte area. She discusses the creation of Central Piedmont Community College through the merger of the Central Industrial Education Center and Mecklenburg College (previously known as Carver College). She shares the stories of how Charlotte College received and dedicated the bell, conducted book and plant drives, and worked to get out the vote in a tax levy election. Ms. Cone also reflects on numerous honorary degrees and awards she received and on being elected president of the North Carolina College Conference. Other topics include early opposition to fraternities on campus, the North Carolina governor's Carlisle Commission, and specific individuals such as basketball coach Irv Edelman, secretary John Kennedy, and reporters that covered Charlotte College including Harry Golden and Charles Kuralt.
- Creation: 1988 March 24
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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