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Fred D. (Frederick Douglas) Alexander papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0091
Abstract Public papers of a Charlotte politician and civil rights leader. Primarily material created and received by Alexander as the first African-American member of the Charlotte City Council in the 20th Century (1965-74) and as a North Carolina state senator (1975-80). Includes minutes and other papers related to council and senate activities; material on campaigns and voter registration drives; files on the local, state, and national Democratic Party; correspondence; speeches; clippings;...
Dates: 1908, 1931-1998; 1946 - 1980

Frank Barnes papers

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Identifier: MS0372
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1985 - 2000

H. H. Baxter papers

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Identifier: MS0086
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1917 - 1982; 1935 - 1959

John M. (John Montgomery) Belk papers

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Identifier: MS0060
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1970 - 1977; 1975 - 1977

Stanford R. Brookshire papers

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Identifier: MS0041
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1960 - 1990

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee records

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Identifier: MS0101
Abstract Records of a committee established in 1961 by the mayor of Charlotte to help ease racial tensions and to assist in the gradual desegregation of public facilities. Includes correspondence, minutes, and clippings relating to the committee and its predecessor, the Friendly Relations Committee. Also contains material from state and national groups, including the North Carolina Mayor's Cooperating Committee, North Carolina Good Neighbor Council, National Citizens Committee for Community...
Dates: 1960 - 1990; 1961 - 1969

Charlotte (N.C.) City records

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Identifier: MS0127
Abstract

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).

Dates: 1853 - 1957; 1895 - 1920

Clarkson family papers

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Identifier: MS0023
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1779, 1829, 1875-1966; 1875 - 1966

Laura Frech papers

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Identifier: MS0123
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1968 - 1985; 1977 - 1985

Sue Henry papers

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Identifier: MS0478
Abstract

Sue Henry is a gay rights pioneer in Charlotte, North Carolina. The papers consist of materials created and collected by Sue Henry as proprietor of the Rising Moon Books & Beyond bookstore, Charlotte mayoral candidate, and member of a range of social and political organizations.

Dates: 1992 - 2002

David L. Howard papers

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Identifier: MS0571
Abstract

Assorted papers related to David L. Howard's service primarily in local government in N.C. Also contains resumes, and a few personal papers such as his dayplanners. Included in the materials are clippings, brochures and booklets, materials collected at conferences and seminars or government meetings, also some digital material. There are also a few items related to Howard's work with the Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Dates: 1991 - 2016

W.A. Kennedy papers

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Identifier: MS0040
Abstract Papers of a Charlotte businessman and engineer relating to his role in promoting Charlotte College as a community college and technical institute and in securing for it status as a four year, state supported college. Includes minutes, reports, and recommendations of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Education Committee; correspondence with the State Advisory Budget Commission, other state government officials, and individuals in the University of North Carolina system; statistical and...
Dates: 1941 - 1958

Eddie Knox papers

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Identifier: MS0135
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1979 - 1983

Stewart Lillard papers

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Identifier: MS0177
Abstract Primarily papers relating to his research on Ralph Ellison. Includes correspondence with Ellison and others, notes, articles, and information on Ellison's South Carolina ancestors. Also includes material from Lillard's 1989 Charlotte city council campaign and political campaign materials from the Charlotte area. There is a small collection of assorted bumper stickers included and material from the Community Connections program that hosted visitors from Russia and the former Soviet Union to...
Dates: 1849 - 2000; 1967 - 1989

J. Alex McMillan papers

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Identifier: MS0263
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1952, 1972-1982

Frank McNinch papers

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Identifier: MS0426
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1925 - 1951; 1930 - 1951

Sue Myrick Mayoral Papers

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Identifier: MS0204
Abstract

Papers documenting the two mayoral terms (1987-91) of the first female mayor of Charlotte, N.C.

Dates: 1987 - 1991

W. Thomas Ray papers

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Identifier: MS0104
Abstract

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).

Dates: 1971 - 1986

Victor Shaw papers

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Identifier: MS0095
Abstract

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).

Dates: 1894 - 1966; 1949 - 1953

Richard Vinroot papers

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Identifier: MS0259
Abstract Papers documenting the two mayoral terms (1991-95) of Richard Vinroot as the mayor of Charlotte, N.C. The papers highlight the city council, the chamber of commerce, community development, consolidation of city and county government and services, crime (including drug enforcement and the police department), cultural relations (especially Charlotte's interaction with its "sister cities"), education, housing, municipal services (including compensation of city employees, reorganization of...
Dates: 1990 - 1995

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