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Charlotte League of Women Voters Records, 1920-2004

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-055
Abstract Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters in 1920 during the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s annual convention. It was designed to be a nonpartisan, grassroots organization that would assist the 20 million new female voters in understanding and executing their new civic duties. The League was, and continues to be, a strong advocate of politically educated citizens and government and social reform legislation. Formed in 1922, the Charlotte League of Women...
Dates: 1920 - 2004

Charlotte Viewpoint Records, 2003-2011

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2019-004
Abstract Charlotte Viewpoint is a magazine about the city and culture of the Charlotte region that existed between 2003-2016. Charlotte Viewpoint published civic and cultural commentary and programmed events about Charlotte for engaged citizens to nurture creative capital, elevate civic discourse and promote intellectual and artistic excellence in the Charlotte region. The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room digitally preserved the Charlotte Viewpoint website (www.charlotteviewpoint.org), which is directly...
Dates: 2003 - 2011

Cornelia Beery Fore Collection, 1864-1944

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-037
Abstract This collection contains documents that cover Mrs. Cornelia Beery Fore’s (Mrs. J.A. Fore) work as the historian for the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It consists primarily of historical research and collected testimonies pertaining to the United States Civil War as well as genealogical research into Fore’s own lineage. Included as well are letters and other documents from the life of her daughter, Ms. Cornelia (Cornie) Fore. Materials are dated 1864-1944 and are in good condition.
Dates: 1864 - 1944

Draper Manuscript on the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, 1876

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-007
Abstract Lyman C. Draper, the Secretary of State Historical Society for the city of Wisconsin, authored “The Mecklenburg Declaration: Its Origin, History, and Actors with a Bibliography of its Literature and Explanatory Documents”. It was published in 1876 and presented the history of what prompted the writing of the Mecklenburg Declaration.This collection includes Draper's unbound manuscripts, dated 1876.
Dates: 1876

Frank Bishop Real Estate Collection, 1925-2012

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-036
Abstract Frank Bishop was a real-estate agent with deep experience in the Charlotte, North Carolina area during the 1960s to the early 2000s. He graduated from The Realtor’s Institute (a collaboration between UNC Chapel Hill and the N.C. Association of Realtors) in 1968 and worked for the Howey Company and Touchberry Realty in the 1960s-1970s before being named executive vice president of Touchberry, Bishop, and Livingston. He eventually opened his own real estate company, Frank Bishop Realtors, in the...
Dates: 1925 - 2012

Girl Scout Clarion, 1947-1956

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2021-013
Abstract Girl Scouting in the United States began in March 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. Juliette Gordon Low founded this organization with a vision for girls across the country to build courage, confidence, and character in a time where women were overlooked in society. This collection contains copies of The Girl Scout Clarion, a newsletter published by the Mecklenburg County Girl Scout Council. Collection materials are dated April 1947-October 1956 and are in good condition.
Dates: 1947 - 1956

Harry Golden Papers, 1910-1988

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-048
Abstract Harry Golden (1902-1981) was a well known journalist and founder of the Carolina Israelite, best-selling author, and civil rights advocate for the oppressed. After a rocky career as a stockbroker, Golden moved to Charlotte in 1941 to pursue a career in journalism. This collection contains materials relating to his professional career, to include original manuscripts, photostats, research, correspondence, essays and articles on various subjects, and audio/visual materials. Materials are in good...
Dates: 1910 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1978

Hermitage Court Collection, 1912-2006

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-033
Content Description This collection contains materials relating to the Hermitage Court housing development located in the Myers Park neighborhood. Collection materials are arranged into 3 series:Series 1, History, 1912-2000, includes articles on the new development, Mary Kratt's book, "Legacy: The Myers Park Story," a general chronology, and documents on Hermitage Court's designation as a historic district. Series 2: Neighborhood Profile, c1918-c1995, contains information on residents...
Dates: 1912 - 2006

Jack Dillard Collection, Camp Greene Records, 1917-1919

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-053
Abstract Camp Greene was a training camp for American soldiers during World War I, 1917-1918. Located about three miles west of uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, it quickly grew to surpass the size of the city, reaching 60,000 troops at its height. The majority of soldiers came from the northern states, in particular Massachusetts, and although segregated, included both black and white troops. The first troops arrived in September 1917, and continued until the armistice was signed on November 11, 1918....
Dates: 1917 - 1919

Joseph P. Little Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Records, 1908-2007

