Mecklenburg County (N.C.)
Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:
Thomas G. Lane papers
This collection is a small, single-file collection of materials accumulated by Thomas G. Lane, of Charlotte, NC. Most of the materials concern local history, such as the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and the Museum of the New South. This collection’s only photograph is a circuit photo of the Charlotte Police Department, dated 1949, that shows the entire police force.
Latta Family papers
Leaksville Woolen Mills Homestead Plant records
McCoy family papers
Mecklenburg County Health Department Records
Mecklenburg County Health Department records
The Mecklenburg County Health Department works to promote and protect the public's health. The collection includes annual reports, minutes, and photographs of department staff and clientele.
Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence collection
Mecklenburg Historical Association records
Records of Mecklenburg County’s oldest and largest historical organization from its establishment in 1954. Includes minutes, programs, financial records, and information on historic preservation projects sponsored by the association. Also includes photographs of the 1948 production of LeGette Blythe's outdoor drama, Shout Freedom!, material about the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and its observance, and general information on local history.
Mecklenburg Iron Works drawings
Blueprints of projects constructed by a Charlotte firm, which was established in 1856 by John Wilkes and sold to Carolina Steel Corporation in the 1960s. Includes drawings for residences and commercial buildings, primarily in the Charlotte area.
Douglas M. Orr papers
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.
Patterson Family papers
Papers of the Patterson family of northern Mecklenburg County, mainly concerning their business activities, real estate purchases, wills and family correspondence. Also includes papers from several related families, especially their Cumming, Hodges, Potts, and Sloan connections.
Patterson Family Papers
J. Walter Potts family papers
Sample Family papers
Photocopies of indentures and surveys relating to land in northern Mecklenburg County along the Catawba River owned by the Sample Family. Some of the papers relate to land previously owned by James Latta, whose ca. 1800 house is the centerpiece for the present-day Historic Latta Plantation. Also includes genealogical information about the Sample Family.
Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education records
Corporate, financial and program records of Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education, Inc. in Charlotte, N.C. During its 21-year existence (1976-1997) Spirit Square Center provided a venue for musical and theatrical performances, art classes and studios, and gallery space. It also served as an incubator for fledgling art groups, including the Charlotte Repertory Theater and the Light Factory.
Spratt family papers
Photocopies of correspondence, memoirs, genealogical material, and clippings relating to the descendants of Thomas Spratt, one of the first white settlers in Mecklenburg County. Includes a memoir (1875) of Thomas Dryden Spratt with references to the disputed Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.
Torrance and Banks families papers
A. Grant Whitney papers
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