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Fred D. (Frederick Douglas) Alexander papers
MS0091

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Alexander, Frederick Douglas, 1910-1980
Title
Fred D. (Frederick Douglas) Alexander papers
ID
MS0091
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1946-1980
Date [inclusive]
1908, 1931-1998
Extent
58.0 Linear feet
General Physical Description note
58 linear feet (ca. 104,400 items)
Language
English
Abstract
Public papers of a Charlotte politician and civil rights leader. Primarily material created and received by Alexander as the first African-American member of the Charlotte City Council in the 20th Century (1965-74) and as a North Carolina state senator (1975-80). Includes minutes and other papers related to council and senate activities; material on campaigns and voter registration drives; files on the local, state, and national Democratic Party; correspondence; speeches; clippings; photographs; and some personal and business material. Also includes extensive files of the numerous organizations and businesses in which Alexander was active, e.g., Charlotte Area Fund, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee, Governor's Committee on Law and Order, Johnson C. Smith University, Mecklenburg County Board of Public Welfare, Mint Museum, Model Neighborhood Commission, NAACP, Charlotte-Mecklenburg and North Carolina councils on human relations, North Carolina Good Neighbor Council, North Carolina Human Relations Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Act Advisory Council, People's Hospital, Southern Regional Council, C. D. Spangler Construction Company, United Community Services, and Wachovia Bank & Trust Company. Photographs include views of Double Oaks and Newland apartment complexes, which Alexander managed; a 1954 Shriners' parade; and the funeral (1955) of his father, Zechariah Alexander.

Preferred Citation note

Fred D. Alexander Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Frederick Douglas Alexader was born in Charlotte, N.C. on February 21, 1910. Named for abollitionist Frederick Douglass, he was one of four sons of Zechariah and Louise Bates McCullough Alexander. Zechariah Alexander (1877-1954) had an important influence on his sons Fred and Kelly, the latter a national leader of the NAACP. A graduate of the normal department of Biddle University (now Johnson C. Smith University), Zechariah served in the Spanish-American War as regimental sergeant major of the 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers. In 1902 he became Charlotte district manager of the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, which became one of the largest black-owned businesses in the country. He also established the Alexander Funeral Home, which became a center of community and political activity for the Brooklyn neighborhood. He ran for city council in 1937. Fred Alexander was graduated from Charlotte's Second Ward High School in 1926 and from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania in 1931. He returned to work for his father at the funeral home, and he soon began the first of his many voter registration drives among the city's blacks. In addition to trying to increase the political influence of blacks, he worked for the appointment of black police officers and mail carriers, for business courses in the black high schools, and for improved health care. In 1949 he served as executive secretary of the Citizens Committee for Political Action, which sponsored black candidates Bishop Dale and Rev. James F. Wertz for city council and the school board, respectively. During the 1950s and early 1960s, Alexander's public visibility increased: in 1954 Harry Golden wrote an article for Congress Weekly about Alexander's voter registration efforts (see series 6). He was a charter member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Council on Human Relations, was elected to the Southern Regional Council, and served on committees of the United Community Services. He became the first black member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in 1962 and of the Mecklenburg County Board of Public Welfare in 1963. In 1964 he became a member of the Mecklenburg County Democratic Executive Committee, and the following year he won election as Charlotte's first black city council member since the 1890s. In November, 1965, the homes of Alexander, his brother Kelly, attorney Julius Chambers, and dentist Reginald Hawkins were bombed by unknown terrorists. In spite of this attach and his initial inability to have blacks appointed to city boards, he eventually gained influence on the council and in the entire community. Among his important successes as a council member were the passage of an anti-discrimination ordinance (1968), the removal of the fence separating the black Pinewood and the white Elmwood cemeteries (1969), the construction of a fire station for northwest Charlotte (1970), and the preservation of the Thompson Orphanage Chapel. In 1971 he led the city council ticket and became Charlotte's first black mayor pro tem. In 1974 Alexander was elected to the North Carolina Senate from the 22nd district (Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties). He served as vice chair of the Higher Education Committee. In 1979 he introduced legislation designating the second week in February as Black History Week in North Carolina. Alexander participated in many civic groups and local and state boards, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Charlotte Area Fund, Model Neighborhood Commission, North Carolina Good Neighbor Council, Governor's Committee on Law and Order, and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Charter Commission. He served as an officer in several Masonic and shrine organizations, president of the Mint Museum of Art (1978-79), and a trustee of Johnson C. Smith University, from which he received an honorary degree in 1976. In addition to maintaining a lifelong connection with the family funeral home, Alexander also served as an agent and member of the board of directors of the Southern Fidelity Mutual Insurance Company (ca. 1941-60), and the manager of Double Oaks (1949-80). The complex, developed by C. D. Spangler Realty Company, was the first privately-owned, multi-family housing project for blacks in Charlotte. Alexander also encouraged Spangler to build University Park, a middle-income housing development in northwest Charlotte, and assisted in securing the necessary loan from Southern Fidelity Mutual. Alexander married Frances Mauvene Dugas (1905-6), the daughter of a Johnson C. Smith University official, in 1935. They had one daughter, Theodora Eugenia. Alexander died on April 13, 1980 and was buried in York Memorial Park in Charlotte. [For additional biographical information, see box 55:1.]

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Scope and Contents note

This collection primarily consists of material created and received by Alexander as a member of the Charlotte City Council (1965-74) and as a state senator (1975-80). There is very little material before 1948 when Alexander became executive secretary of the Citizens' Committee for Political Action, which sponsored two black candidates for local office. (From published interviews given by Alexander, it appears that he helped to organize this group as early as 1932.) From the 1950s, an increasing amount of material is available, derived primarily from Alexander's membership in such organizations as the NAACP, Southern Regional Council, North Carolina and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Human Relations Councils, North Carolina Good Neighbor Council, PTA, and the local community services (series 2). Also available is a small amount of material from this time in series 3, 4, and 6. The 1960s and 1970s were the years of Alexander's greatest public visibility, and material from this period constitutes about two-thirds of the collection. Most of that material documents his service on the Charlotte City Council and in the North Carolina Senate (series 1), but also available is substantial material relating to his community service activities (series 2). When Alexander died, his papers were in several locations. In bringing them together at his home, the original order of the papers was greatly disturbed. Consequently, the processors had to impose an arrangement on the papers that, because of the size and complexity of the collection, has not always been successful in bringing together similar material. For example, material documenting Alexander's city council campaigns is in series, 1, 3, and 4. Cross references have been included in folder descriptions in many cases, but researchers are advised to review all series descriptions carefully and to consult the container list in order to identify all possible locations for relevant material.

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Arrangement note

Organized into the following series: I. Files of public office, 1960-1980: subseries 1-2 as follows: 1. City Council files; 2. Senate files, 1972, 1974-1980: further subdivided into four categories; II. Files of community service, 1936-1980, arranged alphabetically by name of organization; III. General correspondence, 1932-1942, 1952-1980, arranged chronologically; IV. Political materials, 1933-1980, subject arrangement; V. Speeches, 1951, 1964-1980; VI. Clippings, 1951-1982; VII. Personal material, 1946-1986; VIII. Business material, 1949-1980; IX. Miscellanea, 1908- 1980; X. Photographs, 1950-1980.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 1985

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

Revision Description

Additions by James Kusik. 2002

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright retained by family

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 Mrs. Fred D. Alexander, 1982.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robin Brabham, Debbie McCachern, and Ellen Patterson, June 1985; additions by James Kusik, 2002.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Kelly M. Alexander, Sr. Papers (Mss 55). Stanford R. Brookshire Papers (Mss 41). Charlotte-Mecklenburg Charter Commission Records (Mss 6). Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee Records (Mss 101). Harry Golden Papers (Mss 20). Reginald Hawkins Papers (Mss 125). North Carolina Fund Records (Mss 25).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.). City Council.
  • North Carolina. General Assembly. Senate.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.)
  • Charlotte (N.C.)--Politics and government
  • Mecklenburg County (N.C.)
  • North Carolina--Genealogy

Personal Name(s)

  • Alexander, Frederick Douglas, 1910-1980

Subject(s)

  • Urban renewal--North Carolina--Charlotte

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Collection Inventory

Files of Public Office 1960-1980

Scope and Contents note

This series contains the files of Alexander's terms of office as member of the Charlotte City Council (1965-74) and as senator from the 22nd district (Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties) in the North Carolina General Assembly (1975-80). Divided into two subseries: City Council and Senate.

City Council 1960-1980

Scope and Contents note

This subseries documents Alexander's five consecutive terms as a member of the Charlotte City Council. Material is organized alphabetically by topic. An extensive portion of material consists of folders Alexander kept for each council meeting. Boxes contain minutes, agendas, and other documents pertaining to issues discussed. These have been retained basically as he kept them. Extensive documentation exists for topics such as the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance of 1968, urban renewal, housing, and the police and fire departments. Other folders document black politics in Charlotte and North Carolina, civil rights issues, labor issues, and routine city business. Included are topics not directly related to city business but rather to Alexander's interests and activities while serving on the council. Note: Series 3 also contains material related to city government. Includes communications from council members and staff and letters from citizens asking for help to correct deficiencies in city services.

African American Institute 1968

Box
1
Folder
1

Airport 1965-1973

Box
1
Folder
2

Airport - Oversize Material

Box
57
Folder
1

Ambulance Service 1967-1974

Box
1
Folder
3-4

America on the Move International Brotherhood of Teamsters undated

Box
1
Folder
5

American Civil Liberties Union 1968-1969

Scope and Contents note

[Note: Alexander served as director of the Charlotte chapter.]

