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Telling Our Stories: Black Alumni Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: OH-BL
Abstract

The Black Alumni oral history project documents UNC Charlotte's Black Alumni by collecting first-hand accounts of the lives of Black students over the decades. This alumni-driven project was inspired by interviews we have already gathered, notably that of James Cuthbertson, Jr., who was a member of the Black Student Union in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Dates: 2020 - 2021

Catawba Lands Conservancy: Perspectives on Land oral history project

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Identifier: OH-PL
Abstract Perspectives on Land was a pioneering initiative that aimed to document the human face of land conservation issues in the Catawba River basin. It was sponsored by the Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Land Trust for Central North Carolina. The interviews explore what land means to people in North Carolina’s Southern Piedmont, how their identities were shaped by the places they live, and how they hope their landscape will look in the future. The "Perspectives On Land" team worked with...
Dates: 2001 - 2004

Charlotte Jewish Historical Society collection

 Collection
Identifier: OH-JC
Abstract

The Charlotte Jewish Historical Society, a project of the Carolina Agency for Jewish Education, collected these interviews, which are part of a much larger collection. The interviews feature prominent members of Charlotte's Jewish community who discuss the Jewish experience in the Queen City and chronicle the many changes they've seen throughout the twentieth century.

Dates: 1989 - 2000

Charlotte Regional Oral History collection

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Identifier: OH-LI
Abstract

This collection represents a wide-ranging mix of interviews that were conducted between the 1970s and the early 2000s to document many aspects of life and culture in the Charlotte region. Interviewees include prominent individuals from the Charlotte area such as journalists, business leaders, and activists, as well as many ordinary citizens representing different sectors of Charlotte society during the twentieth century.

Dates: 1965 - 2013

Civil rights and desegregation in Charlotte oral history collection

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Identifier: OH-CR
Abstract

The Civil Rights and Desegregation in Charlotte oral history collection is a grouping of interviews that were conducted by UNC Charlotte Atkins Library Special Collections staff with activists for civil rights in the Charlotte area. The interviewees include prominent local members of the NAACP, as well as a high school principal, a civil rights lawyer, and a church minister.

Dates: 2001 - 2006

Cultivating Common Ground community garden project

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Identifier: OH-CG
Scope and Contents

For the Cultivating Common Ground project, middle and high school youth from the Wilmore neighborhood in Charlotte, NC, interviewed the senior citizens who work in their neighborhood's community garden. The teens documented the seniors' life stories and their interest in gardening on video and audio and also through photography.

Dates: 2001 - 2002

Era before Brown vs. Board of Education oral history collection

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Identifier: OH-BB
Abstract

The interviews focus on the educational experiences of members of the African American community of Charlotte during the era of segregation. Many interviewees also discuss how things changed once segregation ended and their children’s school experiences.

Dates: 2004 - 2005

David Goldfield student oral history project on change in the Charlotte region

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Identifier: OH-GF
Abstract

The interviews in this collection chronicle the significant changes that occurred in the Charlotte region from the 1930s to the beginning of the 21st century and were conducted by students in Dr. David Goldfield's history classes between 1990 and 2006.

Dates: 1986-2009

Gail Haley Oral History Interviews

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Identifier: OH-GH
Abstract In this series of sixteen interviews, Gail E. Haley, a prolific author born in Charlotte, North Carolina and the first of only two authors to win the American Caldecott Medal and the British Kate Greenaway Medal for picture book illustration, discusses her life and career as a children’s author and illustrator. Throughout the interviews, Ms. Haley describes her artistic process, detailing her inspirations and research as well as techniques she employed and pioneered in order to illustrate...
Dates: 2005 - 2009

International House of Metrolina oral history interviews

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Identifier: OH-IH
Abstract This collection of oral histories is composed of interviews with members of the International House, which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping immigrants settle in Charlotte and facilitating international cultural exchange. The interviews were conducted by graduate student, Madison Rhinehart as part of her M.A. thesis in History in 2018 and 2019. Interviewees include executive directors, the program director, and a student intern. Topics discussed include personal motivations...
Dates: 2018 - 2019

Interviews from the Southern Oral History Program concerning Belmont (Charlotte, N.C.)

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Identifier: MS0599
Abstract

Interviews conducted for UNC-Chapel Hill's Southern Oral History Program that document the changing nature of the Belmont neighborhood of Charlotte, particularly in light of the destruction of the Piedmont Courts Housing Project in 2006 and the lack of affordable housing in the area.

Dates: 2006-2007

Introduction to the English Language -- Oral Histories, Photodocumentaries and Records

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Identifier: MS0229
Scope and Contents The English Language Oral Histories contains literary projects developed in 1995 and 1996. These projects may include a transcription of an oral interview, a linguistics analysis of the interview subject and a historical analysis. Some were produced in photodocumentary form and include pictures. These projects were part of English courses taught by Dr. Boyd Davis at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.In 1979 Ed Perzel conducted a large number of interviews of people...
Dates: 1995 - 1996

Keeping Watch: City of Creeks video recordings

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Identifier: OH-CC
Abstract

Keeping Watch: City of Creeks includes video interviews with individuals, pairs, and groups of people about their experiences with Charlotte Mecklenburg creeks and rivers.

