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Stanford R. Brookshire papers
MS0041

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Brookshire, Stanford R., 1905-1990
Title
Stanford R. Brookshire papers
ID
MS0041
Date [inclusive]
1960-1990
Extent
8.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Chiefly official papers of Charlotte's first four-term mayor (1961-69). Comprised of subject files, correspondence, and speeches documenting almost a decade of change, particularly in regard to desegregation, and reflecting the increasing role of the federal government in addressing urban problems. Also includes material relating to national municipal organizations and to his family and personal life.

Preferred Citation note

Stanford R. Brookshire Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Stanford Raynold Brookshire was born on July 22, 1905 in Troutman, N.C. He moved to Charlotte and briefly worked for The Charlotte Observer following his graduation from Trinity College (now Duke University) in 1927. After several jobs, including working in his father's construction firm, Brookshire established Engineering Sales Company of Charlotte, Inc., with his brother, Voris G. Brookshire, in 1933. He was elected president of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in 1960. Brookshire married Edith Mitchell in 1934 and they had two children, Carolyn (b. 1936) and Stanford R. Jr. (b. 1941). He died on October 10, 1990 in Charlotte.

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Scope and Contents note

Chiefly official papers of Charlotte's first four-term mayor (1961-69). Comprised of subject files, correspondence, and speeches documenting almost a decade of change, particularly in regard to desegregation, and reflecting the increasing role of the federal government in addressing urban problems. Also includes material relating to national municipal organizations and to his family and personal life.

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Arrangement note

The Stanford R. Brookshire Papers are divided into two subgroups: Mayoral Papers and Personal and Family Papers. Subgroup I, MAYORAL PAPERS (1960-1970), is divided into the following series: Series 1, SUBJECT FILES (1960 1969) provides the most extensive documentation of Brookshire's administration of civic affairs. Organized according to Brookshire's system of subject classification, the files contain correspondence and related material on committees appointed by Brookshire, on City departments, on urban renewal and other city improvement projects, on special civic events, and on national organizations of city government officials. Of particular interest are files relating to federal funding for urban renewal projects, reflecting the efforts by both federal and municipal governments during the 1960s to eliminate poverty and blight in the inner city. Funding for Charlotte came about through such programs as Model Cities and the Brooklyn Area Plan for the redevelopment of downtown's slum area. Also reflected in this series are Charlotte's organized efforts to desegregate peacefully, particularly through the Mayor's Community Relations Committee, established by Brookshire in 1961 to reconcile complaints of discrimination in the community (see also Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee Records). Series 2, GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, (1961 1970) contains correspondence to and from Brookshire generally not relating to the administration of official city business, and including letters of congratulations, thanks, praise, criticism, and complaint. Also includes Brookshire's reelection campaign correspondence (1963, 1965, 1967) and letters to Brookshire relating to desegre¬gation in Charlotte, in particular, to the Poor People's March in 1968 and the bombing of the homes of four African American civil right leaders in 1965. Series 3, SPEECHES AND STATEMENTS (1961 1969). Series 4, PRINTED MATERIAL (1963 1969), contains newspaper clippings, magazine articles, published reports, and scrapbooks. Series 5, PHOTOGRAPHS (1965, n.d). Subgroup II, PERSONAL PAPERS (1970 90), includes a printed family history (1979), speeches by Brookshire (1970 88), and Brookshire's obituary (1990).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 2000

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

Legal Status note

Not held by UNC Charlotte Library. For authors of materials in this collection, copyright may be retained by the authors or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. It is the sole responsibility of users of this collection to observe all applicable copyright laws, permissions and restrictions applicable to the materials contained in the collection.

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

Gifts of Stanford R. Brookshire, 1971 and 1988; Karen Owensby, 2000.

Processing Information note

Additions processed by James Kusik, 2000.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

UNC Charlotte Oral History Collection: interview with Brookshire; Fred D. Alexander Papers (UNCC Manuscript 91); Kelly M. Alexander Papers (UNCC Manuscript 55); John M. Belk Papers (UNCC Manuscript 41); LeGette Blythe Papers (UNCC Manuscript 64); Charlotte Mecklenburg Charter Commission Records (UNCC Manuscript 6); Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee Records (UNCC Manuscript 101); Reginald A. Hawkins Papers (UNCC Manuscript 125).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.)--Politics and government

Personal Name(s)

  • Brookshire, Stanford R., 1905-1990

Subject(s)

