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Loy H. Witherspoon oral history interview 8, 2010 June 8

 Digital Record
Identifier: UA-WI0070


  • Creation: 2010-06-08


In this fifth of seven interviews given by Loy Witherspoon and conducted by Christina Wright, Dr. Witherspoon describes how Bonnie Cone fought to make Charlotte College (later, UNC Charlotte) a part of the University of North Carolina system, and how the university grew once she achieved her goal. Topics include campus administration; Ms. Cone's role as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs once Dean Colvard became Chancellor in 1966; the civil rights movement and activism of African American students on campus; the history behind various buildings on campus, including the first two dormitories that were built at UNC Charlotte; and his own role in facilitating communication between Chancellor Colvard and the faculty.


118 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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