Box
1
Folder
6

Animal Control 1967-1972

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 14:25, Dogs]

Box
1
Folder
7

Annexation 1971-1974

Box
1
Folder
8

Annexation - Oversize Material

Box
57
Folder
1

Anti-Discrimination Ordinance 1967-1968

Scope and Contents note

Detailed information on Alexander's involvement in creation of Charlotte ordinance in 1968. Contains drafts by attorney Julius Chambers and Alexander's suggestions. Also includes letters urging passage. [see also Box 16:7, Mayor's Community Relations Committee]

Box
1
Folder
9

Architects 1973-1974

Box
1
Folder
10

Articles on City Management 1955-73

Box
1
Folder
11

Art Van 1974

Box
1
Folder
12

Ashley Road 1974

Box
1
Folder
13

Association of Minority Contractors 1975

Box
1
Folder
14

Beatties Ford Road Bridge 1971-1972

Box
1
Folder
15

Beatties Ford Road Bridge - Oversize Material

Box
57
Folder
1

Bicentennial 1968-1975

Box
1
Folder
16

Bicycle Route 1974

Box
1
Folder
17

Billboards 1973

Box
1
Folder
18

Black Caucus, National League of Cities 1969-1970

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 16:30, National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials]

Box
1
Folder
19

Black Elected Officials of North Carolina 1971-1973

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 16:28, North Carolina Conference of Negro Public Officials]

Box
1
Folder
20

Black Studies Program, UNC Charlotte 1974

Box
1
Folder
21

Boards/Committees/Commissions 1965, 1969-75

Box
1
Folder
22

Board of Realtors 1967

Box
1
Folder
23

Bond Information 1966-1974

Box
1
Folder
24

Budget Matters 1972-1974

Box
1
Folder
25

Budget Ordinance 1965-1974

Box
1
Folder
26

Building and Loan Associations 1957, undated

Box
1
Folder
27

Building Inspection Department 1966, 1971-73

Box
1
Folder
28

Business Development Center 1972

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 17:10, Progress Association for Economic Development]

Box
1
Folder
29

Business Resource Center, Inc. 1972-1973

Box
1
Folder
30

Campaign - Fred D. Alexander 1965-1973

Scope and Contents note

Includes advertisements, voter registration data, information on political broadcasts and campaign contributors, such as Raymond Wheeler and Morris Speizman, and certificates of election. [see also Series 3 for letters of support and congratulation; and Series 4 for information on organizing precincts.]

Box
1
Folder
31-36

Campaign - Fred D. Alexander - Oversize Material

Box
57
Folder
7

Capital Improvements 1973-1974

Box
2
Folder
1-2

CATV 1966-1977

Box
2
Folder
3

Census Facts 1960

Box
2
Folder
4

Central Charlotte Association 1967-1974

Box
2
Folder
5

Central Piedmont Community College 1967-1974

Box
2
Folder
6

Central Piedmont Regional Council of Local Governments 1969-1970

Box
2
Folder
7

Centralina Council of Governments 1970-1979

Scope and Contents note

Includes draft of "Report of the Manpower Organization Study of the Center for Governmental Studies, Washington, D. C., on Manpower Programs in Metropolitan Charlotte, NC" (1970) (folder 5)

Box
2
Folder
8-9

Charlotte Clean City Committee 1974

Box
2
Folder
10

Charlotte Consumer Affairs Program 1972

Box
2
Folder
11

Charlotte Development Associates 1969-1970

Box
2
Folder
12

Charlotte, Information on 1970

Box
2
Folder
13

Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission 1966-1974

Box
2
Folder
14-16

Charlotte Mecklenburg Youth Council 1973

Box
2
Folder
17

Charlotte Park and Recreation Commission undated

Box
2
Folder
18

Charlotte Road Problems

Box
2
Folder
19

Chilled Water Plant 1968

Box
2
Folder
20

Citizens' Committee for School Child Safety 1974

Box
14
Folder
1

City Courts 1966

Box
14
Folder
2

City Hall Building 1970-1974

Box
14
Folder
3

City Improvements 1971-1974

Box
14
Folder
4-5

City Improvements - Oversize Material

Box
57
Folder
6

Civic Center 1968-1974

Box
14
Folder
6

Civil Air Patrol

Box
14
Folder
7

Civil Service Board 1965, 1971-74

Box
14
Folder
8

Civil Suits 1972, 1974

Box
14
Folder
9

Closed Meeting, Judgment 1973

Box
14
Folder
10

Clubs and Organizations

Box
14
Folder
11

Committee Appointments, Prospective undated

Box
14
Folder
12

Committee for Urban Studies and Community Service Program, UNC Charlotte 1970-1971

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 18:10, University of North Carolina at Charlotte - Institute for Urban Studies and Community Development]

Box
14
Folder
13

Committee of 200 1966

Box
14
Folder
14

Community Affairs Committee 1972

Box
14
Folder
15

Community Development Association 1969-1974

Box
14
Folder
16

Community Development Association - Oversize Material

Box
57
Folder
6

Community Housing Foundation, Inc. 1969

Box
14
Folder
17

Comprehensive Plan, 1995 1974

Box
14
Folder
18

Comprehensive Plan, 1995 - Oversize Material

Box
57
Folder
6

Computerized Assistance Program 1970-1971

Box
14
Folder
19

Concerned Parents Association 1970

Box
14
Folder
20

Consumer Credit Counseling Service 1966-1968

Box
14
Folder
21

Criminal Justice Information System 1970-1971

Box
14
Folder
22

Criminal Records Bureau 1965

Box
14
Folder
23

Day Care 1968

Box
14
Folder
24

Dogs undated

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 1:7, Animal Control]

Box
14
Folder
25

Drugs 1968-1974

Box
14
Folder
26

Earle Village 1967

Box
14
Folder
27

Editorials 1967-1969

Box
14
Folder
28

Elmwood Cemetery 1968-1969

Scope and Contents note

Concerns Council's vote to remove a fence between Pinewood (black) and Elmwood (white) cemeteries.

Box
14
Folder
29

Employment 1965-1976

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 16:2-4, Manpower]

Box
14
Folder
30

Equal Opportunity undated

Box
14
Folder
31

Ervin Industries 1965-1968

Box
14
Folder
32

Ervin Industries - Oversize Material

Box
57
Folder
6

Fair Housing 1967-1968

Box
14
Folder
33

Family and Child Care Study 1974

Box
14
Folder
34

Federal Programs 1971

Box
14
Folder
35

Finance Study, City and County 1971

Box
14
Folder
36

Fire Department 1960-74, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes new release (7-1-70) concerning the opening of Station No. 28 in northwest Charlotte, which Alexander helped establish (folder 39); information on labor mediation in the Charlotte department and unionization efforts; and a speech (n.d.) by Alexander discussing his support for a fire fighters' assembly (folder 39).

Box
14
Folder
37-39

First Ward Basic Adult Education Center 1972

Box
14
Folder
40

Flood Insurance 1973-1974

Box
14
Folder
41

Floodway 1972

Box
14
Folder
42

Galifianakis, Nick 1967-1972

Box
14
Folder
43

Garbage Disposal 1967-1974

Box
14
Folder
44

Golden, Harry 1964-1972

Scope and Contents note

Letters from Golden, many concerning black-related issues, including one (12-24-69) about Alexander's efforts to keep Coleman W. Kerry on the school board.

Box
14
Folder
45

Good Guys Club 1971-1975

Box
14
Folder
46

Governmental Center Advisory Agency 1968

Box
14
Folder
47

Graham, Billy Crusade 1971-1972

Box
14
Folder
48

Headstart 1968

Box
14
Folder
49

Highway Matters 1966-1974

Box
15
Folder
1

Historic Houses 1973, undated

Box
15
Folder
2

Historic Sites 1967-1970

Box
15
Folder
3

History of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County undated

Box
15
Folder
4

Home and Family, Life Support Program undated

Box
15
Folder
5

House of Assurance 1971-1972

Box
15
Folder
6

Housing 1965-74, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains information on city's efforts to provide low income housing, including reports on public housing; Housing Authority data (1971) (folder 11); and a statement by Alexander on housing needs of low income residents; and a speech by Alexander suggesting "breaking up the ghetto" by dispersed, privately funded low income housing (folder 1).

Box
15
Folder
7-18

Hunger 1974

Box
15
Folder
19

Insurance Plan, City of Charlotte 1971, 1973

Box
15
Folder
20

Integration 1968, 1972, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes form letter (3/1972) from Roy Wilkins and Vernon Jordan protesting President Nixon's actions on school desegregation; statement by the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights on busing (9/1972); and other materials on busing and school desegregation.

Box
15
Folder
21

Interested Citizens Association 1971

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter to Alexander (5-6-71) about a voter registration drive for blacks in Charlotte.

Box
15
Folder
22

Joint Coordinating Committee on Urban Affairs and Environment 1970

Box
15
Folder
23

Juvenile Problems 1972

Box
15
Folder
24

Landfill 1973

Box
15
Folder
25

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights 1970-1974

Scope and Contents note

[see also Series 3]

Box
15
Folder
26

Legal Aid 1971

Box
15
Folder
27

Legal Aid Society of Mecklenburg County 1967

Box
15
Folder
28

Legal Matters 1974

Box
15
Folder
29

Legislative Matters 1967-1972

Box
15
Folder
30-31

Liquor by the Drink undated

Box
15
Folder
32

Major Thoroughfare Plan and SW City 1961, 1966

Box
16
Folder
1

Manpower 1966-1974

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 14:30, Employment]

Box
16
Folder
2-4

Mass Transit 1971-1974

Box
16
Folder
5

Mayor's Committee on New and Additional Sources of Revenue undated

Box
16
Folder
6

Mayor's Community Relations Committee 1967-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes material on anti-discrimination ordinance. [See also Box 1:9, Anti-Discrimination Ordinance; Box 7:5 Meetings (2-25-69); and Series 2, Box 39:4-9, Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee.]

Box
16
Folder
7

McAlpine Greenway 1969-1970

Box
16
Folder
8

Mecklenburg County Commission Capsule 1971-1974

Box
16
Folder
9

Mecklenburg County Courthouse 1970-1978

Box
16
Folder
10

Mecklenburg County Government 1973

Box
16
Folder
11

Meetings 1965-1980

Scope and Contents note

Files arranged as Alexander kept them, so within each folder are agendas, minutes, supplementary material, and his notes on the weekly meeting of the council. Topics include zoning, annexation, redevelopment, urban renewal, and the model cities program. A complete survey of Alexander's council activities, therefore, should include an examination of these files. [Note: Files do not include material for every meeting; Alexander continued to receive minutes after leaving office.]

