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Shout Freedom Collection, 1948

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-046
Content Description

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, photographs, sheet music, and other miscellaneous materials relating to Shout Freedom. Shout Freedom was a symphonic drama that celebrated the anniversary of the alleged signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Collection materials are dated 1948 and in good condition.

Dates: 1948

Smokejumpers Collection, 1949-1992

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-047
Abstract Founded in 1934 by TV Pearson (the US Forest Service Intermountain Regional Forester), the smokejumping program enables firefighters to quickly contain forest fires by parachuting out of airplanes and fighting fires on rugged terrain. The first official fire jump occurred in 1940 overtop the Nez Pierce National Forest in Idaho. Smokejumpers require intense training to ensure they are equipped for exiting procedures, parachute maneuvering/retrieval, emergencies, and tree climbing. The...
Dates: 1949 - 1992

Sorosis Book Club Records, 1906-1936

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-018

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,...
Dates: 1879 - 2004

The Clubwoman, 1936-1958

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2021-049

“The Clubwoman” was a monthly bulletin of the Charlotte Woman’s Club, the city’s oldest civic organization. The first edition was published on October 7, 1936. The publication dealt with club activity and relayed important information to its club members. This collection contains original issues of “The Clubwoman” spanning from approximately 1936-1939 and 1943-1958.

Dates: 1936 - 1958

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...
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...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1981 - 1995

Third Ward Tax Valuation Collection, 1983-1987

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2020-033

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

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

United States Mint-Charlotte Branch, Register of Visitors, 1837-1913

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2022-001
Abstract The Charlotte branch of the U.S. Mint was established in March 1835 and opened for coin production in July 1837. In 1844, the Charlotte branch of the U.S. Mint burned to the ground but reopened two years later in 1846. One month before North Carolina seceded from the Union, Confederate troops seized the Mint in 1861. No coins were minted after 1861, and the building was used for assay purposes until 1913. The building closed for four years until 1917 when the Mint was re-purposed as a Red...
Dates: 1837 - 1913

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,...
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...
Dates: 1944-10 - 1945-09

Virginia Dare Book Circle Records, 1894-1999

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-2021-050
Abstract The Virginia Dare Book Circle was first organized in 1893 with twelve members. The book circle chose a different topic to study for each year and met every two weeks to discuss. The Virginia Dare Circle was formed as a social, literary, and historical women’s club. The Club was organized to educate women on notable women in North Carolina’s history while providing a place for socializing and community building.This collection contains programs, papers, and minutes dated...
Dates: 1894 - 1999

WTVI Citizens Committee Records, 1968-1998

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-058

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