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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 - 2023

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

Lemmond Family Papers, c1919-1990

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-019
Abstract This collection contains familial papers of the Lemmond family. Members of the Lemmond family mentioned include John Lemmond, J.B. Williamson, Mark hudson Lemmond, Delia Ann Irwin Lemmond, Mary Adeline Lemmond, Walker Lemmond, Margaret Lemmond, Mamie Lemmond, Willie Mae Lemmond, Sara Henrietta Kirkpatrick Lemmond, R.W. Irwin, Margaret Williamson Lemmond, and Avery Baxter Lemmond. Examples of materials are newspaper clippings, documents,and photographs. Collection materials are dated...
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...
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

Martha W. Evans Collection, 1929-1979

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-039
Abstract Martha W. Evans (1910-1979) was the first woman elected to the Charlotte City Council, serving from 1955-1959. She later went on to serve in the North Carolina General Assembly from 1963-1965, and the Senate from 1965-1970. As a legislator, Evans advocated for causes rooted in education and mental health, including a universal kindergarten system, licensing of day care centers, and supporting the educational needs of the mentally challenged. This collection contains documents,...
Dates: 1929 - 1979

Mary Brevard Alexander Howell Papers, 1833-1988

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2022-019
Abstract Mary Brevard Alexander Howell was born in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1901, the only child of Sydenham B. Alexander, Jr. and Mary Watson Robertson Alexander. In 1922, Howell married Billy Shaw Howell, with whom she shared two sons, Sydenham Alexander Howell and Billy “Wool” Shaw Howell, Jr. Howell was very active in civic affairs. At various times, she was a board member for a number of charitable organizations including the Florence Crittendon Home and the Presbyterian Foundation. She...
Dates: 1833 - 1988

Maurice Biggers World War I Collection, 1868, 1918-1919

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-040
Abstract Maurice W. Biggers (1892-1962), a resident of Union and Mecklenburg counties, served in World War I in both France and Germany from 1918-1919. He was a machinegunner in France during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, and later moved to Germany where he was “in charge of schools” for the military. In 1919 he returned stateside, where he played a large role in the field of education as a principal and educator. He further invested in his community through dedicated service in the Post Office...
Dates: Outlier; 1918 - 1919

Mayor James Saxon Smith's Committee on Race Relationships Collection, 1959-1969

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2022-020
Abstract James Saxon Smith (1909-1982) served as the mayor of Charlotte from 1957-1961. His term coincided with the Charlotte sit-ins that began on February 12, 1960. Mayor Smith is credited with Charlotte’s official approach to integrating public areas in the city by establishing the “Mayor’s Friendly Relationship Committee” (MFRC) in response to sit-ins at various lunch counters in Uptown Charlotte’s department, variety, and drugstores. Smith appointed Dr. John R. Cunningham to chair the committee....
Dates: 1959 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1965

Mecklenburg Citizens for Better Libraries Records, 1967-1984

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-030
Abstract The Mecklenburg Citizens for Better Libraries (MCBL) was founded in 1967 as a local unit of the statewide Citizens for Better Libraries organization. The goal of the organization was to raise standards and provide library service to everyone in the county by encouraging collaboration among all the libraries within a 50-mile radius of Charlotte. The organization was involved in encouraging gifts and endowments, promoting legislative support for libraries and stimulating library use. They also...
Dates: 1967 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1972

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

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

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

Navajo Club Records, 1927-1998

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-041
Abstract

The Navajo Club was a social boys club at Central High School from 1927 to 1933. It was then reorganized on June 17, 1972. The club was for socializing only and did not carry any other qualifications for membership. Roughly 90% of the members served in World War 2. After the reorganization, members met on the first Friday of every month. This collection includes newspaper clippings, obituaries and photos of members of the Navajo Club spanning c1927-c1998.

Dates: 1927 - 1998

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...
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...
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...
Dates: 1926

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

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

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...
Dates: 1848 - 1990