Box
2-13, 57

Meetings Apr. 1965-Mar. 1966

Scope and Contents note

Includes documentation (11/1965) of "Operation Rebuild" fund for bombed homes of Fred and Kelly Alexander, Reginald A. Hawkins, and Julius Chambers (folder 22).

Box
2
Folder
21-27

Meetings Apr.-Nov. 1966

Scope and Contents note

Includes letters (May, 1966) from Coleman W. Kerry, Robert L. Shirley, and Darius L. Swann supporting Alexander's nomination of Thomas A. Jenkins to the Civil Service Commission (folder 2).

Box
3
Folder
1-17

Meetings (December, 1966-August 7 or 14, 1967)

Box
4
Folder
1-19

Meetings (August 14 or 21, 1967 - April ?, 1968)

Box
5
Folder
1-19

Meetings (April ? - October, 1968)

Scope and Contents note

Includes information on anti-discrimination legislation (folder 2, 3, or 4?).

Box
6
Folder
1-20

Meetings (November, 1968 - September 15, 1969)

Scope and Contents note

Includes "The Report of the Mayor's Committee on Community Relations to the Mayor and City Council" (2-10-69) describing the goals, tasks, and accomplishments of the Committee and problems in the community in general (folder 4); and information on unionization in Charlotte, including two papers (2-28-69) "History of Strikes and Labor Union Activities in the Motor Transport Department, City of Charlotte" and "History of Employee Organizations in the Fire Department, City of Charlotte" (folder 7).

Box
7
Folder
1-25

Meetings (September 22, 1969 - May 1970)

Box
8
Folder
1-24

Meetings (June 1970 - March 15, 1971)

Box
9
Folder
1-25

Meetings (March 22, 1971 - January 24, 1972)

Box
10
Folder
1-29

Meetings (January 31, 1972 - May 14, 1973)

Box
11
Folder
1-34

Meetings (May 29, 1973 - June, 1974)

Box
12
Folder
1-27

Meetings July 1974 - 1980

Box
13
Folder
1-18

Meetings - Oversize material 1965-1971

Box
57
Folder
2-5

Mental Retardation 1972

Box
16
Folder
12

Metrolina Environmental Concern Association 1971

Box
16
Folder
13

Metropolitan Financial Planning Council 1972-1973

Box
16
Folder
14-15

Motion, Inc. 1971-1973

Box
16
Folder
16

Municipal Information Review Board 1973

Box
16
Folder
17

Municipal Information System 1973

Box
16
Folder
18

Myers Park High School Safety Symposium 1974

Box
16
Folder
19

National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials 1971-1973

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 1:19, Black Caucus, National League of Cities; and Box 1:20, Black Elected Officials of North Carolina]

Box
16
Folder
20

National Conference of Editorial Writers, UNC Charlotte 1972

Scope and Contents note

Contains speech (11-16-72) by Harry Golden.

Box
16
Folder
21

National League of Cities 1968-1974

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 1:19, Black Caucus, National League of Cities]

Box
16
Folder
22-23

Nature Museum 1970-1973

Box
16
Folder
24

Neighborhood Assistance Program 1973

Box
16
Folder
25

Neighborhood Center System 1969-74, undated

Box
16
Folder
26

Neighborhood Improvement Program 1970-1972

Box
16
Folder
27

North Carolina Conference of Negro Public Officials 1966-1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes registration statistics by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (1966) and other data on registration and black constituency. [see also Box 1:20, Black Elected Officials of North Carolina]

Box
16
Folder
28

North Carolina League of Municipalities 1967-1974

Box
16
Folder
29

North Carolina Open Meeting Statutes 1972

Box
16
Folder
30

Notary Public 1972-1974

Box
16
Folder
31

Oaklawn Avenue 1974

Box
16
Folder
32

Office of Economic Opportunity 1968-1969

Box
16
Folder
33

Opportunities Industrialization Center 1969-1973

Box
16
Folder
34-35

Ordinances 1965-1973

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 1:9, Anti-Discrimination Ordinance]

Box
16
Folder
36-37

Parking

Box
16
Folder
38

Personnel 1967-1974

Box
16
Folder
39-41

Personnel undated

Box
17
Folder
1

Police Department 1961-1971

Scope and Contents note

Includes information on charges of discrimination within the Charlotte Department (1966) and incidents of police brutality (1968), including a list of questions put to the department by Alexander (September, 1969) as part of the investigation (folder 2).

Box
17
Folder
2-3

Police Department 1972-75, undated

Box
17
Folder
4-7

Pollution 1972

Box
17
Folder
8

Process Serving 1973

Scope and Contents note

(Evictions)

Box
17
Folder
9

Progress Association for Economic Development 1971-1973

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 1:29, Business Development Center, Inc.]

Box
17
Folder
10

Public Jobs Legislation 1971

Box
17
Folder
11

Public Library 1965-1970

Box
17
Folder
12

Public Works 1971-1975

Box
17
Folder
13

Railroad Matters 1966

Box
17
Folder
14

Real Estate Appraisers 1974

Box
17
Folder
15

Recreation 1968

Box
17
Folder
16

Redevelopment Commission of Charlotte 1968-1971

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 18:13-21, Urban Renewal]

Box
17
Folder
17

Requests for Assistance (City) 1967-1969

Box
17
Folder
18

Revenue Sharing 1971-1974

Box
17
Folder
19

Sanitation Department 1971-1974

Box
17
Folder
20

School Study Committee 1968-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes publication "Five Year Planning Report, 1968-74," for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools (September, 1968). Also contains information on Swann v. Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education.

Box
17
Folder
21

Schools 1966-73, 1980, undated

Box
17
Folder
22

Short, Milton 1971

Box
17
Folder
23

Small Business Administration undated

Box
17
Folder
24

Social Problems 1970-1972

Box
17
Folder
25

Southpark undated

Box
17
Box
26

Speeches Non-Fred D. Alexander 1973, undated

Box
17
Folder
27

Sugar Creek 1974

Box
17
Folder
28

Tax Problems 1966-69, 1971-72, 1973-74, undated

Box
17
Folder
28-30

Teachers' Salaries 1968

Box
17
Folder
31

Thompson Orphanage Chapel [see also Series 2, Box 40:8, Charlotte Mecklenburg Historical Properties Commission] 1967-75, undated

Scope and Contents note

Reflects Alexander's preservation efforts.

Box
17
Folder
32-33

Traffic 1967-73, undated

Box
17
Folder
34

Transportation 1967-1973

Box
17
Folder
35

Transportation July 73 - 1974, undated

Box
18
Folder
1-3

Union Matters 1969-1974

Box
18
Folder
4

Unitarian Church undated

Box
18
Folder
5

United Health Services 1974

Box
18
Folder
6

United States Conference of Mayors 1974

Box
18
Folder
7

United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1965-1966

Box
18
Folder
8

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, University of North Carolina at Charlotte 1967-1971

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 1:21, Black Studies Program, UNC Charlotte; Box 14:13, Committee for Urban Studies and Community Service Program, UNC Charlotte; and Box 16:21, National Conference of Editorial Writers, UNC Charlotte]

Box
18
Folder
9

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Institute for Urban Studies and Community Development [see also Box 14:13, Committee for Urban Studies and Community Service Programs, UNC Charlotte] 1972-1974

Box
18
Folder
10

University of North Carolina at Charlotte Robert A. Taft Institute of Government 1974

Box
18
Folder
11

University Research Park undated

Box
18
Folder
12

Urban Renewal 1965-74, undated

Scope and Contents note

[see also Box 17:17, Redevelopment Commission of Charlotte]

Box
18
Folder
13-21

Utilities 1972-1975

Box
18
Folder
22

Vocational Guidance Institute 1967-1968

Box
18
Folder
23

Waste Disposal 1973-1974

Box
18
Folder
24

Water and Sewer 1965-1974

Box
18
Folder
25-28

WBT 1968-1969

Box
18
Folder
29

WCCB TV Advisory Board 1969

Box
18
Folder
30

YMCA/YWCA 1970-1976

Box
18
Folder
31

Youth Council 1967-1968

Box
18
Folder
32

Youth Programs 1968-75, undated

Box
18
Folder
33

Zoning 1965

Box
18
Folder
34

Zoning 1966-74, undated

Box
19
Folder
1-7

Zoning - Oversize Material

Box
57
Folder
2-5

Senate 1972, 1974-1980

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains files of Alexander kept during his three terms of office (1975-76), 1977-78, 1979-80) as a senator in the North Carolina General Assembly. Included is material documenting his unsuccessful bid in 1972, as well as his 1980 1980 re-election bid. Divided into four categories: Politics, Senate, Legislation, and Miscellaneous

Politics

Scope and Contents note

BLACK INTERESTS includes material relating to local and national groups, including the Congressional Black Caucus, North Carolina Black Democratic Leadership Caucus, North Carolina Association of Black Public Officials, Black Political Caucus of Mecklenburg County, and local, state, and national chapters of the NAACP. Topics include desegregation of schools and housing, voter education projects, and information on President Carter's appointment of blacks. Includes correspondence with Alexander concerning discrimination issues. CAMPAIGN MATERIAL related to Alexander's campaigns in 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, and 1980. Includes financial material, voter information for Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties, posters, and congratulatory letters. [For related material on the organization of precincts and get out-the-vote efforts, as well as Alexander's general work in the Democratic Party, see Series 4.] GENERAL MATERIAL relates to campaigns on local, state and national levels. Documented are those of Robert Morgan, Jim Hunt, Terry Sanford, Jimmy Carter, Jesse Helms, and officials in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties. Also includes Morgan newsletters; announcements of gubernatorial appointments; resumes; and information about Mecklenburg and North Carolina Democratic Party organizations. INVITATIONS contains those received by Alexander requesting his presence at local, state, and national functions. Does not include non political invitations.

Box Folder

Politics 1973-74 Campaign 1972

Scope and Contents note

Documents Alexander's unsuccessful campaign in 1972.

36 15

Politics 1975-76 Black Interests 1974-1976

Scope and Contents note

Includes information (folder 13) on Soul City, a planned community in Warren County, N.C., funded in part by the state and directed by Floyd B. McKissick, and material (folder 11) on the Caucus of Black Democrats meeting held in Charlotte in 1976.

