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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

Kelly Alexander, Sr. papers concerning the NAACP

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Identifier: MS0508
Abstract Papers documenting the activities of the NAACP, with an emphasis on the work and correspondence of Kelly Alexander, Sr. and his sons Kelly Alexander, Jr. and Alfred Alexander. Includes papers from the National Board, the North Carolina chapter and the Charlotte chapter. Contains minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, press releases, membership records, photographs, and memorabilia. Topics covered include school segregation, housing and employment discrimination and the Charlotte Area...
Dates: 1911-1997

Warren L. Burgess papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0451
Abstract

The William Burgess papers comprise records related to Burgess's work for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission and as Town Planner for the town of Davidson, North Carolina. Materials include notebooks, sketchbooks, and a range of architectural drawings.

Dates: circa 1980-2000

Charlotte Redevelopment Commission Records

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Identifier: MS0350
Abstract

Collection consists of discarded photographs, slides, and photocopies of pamphlets from Charlotte's Redevelopment Commission. Photographs are of neighborhoods, apartment complexes, streets, and roads before and after renewal projects. Photocopied pamplets advertise the Charlotte Redevelopment Commission, progress reports on urban renewal of Charlotte, N.C., and future projects for uptown Charlotte, N.C.

Dates: 1958-1985

Thereasea D. Elder Papers

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Identifier: MS0513
Abstract

Thereasa Delerine (T.D.) Elder is active in community nursing, church work, and the Charlotte African American community, particularly in efforts to preserve Charlotte's African American history. Materials document the importance of African Americans in politics and community, the value of a healthy and safe neighborhood, and access of education and employment.

Dates: 1930s-2014

Douglas M. Orr papers

 Collection — Box: 1 [F09.066.02.04] - Shared, Folder: 1-5
Identifier: MS0205
Abstract

Material documenting Project Catalyst, a collaborative effort of the Citizens Forum and Johnson C. Smith University to revitalize the Biddleville/Five Points area surrounding the University in northwest Charlotte. Includes correspondence and memoranda, grant proposals, minutes and progress reports, and newspaper clippings. Orr served as the first chairperson of the Project Catalyst Task Force.

Dates: 1985-90, undated; 1986 - 1988

Plaza-Midwood Neighborhood Association records

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Identifier: MS0092
Abstract

Records of a homeowners association established in 1975 to revitalize Plaza-Midwood, one of Charlotte's early streetcar suburbs. Includes subject files, minutes, financial materials, clippings, and photographs relating to the association's activities and information on the history of the neighborhood from 1914 to 1949.

Dates: 1914 - 1991; 1975 - 1991

Plaza-Midwood Neighborhood Housing Services of Charlotte records

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Identifier: MS0093
Abstract

Records documenting the operation of the Plaza-Midwood office of a national, non-profit agency concerned with neighborhood revitalization. Includes correspondence, administrative files, analyses of rehabilitation needs, client files, financial records, clippings, and photographs.

Dates: 1978 - 1983

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

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