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Martha W. Evans Collection, 1929-1979

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-039

Content Description

This collection includes material relating to Martha W. Evans’ life and career. The bulk of the collection is from her political career during the 1950s-1960s.

Dates

  • 1929 - 1979

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

0.0 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Martha W. Evans (1910-1979) was the first woman elected to the Charlotte City Council, serving from 1955-1959. She later went on to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly from 1963-1965, and the Senate from 1965-1970. As a legislator, Evans advocated for causes rooted in education and mental health, including a universal kindergarten system, licensing of day care centers, and supporting the educational needs of the mentally challenged.

This collection contains documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, and scrapbooks with information relating to her political career. Materials are in good condition and dated 1929-1979.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

Evans, Sen. Martha and Charles Evans. (NCR Vertical Files)

Condition Description

This collection includes materials relating to Martha W. Evans’ life and career. The bulk of the collection is from her political career during the 1950s-1960s.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll.

Title
Martha W. Evans Collection, 1929-1979
Status
In Progress
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2021-11-04
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