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Fred D. (Frederick Douglas) Alexander papers
Frank Barnes papers
The collection concerns primarily Dr. Frank Barnes’ leadership of a conservative “watch-dog” group known as Citizens for Effective Government, in Charlotte, North Carolina, from the late 1980s to 1995. It also includes records Barnes kept once he retired from the CEFG, 1995-2001. The CFEG lobbied for minimization of local government bureaucracy and taxes.
H. H. Baxter papers
Photocopies of scrapbooks kept by Baxter, Charlotte mayor (1943-49) and city council member (1935-41, 1951-59). Includes correspondence, clippings, speeches, and other material relating primarily to his political and civic activities.
John M. (John Montgomery) Belk papers
Official papers as mayor of Charlotte (1969-77), dating primarily from his last term. Includes correspondence, reports, and speeches relating to the administration of city government, especially community development, roads, and mass transit.
Stanford R. Brookshire papers
Chiefly official papers of Charlotte's first four-term mayor (1961-69). Comprised of subject files, correspondence, and speeches documenting almost a decade of change, particularly in regard to desegregation, and reflecting the increasing role of the federal government in addressing urban problems. Also includes material relating to national municipal organizations and to his family and personal life.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee records
Charlotte (N.C.) City records
Primarily financial records concerning appropriations and expenditures of the city government, 1890s-1920s. Includes material relating to the overall budget and to schools, taxes, business licenses, payrolls, and Elmwood and Pinewood cemeteries. Also includes a copy of the petition (1919) to incorporate Myers Park and photographs of 25 mayors (ca. 1853-ca. 1953) and of 8 city commissioners (ca. 1917-ca. 1925).
Clarkson family papers
This collection contains family papers and material about Charlotte, as well as pamphlets about the history and politics of Charlotte and North Carolina, patriotic societies, and alcoholism and prohibition. The North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati is well represented in the pamphlet collection as Heriot Clarkson was made an honorary member in 1902.
Laura Frech papers
Papers of a Charlotte educator and politician, documenting her service as city council member for district 4 (1977-1985). Includes correspondence, reports, and financial data relating to such issues as the controversy over a site for the new coliseum, planning, and neighborhood preservation, especially in regard to zoning problems due to church expansion.
Sue Henry papers
Sue Henry is a prominent gay rights activist in Charlotte, NC. She was owner of Rising Moon Books & Beyond bookstore, the first out lesbian to run for Mayor of Charlotte, and an active member of several political and social LGBTQ organizations. The collection primarily documents in her participation in the Charlotte LGBTQ+ community in the 1990s, but also includes materials from her childhood and later life.
David L. Howard papers
W.A. Kennedy papers
Eddie Knox papers
Official papers as mayor of Charlotte (1979-83). Includes subject files, correspondence, and speeches relating to such topics as annexation, zoning, the proposed new coliseum, and transportation. Also includes some files of his predecessor, Kenneth R. Harris.
Stewart Lillard papers
J. Alex McMillan papers
Papers relating to McMillan's services as a member of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (1972-74) and as the principal organizer and president of the Spirit Square Development Group (1975-82). Includes correspondence, campaign material, reports, and newspaper clippings.
Frank McNinch papers
Frank McNinch was the mayor of Charlotte, NC from 1912 to 1917 and later was appointed to serve on the Federal Power Commission in 1930, becoming its Chairman in 1933. In 1937, President Roosevelt appointed McNinch to be the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. The collection contains mostly the papers he generated while working for these two federal commissions.
Sue Myrick Mayoral Papers
Papers documenting the two mayoral terms (1987-91) of the first female mayor of Charlotte, N.C.
W. Thomas Ray papers
Papers of a Charlotte lawyer and politician, primarily documenting his membership on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners (1978-84). Includes campaign files and material reflecting his special interests in human services, mental health, and roads. Also includes material from his earlier service on the Charlotte Housing Authority (1971-76).
Victor Shaw papers
Papers of Shaw, Charlotte mayor (1949-53), primarily related to his first term. Includes correspondence, speeches, clippings, memorabilia, photographs, and a recording of presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower's campaign speech in Charlotte (1952).
Richard Vinroot papers
- Subject: Charlotte (N.C.) -- Politics and government X
- Charlotte (N.C.) -- Politics and government 17
- Mayors -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 9
- Municipal government -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 4
- Charlotte (N.C.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century 3
- Businessmen -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 2
- Mecklenburg County (N.C.) 2
- Mecklenburg County (N.C.) -- Politics and government 2
- North Carolina 2
- Public schools -- North Carolina -- Mecklenburg County 2
- Administrative agencies -- United States 1
- African Americans -- Segregation -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 1
- Bonds -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 1
- Charlotte (N.C.) -- Commerce 1
- Charlotte (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century 1
- Charlotte (N.C.) -- Race relations 1
- Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, N.C. : 1916) 1
- City planning -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 1
- Civil rights -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 1
- Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century 1
- Clippings (information artifacts) 1 + ∧ less
- Charlotte (N.C.). City Council 5
- Brookshire, Stanford R. 2
- Alexander, Frederick Douglas 1
- Barnes, Frank (Frank Carey) 1
- Baxter, H. H. (Herbert Hill) 1
- Belk, John M. 1
- Carolinas Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.) 1
- Charlotte (N.C.). Mayor's Community Relations Committee. Mayor's Community Relations Committee 1
- Charlotte (N.C.). Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee. Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee 1
- Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Access Corporation 1
- Charlotte Uptown Development Corporation (Charlotte, N.C.) 1
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee (N.C.) 1
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission 1
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department 1
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 1
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools--Management 1
- Citizens for Effective Government (Charlotte, N.C.) 1
- Cityfair (Charlotte, N.C.) 1
- Clarkson family 1
- Ellison family 1 + ∧ less
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