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Harvey Gantt Mayoral papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0031
Abstract

Comprised exclusively of Gantt's official files as the first African-American mayor of Charlotte (1983-87). Includes correspondence, reports, and speeches on such topics as the controversy over a site for the new coliseum, Charlotte's bid for an NBA franchise, and traffic congestion. Contains no records documenting his earlier city council tenure, his 1990 U.S. Senate campaign, or his professional career as an architect.

Dates: 1983 - 1987

Harvey Gantt papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0543
Abstract

Harvey Bernard Gantt is an architect and Democratic politician active in North Carolina. Gantt entered local Charlotte politics in 1974 serving on the city council until 1983. He was elected to two terms as the first black Mayor of Charlotte from 1983 to 1987. In the 1990s, he ran twice for the United States Senate against Jesse Helms. The bulk of the collection is comprised of audiovisual materials from Gantt's 1996 campaign against Jesse Helms for U.S. Senate.

Dates: 1996-2014

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