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City and County Government

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Related to the City and/or County Government of Charlotte/Mecklenburg

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee Records, 1982-1989

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-2019-001
Abstract Between 1584 and 1587, Sir Walter Raleigh attempted to colonize the Outer Banks of North Carolinawith the Roanoke Voyages. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of these voyages, in 1973 the NorthCarolina General Assembly created the America’s Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee, and chargedmembers with planning and carrying out celebrations and events from 1984-1987. Many North Carolinacounties, including Mecklenburg County, had local committees, who also focused on their own historiesfor the...
Dates: 1982 - 1989

Carla DuPuy Papers, 1982-1991

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2019-006
Abstract Carla DuPuy chaired the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners from 1984 to 1990, and spent six years lobbying for Carolinas Healthcare System, eight years on the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, and chaired the Charlotte Chamber’s Environmental Concerns Committee. The focus of much of her community work was on children, education, healthcare, and the environment. Materials in this collection heavily focus on AIDS/Metrolina AIDS Project in the city of...
Dates: 1982 - 1991

Charlotte City Government Records, 1872-1959

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-011
Abstract This collection contains School Commissioners Oaths (1921-1959); City Annual Reports from various offices (1942-1957); City Officials Oaths of Office (1909-1959); Fire, Police, Cemetery, and Street Departments salaries/receipts (1872-1877). Materials are in good condition and are dated 1872-1959.
Dates: 1872 - 1959

Charlotte League of Women Voters Records, 1920-2004

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-055
Abstract Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters in 1920 during the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s annual convention. It was designed to be a nonpartisan, grassroots organization that would assist the 20 million new female voters in understanding and executing their new civic duties. The League was, and continues to be, a strong advocate of politically educated citizens and government and social reform legislation. Formed in 1922, the Charlotte League of Women...
Dates: 1920 - 2004

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Charter Commission Records, 1969-1970

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-2020-064
Abstract The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Charter Commission was created in 1969 after the North Carolina General Assembly approved its legislation. There were 18 members who reviewed studies, public hearings, and reports on a variety of subjects submitted by the community. In 1971, the Commission proposed a consolidation of governments for the City of Charlotte and the five towns in Mecklenburg County. Ultimately, the voters rejected the proposal, which later led to two separate documents being created:...
Dates: 1969 - 1970

Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County-Dynamic Women Video, 2020

 Item
Identifier: DO-2020-001
Abstract The Democratic Women of Mecklenburg County seek to encourage qualified women to seek public office and participate in Democratic Party activities, and to provide support the principles of the Democratic Party and to work for the election of Democratic candidates. This video was created by Sandra Dickerson, who highlighted dynamic women in the democratic party, including Liz Hair, Dorothy Holden, Doris Cromartie, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Barbara Jordon, among others. There is also focus on the...
Dates: 2020

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 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 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

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