  • Mayors--North Carolina--Charlotte

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Collection Inventory

MAYORAL PAPERS 1960-1970

SUBJECT FILES 1960-1969

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Brookshire's subject files during his four two-year terms. Organized according to his subject classification, the files contain correspondence and related material on the functions of city government with which Brookshire was most directly involved and on his national, state, and local activities. Included are files on citizen's advisory committees and administrative committees appointed by Brookshire; urban renewal and other city improvement projects; city departments; issues before the City Council (and occasionally the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners); special civic events and projects; and national organizations of city government officials. Most substantially documented in these files is Charlotte's involvement in urban renewal, made possible by an increased availability of federal funds for locally-administered programs. This iinvolvement reflects the effort during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations to redevelop the nation's cities. Documentation includes correspondence and related material between city and federal agencies concerning grants, appropriations, and implementation of projects; between Brookshire and Congressional members concerning legislation of urban renewal bills; and between Brookshire and local agencies and committees charged with implementing the programs. Also documented are the activities of national organizations, such as the Urban Coalition and the National League of Cities, that served as liaisons between local and federal governments and that facilitated implementation of urban renewal programs.

Box Folder

AIRPORT 1968-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes Brookshire's letter (5/14/69) to state Congressional members urging support for the Federal Aid Airport Program; and a letter (10/2/68) to Brookshire about the sale of adult magazines at airport bookstore.

1 1

AREQUIPA, PERU 1961-1969

Scope and Contents note

Primarily correspondence with representatives of Charlotte's "sister-city" and of the United States Information Service.

1 2-7

AREQUIPA, PERU--OVERSIZE FILE

OF 1 11

BEAUTIFICATION 1968-1969

1 8

BICENTENNIAL BOOK--BLANCHE AND KENNETH MARSH 1966

1 9

BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 1965-1968 (Bulk, 1968)

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and related material for the 1968 bicentennial of the chartering of Charlotte. Includes letter (8/25/65) from LeGette Blythe about plans for the celebration, including his play, The Hornets' Nest; correspondence with Christopher Crittenden of the North Carolina Division of Archives and History regarding funds to restore James K. Polk birthplace; letter (9/17/68) from President Lyndon B. Johnson; and a reel to reel recording of the time capsule ceremonies held at the Law Enforcement Building (12/3/68).

1 10-14

BROOKSHIRE, STANFORD R.--BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION 1969

1 15

CHARLOTTE AREA FUND 1964-1970

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and related material concerning an experimental anti poverty agency organized in 1963 and funded by the Ford Foundation and the North Carolina Fund. Includes information on the Concentrated Employment Program, which was administered jointly by the CAF and the Charlotte Model Neighborhood Commission [see also box 3:5-9, 3:10, Model Cities]. Also includes statistical information on manpower and employment in Charlotte and CAF's anti poverty proposal.

1 16-18

CHARLOTTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1960-1969

1 19-20

CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL - AGENDAS AND MINUTES 1964-1969

1 23-24

CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL - CORRESPONDENCE AND RELATED INFORMATION 1961-1969

Scope and Contents note

Relates to operational matters, yearly summaries of legislative actions, and various issues brought before the council.

1 21

CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL - REPORTS TO BY THE MAYOR 1962-1969

1 22

CITY EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION DAY 1964

1 25

CIVIC CENTER 1968-1969

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence relating to the planning of and the adjoining downtown area [see also box 2:8, Committees Appointed by Mayor - Civic Development Committee; and box 4:8-10, Southern Railway].

1 26

COMMITTEES - APPOINTMENTS/MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1961-1969

1 27

COMMITTEES - CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG CHARTER COMMISSION 1968-1969

Scope and Contents note

Material relating to committee created in 1969 to study consolidation of the governments of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Material primarily concerns the Chamber of Commerce's Consolidation Study Committee, which prepared the proposal for the establishment of the Commission. Issues discussed include Commission functions and selection and composition of members in particular, whether members should be elected through a partisan system.

1 28

COMMITTEES - CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION 1963-1965

Scope and Contents note

Material concerns commission charged with studying and revising the city's charter. Includes "Revised Charter Recommended by the Charter Review Commission" (12/31/64), "Report on the Revised Charter" (1/1965), bill submitted to the state General Assembly for charter revision, and "Report to the Commission by the North Carolina League of Municipalities, Parts I and II".

