Bonnie E. Cone , 1988 April 19
Scope and Contents
In this fifteenth 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 begins by discussing her class reunion at Coker College and her involvement as an alumna. She briefly recalls her first vote for president of the United States and the effects of the Great Depression as well as behavioral guidelines that were in place for public school teachers in that era. Ms. Cone describes her fundraising efforts for UNC Charlotte, including methods of raising support for the university, the creation of Friends of UNCC, and specific donors, such as Alice Tate, Sanford Davenport, and Harry Dalton. She concludes the interview by commenting on building her house near the UNC Charlotte campus and expressing her enjoyment of living there.
- Creation: 1988 April 19
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Biographical / Historical
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
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States