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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 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 father,...
Dates: 1917 - 1962

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
Identifier: MS-2021-014
Abstract Hugh Roy Smith (1908-1979) opened his first business, Cornelius Floral Gardens, in 1933. The business later become known as Smith’s Flowers and Nurseries, Inc. During his career, he grew and sold flowers retail 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. This collection contains photographs, documents, newspaper clippings, awards, and artifacts...
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, 1918....
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 1921-1959.
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
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 is...
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
Identifier: MS-2021-017
Abstract The Junior League of Charlotte (JLC) was founded in 1926 with the goal of encouraging young women to improve their communities through civic engagement. The JLC is active in aiding young children and families in need. As of 2019, the Junior League of Charlotte has contributed more than $13.5 million in grants to the local community. The Legacy Foundation was established in 2007 to ensure the continued support and growth of financial sustainability of the JLC. This collection contains JLC annual...
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 Carolina...
Dates: 1997 - 2021

Latta Family Land Records Collection, 1764-1998

 Collection
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

Lemmond Family Papers, 1919-1990

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2021-019
Abstract John Lemmond was a 2nd Lieutenant in Captain Charles Polk’s regiment during the Revolutionary War. This collection contains clippings, documents, pamphlets and photographs belonging to the Lemmond family.
Dates: 1919 - 1990

Leonard Rowland Pruette Papers, 1887-1947

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-029
Abstract Leonard Rowland Pruette was born to John and Susan Holland Pruette, in Boiling Springs, Cleveland County, North Carolina, on October 2, 1859. Pruette graduated from Wake Forest College in 1887, and was ordained a Baptist minister on May 4 of that year. In October, he married Dora Dunn Shaw in Harrellsville, Hertford County, North Carolina. Their children were Rowland Shaw, Willis Glenn, Mary Olivia, Shaw McDade, and Dora Jean. Dr. Pruette was the pastor at several Baptist churches: Bethlehem...
Dates: 1887 - 1947

Lois Moore Yandle Papers, 1886-2003

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2021-022
Abstract Lois Moore Yandle (1927-) is the author of "Spirit of a Proud People: Pictures and Stories of Highland Park Manufacturing Mill #3 and the People in the Village of North Charlotte." Highland Park Mill #3, built in 1904, was designed by the prominent architect Stuart Warren Cramer and is the only surviving Charlotte building still associated with him. It was Mecklenburg County’s largest single textile mill and the first all-electric mill in Mecklenburg County. The North Charlotte community was...
Dates: 1903 - 2003

Los Tiempos Book Club Records, 1951-1977

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-019
Abstract The objective of the Los Tiempos Book Club was to foster the culture and entertainment of its members. The programs and programs found in this collection include the names of the book club members, dates and locations for the meetings, a list of the books exchanged, and a copy of the constitution and by-laws. Materials are dated 1951-1970.
Dates: 1951 - 1977

Mannetta Mills Monroe Plant Newsletters (The Manettism), 1927-1938

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-007
Abstract The Manettism was the newsletter for the textile mill known as Manetta Mills, Monroe plant, in Monroe, North Carolina. The Monroe plant was originally known as Jackson Mills, and was incorporated in 1913, manufacturing cotton blankets and sheeting. Published by C.W. Walton, Treasurer at Manetta Mills, The Manettism included jokes, letters-to-the-editor, and articles about mill workers and their families. It was published by Mr. Walton at his home press from the summer of 1927 until his death in...
Dates: 1927 - 1939

Margaret G. Bigger Collection, Piedmont Courts Newsletters, 1969-1990

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-030
Abstract North Carolina’s oldest public housing development, Piedmont Courts, was located on the corner of Seigle Avenue and 10th Street in Charlotte. Slated as affordable housing for lower income whites, the first tenants moved in during 1940. As desegregation spread during the 1960s, black citizens were able to move into Piedmont Courts as well. By the 1980s, Piedmont Courts had become dilapidated, and criminal problems and drugs were plaguing the community. The city received millions of dollars to...
Dates: 1969 - 1990

Mecklenburg County Ornithology Collection, 1926-2017

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-025
Abstract This collection contains scrapbooks, artifacts, bulletins and newsletters pertaining to local ornithology clubs including the Carolina Bird Club, the Mecklenburg Audubon Society, Parks and Recreation and private individuals’ personal collections. Materials are in good condition and dated 1926-2017.
Dates: 1926 - 2017

Midwood Elementary School Scrapbook, 1940-1960

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-037
Abstract Midwood Elementary School was established c1934. Originally called the Lawyers Road School, the school was located at 1817 Central Avenue in what is now known as Plaza Midwood. The building underwent several renovations, and eventually Midwood Elementary School closed. This collection contains a scrapbook dated 1940-1960. Scrapbook contents include photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and other miscellaneous materials relating to Midwood Elementary School.
Dates: 1940 - 1960

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America-North Carolina Records, 1912-1939

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-044
Abstract The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) is a national organization that was founded in 1891. Its members actively seek to inspire patriotism through historic preservation, education, and patriotic service. NSCDA focuses its organizational efforts on sparking interest in our nation’s founding and development, and colonial history. This collection contains bound annual reports published by the North Carolina chapter of NSCDA dated 1912-1939.
Dates: 1912 - 1939

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

Pro Re Nata Club Records, 1906-1953

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2021-020
Abstract The Pro Re Nata Book Club was organized in early 20th century. It was the outgrowth of a sewing club consisting of young women between the ages of 17 and 19. This collection contains a multi-page document outlining the history and intentions of the Pro Re Nata Club, as well as annual club programs dated 1906-1953. In each program there is a list of members and information about discussions and discussion leaders. Materials are dated 1906-1953.
Dates: 1906 - 1953

Ranson-Hunter Collection, 1848-1990

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2020-027
Abstract The Hunter and Ranson families were two of the earliest families who settled in what was originally known as “Craighead.” In 1873, the town was renamed “Huntersville” for the Hunter family. These two families would join together through the 1890 marriage of William Joseph Ranson and Ellen Viola Hunter. The Ranson and Hunter families continued to influence the development of the Huntersville community throughout the 20th Century. The children of William and Ellen went on to serve their community...
Dates: 1848 - 1990