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Charles R. Collie oral history interview, 2004 November 11

 Digital Record
Identifier:  OH-CO0317


  • Creation: 2004-11-11


Charles Collie describes his boyhood memories of accompanying his father, supervisor Alexander G. Collie, on his job with the Charlotte streetcars during the 1920s and 1930s. He describes his father's work in particular and his own involvement as a 13-year-old boy voluntarily running the streetcar information booth, and on occasion driving a car with the assistance of a motorman. He also discusses his father's involvement with Car 85 and alludes to his father's diary. Collie also shares memories of growing up on Tremont Avenue in Dilworth.


65 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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