20 9-13

Politics 1975-76 Campaign 1974-1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with North Carolina Democratic Party leaders James B. Hunt, Luther H. Hodges, Jr., and Irwin Belk.

20 1-3

Politics 1975-76 General 1974-1976

Scope and Contents note

Includes information, both supportive and critical, concerning Robert Morgan's campaign for U. S. Senate (1974) and James B. Hunt's North Carolina gubernatorial campaign (1975-76).

20 4-8

Politics 1975-76 Invitations 1974-1976

20 14-18

Politics 1977-78 Black Interests [See also Box 31:12.]

Scope and Contents note

Contains information on North Carolina voter registration drives; handwritten notes (folder 22) by Alexander on the progress made toward equal opportunity for blacks in North Carolina; and material on fundraising for a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Charlotte (folder 18)

25 18-22

Politics 1977-78 Campaign 1976-1977

25 7-9

Politics 1977-78 General

Scope and Contents note

Includes program for inauguration of President Jimmy Carter (1977) and information on U. S. Senate campaigns of Luther Hodges, Jr. and McNeill Smith (1977-78).

25 10-17

Politics 1977-78 Invitations

26 1-6

Politics 1979-80 Black Interests

Scope and Contents note

Includes material on Alexander's sponsorship of a bill designating Black History Week (folders 11-14); correspondence from UN ambassador Andrew Young about white majority rule in Rhodesia (folders 12-14); and information from Floyd B. McKissick, president of Soul City, Inc. (folder 14).

31 11-17

Politics 1979-80 Campaign Feb.-Apr. 1978

30 25-26

Politics 1979-80 Campaign May 1978 - 1979

31 1-5

Politics 1979-80 General 1978-1980

31 6-10

Politics 1979-80 Invitations

31 18-25

Politics 1981-82 Campaign 1980

Scope and Contents note

Documents Alexander's re-election campaign prior to his death in April, 1980.

36 16

Politics - Campaigns - Oversize Material

57 8-9

Senate

Scope and Contents note

This material reflects Alexander's general work and his constituent associations resulting from his office as senator. Does not document his work with specific legislation. CONSTITUENT CORRESPONDENCE contains letters from Alexander's Cabarrus-Mecklenburg constituency, primarily rejecting or supporting his positions. [NOTE: Letters of strictly political nature are filed in category 1.] GENERAL INFORMATION RELATING TO MEMBERSHIP presents a view of the administrative functions of Alexander's office and the rules affecting it. MECKLENBURG CABARRUS DELEGATION concerns the weekly meeting of senators and representatives from Mecklenburg County. Includes information on interests specific to Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties. Reflects Alexander's assignment as delegate in charge of city problems. PICTORIAL CHARTS is of Senate membership.

Box Folder

Senate 1975-76 Constituent Correspondence 1974 - Apr. 1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter (6-25-75) from Addison Reese concerning funding of the East Carolina University Medical School; Alexander (10-4-74) on his commitment to public education; and letters in response to Alexander's bill for firearm legislation in Charlotte Mecklenburg.

21 21-27

Senate 1975-76 Constituent Correspondence May 1975 - 1976

22 1-14

Senate 1975-76 General Information Relating to Membership 1974-1976

21 1-15

Senate 1975-76 Mecklenburg Cabarrus Delegation 1974-1976

21 16-20
Map-case Drawer Folder

Senate 1975-76 Pictorial Charts

1 9 1
Box Folder

Senate 1977-78 Constituent Correspondence 1977 - June 1978

Scope and Contents note

Topics include death penalty and abortion.

27 5-28

Senate 1977-78 Constituent Correspondence July - Dec. 1978

28 1-5

Senate 1977-78 General Information Relating to Membership 1976-1978

26 7-14

Senate 1977-78 Mecklenburg Cabarrus Delegation 1977 - Aug. 1978

26 15-21

Senate 1977-78 Mecklenburg Cabarrus Delegation Sept.-Dec. 1978

27 1-4
Map-case Drawer Folder

Senate 1977-78 Pictorial Charts

1 9 1
Box Folder

Senate 1979-80 Constituent Correspondence Jan.-Apr 1979

32 13-26

Senate 1979-80 Constituent Correspondence May 1979 - 1980

33 1-11

Senate 1979-80 General Information Relating to Membership 1978 - Apr. 1979

31 26-28

Senate 1979-80 General Information Relating to Membership May 1979 - 1980

32 1-5

Senate 1979-80 Mecklenburg Cabarrus Delegation 1979-1980

32 6-12
Map-case Drawer Folder

Senate 1979-80 Pictorial Charts

1 9 1

Legislation

Scope and Contents note

This material reflects the lawmaking and committee work in which Alexander was involved. BILLS SPONSORED BY ALEXANDER contains computer printouts providing the name, date, subject, and status of bills.COMMITTEES contains material related to the committees on which Alexander served. Includes legislation, reports, and correspondence. Committee assignments vary for each elective session. RESEARCH COMMISSIONS documents the commissions on which Alexander served. Arranged by subject. GENERAL LEGISLATION includes laws, non-constituent correspondence, and information about committees that Alexander did not serve for that session. Includes information on the Equal Rights Amendment.

Box Folder

Legislation - 1975-76 Bills Sponsored by Alexander

22 15

Legislation - 1975-76 Committee - Banking 1974-1976

22 16

Legislation - 1975-76 Committee - Criminal Justice and Corrections 1974 - May 1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes information on Alexander's proposed handgun registration bill for Mecklenburg and an article (3-18-76) by Ben Chavis, "The Dialects of Incarceration," describing unsuccessful attempts to establish an inmate council at Caledonia Prison Farm in Tillery, N.C.

22 17-23

Legislation - 1975-76 Committee - Criminal Justice and Corrections June 1975 - 1976

23 1-10

Legislation - 1975-76 Committee - Finance

23 11-15

Legislation - 1975-76 Committee - Higher Education 1970-1976

Scope and Contents note

Contains information on federal decree to desegregate the University of North Carolina system. Includes publications and other information on the status of black colleges, statistics on black white enrollment, and drafts of the state's desegregation plans.

23 16-23

Legislation - 1975-76 Committee - Insurance 1974-1976

24 1-5

Legislation - 1975-76 Committeee - Local Government and Regional Affairs 1975

24 6

Legislation - 1975-76 General 1974-1975

24 8-24

Legislation - 1975-76 General 1976

25 1-6

Legislation - 1975-76 Research Commission - Local Building Inspectors 1975

24 7

Legislation - 1977-78 Bills Spoonsored by Alexander

28 6

Legislation - 1977-78 Committee - Banking

28 7-9

Legislation - 1977-78 Committee - Constitutional Amendments 1977

28 10-11

Legislation - 1977-78 Committee - Criminal Justice and Corrections

28 12-18

Legislation - 1977-78 Committee - Finance

28 19-26

Legislation - 1977-78 Committee - Higher Education 1977

28 27-30

Legislation - 1977-78 Committee - Higher Education 1978

29 1-3

Legislation - 1977-78 Committee - Local Government and Regional Affairs 1977

Scope and Contents note

[See folder 8 for Mecklenburg-Cabarrus]

29 4-8

Legislation - 1977-78 Committee - Ways and Means

29 9-13

Legislation - 1977-78 General (January-May 26, 1977)

29 15-24

Legislation - 1977-78 General (May 27, 1977 - 1978)

30 1-24

Legislation - 1977-78 Research Commission 1977

29 14

Legislation - 1979-80 Bills Sponsored by Alexander

33 12

Legislation - 1979-80 Committee - Banking

33 13-18

Legislation - 1979-80 Committee - Constitutional Amendments 1979

33 19

Legislation - 1979-80 Committee - Criminal Justice and Corrections 1979

33 20-25

Legislation - 1979-80 Committee - Finance Jan.-Mar. 1979

33 26-32

Legislation - 1979-80 Committee - Finance Apr. 1979 - 1980

34 1-7

Legislation - 1979-80 Committee - Higher Education

34 8-13

Legislation - 1979-80 Committee - Local Government and Regional Affairs [see Folder 24 for Mecklenburg-Cabarrus] 1979

34 14-25

Legislation - 1979-80 Committee - University Board of Governors 1979

34 26-27

Legislation - 1979-80 General (1978-March 8, 1979)

35 7-16

Legislation - 1979-80 General (March 9, 1979 - 1980)

36 1-12

Legislation - 1979-80 Research Commission

35 1-6

Miscellaneous Material

Scope and Contents note

This material primarily relates generally to Alexander's Senate tenure, mostly miscellaneous material such as handwritten notes to Alexander from his secretary.

Box
36
Folder
13-14

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Community and Civic Service Files 1936-1980

Scope and Contents note

This series contains files pertaining to the committees and organizations in which Alexander participated as a community activist and political figure, but not directly resulting from his city council or senatorial duties. In many cases, Alexander also served as an officer or member of the board of directors. This series does not include social organizations to which he belonged. Documentation varies from minimal to extensive and includes correspondence, minutes, publications, financial information, reports, and reference material.

Boy Scouts 1936-1980

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter (9-15-65) from Julius Chambers to Dr. Barry G. Miller urging full integration in Mecklenburg County.

Box
40
Folder
11

Charlotte Area Fund 1965-1973

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, reports, financial statements, and grant applications of an anti-poverty agency established in 1965. Issues addressed include job training, neighborhood development, race relations, and participation by the poor in programs that affected them. Partially supported by the North Carolina Fund.

Box
39
Folder
10-13

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 1961-1965

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, reports, resolutions, newsletters, and other publications. Issues discussed include attracting new businesses, publicizing Charlotte, traffic and transportation problems, and the need for new or enlarged public facilities, such as a stadium or civic center. Alexander served as the first black member.

Box
36
Folder
17

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 1966-1980

Box
37
Folder
1-2

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce - Oversize Material

Box
58
Folder
1

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Anti-Poverty Committee 1965-1966

Box
46
Folder
16

Charlotte Mecklenburg Charter Commission [see also Box 38:1-2, Charlotte Mecklenburg Consolidation Study Committee (1967-69)] 1969-1971

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, clippings, and reports of a commission appointed to recommend a consolidated government for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Also includes Alexander's notes and information on other consolidated governments.

