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Boy Scouts of America-Charlotte Collection, 1927-1954

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2020-062

Content Description

The Boy Scouts of America-Charlotte Collection, 1927-1954 consists of items relating to the Charlotte branch of the Boy Scouts.

Materials in this collection include a plaque and two scrapbooks. The plaque, is inscribed “Thomas W. Bird, Council President, 1946.” One scrapbook states that it was made by Beaumont Whitton during the 1927-1928 school year and is comprised of mostly newspaper clippings from the Charlotte Observer, along with some ticket stubs, postcards, and programs. The second scrapbook is dated 1940-1954 and contains programs for the Annual Meeting, newspaper clippings, programs, and some correspondence.

Materials are in good condition and dated 1927-1954, with the bulk of the collection dated 1940-1946.

Dates

  • 1927 - 1954
  • Majority of material found within 1940 - 1946

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 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was founded in February 1910 by William D. Boyce, and officially chartered in 1916. Charlotteans made an attempt to form a troop in 1910, but the first Boy Scout troop in Charlotte was formed in 1913 at Holy Comforter Episcopal on South Boulevard. A second troop formed at the YMCA in 1914, and by 1940, the local Boy Scouts became known as the Mecklenburg County Council Boy Scouts of America.

This collection consists of two scrapbooks and a plaque. Materials are in good condition and dated 1927-1954, with the bulk of materials dated 1940-1946.

Arrangement

Materials are not arranged in series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

Boy Scouts. (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILES)

Boy Scouts—Charlotte. (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILES)

Boy Scouts—Mecklenburg County. (CALL NUMBER: NCR VERTICAL FILES)

Shields, Richard Eugene. A Good Turn for Generations: the Illustrated History of Boy Scouting in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Charlotte, NC: Mecklenburg County Council, 2005. (CALL NUMBER: NCR 369.43)

Bibliography

Boy Scouts of America. “History of the BSA Highlights,” 2015. http://www.scouting.org/About/FactSheets/BSA_History.aspx

Boy Scouts of America-Charlotte Collection, 1927-1954. Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

Mecklenburg County Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Our History.” http://www.mccscouting.org/AboutUs/OurHistory.aspx

Condition Description

Materials are in good condition.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll.
Title
Boy Scouts of America-Charlotte Collection, 1927-1954
Status
Completed
Author
Sydney Carroll
Date
2020-12-21
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