2 1-3

COMMITTEES - CITIZENS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 1967

2 4

COMMITTEES - CITIZENS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR URBAN RENEWAL 1961-1969

Scope and Contents note

Material includes reports of the minority group housing subcommittee, of other subcommittees, and of the committee's projects and activities, such as neighborhoodclean up projects. Renamed Citizens' Advisory Committee on Urban Renewal and Community Development. [See also box 2:11-14, Committees Appointed by Mayor--Inter¬Governmental Task Force; and box 2:17, Committees Appointed by Mayor--Redevelopment Commission]

2 5-6

COMMITTEES - CITIZENS' STUDY COMMITTEE ON PORNOGRAPHY 1964-1965

2 7

COMMITTEES - CIVIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 1963-1965

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and related material concerned with the development of downtown, specifically the Brooklyn Urban Renewal Project Area and the civic center. [See also box 1:26, Civic Center; and box 4:8-10, Southern Railway].

2 8

COMMITTEES - HOSPITAL AUTHORITY 1964-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes financial information and recommendations (1968) on city operation of Charlotte Community Hospital (Good Samaritan). Also contains financial reports on other city/county operated hospitals.

2 9

COMMITTEES - HOUSING AUTHORITY 1965-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence (1969) with state Congressional members Sam J. Ervin Jr., B. Everett Jordan, and Charles R. Jonas concerning appropriations for the 1968 Housing Act.

2 10

COMMITTEES - INTER-GOVERNMENTAL TASK FORCE 1966

Scope and Contents note

Material relating to task force charged with securing the maximum feasible participation in both state and federal assistance programs.

2 11-14

COMMITTEES - MAYOR'S COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE 1966, 1968-69

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and related material from committee established to reconcile complaints of discrimination in the community, particularly as concerned public accommodation and employment. Includes anti-discrimination ordinance added to Charlotte City Code (1968); information (1968) on racial violence in Charlotte; subcommittee report (1968) discussing problems and recommendations on housing in Charlotte; report (1969) to city council examining the committee's work and race relations in the community; and correspondence (1969) with Clifford Alexander of the Equal Opportunity Commission, and with state Congressional members Charles R. Jonas, Sam J. Ervin Jr., and B. Everett Jordan concerning funding for the Voluntary Compliance Project, a federally funded minority employment program.

2 15

COMMITTEES - PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION 1967-1968

2 16

COMMITTEES - REDEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 1967-1969

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and related material on the city agency that planned and administered urban renewal projects. Includes information on federally funded projects such as the Workable Program for Community Improvement (1967) and the Neighborhood Development Program (1969); and on the revitalization of the Brooklyn Urban Renewal Area in Charlotte. Also contains correspondence with HUD regarding specific projects and with construction and development firms in Charlotte. [See also box 2:4, Committees Appointed by Mayor - Citizen's Advisory Committee on Urban Renewal; box 3:1-2, Housing and Urban Development, Department of].

2 17

COMMITTEES - TASK FORCE ON SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 1968

Scope and Contents note

Material relating to this task force established to develop greater opportunities for blacks in the business field. Includes a report in the "Commerce Clearing House Urban Affairs Reporter" on the Workable Program for Community Improvement, "a community's plan of action for meeting its overall problems of slums and blight and of community development."

2 18

COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS 1966-1969

Scope and Contents note

Material relates to an organization of local public officials established "to make governments more responsive to metropolitan area needs." Issues discussed are urban planning programs and formation of the Central Piedmont Regional Council of Local Governments.

2 19-20

COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS, SOUTHERN CONFERENCE 1966

2 21

DEMONSTRATION CITIES ACT 1966-1967

Scope and Contents note

Primarily correspondence with state Congressional members concerning the passage of and appropriations for this federal act (1966) that provided grants for planning and implementing comprehensive programs of urban renewal and in which Charlotte participated [see also boxes 3:5-9, 3:10, Model Cities]. Includes letter (1/4/66) from Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey stating his support for; letter (4/26/66) from Sam J. Ervin Jr. questioning the validity of; correspondence (7/21/66, 2 28, 3/3, 3/15/67) with Charles R. Jonas concerning merits and problems of, which also provide Jonas's viewpoints in general toward urban renewal programs; and correspondence with non Mecklenburg Congressional members Pat A. Taylor, Basil L. Whitener, Walter B. Jones, Horace B. Kornegay, Ralph J. Scott, and Harold D. Cooley. Also contains correspondence about and a copy of Brookshire's testimony before the House Appropriations Committee (4/20/67) concerning the selection of Charlotte for this program.