Dates: 2014 - 2016

Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and De Kirkpatrick on the Legacy of Slavery in Mecklenburg County

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Identifier: OH-KP
Abstract Native Charlotteans Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and De Kirkpatrick discuss their ongoing journey together after discovering that their family histories were interwoven through the institution of slavery. Although they were both classmates at Myers Park High School in the mid-1960s, it was not until almost fifty years later that a newspaper article recounting the injustice Jimmie Lee had faced as a thwarted contender for the Shrine Bowl brought the two classmates into contact with each other. As...
Dates: 2017-10 - 2017-11

Levine Museum of the New South oral history projects

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Identifier: OH-MU
Scope and Contents The Levine Museum of the New South collection is divided into thirteen series that cover a variety of historical topics related to the Charlotte region during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Museum staff, student interns and consultants conducted the interviews between 1990 and the early 2000s. Many of the series were created as an accompaniment to museum programming during this time, while others reflect a desire to document a disappearing local history. Subjects explored in...
Dates: 1964 - 2002

Motorsports Oral History Collection

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Identifier: OH-MS
Scope and Contents The majority of the Motorsports interviews were recorded between 2006 and 2009 on the recommendation of NASCAR photographer T. Taylor Warren. In addition to Warren himself, interviewees include drivers and their close relations, mechanics, pit crew members, and NASCAR employees. Topics of discussion range across the gamut of motorsports, and include motorsports as a pastime and as an industry; the nuts and bolts of racing; and the motivation and passion of drivers, their crews, and...
Dates: 2005 - 2017

Native Carolinian and Indian Elders oral history project

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Identifier: OH-NA
Scope and Contents Between 1995 and 1997 Mr. Carter and Dr. Gardner conducted further interviews with American Indians over the age of 80, including members of the Catawba, Cherokee, Lumbee and Occaneechi-Saponi tribes. Dr. Gardner also wrote a 1996 article about this project published in Studies in American Indian Literature, which is available on JSTOR. Only a fraction of the total interviews conducted have been published here. A retrospective interview with Mr. Carter and Dr. Gardner was conducted in July...
Dates: 1994-1997, 2013

Niner Nation Remembers Oral History Project

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Identifier: OH-NR
Abstract The Niner Nation Remembers Oral History Project is a collection of oral history interviews exploring interviewees' experiences and reflections concerning the April 30, 2019 campus shooting at UNC Charlotte, in which Reed Parlier and Riley Howell were killed and four others were injured. Participants in this project include UNC Charlotte students, administrators, staff, and faculty as well as first responders and law enforcement officers. Interviews cover personal experiences on the night of...
Dates: 2019-2021

Open schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg oral history interviews

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Identifier: OH-OS
Abstract These interviews discuss the history and significance of open schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. Coinciding with court-ordered busing and following a national trend in education, three optional open school programs were opened in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in the early 1970s, including Irwin Avenue Elementary School, Piedmont Middle School, and West Charlotte High School. From the beginning these schools were supported by a diverse parent body, including many community leaders,...
Dates: 2002 - 2006

Oral History Interviews concerning Robert E. Scoggin

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Identifier: OH-KK
Abstract Robert E. Scoggin was grand dragon of the South Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, from the 1960s to the 1980s. Interviews were conducted by UNC Charlotte graduate history student Ruth Faye Griffin on behalf of Special Collections during 2004 and 2005 to document the life of Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon Robert E. Scoggin. This small collection includes two interviews with Scoggin’s daughter, Peggy Scoggin Holland, an interview with his son, Jonathan Scoggin, and an interview with his...
Dates: 2004 - 2006

Ed Perzel WSOC-TV oral history project on twentieth-century Charlotte

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Identifier: OH-EP
Abstract

In 1979, UNC Charlotte history professor Dr. Edward Perzel and a handful of dedicated volunteers conducted oral history interviews with elderly citizens from across Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Dates: 1976 - 1979

Student Oral History Project concerning the Charlotte African American community

 Collection
Identifier: OH-AAC
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 50 interviewse conducted by UNC Charlotte students for a class in African Studies taught by Dr. Robert Smith between 2004 and 2006. The project was titled "Talk, Listen, and Learn: The Charlotte African American Oral History Project," and the purpose of the project was to chronicle and collect the histories of a wide cross-section of African Americans in the Charlotte area from the middle decades of the twentieth century until the mid-2000s.

Dates: 2004 - 2006

Student Oral History Project on the Second Ward

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Identifier: OH-KF
Abstract

UNC Charlotte graduate students conducted the interviews in this collection in 2004 and 2007 as the centerpiece of a class on “Oral History and Memory” directed by professor Karen Flint. The oral history project sought to document Brooklyn’s history, including social, cultural and economic aspects of the neighborhood.

Dates: 2004-2007

UNC Charlotte Honors College and Charlotte Action Research Project Interviews on Charlotte Neighborhoods

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Identifier: OH-CN
Abstract This collection documents the history of several of Charlotte's inner core neighborhoods through the recollections of community members. Residents of Optimist Park, Washington Heights, and Druid Hills share their life stories and discuss their neighborhoods, offering insight into the significance of community, the human cost of neighborhood change, and the shifting landscape of affordable housing in Charlotte. As gentrification increases in Charlotte, a risk exists that the unique history of...
Dates: 2015 - 2017

UNC Charlotte Institutional Memory collection

 Collection
Identifier: OH-UNCCHL
Abstract

The UNC Charlotte Institutional Memory collection consists of oral history interviews about the life and culture and UNC Charlotte. The collection includes interviews with and about Bonnie Cone, administration, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Dates: 1971 - 2022

World War II Oral History recordings

 Collection — Box: 1 [F09.039.06.05]
Identifier: MS0595
Abstract

Contains 19 CDs of recordings of Ben Cole discussing his experiences in the Navy during World War II. He also discusses Charlotte in the years leading up to the war and the difficulties of integration back into civilian life after the war's conclusion. Also contains an interview with Robert Benton discussing his wartime experiences.

Dates: 1930-1972

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