Box
38
Folder
3-13

Charlotte Mecklenburg Charter Commission - Oversize Material

Box
58
Folder
1

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee [see also Series 1: Box 1;9, Anti-Discrimination Ordinance; Box 7:5, Meetings; and Box 16:7, Mayor's Community Relations Committee] 1961-1979

Scope and Contents note

Primarily minutes of a committee concerned with the desegregation of schools, housing, and public facilities. After passage of an anti-discrimination ordinance in 1968, the committee reviewed complaints of alleged violations.

Box
39
Folder
4-9

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee 1986

Scope and Contents note

Special advertising section celebrating the 25th anniversary of the committee. Contains a biography of Alexander.

Box
57
Folder
10

Charlotte Mecklenburg Consolidation Study Committee [See also Box 38:3-13, Charlotte Mecklenburg Charter Commission.] 1967-1969

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, and other material from a city-county committee appointed to secure enabling legislation from the North Carolina General Assembly to create a Charter Commission. Alexander served as a member of both.

Box
38
Folder
1-2

Charlotte Mecklenburg Consolidation Study Committee 1974

Scope and Contents note

Files of a committee appointed in 1974 to consider prospects for a renewed consolidation effort.

Box
39
Folder
1

Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Properties Commission [See also Series 1, Box 17:32, 33, Thompson Orphanage Chapel.] 1970-1975

Scope and Contents note

Minutes, survey reports, general information on historic preservation, and a history of Thompson Orphanage and Training Institution (folder 8).

Box
40
Folder
6-8

Charlotte Opera 1978

Box
39
Folder
3

Charlotte Rotary Club 1972-1980

Box
46
Folder
7-9

Charlotte Symphony 1971, 1977-79

Box
39
Folder
2

Charter Review Commission circa 1980

Scope and Contents note

Description of commission charged with recommending changes in city charter.

Box
49
Folder
28

Citizens' Committee for Urban Renewal 1957-1963

Scope and Contents note

Includes copy of "Brooklyn Area Blight Study" (Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission, 1958).

Box
40
Folder
12

Council on Educational Services for Exceptional Children 1975-1976

Scope and Contents note

Minutes, reports, and publications of an advisory group to the State Board of Education on issues relating to programs for children with special needs. Also includes information on pertinent state and federal legislation.

Box
40
Folder
1-5

Goodwill Industries of Charlotte 1965-1971

Scope and Contents note

Alexander named to Board of Directors in 1965.

Box
44
Folder
20

Governor's Committee on Law and Order 1969-1973 (Bulk, 1969)

Scope and Contents note

Alexander appointed in 1969.

Box
48
Folder
1-19

Governor's Committee on Law and Order 1969-1973

Box
49
Folder
1-27

Governor's Office of Citizen Affairs, Advisory Council 1977-1979

Box
40
Folder
9

Hezekiah Alexander Foundation 1966-1977

Box
40
Folder
10

Johnson C. Smith University 1965-1978

Scope and Contents note

Primarily material Alexander received as a trustee (1972-80).

Box
41
Folder
1-7

Johnson C. Smith University 1979-1980

Box
42
Folder
1-4

Learning Institute of North Carolina 1969-1978 (Bulk, 1977)

Scope and Contents note

Alexander appointed to Board of Directors in 1977.

Box
42
Folder
5

Mechanics and Farmers Bank 1961-62, 1972-79

Scope and Contents note

Consists primarily of annual reports and proxy statements for the Durham, N. C. based bank.

Box
43
Folder
1

Mecklenburg County Board of Public Welfare 1944-1972

Scope and Contents note

Alexander appointed in 1963. Includes consultant's report (May, 1963), board minutes (1964), and correspondence and publications from the North Carolina Board of Public Welfare and from various professional organizations and federal agencies.

Box
42
Folder
10-13

Mecklenburg Savings and Loan Association 1977-1980

Scope and Contents note

Alexander an organizer and director.

Box
43
Folder
2-4

Metrolina National Bank

Box
43
Folder
5

Mint Museum 1966-1980

Scope and Contents note

Alexander appointed trustee in 1973 and served as president, 1978-79. Includes correspondence, news releasess, board minutes, newsletters, financial reports, policy statements, reports, and expansion site selection.

Box
43
Folder
6-16

Model Neighborhood Commission 1939-1972

Scope and Contents note

Alexander served as member from inception. Includes material on the Model Cities program, a federal urban renewal project established cities through the Demonstration Cities Act of 1966; documents Charlotte's participation through the local Model Neighborhood Commission. Folder 1 contains reference material on housing and urban problems, including newsletters and reports (1939-50) of the Citizens' Housing and Planning Council of New York, Inc. and analyses of the Charlotte housing market by the Federal Housing Administration (1965, 1968).

Box
45
Folder
1-14

Model Neighborhood Commission 1973-1975

Box
46
Folder
1-5

Model Neighborhood Commission 1967-1975

Scope and Contents note

Contains grant application (1967) and comprehensive reports and action plans (ca. 1968, 1971-73).

Box
50

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [see also Series 1.2, category 1] 1945-1979

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, reports and publications concerning the work of the organization at the national level, particularly in the 1950s. Also includes material on the Charlotte and North Carolina branches.

Box
37
Folder
3-4

National Association of Sickle Cell Disease 1973-1980

Scope and Contents note

Primarily relates to work of the Charlotte Mecklenburg chapter of which Alexander served as board member.

Box
43
Folder
17

North Carolina Capital Planning Commission 1977-1978

Box
44
Folder
14

North Carolina Council on Human Relations 1954-1968

Scope and Contents note

Affiliate of Southern Regional Council, this group was founded in Charlotte (ca. 1954-55) to foster support for and to help implement locally, U. S. Supreme Court decisions on the desegregation of schools and public facilities. Also contains material from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Council, including statements of support for school desegregation (1957-59) and restaurants (1960) and of opposition to separate expansion of predominantly white Charlotte and predominantly black Carver colleges (1959-61).

Box
44
Folder
1-4

North Carolina Good Neighbor Council 1963-1971

Scope and Contents note

Alexander named to council in 1965. Reflects its concern with equal employment opportunities in state government, problems of housing, racial violence, and other issues related to the improvement of race relations.

Box
44
Folder
5-10

North Carolina Human Relations Commission 1971-1978

Scope and Contents note

Successor to North Carolina Good Neighbor Council.

Box
44
Folder
11-13

North Carolina Symphony 1977-1979

Box
46
Folder
6

North Carolinians Against the Death Penalty 1970-1976

Box
44
Folder
15

Occupational Safety and Health Act Advisory Council 1975-1980

Scope and Contents note

Alexander named member in 1978.

Box
42
Folder
6-9

Parents Teachers Association 1952-1959

Scope and Contents note

Material on local activities, especially of the Biddleville Elementary School PTA, of which Alexander was an officer, and on the North Carolina Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, Inc.

Box
44
Folder
19

People's Hospital, Inc. 1946-1949

Scope and Contents note

Files of vice-president Kelly Alexander, Sr., relating to fundraising efforts for a 200 bed general hospital for Charlotte area blacks. Primarily records of contributions and expenditures.

Box
47
Folder
1-2

People's Hospital, Inc. - Oversize Material

Box
58
Folder
1

Southern Regional Council 1956-1975

Scope and Contents note

Minutes, correspondence, and reports, chiefly concerning school desegregation and voting rights of blacks. Folder 9 contains an essay about the SRC's origins. Alexander elected a member in 1959.

Box
37
Folder
5-9

Southern Regional Council Voter Education Project 1964-1974

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and reports relating to voter registration projects conducted by Alexander and Charlotte NAACP with VEP funding (1964, 1972) and reports and newsletters documenting the work of VEP throughout the South.

Box
37
Folder
10-11

State Employees Association of North Carolina 1975-1980

Box
44
Folder
18

United Community Services 1941-1978

Scope and Contents note

Alexander elected to board in 1966. Includes material on operations; YMCA (especially black branches, 1953); Social Planning Council; and on other affiliated groups.

Box
47
Folder
3-9

United Community Services Crime Prevention Committee 1962-1965

Box
47
Folder
10

United Community Services Greater Charlotte Citizens' Committee on Urban Living 1969-1971

Scope and Contents note

Includes material on Voluntarism and Urban Life Project, a national project designed to increase citizen participation in the development of goals in urban communities.

Box
47
Folder
11

United Community Services Health and Hospital Services Committee 1960-1961

Box
47
Folder
12

United Community Services Negro Hospital Facilities Study Committee 1953-1954

Box
47
Folder
13

United Community Services Recreation Study Committee 1965-1967

Scope and Contents note

Sometimes referred to as the Graves Report.

Box
47
Folder
14

United Community Services School Lunch Program Study Committee 1951-1959

Box
47
Folder
15

United States Office of Price Administration. War Price and Rationing Board 1940-1945

Scope and Contents note

Material concerning Alexander's work as chief clerk of the War Price and Rationing Board No. 4, the Negro division for the district. Includes publications on operation of nationwide board and economy during wartime, correspondence concerning allocation of goods, and sample ration coupons.

Box
44
Folder
16-17

Wachovia Bank & Trust Co. 1975-1980

Scope and Contents note

Primarily reports on bank's operation and financial condition and on subsidiary American Credit Corporation (changed to Barclays American in 1979). Also includes letter (4-7-78) from Patricia B. Hoard to president John G. Medlin, Jr., concerning employment opportunities for minorities. Alexander named to Charlotte board in 1976.

Box
46
Folder
10-15

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General Correspondence 1932-1942, 1952-1980

Scope and Contents note

This chronologically arranged series contains correspondence of Alexander not included in other series. Some material, however, is closely related to the subjects or activities documented in other series. The most common example is the inclusion of correspondence (1965-74) relating to routine city operations for which no separate subject was assigned in the City Council subseries. This material includes communications from council members and staff concerning business to come before the council and letters from citizens asking for help to correct deficiencies in city services. Other examples are letters of support or congratulations sent to Alexander during his political campaigns, which are also found in campaign files in the City Council and Senate subseries, and letters from other political candidates seeking Alexander's support, which are also included in the Senate subseries and in Series 4, Political Materials. This series contains only a few letters that can be characterized as hate mail.