2 22-23

DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE ASSOCIATION 1964-1965

2 24

EUROPEAN TRIP "SALUTE TO DIXIE" 1964

2 25-26

ELECTION CAMPAIGN 1961

Scope and Contents note

Relating to Brookshire's initial campaign for and election as mayor in 1961. [NOTE: for subsequent reelection campaigns, see Series 2, General Correspondence].

2 27-28

ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 1964

2 29

FIRE DEPARTMENT 1968-1969

2 30

HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, DEPARTMENT OF 1967-1968

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with representatives and reports from the City Manager and other city offices, regarding the projects. Includes information on federal funds for extension of water lines to UNC Charlotte (1967) [see also box 4:24-28, Water Department] on experimental projects for low income housing in Charlotte; and on the grant for Charlotte's participation in the Demonstration Cities Program [see also box 2:22-23, Demonstration Cities Act]. Also includes letter (8/15/67) from U.S. Senator Jacob Javits stating his support for urban renewal programs. [See also box 2:17, Committees Appointed by Mayor - Redevelopment Commission].

3 1-2

LEGISLATIVE MATTERS 1967-1969

Scope and Contents note

Primarily correspondence with Mecklenburg delegates to the state General Assembly concerning taxes and mayoral authority in Charlotte. Material includes legislative bulletins and copies of bills introduced before the General Assembly. Also includes correspondence (1967) with state Congressional members B. Everett Jordan, Sam J. Ervin Jr., and Charles R. Jonas concerning a federal bill on the relationship between national banks and local and state government securities.

3 3

MAYORS FOR HUMPHREY COMMITTEE 1968

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with Committee members of an organization of mayors who supported Hubert H. Humphrey during his 1968 presidential campaign. Includes letters from Humphrey (5/31, 7/19, 8/21, 12/2, 12/20/68) thanking Brookshire for his support. Material also contains a list of Democratic mayors in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, and of North Carolina businessmen supporting Humphrey. [See also series 2, General Correspondence, box 5:4-20].

3 4

MODEL CITIES 1967-1968

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and related information on the Model Cities program, an urban renewal project funded in selected cities through the Demonstration Cities Act of 1966 [see also box 2:22-23, Demonstration Cities Act]. Material documents Charlotte's participation in the program through the local administrative group, the Model Neighborhood Commission. Includes reports on the commission's activities and information on the MNC's coordination with the Charlotte Area Fund (1968) in administering the Concentrated Employment Program [see also box 1:16-18, Charlotte Area Fund; and box 3:11-12, Model Neighborhood Commission--Executive Board Material].

3 5-10

MODEL NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION EXECUTIVE BOARD MATERIAL 1967-1969

Scope and Contents note

Brookshire's notebook as a board member. Includes guidelines for structuring and budgeting a Model Cities Program [see also boxes 3:5-10, Model Cities].

3 11-12

NATIONAL CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE FOR COMMUNITY RELATIONS 1965-1966

Scope and Contents note

Material from this committee dealing with race relations in the nation's communities. Includes information on Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibiting discrimination in federally assisted programs, including HEW's "Revised Statement of Policies for School Desegregation Plans under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964" (3/1966) and the publication, "At Work in North Carolina Today" (North Carolina Good Neighbor Council), containing case studies of 48 blacks preparing for employment.

3 13-14

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES 1967-1969

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and related material from this federation of local leagues of municipalities created to help cities solve critical problems of commonality. Includes 2 page letter (3/26/68) from New York City mayor John V. Lindsay asking Brookshire to serve on the Human Resource Development Committee. [See also box 3:18-19, North Carolina League of Municipalities].

3 15

NEWS RELEASES 1966-1969

3 16

NORTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL ON NATIONAL PURPOSES 1964-1965

3 17

NORTH CAROLINA LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES 1964-1969

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and related material from the state's arm of the national organization and representative of municipal concerns to the state General Assembly. Issues include NCLM's involvement in a conflict between private power companies and electric membership corporations concerning franchising rights, and NCLM's support of a Congressional bill to increase the cities' share of the state utilities tax. Also includes letter (9/21/67) from New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay in which he comments on his city's teachers' strike. [See also box 1:15, National League of Cities]

3 18-19

PERUVIAN TRIP 1961-1966

3 21-23

PET DEPARTMENT

3 24

PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT 1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes "A Proposal for Planned Unit Development Regulations, Charlotte and Mecklenburg County" (4/1968) by the Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission.