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-005
Abstract This collection contains concert programs, advertistements and brochures,correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, and A/V materials relating to Joseph Pritchard Little's involvement in the Charoltte Symphony Orchestra. Materials are dated 1908-2007.
Dates: 1908 - 2007

Kenneth Frederick and Blanche Marsh Papers, 1966-1967

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-036
Abstract Kenneth Frederick Marsh (1901-1968) and his wife, Blanche Marsh (1902-1991), produced a number of books about different regions in the south, with "Charlotte, Carolinas' Queen City" being the focus of this collection. Collection materials include the proof for this book, as well as correspondence between some of Charlotte’s most prominent citizens: George M. Ivey, John Belk, W.T. Harris, Stan Brookshire, and Harold C. Dwelle. Materials are in good condition and dated c1966-1967.
Dates: 1966 - 1967

La Noticia Digital Newspapers, 1997-

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2021-009
Abstract La Noticia (1997-) is the largest Spanish-language newspaper between Washington, DC, and Atlanta, GA. Hilda Gurdián and her husband founded La Noticia in April 1997, with a mission to “provide readers with local news about what is happening in your new home.” The La Noticia teams works diligently to ensure that all Spanish-speaking people who make Charlotte their home have information in their own language while adapting to a new culture and community. The Robinson-Spangler Carolina...
Dates: 1997 - 2021

Michael Blair Local History Collection, 1847-1949

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-043
Abstract Michael Blair is a Charlotte businessman who specializes in Real Estate. His collection contains a variety of local history memorabilia and family photographs. Materials are dated 1847-1949 and are in good condition.
Dates: 1847 - 1949

Political Collection, 1885-2016

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-031
Abstract This collection spans items of political relevance for the Carolinas between 1885-2016. The collection consists primarily of sample voting ballots for Charlotte-Mecklenburg and campaign paraphernalia. Items of particular interest in this collection include: a ticket to the 1885 Grand Inauguration Ball for President Grover Cleveland; a poll book from 1928; a signed letter from Franklin Delano Roosevelt during his term as Governor of the State of New York; a souvenir program from the 1936 Green...
Dates: 1885 - 2016

Presbyterian Standard Newspaper Collection, 1926

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-042
Abstract The Presbyterian Standard was published weekly on Wednesdays in Charlotte, North Carolina by the Presbyterian Standard Publishing Company. Issues ran from 1899-1931. In 1926, the year this collection’s materials originated, the lead staff was as follows: Reverend JR Bridges (Editor), Mrs. RB Willis (Contributing Editor), and AM Gray (General Manager).

This collection contains one bound compilation of the Presbyterian Standard newspapers dated 1926. Materials are in poor condition.
Dates: 1926

Ralph Johnson Papers, c1921-1971

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-044
Abstract Ralph Johnson (1904-2001) was a prominent Black businessman in Davidson, North Carolina. He owned and operated Johnson's Barber Shop on Davidson's Main Street from 1921-1971, where he served many Davidson College students, community leaders, and Secretary of State Dean Rusk. This collection contains materials relating to his life and career, mostly consisting of photographs. Other items include biographical information as well as published articles. Materials are dated c1921-c1971.
Dates: 1927 - 1971

Story of Mecklenburg Presbytery Manuscript Collection, 1949-1962

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-034
Abstract Charles Raven Brockmann (1888-1970) was a notable man in Mecklenburg’s history, who co-owned and operated Brockmann’s Bookstore, served as Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Assistant Director, and managed the Library’s special collections and archive department. In addition to these roles, he was a talented writer who authored several notable works, to include The Hornets’ Nest, the Story of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, as well as the featured publication of this collection, Story of...
Dates: 1949 - 1962

Textiles Collection, 1879-2004

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-032
Abstract The Textiles Collection includes general information related to textile companies in North Carolina, and related textile-industry publications. Several of these companies merged throughout the 20th Century, filed bankruptcy, or closed. Companies for which information may be found in this collection include: American & Efird Mills, Inc., Charlotte; American Yarn and Processing Company, Mount Holly; Burlington Mills, Burlington; Cannon Mills, Kannapolis; Chadbourn Gotham, Inc.,...
Dates: 1879 - 2004

The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry, 2006-2013

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-059
Abstract The “True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry” contains copies of research documents, book lists, indexes, literary sources, and a PowerPoint presentation created by author Daniel W. Patterson. Patterson utilized these materials while writing his book on the culture and experience of the Scotch Irish in America, which specifically explores the challenges the Scotch Irish faced: backwoods conditions, religious upheavals,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 2006 - 2013