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Fortnightly Book Club Records, 1925-1967

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-051
Abstract

The Fortnightly Book Club was organized in the early twentieth century to discuss books on a variety of topics. This collection contains notebooks and programs relating to the Fortnightly Book Club. The notebooks consist of meeting minutes and general notes about the members, what they were reading, and where/what time they met. In the programs, information covered the clubs officers, program committee, members, hostess, and book lists. Materials in this collection are dated 1925-1967.

Dates: 1925 - 1967

Fourth Ward Tax Valuation Collection, 1986-1987

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2019-012
Abstract

The Fourth Ward Tax Valuation Collection contains newspaper clippings, photographs, tax line map drawings, and tax valuation forms that detail Fourth Ward properties in Charlotte, North Carolina. Each document includes fields such as: property tax number, street address, property owner, size, amount sold, month/year of purchase, year built, land acreage, tax assessed value, and total. Each form has a photo of the property described. Materials date 1986-1987.

Dates: 1986 - 1987

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...
Dates: 1925 - 2012

Gibbon Family Papers, 1861-1895

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-012
Abstract Nicholas Biddle Gibbon (1837-1917) was born on November 28, 1837 to Dr. John Heysham and Catharine Lardner Gibbon. He was one of ten children. The family resided in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, until 1837, when John became assayer in the U.S. Branch Mint in Charlotte, North Carolina. Nicholas married Harriet Alexander in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in 1870, and they settled near Derita. Nicholas was a farmer, justice of the peace, and member of the General Assembly of North Carolina...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865; 1895

Gilbert Luck's Joseph Pritchard Little Photograph Collection, c1880-c1979

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2021-038
Abstract Joseph Pritchard Little was born on July 16, 1919, in Central, South Carolina, to Boyd William (1880-1940) and Pearl Pritchard Little (1889-1976). In 1921, the family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where Boyd was employed as an electrical engineer with Duke Power. Following his graduation, Little attended Duke University, following in his father’s footsteps by majoring in electrical engineering. He returned to Charlotte in 1939, having decided not to pursue this as a career. Instead,...
Dates: 1880 - 1979

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

Gold Star Mothers Scrapbooks, 1946-1966

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1990-001
Abstract The American Gold Star Mothers was founded in 1928 by Grace Darling Seibold, mother of deceased soldier George Vaughn, and later incorporated on January 5, 1929 in Washington, DC. As with the American War Mothers, the Gold Star Mothers’ membership was initially limited, but was later amended to include all American conflicts, and all mothers of children killed during these conflicts. Materials in this collection include three scrapbooks with histories of the group and its...
Dates: 1946 - 1966

Golden Circle Theatre Guild Records, 1969-1992

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-052
Abstract

The Golden Circle Theatre Guild was formed by the Dorothy Masterson and the Mint Museum Theatre Guild in 1954. It was also called Mint Museum Drama Guild, Inc. and Mint Museum Theater Guild. The Golden Circle Theatre was built in 1960.

This collection contains brochures, budgets, correspondence, playbills and photographs. Materials dated 1969-1992 and in good condition.

Dates: 1969 - 1992

Haigler Family Papers, 1868-1951

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-023
Abstract This collection spans items related to the Haigler family, who lived in Union and Mecklenburg counties in North Carolina. The collection consists primarily of correspondence between members of the H.M. Haigler family in the 1940s. The H.I. Ha[i]gler and H.M. Haigler families lived on farms close to Charlotte and grew cotton. Some items in this collection allow a view into agricultural practice in the early and mid-1900s, including cotton ration books. Many family members also fought in World...
Dates: 1868 - 1951

Harding High School Collection, 1920-2006

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2022-006
Abstract Named in honor of Superintendent Harry Patrick Harding, Harding High opened in September 1935, on Irwin Avenue, in Charlotte. The building remained a high school until 1961, when the Irwin Avenue building was designated a junior high school. The high school was moved to Alleghany Street and was re-named Harding University High School in 1992.This collection contains teacher and student materials relating to Harding High School, to include school newsletters, commencement...
Dates: 1920 - 2006

Harris Family Scrapbook Collection, 1966-1982

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2019-009
Abstract

This collection consists of 14 scrapbooks of memorabilia kept by W.T. Harris and his family. The bulk of the materials are from the 1970s, with a few scrapbooks from the 1960s and 1980s. Examples of scrapbook materials include congratulatory letters, programs, awards, involvement in community organizations, speaking engagements, correspondence, and “Man of the Year” awards.

Dates: 1967 - 1981

Harry Golden Papers, 1910-1988

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-048
Abstract Harry Golden (1902-1981) was a well-known journalist, 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

Harry Patrick Harding Papers, 1917-1962

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-045
Abstract Henry Patrick Harding, known for most of his life as Harry P. or H.P. Harding, was born in Aurora, North Carolina, on August 14, 1874, to Confederate Army Major Henry H. and Susan Elizabeth Sugg Harding. The Harding family moved to Greenville, North Carolina, in 1885, where Harry attended Greenville Male Academy. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1899, and went on to receive his Master of Arts from Columbia University in 1931. Following his...
Dates: 1917 - 1962

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

Highland Park Mill No.3 Magazine, Hy Park!, 1944-1946

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-024
Abstract At the time of its construction, Highland Park Mill No.3 was the Charlotte’s largest textile factory and combined productions in spinning and weaving, as well as the manufacturing of gingham. The Mill was a “technological marvel,” as it was the first textile mill in North Carolina specifically designed and constructed to operate with electricity rather than steam power. Like most communities built around a mill, the village eventually became a city within a city. This collection contains the...
Dates: 1944 - 1946