3 25

POLICE DEPARTMENT - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1964-1969

Scope and Contents note

With and about department officials and actions. Includes letter (7/29/67) from President Lyndon B. Johnson urging national commitment to solving racial problems (with related address, 7/27/67); letter (8/3/67) slandering E. H. Stanback, assistant principal of Second Ward High School, and other black Charlotteans; Brookshire's comments (5/9/68) on the lack of civil disorder in Charlotte after Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, and Brookshire's report (4/19/68) on racial violence in Charlotte during 1968; information on rallies (9/1968, 10/1968) sponsored by the Black Cultural Association and led by Ben Chavis, protesting the denial of blacks's use of the Park and Recreation Community Center; and a complaint (10/3/68) of police brutality at a Hubert H. Humphrey rally.

4 1-2

POLICE DEPARTMENT - LAW ENFORCEMENT BUILDING 1967-1968

4 3

POLICE DEPARTMENT - SBI INVESTIGATION 1964-1965

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and indictments relating to the Department's mishandling of a gasoline theft case.

4 4

PROCLAMATIONS 1963-1969

4 5-6

REVENUE SOURCES 1967

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence relating to a proposed one cent sales tax and the related referendum.

4 7

SOUTHERN RAILWAY 1966-1969

Scope and Contents note

Primarily correspondence between city officials and Southern representatives concerning the development of the Brooklyn Urban Renewal Area, particularly regarding the proposed civic center property, of which the railroad was part owner. Includes publications: Greater Charlotte Central Area Plan (A. G. Odell and Associ¬tes) and Keeping Southern Railway in Charlotte's Future (Southern Railway). [See also box 1:26, Civic Center; and box 2:8, Committees Appointed by Mayor - Civic Development Committee].

4 8-10

STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION

4 11

TAX DEPARTMENT 1967-1969

4 12

TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT 1968-1969

4 13

UNITED APPEAL 1967-1968

4 14

UNITED COMMUNITY SERVICES 1968-1969

4 15

UNITED NATIONS DAY 10-24-68

4 16

UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS 1966-1969

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with members of an organization created to promote improved municipal governments. Topics include civil disorder, civil rights, and the establishment (1967) of a national Urban Coalition to help solve these problems [see also box 4:23, Urban Coalition]. Includes a letter (8/4/67) from U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy describing two bills he introduced in the Senate- one offering tax incentives for businesses creating jobs for are residents, and one offering incentives for construction of low income housing units.

4 17-22

URBAN COALITION 1967-1969

Scope and Contents note

Information on this organization (est. 1967) that combined the efforts of minorities, business, labor, local government, women, youth, and religion in an attempt to improve the quality of life of the disadvantaged in urban areas. Includes Brookshire's statement to the City Council (10/15/67) in which he disputes the need for a local urban coalition on the grounds that existing groups could perform such functions; and a letter (1/12/68) from U.S. Senators Edward Kennedy and Gaylord Nelson urging active support for the Coalition's Teacher Corps, a program designed to train teachers in urban areas. [See also boxes 4:17-19 and 4:20-22, United States Conference of Mayors].

4 23

WATER DEPARTMENT 1966-1969

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and other information primarily regarding the extension of the city's water lines, including a city-county cooperative agreement (1967) to extend water lines to UNC Charlotte [see also 3:1-2, Housing and Urban Development, Department of].

4 24-28

YOUNTS, PAUL - APPRECIATION DINNER 1965

4 29

YOUTH 1967-1969

Scope and Contents note

Material relating to programs for youth education and employment in Charlotte, such as the Summer Youth Opportunity Program and Project SPEAR. Includes a letter (4/2/69) from Vice President Spiro T. Agnew urging support for the National Alliance of Business's youth program; and a letter (6/27/67) from Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey asking for Brookshire's involvement in promoting summer youth programs.

5 1-2

ZONING 1968-1969

5 3

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1961-1970

Scope and Contents note

This series contains correspondence to and from Brookshire, but not included in his subject files and not relating to the administration of official city business. Contains letters of congratulation, thanks, praise, criticism, and complaint, as well as personal correspondence with his acquaintances. Includes correspondence relating to Brookshire's re-election campaigns and to his retirement from the office of mayor [correspondence and other material relating to Brookshire's initial election as mayor in 1961 can be found in Series 1: Election Campaign)]; desegregation in Charlotte; and Brookshire's receipt of The Charlotte News' "Man of the Year Award" (1965). Also contains assorted letters from Dan K. Moore, Robert W. Scott, Luther H. Hodges, Sr., Sam J. Ervin Jr., B. Everett Jordan, and Charles R. Jonas. Arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1961-1970

