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Elmer Henry Garinger Papers

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Garinger (Elmer Henry) Papers

Inventory of the Elmer Henry Garinger papers
MS0070

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Garinger, Elmer Henry, 1891-
Title
Elmer Henry Garinger papers
ID
MS0070
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1957-1978
Date [inclusive]
1916-1982
Extent
0.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Miscellaneous papers of a Charlotte educator and state legislator. Contains correspondence, photographs, awards, an essay describing the development of UNC Charlotte, and material about Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, particularly Central and West Charlotte high schools.

Preferred Citation note

Elmer Henry Garinger Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Elmer Henry Garinger was born on July 13, 1891 in Mount Vernon, Mo. He received a B.A. from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1916. During World War I, Garinger served as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army, 10th Division. He began his teaching career at Peabody College in 1920. The following year, Garinger became principal of Alexander Graham Junior High School in Charlotte. In 1923, he was named principal of Central High School in Charlotte. During the 1930s, Garinger received master's (1934) and doctoral (1935) degrees from Columbia University. His tenure at Central lasted until 1945, when he became associate superintendent of Charlotte City Schools. Garinger was promoted to superintendent in 1949 and, in 1960, he became the first superintendent of the consolidated Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. After his retirement in 1962, Garinger served two terms in the North Carolina General Assembly as a representative for Mecklenburg County (1963, 1965). As a member of the General Assembly, Garinger was a leader in passing legislation that created UNC Charlotte in 1965. The Garinger Building at UNCC is named in his honor. Garinger was married to Katherine Elizabeth Thomas. He died in Charlotte on August 21, 1982

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Scope and Contents note

This collection is comprised of various materials documenting the life of Garinger, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers of a Charlotte educator and state legislator. Also contains photographs, awards, an essay describing the development of UNC Charlotte, and material about Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, particularly Central and West Charlotte high schools.

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Arrangement note

The Elmer Henry Garinger Papers are organized in a single, alphabetical folder title series.

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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 Elmer H. Garinger of Charlotte, N.C., 1979 ; Gift of Martha Boyd, 1983.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Reference File Biography Elmer Henry Garinger. CHARLOTTE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION RECORDS, 1890-1960 UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 1

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Garinger, Elmer Henry, 1891-

Subject(s)

  • Education--Political aspects--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Education--Political aspects--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County
  • Educational change--North Carolina--Charlotte

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Collection Inventory

Oversize Folder

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS 1936, 1957-63, 1970-77

Scope and Contents note

various awards and recognitions bestowed upon Garinger for his work as an educator and legislator. Includes the American Association of School Administrators's "Award for Distinguished Service in School Administration" (2-19-62), the Charlotte Rotary Club's "Distinguished Service Award" (3 27 62), and the City of Charlotte's "Citizenship Award" (6-1-62). [See also box 1:1, Biographical]

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Box Folder

BIOGRAPHICAL 1982, undated

Scope and Contents note

includes obituaries and editorials from The Charlotte News and The Charlotte Observer, eulogy, and biographical sketch.

1 1

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL REUNIONS 1963-1978

Scope and Contents note

reunion programs for the now Charlotte high school (current site of Central Piedmont Community College).

1 2

CHARLOTTE CITY SCHOOLS 1925-26, 1948-49, 1958, 1970

Scope and Contents note

includes bylaws; an English language testing program; personnel policies and procedures; and a Charlotte Observer article, "Fairview School A Shrine of Black Education."

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CORRESPONDENCE 1935, 1945, 1958-78, undated

Scope and Contents note

pertains to Garinger's career as educator and legislator. Includes programs for events he attended, including a photocopy of the commencement program for his 1916 graduating class.

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GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL AND ADVANCEMENT SCHOOL 1962-68, undated

Scope and Contents note

includes items relating to the Governor's School of North Carolina created by Governor Terry Sanford to stimulate gifted children and the North Carolina Advancement School that sought to remedy underachievement.

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PHOTOGRAPHS--LARGE PRINTS

Scope and Contents note

portrait of Garinger (PL70/1).

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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE 1970

Scope and Contents note

essay by Garinger, "The University of North Carolina in Charlotte, 1946-1965," tracing the development of UNCC from the Charlotte Center of UNC to a campus of The University of North Carolina

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WEST CHARLOTTE HIGH SCHOOL

Scope and Contents note

photographs from a scrapbook entitled, "A Cameramic View of West Charlotte High School."

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