Correspondence [See also Series 1.1, Box 75:7, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights] 1932 - May 12, 1973

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter (7-2-32) from S. W. Green, delegate to Republican National Convention, to Frank C. Labit of Louisiana Republicdan State Committee explaining that he will not vote for Herbert Hoover because of Hoover's discrimination against blacks (folder 1); letters (1950s) from Alexander to local newspapers and television stations about white attitudes toward blacks, especially in the media (folder 1); statement (3-12-57) by Alexander opposing bond referendum for continued, separate expansion of predominantly white Charlotte College and predominantly black Carver College (folder 1); letter (1-4-64) from the James Castanas family explaining why the Epicurean Restaurant cannot integrate (folder 1); form letter (May, 1965) from Martin Luther King, Jr. concerning the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (folder 3); letters (12/1965) and a booklet of names of people who called or wrote to express sympathy after the bombing of Alexander's home (folders 4-5); letters (12-16-68) from Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey thanking Alexander for his support in his presidential bid (folder 9); letter (8-4-69) from Hosea L. Williams about the election of black candidates in Green County, Ala. (folder 11); letter (10-7-69) from Charles H. Crutchfield, with "Black Panther Coloring Book," and asking Alexander to publicly denounce the Black Panthers (folder 11); letter (3-5-70) from Hubert H. Humphrey comments on his recent visit to Charlotte (folder 12); letters (7-6-70, 12-21-71, 10-17-72, 4-12-73, 4-16-73) from Arnold Aronson of Leadership Conference on Civil Rights about various civil rights issues (folders 12, 14, 21, 23); program (5-30-71) honoring Julius Chambers as Alpha Phi Alpha Man of the Year (folder 15); letter (9-8-71) from Jesse Jackson about the Hird Annual Black Exposition (folder 16); letters (12-21, 12-28-71) from Edmunc S. Muskie about his presidential candidacy (folder 17); flier (3-29-72) from Charlotte Mecklenburg Citizens for (Shirley) Chisolm (folder 18); letter (9-5-72) from Julian Bond asking for suppoirt of the McGovern Shriver presidential ticket (folder 20); and a letter (9-25-72) from Democrats for Helms supporting Jesse Helms for the United States Senate (folder 20).

Box
51
Folder
1-24

Correspondence May 14, 1973 - 1980, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes letter (9-20-73) from publisher Charleen Whisnant asking for contributions from black community to publish poems of Julia Fields (folder 2); and form letter (12/1973) from Julian Bond describing work of Southern Elections Fund and asking for money to help elect blacks (folder 4).

Box
52
Folder
1-18

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Political Materials 1933-1980

Scope and Contents note

Documents Alexander's involvement in politics and his participation in the Democratic Party prior to his election to the Senate in 1974. Additional material concerning Alexander's campaigns, the campaigns of other candidates, civil rights issues, and state and national politics in general, especially after 1974, will be found in Series 1.1 and, to a limited extent, in Series 3.

Citizens Committee for Political Action 1948-1953

Scope and Contents note

Material collected by Alexander as executive secretary of a group organized to support black candidates for public office in Charlotte. Includes minutes, material relating to the 1949 campaigns of Bishop Dale for city council and James F. Wertz for school board, and information on voter registration drives, particularly material from the North Carolina Congress of Industrial Organizations about the need to elect candidates pledged to repeal the Taft Hartley Act.

Box
52
Folder
19

Citizens Committee for Political Action undated

Scope and Contents note

Campaign poster for Kelly M. Alexander for City Council and Emma R. Anderson for School Board.

Box
57
Folder
10

Charlotte Mecklenburg Politics 1936-80, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes certificate of city council candidacy of Zack Alexander (1937); membership list of Charlotte chapter of Americans for Democratic Action (1949); proposal for survey on "The Status of the Negroes of Charlotte, North Carolina" by Charlotte Committee on Public Affairs (Raymond Wheeler, president; Harry Golden, secretary) (1953); 2 page anonymous statement concerning rejection of black high school football player Jimmy Kirkpatrick as participant in 1965 Shrine Bowl game; information about Coleman Kerry's 1970 school board campaign and allegations by Jack Scott of Concerned Parents Association that voting irregularities were likely to occur in predominately black precincts; brochure from Northwest Community Action Association opposing 1975 bond election because of alleged-discrimination against blacks in employment at airport; and speech (1-8-77) by Raymond Wheeler honoring Harry Golden. Also contains correspondence, programs newsletters, and other material from Mecklenburg County Democratic Party and numerous brochures and letters from candidates for local office. Black candidates represented are: Zechariah "Zack" Alexander (1937); Lem Long (1952); Kelly Alexander, Sr., Emma R. Anderson, and A. S. Grier (1953); the Rev. James F. Wertz (1964); Harvey Gantt and Bob Walton (1975); and Willie Smith and Rowe Anderson (n.d.). [See also Series 1.2, category 1.]

Box
52
Folder
20-21

Charlotte Mecklenburg Politics - Oversize Material

Scope and Contents note

Includes posters for 1949 campaigns of Bishop Dale and James Wertz.

Box
58
Folder
2

Congressional Black Caucus 1971-1972

Scope and Contents note

[see also Series 1.2, category 1]

Box
54
Folder
11

Democratic National Committee 1954, 1966-77

Scope and Contents note

Includes material from DNC's Office of Minority Affairs.

Box
54
Folder
10

Democratic Party undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous handwritten notes.

Box
54
Folder
2

Democratic Women's Club of Mecklenburg County 1967-1978

Scope and Contents note

Membership lists and newsletters.

Box
52
Folder
22

Joint Center for Political Studies 1972-1980

Scope and Contents note

Newsletters

Box
54
Folder
12-13

North Carolina Politics 1950-1974

Scope and Contents note

Includes flier (1950) from Know the Truth Committee accusing U. S. Senator Frank Porter Graham of favoring "mingling of the races" and urging support for his opponent Willis Smith; letter (ca. 1956) from Patriots of North Carolina, Inc. opposing school integration; report (ca. 1957-58) from North Carolina Virginia office of Anti Defamation League of B'nai B'rith concerning Ku Klux Klan activities in North Carolina; brochure (ca. 1959) reporting denial of voting rights to blacks in Northhampton County, N. C.; letter (6-29-64) from from Harry Golden about gubernatorial bid of Dan K. Moore; form letter (5-25-72) from Alexander supporting Hargrove "Skipper" Bowles for governor; Hawkins and Julius Chambers supporting Bowles's opponent, Pat Taylor; information (July, 1972) concerning the North Carolina BLack Politican Convention; brochure (n.d.) supporting minimum wage law for North Carolina; and platform (n.d.) of the North Carolina Defenders of States Rights, Inc. Also contains correspondence and brochures from candidates for statewide office and newsletters, correspondence and other material from state Democratic Party, including material from the Study Committee for the Plan of Organization on which Alexander served (1977-78). [See also Series 1.2, category 1.]

Box
54
Folder

Precinct Materials 1963-79, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains information on Mecklenburg election precincts, names of precinct workers and of those providing transportation for voters, and notes on conducting voter registration drives. [See also Series I for additional material on Alexander's campaigns.]

Box
53
Folder
1-14

Precinct Materials undated

Box
54
Folder
1

Precinct Materials - Oversize Material

Box
58
Folder
3-6

United States Politics 1933-1974

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets, brochures, and other printed material concerning national politics and civil rights issues, especially in regard to school desegregation and better housing opportunities for blacks; includes material from both liberal and conservative sources. Items of note are: flier from Pullman Porters and Maids Union and brochure from Fusion Campaign Committee supporting Fiorello H. LaGuardia for mayor of New York City (ca. 1933); copy of "A Resolution Unanimously adopted at a Mass Meeting held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rev. M. L. King, Pastor, July 21, 1941," under auspices of Atlanta Civic and Political League, responding to statements "inimical to the rights and welfare of the Negroes of Georgia" made by Board of Regents of University of Georgia during trial and dismissal of university officials; pamphlet (ca. 1948) supporting Herman Talmadge for governor of Georgia against Ellis Arnall, who is condemned for his support of the Fair Employment Practices Commission; anonymous 2 page statement (1952?) warning against the FEPC's favoritism toward blacks and urging support for Dwight Eisenhower as president; material (1955) concerning school desegregation in Baltimore and St. Louis; humorous poem (ca. 1957) "Miss Integration" about difficulties of desegregating schools in Little Rock; "The Oxford Disaster ... Price of Defiance" by Rep. Karl Wiesenburg (1962) concerning admission of James A. Meredith as first black student at University of Mississippi; brochure (1968) from Stop George Wallace Committee of North Carolina supporting Richard Nixon for President; report (1970) criticizing nomination of G. Harold Carswell to U. S. Supreme Court; and newsletter (8/1972) of Black Citizens for the Re-election of the President. [See also Series 1.2, category 1.]

Box
54
Folder
5-9

United States Politics - Oversize Material

Scope and Contents note

Includes newsletter from Democratic National Committee supporting Harry Truman's 1948 presidential candidacy; sample ballot supporting 1954 Democratic Party candidates; material from Hubert H. Humphrey's 1968 presidential campaign; AFL-CIO flier, "Why Richard M. Nixon Must Be Impeached Now"; and an issue of Contempo (12/1931) with articles by Langston Hughes and Lincoln Steffens about the Scottsboro case.

Box
58
Folder
2

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Speeches 1925, 1951, 1963-1980, undated

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten and typescript drafts of speeches by Alexander. Issues addressed in his speeches include politics, the death penalty, fraternal organizations and their role in black society and politics, human rights, civil rights and race relations, the role of blacks in Charlotte, and the contributions of blacks throughout North Carolina's history.

