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Mecklenburg Citizens for Better Libraries Records, 1967-1984

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-030

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, memorandums, constitution and by-laws, membership lists, and other miscellaneous materials relating to the Mecklenburg Citizens for Better Libraries organization. Materials are dated 1967-1984, with the bulk of materials dated 1967-1972. Collection materials are arranged in 4 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1967-1972, contains correspondence from the Committe to various recipients.

Series 2: General, 1967-1973, contains materials relating to Dr. Harry Harding, Financial Records, Programs, Membership, Leadership, and By-Laws.

Series 3: Meeting Minutes, 1967-1972, contains minutes, reports, and addresses given during Committee meetings, as well as a cassette recording of a meeting.

Series 4: Newspaper Clippings, 1967-1984, contains several newspaper clippings with articles on the Committee.

Dates

  • 1967 - 1984
  • Majority of material found within 1967 - 1972

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to duplicate or publish material from this collection must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

0.17 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Mecklenburg Citizens for Better Libraries (MCBL) was founded in 1967 as a local unit of the statewide Citizens for Better Libraries organization. The goal of the organization was to raise standards and provide library service to everyone in the county by encouraging collaboration among all the libraries within a 50-mile radius of Charlotte. The organization was involved in encouraging gifts and endowments, promoting legislative support for libraries and stimulating library use. They also worked to coordinate library resources and services in the county. G. Jackson Burney Jr., a vice president of the N.C. National Bank, was the organization’s first president.

This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, memorandums, constitution and by-laws, membership lists, and other miscellaneous materials relating to the Mecklenburg Citizens for Better Libraries organization. Materials are dated 1967-1984 and in good condition.

Arrangement

Collection materials are arranged in 4 series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1967-1972, contains correspondence from the Committe to various recipients.

Series 2: General, 1967-1973, contains materials relating to Dr. Harry Harding, Financial Records, Programs, Membership, Leadership, and By-Laws.

Series 3: Meeting Minutes, 1967-1972, contains minutes, reports, and addresses given during Committee meetings, as well as a cassette recording of a meeting.

Series 4: Newspaper Clippings, 1967-1984, contains several newspaper clippings with articles on the Committee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll, June 2021. The inventory was completed by Lacey Stith, March 2019.

Title
Mecklenburg Citizens for Better Libraries Records, 1967-1984
Status
Completed
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2021-06-23
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Repository

Contact:
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-Main
310 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte NC 28202 USA