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Charlotte City Board of Education Records

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Charlotte City Board of Education Records

Records of the Charlotte City Board Of Education
MS0001

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Charlotte City Board of Education (Charlotte, N.C.)
Title
Charlotte City Board of Education records
ID
MS0001
Date [inclusive]
1890-1960
Extent
3.0 Cubic feet
Language
English
Abstract
Primarily minute books from 1890 to the consolidation of the city and county school systems in 1960. Also includes indexes, annual report (1891), and pamphlet (1935) supporting a tax levy for schools. Contains the annual report for the 1890/1891 school year, and a pamphlet concerning the 1935 school tax election in Charlotte, N.C.)

Preferred Citation note

Charlotte City Board of Education Records. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

The city public school system began in 1880 when voters approved a special school tax and elected a board of school commissioners. Separate schools for white and black children opened in 1882. In 1957, the Board of School Commissioners changed its name to the Charlotte City Board of Education. Three years later, in 1960, the city and county systems combined to form the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. From approximately 1948 to 1958, it was this board that governed Charlotte Center, which later became known as Charlotte College, and still later, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This jurisdiction ended in 1958, when the North Carolina Community College System was established.

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Scope and Contents note

Comprised primarily of minute books (1890-1960) of the Board, with an index for the period 1927-41. Also includes annual report (1891) and pamphlet (1935) supporting a tax levy for schools. The minutes record the proceedings of the meetings and official actions of the Board. Subjects discussed include financial and legal matters, employment of teachers, progress of students, buildings and programs at each school, and reports of the superintendent. Some of the minute books mention Charlotte Center and Charlotte College from around 1948 to around 1958, because it was during that time that the Charlotte Board of Education had jurisdiction over that college. A separate community college system was established in 1958.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Properties Commission, 1984.

Processing Information note

Processed by by James Kusik.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Elmer Henry Garinger Papers (Mss 70). Mecklenburg County Board of Education Records (Mss 2).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Charlotte City Board of Education (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education.

Subject(s)

  • School boards--North Carolina--Charlotte--History
  • School management and organization--North Carolina--Charlotte--History

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Collection Inventory

Volume

INDEX, A-K, 1927-1941

VOLUME

INDEX, L-Z, 1927-1941

VOLUME
Box Folder

INDEX, 1942-1947

2 9

INDEX, 1947-1950

2 12

INDEX, 1950-1955

3 2

INDEX, 1955-1957

3 4

INDEX, 1957-1960

3 6

MINUTES, 1890-1904

1 2

MINUTES, 1904-1908

1 3

MINUTES, 1908-1912

1 4

MINUTES, 1913-1915

1 5

MINUTES, 1915-1917

1 6

MINUTES, 1917-1921

1 7

MINUTES, 1921-1924

1 8

MINUTES, 1924-1927

1 9

MINUTES, 1927-1929

2 1

MINUTES, 1929-1930

2 2

MINUTES, 1931-1932

2 3

MINUTES, 1932-1933

2 4

MINUTES, 1933-1936

2 5

MINUTES, 1936-1938

2 6

MINUTES, 1938-1940

2 7

MINUTES, 1940-1941

2 8

MINUTES, 1942

2 9

MINUTES, 1942-1945

2 10

MINUTES, 1945-1947

2 11

MINUTES, 1947-1949

2 13

MINUTES, 1949-1950

3 1

MINUTES, 1950-1955

3 3

MINUTES, 1955-1957

3 5

MINUTES, 1957-1960

3 7

PUBLICATIONS 1891, 1935, 1958.

Scope and Contents note

Includes the 46 page annual report for the 1890-91 school year (1891); an eight page pamphlet (1935) prepared by the Citizens Committee for School Supplement supporting a tax levy for the Charlotte public schools in 1935; and a copy (1958) of the 1958-59 educational directory for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Schools,

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