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten and typescript drafts of speeches by Alexander. Issues addressed in his speeches include politics, the death penalty, fraternal organizations and their role in black society and politics, human rights, civil rights and race relations, the role of blacks in Charlotte, and the contributions of blacks throughout North Carolina's history. Includes speech (1925) given by Alexander as a student at Second Ward High School; a speech (n.d.) in which Alexander reacts to a statement by Charles Crutchfield, president of Jefferson Broadcasting Company and of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, that blacks are not "economically or mentally capable" to run a city like Charlotte (folder 17).

Box
54
Folder
14-19

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Clippings 1951-1982, 1989

Scope and Contents note

Clippings primarily from The Charlotte News and The Charlotte Observer documenting Alexander's council and senate activities.

Clippings 1951, 1954, 1962-67

Scope and Contents note

Documents the 1965 bombings of homes of Fred Alexander, Kelly Alexander, Sr., Julius Chambers, and Reginald Hawkins and efforts to apprehend vandals and rebuild the homes through the Anti Terrorist Fund and Operation Rebuild; black politics in Charlotte in the 1950s; Alexander's appointment as first black member of Mecklenburg County Board of Public Welfare (1963) and Charlotte Chamber of Commerce (1962); controversial replacement of black Redevelopment Commission member Bishop Dale with white member Raymond King (1965) and related efforts by Alexander to have more blacks appointed to Charlotte boards and commissions,; and demolition (1964-65) of Friendship Baptist Church during renewal of city's Brooklyn area.

Box
55
Folder
1

Clippings 1968-1971

Scope and Contents note

Documented are the removal of fence separating black and white sections of Charlotte's Elmwood Cemetery, debated by City Council in 1968-69 and strategically brought to an affirmative vote by Alexander; and the naming of black educator Allegra Westbrooks as Charlotte Outstanding Career Woman of the Year (1969).

Box
55
Folder
2

Clippings 1972-98, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes obituaries of Alexander and clippings about 1982 docudrama "Fred: A Man Who Made the Difference."

Box
55
Folder
3

Photographs - Prints 1950-80, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains 170 prints (P91/1 - 170)

Photographs-Prints
P6:6 - P7:2
Photographs-Prints

Various shots of Alexander - P91/1-14 1948, undated

P6:6

Alexander and North Carolina governor Bob Scott - P91/9 undated

P6:6

Alexander and daughter, Theodora - P91/12 undated

P6:6

Alexander in Masonic/Shriner group notes - P91/18-19 undated

P6:6

Masonic/Shriner parade, East Trade Street, Charlotte - P91/20-21 circa 1950s

P6:6

Various Masonic/Shriner shots - P91/18-19 (1953-54, undated)

P6:6

Philip Lance Van Every [right] - P91/30 undated

P6:6

Zack Alexander, Sr. [left] and Van Every [center] - P91/31-32 undated

P6:6

Alexander [left], Atlantic City, N.J. - P91/33 1954

P6:6

Zack Alexander, Sr. with others - P91/37-41 undated

P6:6

H. C. John Russell (press officer, Federal Security Agency), Dr. M. T. Walker (Imperial Medical Director), Lt. Dennis Nelson (Department of Defense), Zack Alexander, Sr. [left to right] - P91/39 undated

P6:6

Various shots of Zack Alexander, Sr.'s funeral, Charlotte - P91/42-49 1954

P6:6

R. N. Harris, L. G. Bruce, J. H. Wheeler, J. C. Scarborough, Sr., Alexander, A. Moore Shearin, W. G. Pearson, Wm. J. Walker Jr., C. C. Spaulding, W. J. Kennedy, E. R. Merrick (left to right) - P91/50 undated

P6:7

Alexander with military officers - P91/51-52 undated

P6:7

Alexander with Jay Silverheels [left] at legislative reception, Raleigh, N.C. - P91/53-54 1977

P6:7

Alexander at the ground breaking for Biggers Bros., Charlotte - P91/55 1973

P6:7

Alexander [front, 5th from left] with an unidentified "graduating class" - P91/56 undated

P6:7

Aerial shot of Double Oaks and Newland Road apartments, Charlotte - P91/57 undated

P6:7

Double Oaks Apartments, Charlotte - P91/58-60 undated

P6:7

Newland Road Apartments, Charlotte - P91/61-62 undated

P6:7

Tryon Hills Apartments [including aerial], Charlotte - P91/63-65 undated

P6:7

Kiddie Korner Daycare Center Too [n.p.] - P91/66 undated

P6:7

7 to 11 gas station/food store [n.p.] - P91/67 undated

P6:7

Wooded area and creek bed [n.p.] - P91/68-71

P6:7

Children playing at the Earle Village Center on 7th Street, Charlotte - P91/72-76 1968

P6:7

Public housing, Lumberton, N.C. - P91/77-90 1968

P6:7

International Brotherhood of Teamsters "America on the Move" campaign publicity, including Ed MacMahon [P91/91, right] - P91/91-94 undated

P6:7

Charlotte Transit bus with "Fred D. Alexander for State Senator, 22nd District, Democrat" advertising placards - P91/95-96 undated

P7:1

North Carolina National Guard Armory, Charlotte - P91/97-107 undated

P7:1

Soldiers Memorial of the Spanish-American War - P91/108-111 1979

Scope and Contents note

[Source: N. C. Division of Archives and History]

P7:1

Shots related to service of North Carolina African-Americans in the Spanish-American War, including the Third North Carolina Volunteers and Officers - P91/109 1898

Scope and Contents note

[Source: N. C. Division of Archives and History]

P7:1

Unidentified group shot - P91/112 undated

7:1

All Star Boys Baseball Team of the Omega Psi Phi Little League - P91/113 1967

P7:1

Charlotte skyline view looking from Marshall Park - P91/114 1974?

P7:1

Family pictured for an advertisement for Southern Fidelity Mutual Insurance Company - P91/115 undated

P7:1

Painting of Mary Myers Dwelle, permanent collection, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte - P91/116 1979

P7:1

The "Lady Bird Special" Whistle Stop tour of the First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson - P91/117 1964

P7:1

Fire alarm boxes - P91/118-121 1975?

P7:2

Briarhoppers - P91/122 undated

P7:2

Billboard advertising, Charlotte - P91/123-127 1974?

P7:2

Homes and different areas in an unidentified neighborhood - P91/128-135 undated

P7:2

Zoning in Charlotte, showing Mallard Creek Rd. area, aerials, Freedom Dr., English Village Townhouses on West Craighead St., Alpine Lodge Apartments, Nations Ford Rd., Village Commons area, shops with professional offices above, specialty shops, Providence Rd., Providence Square Apartments and Village Center, and drawings of propositions for rezoning in the Carmel Community - P91/136-170 1968-1971

P7:2

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Personal Material 1946-1986

Scope and Contents note

Includes biographical and genealogical information on Alexander and his family, material from his alma mater, Lincoln University, and information on churches Mr. and Mrs. Alexander attended.

Alexander, Zechariah, Sr. 1946-1955

Scope and Contents note

Information on Alexander's father.

Box
55
Folder
5

Biographical and Genealogical Material 1943-1986

Scope and Contents note

Consists primarily of biographical sketches prepared by Alexander, programs of events honoring him, information on his 1926 Second Ward High School class. Selective Service induction papers, and notes on his ancestry. Includes obituaries and funeral program for Mrs. Alexander. [For obituaries and tributes, see Series 6.]

Box
55
Folder
4

Biographical and Genealogical Material 1980

Scope and Contents note

Program from memorial service for Alexander.

Box
57
Folder
10

Friendship Baptist Church 1947-1973

Box
55
Folder
8

Lincoln University 1949-1979

Box
55
Folder
6-7

Lincoln University Diploma 1931

Box
57
Folder
10

Lincoln University Scrapbook 1925-1946

Scope and Contents note

Scrapbook and loose materials.

Box
56
Folder
12-13

Masonic Lodge Certificate 1933

Scope and Contents note

Certificate granting Alexander lifetime membership in Unique Lodge No. 85, Grand Lodge of North Carolina.

Box
57
Folder
10

Memorial United Presbyterian Church 1969-1978

Box
55
Folder
10

St. Paul Baptist Church 1973-1975

Scope and Contents note

Includes program (1974) for funeral of Rev. James F. Wertz.

Box
55
Folder
11

University Park Baptist Church 1958-1978

Box
55
Folder
9

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Business Material 1949-1980

Scope and Contents note

Documents in varying degrees of detail about Alexander's business activities. Includes correspondence, receipts, notes on income and expenditures, and advertisements.

Alexander Funeral Home 1979-1980

Box
55
Folder
12

C. D. Spangler Construction Company 1949-1979

Scope and Contents note

Consists primarily of material relating to Alexander's management of Double Oaks Apartments in Charlotte. Includes excerpts from a report on housing Alexander made to the Charlotte Committee on Public Affairs (5-23-53), correspondence concerning his efforts to finance Little League baseball teams (1959), and letter from Alexander to C. D. Spangler, Sr. reflecting on the twentieth anniversary of the first rented unit at Double Oaks and public reaction to company's pioneering venture for multi family housing for blacks (9-4-69).

Box
55
Folder
16-20

C. D. Spangler Construction Company - Oversize Material

Scope and Contents note

Includes site plans and topographic surveys of University Park development.

Map-case
1
Drawer
Folder
1

Delta Sewing Shop 1946-1949

Box
55
Folder
13

Home Builders Association of Charlotte 1968-1969

Scope and Contents note

Newsletters

Box
55
Folder
21

Southern Fidelity Mutual Insurance Company 1941-1960

Scope and Contents note

Includes newsletter (1941) of the North Carolina Negro Insurance Association, edited by Alexander. [See also 1946 issues of Carolina Times, Series 9, box 58:8.]

Box
55
Folder
14-15

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Miscellany/Memorabilia 1908-1980

Scope and Contents note

Material that did not fit in other series.

Black History in North Carolina 1834-1975

Scope and Contents note

Notes and articles. Includes list of legislators (1834-1975).

Box
56
Folder
7-8

Caricature 1968

Scope and Contents note

Color caricature of Alexander by Eugene Payne, an editorial cartoonist for the Charlotte Observer.

Box
57
Folder
10

Cartoon 11-10-83

Scope and Contents note

Cartoon by Eugene Payne depicting Harry Golden and Fred Alexander in heaven, commenting on the election of Harvey Gantt as Charlotte's first black mayor.

