Boy Scouts of America-Charlotte Collection, 1927-1965
The Boy Scouts of America-Charlotte Collection consists of items relating to the Charlotte branch of the Boy Scouts.
Materials in this collection include a plaque, two scrapbooks, and wooden nickel from the Charlotte Lone Scout Rally. 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.
- 1927 - 1965
- 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.
1.42 Linear Feet
0.69 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
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, plaque, and wooden nickel. Materials are in good condition and dated 1927-1965, with the bulk of materials dated 1940-1946.
Materials are not arranged in series.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The immediate source and date of acquisition for this collection is unknown.
Boy Scouts of America-Charlotte Collection, 1927-1965. Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
Mecklenburg County Council, Boy Scouts of America. “Our History.” http://www.mccscouting.org/AboutUs/OurHistory.aspx
Materials are in good condition.
The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll.
- Boy Scouts of America-Charlotte Collection, 1927-1965
- Sydney Carroll
- Language of description
- Script of description
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