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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keeping Watch: City of Creeks includes video interviews with individuals, pairs, and groups of people about their experiences with Charlotte Mecklenburg creeks and rivers.
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.
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.
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.
UNC Charlotte Honors College and Charlotte Action Research Project Interviews on Charlotte Neighborhoods
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.
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.
- Repository: Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte X
- Oral histories 20
- Interviews (Sound recordings) 19
- Cassette tapes 3
- Community development, Urban -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 3
- African Americans -- Education 2
- African Americans -- Segregation 2
- African Americans -- Segregation -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 2
- African Americans -- Social conditions 2
- Charlotte (N.C.) -- Personal narratives 2
- Charlotte (N.C.) -- Personal narratives -- 20th century 2
- Neighborhoods -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 2
- Segregation in education -- North Carolina 2
- Urban renewal -- North Carolina -- Charlotte 2
- African American college students 1
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- North Carolina 1
- African Americans -- Education -- North Carolina -- Charlotte -- History -- 20th century 1
- Agriculture 1
- Authors, American -- North Carolina 1
- Brooklyn (Charlotte, N.C.) -- History 1
- CDs 1 ∧ less
- Catawba Lands Conservancy 1
- Cone, Bonnie E., 1907-2003 1
- Davis, Boyd H. 1
- Haley, Gail E. 1
- International House of Metrolina (Charlotte, NC) 1
- Irwin Avenue Open School (Charlotte, N.C.) 1
- Land Trust for Central North Carolina 1
- Levine Museum of the New South 1
- Newsom, Mary 1
- Piedmont Junior High School (Charlotte, N.C.) 1
- Scoggin, Robert E. (Robert Echols) 1
- Southern Oral History Program 1
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte 1
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte -- Students 1
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte--History 1
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Black Student Union 1
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Department of English 1
- University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Urban Institute 1
- West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, N.C.) 1
- Woodward, James H. (University chancellor) 1 ∧ less
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