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Mecklenburg County Home Register, 1902-1942

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-029
Abstract The Mecklenburg County Poor House (1833-1870) was created from County funds to serve members of the community who were unable to afford proper medical care. In 1870, the Poor House became known as the Mecklenburg County Home (1870-1972), and in 1956, Green Acres Rest Home for the Aged (1956-1983) was founded as a new rest home. This collection contains one register belonging to the Mecklenburg County Home with entries dated 1902-1942. The register is in good condition.
Dates: 1902 - 1942

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

Penguin Dance Club Records, 1967-1992

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-032
Abstract The Penguin Dance Club was founded in 1952 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The first executive committee included: Fay and Stan Springs, Carmen and Bill Williams, Ouida and John Spillman, Virginia and Paul Hollas (who also served as first presidents), and Rachel and David Hackney. The Penguin Dance Club held annual business meetings and hosted themed dance events throughout the year. After suffering from declining membership, the Penguin Dance Club merged with the Charlotte Dance Club in 1992. ...
Dates: 1967 - 1992

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

Research Book Club Records, 1913-1972

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-021
Abstract The Research Book Club was founded in 1913 and met twice a month. The club was active between 1913 and 1970 and met in the homes of its members. The community and the club’s members were kept up to date with club meetings and announcements in frequent Charlotte Observer articles. The last formal meeting was held in 1972. At the time, it was the second oldest book club in Charlotte.

This collection contains 1 fragile scrapbook, meeting minutes from 1942-1972, and 73 annual programs.
Dates: 1913 - 1972

Rose Leary Love Papers, 1930-1994

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-006
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, lesson plans, music, poetry, photographs, and personal papers. The date range for collection materials is 1930-1994, with a majority of items dating 1959-1968. Many items are undated.
Dates: 1930 - 1994

Rotary Club Records, 1941-1981

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-042
Abstract The Charlotte Rotary Club was chartered in October 1916 and was the 256th Rotary club established in the world. Charlotte’s club is the oldest and largest club in its district and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Rotary International is an organization that brings together business leaders from different sectors to engage in philanthropic activities, promote high ethical standards in their professions, and advance international goodwill. Charlotte’s club meets weekly to develop...
Dates: 1941 - 1981

Ruth M. Kilgo and Ray E. Hall WWII Letter Collection, 1943-1946

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-060
Abstract The "Ruth M. Kilgo and Ray E. Hall WWII Letter Collection, 1943-1946" is an extensive collection of V-Mail correspondence between Ensign Ruth M. Kilgo and Private Ray E. Hall. (By the time they were discharged, Kilgo rose in rank to Lieutenant Junior Grade, and Hall rose to Second Lieutenant.) Their letters discussed daily life, military happenings, their love for one another, and a variety of other topics. Collection materials are in good condition and dated 1943-1946.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1943 - 1946; 1915; 1947; 1960

Sanitary Laundry Records, 1909-1962

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-041
Abstract The Sanitary Steam Laundry was incorporated by the State of North Carolina in May 1909 and served the Charlotte community through 1974. This collection contains documents with information on cost estimates for resources, floor plans, finances, correspondence, receipts, news clippings, and meeting minutes. Materials are dated 1909-1962 and in good condition.
Dates: 1909 - 1962

Sesame Book Club Records, 1956-1973

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-020
Abstract The Sesame Book Club was organized on February 27, 1951 in Charlotte, NC to discuss general culture and current event topics. Membership was set at 16 and new members were only accepted by unanimous ballot. Meetings were held on the last Friday of each month at a member’s home. Mrs. L.L. Autry was the club’s first president.

This collection contains annual programs dated 1956-1973, with information on book selections, members, officers, and By-Laws.
Dates: 1956 - 1973

Sorosis Book Club Records, 1906-1936

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-018
Abstract The Sorosis Book Club was a professional women's book club in Charlotte, North Carolina. Each program contains discussion topics, officers, committee members, addresses, telephone numbers, meeting dates, hostess, and presenter. Materials are dated 1906-1936.
Dates: 1906 - 1936

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 North Carolina General Federation of Women’s Clubs, 1903-1937

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-021
Abstract The General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) is one of the world’s largest nondenominational women’s volunteer service organization. As of 2019, there are approximately 140 clubs in North Carolina. GFWC and its state clubs are active in many areas of service, including the arts, conservation, education, homelife, outreach, public issues, and leadership. This organization provides opportunities for women of all ages and backgrounds to develop skills that will advance them in their professional...
Dates: 1903 - 1937

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

Thies Realty Collection, 1981-1995

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-008
Abstract Oscar Julius Thies was born in Dahlonega, Georgia, to Carl Adolf (1832-1917) and Mathilde Frederica Hegmann Thies (1834-1912) on February 6, 1870. Oscar moved to Charlotte, NC in 1906 and organized the Carolina Realty Company. This would become the Thies-Smith Realty Company in 1912, and later the Thies Realty and Mortgage Company in 1936. Thies was a highly respected builder, and Thies Realty built many of the homes in the Myers Park, Dilworth, and Elizabeth neighborhoods. They were among the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1981 - 1995

Third Ward Tax Valuation Collection, 1983-1987

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-033
Abstract The Third Ward Tax Valuation Collection contains newspaper clippings, photographs, tax line map drawings, and tax valuation forms that detail Third 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 1983-1987.
Dates: 1983 - 1987

United Confederate Veterans Collection, 1861-1932

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-009
Abstract The United Confederate Veterans organization was founded in 1889 to unify the all of the separate groups of confederate veterans, provide relief for veterans and their families, and erect monuments. Reunions were held each year in various southern locations, with the last held in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1951 (as of 2016).

This collection includes artifacts, documents, newspaper clippings, and publications. Materials are dated 1861-1932.
Dates: 1861 - 1932

Various Book Club Records, 1903-1991

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-025
Abstract This collection contains records from the following local book clubs: Dolly Madison Book Club, Bessie Dewey Book Club, Friday Afternoon Book Club, Lily Long Reading Society, Richard Tiddy Club, As You Like It Book Club, Current Topics Book Club, Renaissance Book Club, The Reviewers Book Club, Parnassus Book Club, Cover to Cover Book Club, The Quest Club, Panoramic Book Club, Veritas Book Club, El Viernes Book Club, John Charles McNeill Book Club, Entre Nous Book Club, Kosmos Book Club, Epitome...
Dates: 1903 - 1991

Victor Shaw Jr. Papers, 1944-1945

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-031
Content Description The Victor Shaw Jr. Papers consist primarily of letters written by U.S. Army officer Victor Shaw Jr., a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, while he was deployed overseas during World War II. The first letter was written in October 1944 while Shaw was still Stateside preparing to depart and conclude just before his return in June 1945. He wrote home frequently to his father, Victor Shaw Sr.; mother, Elsie Shaw; and younger sister Elsie. His letters avoid details of battle, instead focusing...
Dates: 1944-10 - 1945-09

WTVI Citizens Committee Records, 1968-1998

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-058
Abstract Created in August 1965, WTVI (also known as PBS Charlotte) is the public service television station that serves Charlotte, North Carolina. This collection contains newspaper clippings, VHS tapes, and internal documents from WTVI Citizens Committee, which are comprised of private citizens appointed by the school board to help determine programming for the education channel WTVI. Materials are dated 1968-1998 and in good condition.
Dates: 1968 - 1998