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Rose Leary Love Papers, 1930-1994

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-006

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, lesson plans, music, poetry, photographs, and personal papers. All materials relate to the life and legacy of Rose Leary Love in both her professional career as a schoolteacher, as well as her personal interests of music, poetry, and creative writing. There are six series: Correspondence (1968-1994); Manuscripts (1930, undated); Poetry (undated); Personal Papers (1959-1969); Photographs (undated); Biography (1963-1969).

The date range for collection materials is 1930-1994, with a majority of items dating 1959-1968. Many items are undated.

Dates

  • 1930 - 1994

Creator

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.

Biographical / Historical

Rose Leary Love was born in 1898 and grew up in the Brooklyn neighborhood in the Second Ward of Charlotte, North Carolina. A former elementary school teacher, Love taught in both Greensboro and Charlotte public schools from 1925-1964. In addition to teaching, she wrote and published poetry and a memoir of her life in the Brooklyn neighborhood, Plum Thickets and Field Daisies. After her death in 1969, she left the original manuscript in the care of her close friends, and when the Brooklyn she described ceased to exist, the historical value of the manuscript increased. Realizing this, her friends donated the memoir to the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room for proper archival care and preservation.

Since then, it has provided valuable insight for students, scholars and authors as they compiled research papers, doctoral theses, and even the script for a play. Because of the warmth, humor, and joy discovered in Mrs. Love's writings, it became evident that her memories of Brooklyn should be shared with a wider audience. In 1996, the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County published Love’s memoir.

Extent

1.0 Linear Feet

1.0 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, lesson plans, music, poetry, photographs, and personal papers. The date range for collection materials is 1930-1994, with a majority of items dating 1959-1968. Many items are undated.

Arrangement

There are six series: Correspondence (1968-1994); Manuscripts (1930, undated); Poetry (undated); Personal Papers (1959-1969); Photographs (undated); Biography (1963-1969).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Shelia Bumgarner (2015) and Sydney Carroll (2020).
Title
Rose Leary Love Papers, 1930-1994
Status
Completed
Author
Shelia Bumgarner (2015), Sydney Carroll (2020)
Date
2015
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Sydney Carroll re-processed this collection in 2020.

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