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter (4/21/61) to Mrs. U. S. Brooks of the Charlotte NAACP in which Brookshire expresses his attitudes toward race relations; correspondence (1/1962) relating to discrimination at an airport restaurant; correspondence (3/1963) with Charles B. Douglas of Charlotte, including Brookshire's refutation of the former's anti-integration arguments; biographical profile of Brookshire with letter (3/28/63); comments (9/1964) on the controversy about liquor advertising; correspondence relating to the bombing (11/22/65) of the homes of Charlotte civil rights leaders Fred Alexander, Kelly Alexander, Sr., Julius Chambers, and Reginald Hawkins and Brookshire's response, which included support of fund raising projects and a rally on November 28; reactions (4/1968) to Brookshire's alcohol sales ban and curfew following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.; comments (6/1968) on a proposed anti discrimination ordinance; and reactions (April May, 1968) to a request by representatives of the Poor Peoples' March for food, shelter, and a gathering place in Charlotte, with Brookshire's response that only traffic escorts and police protection could be provided. Correspondents include West German politician Willy Brandt (10/23/62); Billy Graham (9/18/62, 9/24/68); Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson (10/8/64, 6/5/68); Dean Rusk (1/1/62); Terry Sanford (1/11, 1/18, 6/12/62; 6/17/63; 2/10/64; 6/26/67); UNC Charlotte Chancellor Dean W. Colvard (11/3/67); Dwight D. Eisenhower (10/30/67); Hubert H. Humphrey (11/21/66; 2/15, 3/6/67; 9/10/68; 3/4/69); Lyndon B. Johnson (2/20/67); John V. Lindsay (7/7/67); Eugene J. McCarthy (8/12/68), Richard M. Nixon (12/12/68¬); and N.C. author Thad Stem, praising LeGette Blythe's drama, The Hornets' Nest (7/15/68).

5 4-20

SPEECHES AND STATEMENTS 1961-69, 1988

Scope and Contents note

This series contains primarily typewritten drafts of public addresses given by Brookshire. Folders 6:1-4 are grouped by category, while 6:5-19 are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

HANDWRITTEN DRAFTS AND NOTES undated

6 20

SPEECHES AND STATEMENTS--CHARLOTTE

6 1

SPEECHES AND STATEMENTS—CHURCH

6 2

SPEECHES AND STATEMENTS--CRIME

6 3

SPEECHES AND STATEMENTS--RACE RELATIONS

6 4

SPEECHES AND STATEMENTS--SHOULDERS TO THE WHEEL

6 21

SPEECHES AND STATEMENTS 1962-69, undated

6 5-19

WBT/WBTV EDITORIAL RESPONSES 1965-1968

6 22

PRINTED MATERIAL 1963-1969

Scope and Contents note

This series contains newspaper clippings about Brookshire, Charlotte, and issues pertinent to Charlotte during Brookshire's term, particularly racial integration; and programs, brochures, and other printed miscellany.

Box Folder

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS 1963-69, undated

6 23

PRINTED MATERIAL 1963-64, 1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes Location Analysis for Education Center (Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission, 1964).

6 24

SCRAPBOOKS 1961-1989

Scope and Contents note

Contains news clippings, photographs, and correspondence regarding Brookshire’s 1961 mayoral campaign and subsequent city administration, including a small quantity of material documenting his activities and reminiscences after leaving office in 1969.

PHOTOGRAPHS 1965

Scope and Contents note

This series contains black and white prints of Brookshire.

Box Folder

P41/1-4, 6 Stanford R. Brookshire [P41/1 = NST57/1-6] 1961-65, undated

P11 10

P41/5 Mayor of Bergen, Norway, unidentified man, and August D. Michelsen who is receiving "Key" to city of Charlotte 1962

Scope and Contents note

[see letter to Brookshire from Roy Smart, 7/20/62]

P11 10

PERSONAL AND FAMILY PAPERS 1970-1990

Box Folder

FAMILY--BROOKSHIRE LIVES 1979

Scope and Contents note

Family history

6 25

PERSONAL--BIOGRAPHICAL 1983-1990

Scope and Contents note

Includes obituary (1983-90)

6 26

PERSONAL--SPEECHES/STATEMENTS 1970-72, 1979, 1988

Scope and Contents note

Contains statements in which Brookshire reflects upon Charlotte race relations.

6 27