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Bonnie E. Cone oral history interview 11, 1988 February 9

 Digital Record
Identifier: UA-CO0021


  • Creation: 1988-02-09


In this sixth 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 describes the search for the current site of UNC Charlotte. In particular she highlights the role of W. A. (Woody) Kennedy, who acted as a booster for the nascent college and played a major role in finding and assessing the various potential sites for Charlotte College. Ms. Cone also describes members of the Board of Advisors, the struggle for the college to stay alive after 1949, the crucial role of local tax levies, and the building of a brick extension to Central High School, which enabled Charlotte College to offer daytime classes.


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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