Hoyt R. Galvin Papers, 1916-1993

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-024
Abstract Hoyt R. Galvin (1911-1995) grew up in Iowa. He was educated at Simpson College and the University of Illinois and went on to pursue a long and influential career in librarianship. He developed particular authority and influence as an expert on library building programs. Galvin served as director of the Charlotte Public Library from 1940 to 1970 and was also active in civic affairs in Charlotte, North Carolina. Following his retirement from the Charlotte Public Library, Galvin continued to be...
Dates: 1916 - 1993

Hugh Roy Smith Papers, 1932-2000

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-014
Abstract Hugh Roy Smith (1908-1979) opened his first business, Cornelius Floral Gardens, in 1933. The business later became known as Smith’s Flowers and Nurseries, Inc. During his career, he grew and sold flowers through his shops in Cornelius and Mooresville and provided floral arrangements for weddings and pageants. He also participated in Southern Living Show exhibits and won awards for his displays. In addition to his work, Smith was active in his community as a chairman of the Cornelius...
Dates: 1932 - 2000

Israel Dorman Papers, 1918-1939

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2019-013
Abstract

Israel Dorman was born in Russia on August 18, 1892 or 1893, to Benjamin and Goldie Buchrinsky Dorman, and was one of eight children. The family immigrated to America in 1906, arriving first in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and finally settling in Baltimore, Maryland. This collection contains clippings, correspondence, financials, military records, postcards, photographs, and negatives relating to his time in the military. Materials are dated 1918-c1939.

Dates: 1918 - 1939

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,...
Dates: 1917 - 1919

John Paul Lucas Papers, 1921-1959

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-039
Abstract John Paul Lucas, Jr. (1908-1979) was a journalist, educator, and a Duke Power executive in Charlotte, North Carolina. For 35 years he served as Vice President of Public Affairs for Duke Power. He worked at the Charlotte News and the Charlotte Observer newspapers. His collection contains concert programs and church service programs from various churches in the Charlotte area, New York, Boston, and Atlanta. A majority of the concert programs are for organ recitals. Materials are dated...
Dates: 1921 - 1959

John Price Carr Family Papers, 1881-2008

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-028
Abstract John Price Carr was born in November 1854 in the Hopewell community. Carr’s father died while he was still young, and he left school to help support his family. Carr quickly rose to become a leader in the First Ward community, owned a thriving moving company, and helped rescue Presbyterian Hospital following a devastating fire. Carr died from pneumonia in April 1927. His home, built in 1904 and known as the J.P. Carr house, can be seen at 200-206 North McDowell Street in Charlotte. ...
Dates: 1881 - 2008

Joseph L. Morrison Papers, c1966-1967

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-035
Abstract

Joseph Lederman Morrison (1918-1970), was born in New York City, and later became a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from 1940-1970. Morrison wrote W.J. Cash, Southern Prophet, among several other books. Wilbur Joseph “W.J.” Cash (1900-1941), was a journalist and author of The Mind of the South. Morrison’s book traces his life until Cash took his life in 1941.

This collection contains documents in fair condition dated c1966-1967.

Dates: 1966 - 1967

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

Julia McNinch Camp Greene Scrapbook, 1918

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-015
Abstract

Julia McNinch (1891-1975) was born in 1891 in Charlotte, North Carolina to Samuel Sylvanus McNinch and Julia Magill McNinch. Julia was a schoolteacher and married John Klump Slear of Pennsylvania, who had been a soldier training at Camp Greene. This collection includes one scrapbook with documents, photographs, postcards, songs, stamps, and textiles relating to Camp Greene. The scrapbook is dated 1918 and in good condition.

Dates: 1918

Junaluska Story Film Reel, 1954-1959

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2020-054
Abstract The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, founded in 1913, became a conference and retreat center focused on religious and spiritual experiences and events. The Conference Center is still used today and is highly affiliated with the United Methodist Church as a space for clergy to annually come together. This collection features one film reel with the film covering years 1954-1959. The 16mm film is 23 minutes and 53 seconds long, is in color, and has sound. The film reel...
Dates: 1954 - 1959

Junior League Garden Club Records, 1937-1988

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2021-016
Abstract

The Junior League of Charlotte (JLC) is a women’s organization that promotes volunteering and leadership development. The JLC's Garden Club was organized on November 5, 1925 to engage in conservation work and outdoor activities. Examples of projects undertaken by the Garden Club include flower shows, bird house contests, school gardens, home improvement contests, and flower photography. Collection materials are in good condition and dated 1937-1988.

Dates: 1937 - 1988

Junior League of Charlotte Annual Reports, 1926-1972

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-017
Abstract The Junior League of Charlotte (JLC) was founded in 1926 by 30 women with the goal of encouraging young women to improve their communities through civic engagement. Members of JLC contribute both their time and financial resources to various community agencies and their projects to help meet the critical needs of the communities they serve. The organization also seeks to empower women by providing training opportunities to further develop their members’ professional and leadership skills....
Dates: 1926 - 1972

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...
Dates: 1997 - 2022

Latta Family Land Records Collection, 1764-1998

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-018
Abstract James Latta (1755-1837) was an early settler in Mecklenburg County who immigrated from Ireland in 1785. The home he built, Latta Plantation, is in Huntersville, NC near Mountain Island Lake. It was built in 1800 as a cotton plantation and serves as a living history farm on a 1,343 acre nature preserve. This collection contains land records, reproduced maps, deed book entries, and a summary of deeds for James Latta’s property and surrounding properties of what is now known as Historic Latta...
Dates: 1764 - 1998