Eco Journal 1975-1977

Scope and Contents note

Newsletter of Ex Convicts Organization, a non profit, Charlotte based volunteer agency.

Box
56
Folder
5

Flag 1980

Scope and Contents note

Flag of the City of Charlotte, used at Alexander's funeral in 1980.

Box
57
Folder
11

Fred Alexander Park - Groundbreaking circa 1981

Scope and Contents note

Includes photographs (unidentified) and a flyer promoting the ceremony.

Box
56
Folder
17

Miscellaneous Materials - Charlotte City Council 1965, undated

Scope and Contents note

Materials related to Alexander's service on the city council, including his councilman's badge of office, certificate of oath of office (1965), and a folio of letters of support from the students of University Park School, presented to Alexander after the bombing of his home in 1965.

Box
56
Folder
14

Miscellaneous Materials - State Senate 1980, undated

Scope and Contents note

Materials related to Alexander's service in the state senate, including campaign materials and a folio (1980) compiled by Vivian E. Irving memorializing Alexander's accomplishments in the senate.

Box
56
Folder
15

Newspapers - Oversize Material 1946-1978

Scope and Contents note

Scattered issues, most published by Charlotte-are blacks. Includes souvenir editions of Pittsburgh Courier (100th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation, 1963) and Afro American ("March on Washington, D.C.," 1963).

Box
58
Folder
7-9

Notes

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous, handwritten notes [NOTE: meaning of most notes is not readily apparent, probably of value only to persons conducting extensive research into Alexander's life and work.]

Box
56
Folder
9-10

Programs 1956-1979

Scope and Contents note

From Charlotte churches and organizations, including funeral of Dr. J. Eugene Alexander (1956).

Box
56
Folder
11

Publications 1908, circa 1970

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous publications including prospectus of the Colored Men's Branch, YMCA of New York City (1908-09); newsletter from Mechanics Perpetual Building and Loan Association o f Charlotte with article about Thad L. Tate (n.d.); 52-page advertising brochure from Atlanta-based Standard Life Insurance Co. and its numerous affiliated companies (ca. 1922); extract from Manufacturers Record (2/1957) about Charlotte's growth; and program from Charlotte Business League (1970s).

Box
56
Folder
6

Second Ward Herald 1926

Scope and Contents note

March and June, 1926 issues of the Herald, a publication of the Second Ward High School. [See also Series 7, Box 55:4, Biographical and Genealogical Material.]

Box
57
Folder
10

WGIV Interview 1964

Scope and Contents note

Audiotape of interview of Alexander by WGIV, a gospel radio station based in Charlotte, October 16, 1964.

Box
56
Folder
16

WSOC Editorials [see also Series 1.1, Box 14:28, Editorials] 1973-1980

Scope and Contents note

Broadcast by WSOC radio and television stations. Also includes copies of cartoons by Eugene Payne. [See also Series 1.1, Box 14:28, Editorials.]

Box
56
Folder
1-3

Youth Activities 1953-1959

Scope and Contents note

Annual reports of John Avery Boy's Club of Durham (1953-59) and the Colored Orphanage of North Carolina (1959).

Box
56
Folder
4

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Photographs 1876-1980

Scope and Contents note

This series contains 319 photographs of Alexander, public events, and scenes around Charlotte, e.g., of Double Oaks and Newland Road apartments and a 1954 Shrine parade.

Photographs - Duplicates

Box
56
Folder
18

Photographs - Prints 1950-80, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains 170 prints (P91/1-170)

Box
P6:6-P7:2
Box Folder

Various shots of Alexander - P91/1-14 1948, undated

P6 6

Alexander and North Carolina Governor Bob Scott - P91/9 undated

P6 6

Alexander and Theodora - P91/12 undated

P6 6

Unidentified people in a church - P91/15-17 undated

P6 6

Alexander in Masonic/Shriner group shots - P91/18-19 undated

P6 6

Masonic/Shriner parade, East Trade Street, Charlotte - P91/20-21 circa 1950s

P6 6

Various Masonic/Shriner shots - P91/22-41 1953-54, undated

P6 6

Philip Lance Van Every [right] - P91/30 undated

P6 6

Zack Alexander, Sr. [left] and Van Every [center] - P91/31-32 undated

P6 6

Alexander [left], Atlantic City, N.J. - P91/33 1954

P6 6

Zack Alexander, Sr. - P91/34 1953

P6 6

Zack Alexander, Sr. in parade, Atlantic City, N.J. - P91/35-36 1954

P6 6

Zack Alexander, Sr. with others - P91/37-41 undated

P6 6

H. C. John Russell (press officer, Federal Security Agency), Dr. M. T. Walker (Imperial Medical Director), Lt. Dennis Nelson (Department of Defense), Zack Alexander, Sr. [left to right] - P91/39 undated

P6 6

Various shots of Zack Alexander, Sr.'s funeral, Charlotte - P91/42-49 1954

P6 6

R. N. Harris, L. G. Bruce, J. H. Wheeler, J. C. Scarborough, Sr., Alexander, A. Moore Shearin, W. G. Pearson, Wm. J. Walker, Jr., C. C. Spaulding, W. J. Kennedy, E. R. Merrick [left to right] - P91/50 undated

P6 7

Alexander with military officers - P91/51-52 undated

P6 7

Alexander with Jay Silverheels [left] at legislative reception, Raleigh, N.C. - P91/53-54 1977

P6 7

Alexander at the ground breaking for Biggers Bros., Charlotte - P91/55 1973

P6 7

Alexander [front, 5th from left] with an unidentified "graduating class" - P91/56

P6 7

Aerial shot of Double Oaks and Newland Road apartments, Charlotte - P91/57

P6 7

Double Oaks Apartments, Charlotte - P91/58-60

P6 7

Newland Road Apartments, Charlotte - P91/61-62

P6 7

Tryon Hills Apartments [including aerial], Charlotte - P91/63-65

P6 7

Kiddie Korner Daycare Center Too [n.p.] - P91/66 undated

P6 7

7 to 11 gas station/food store [n.p.] - P91/67 undated

P6 7

Wooded area and creek bed [n.p.] - P91/68-71

P6 7

Children playing at the Earle Village Center on 7th Street, Charlotte - P91/72-76 1968

P6 7

Public housing, Lumberton, N.C. - P91/77-90 1968

P6 7

International Brotherhood of Teamsters "America on the Move" campaign publicity, including Ed MacMahon [P91/91, right] - P91/91-94

P6 7

Charlotte Transit bus with "Fred D. Alexander for State Senator, 22nd District, Democrat" advertising placards - P91/95-96

P7 1

North Carolina National Guard Armory, Charlotte - P91/97-107

7 1

Soldiers Memorial of the Spanish-American War [Source: N. C. Division of Archives and History] - P91/108-111 1979

P7 1

Shots related to service of North Carolina African-Americans in the Spanish-American War, including the Third North Carolina Volunteers and Officers [Source: N. C. Division of Archives and History] - P91/109 1898

P7 1

Unidentified group shot - P91/112

P7 1

All Star Boys Baseball Team of the Omega Psi Phi Little League - P91/113 1967

P7 1

Charlotte skyline view looking from Marshall Park - P91/114 1974?

P7 1

Family pictured for an advertisement for Southern Fidelity Mutual Insurance Company - P91/115

P7 1

Painting of Mary Myers Dwelle, permanent collection, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte - P91/116 1979

P7 1

The "Lady Bird Special" Whistle Stop tour of the First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson - P91/117 1964

P7 1

Fire alarm boxes - P91/118-121 1975?

P7 2

Briarhoppers - P91/122

P7 2

Billboard advertising, Charlotte - P91/123-127 1974?

P7 2

Homes and different areas in an unidentified neighborhood - P91/128-135

P7 2

Zoning in Charlotte, showing Mallard Creek Rd. area, aerials, Freedom Dr., English Village Townhouses on West Craighead St., Alpine Lodge Apartments, Nations Ford Rd., Village Commons area, shops with professional offices above, specialty shops, Providence Rd., Providence Square Apartments and Village Center, and drawings of propositions for rezoning in the Carmel Community - P91/136-170 1968-1971

P7 2

Photographs - Prints 1911-78, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains 149 prints (P91/171-319)

Box
P24:2 - P24:5
Box Folder

Fred Alexander at the age of one - P91/171 1911

P24 2

In front of Efird's in [downtown Charlotte?] - P91/172 1941

P24 2

[circa 1940s] - P91/173-175 1940-1949

P24 2

Alexander at Shriners meeting [?], - P91/176

P24 2

[undated] - P91/177-185

P24 2

May, 1967 - P91/186

P24 2

Alexander at home [?] - P91/187

P24 2

Alexander at his office - P91/188

P24 2

Easter, 1968 - P91/189

P24 2

"Fred and his roses, 1968" - P91/190 1968

P24 2

Alexander at home - P91/191-192

P24 2

Alexander at the Hilton Inn, Four Seasons speaking - P91/193

P24 2

"Fred--August 1974" sleeping under a tree in a lawn chair - P91/194 Aug. 1974

P24 2

Fred and his car - P91/195

P24 2

President Jimmy Carter greets Fred at the White House - P91/196 Oct. 25, 1978

P24 2

Front row, left to right: J. Spencer Bell, Dr. Pane Connelly. Back row, left to right: Morris Speizman, Fred D. Alexander, Dr. Raymond Wheeler, Dr. Emmy L. Ramin [?] - P91/197 Nov. 1955

P24 2

Alexander at Line U. Alumni Newman - P91/198 1971

P24 2

"Reelect Fred D. Alexander Councilman" advertisements - P91/199-206 circa 1965

P24 2

City Council - P91/207 Sept. 1969

P24 2

[undated] - P91/208-209

P24 2

"Nov. 1965" - P91/210

P24 2

Fred Alexander receiving an unidentified award - P91/211-213

P24 2

Fred Alexander's old car with "City Councilman" sign on the side - P91/214

P24 2

San Francisco Stadium, San Francisco, California - P91/215 Dec. 1969

P24 2

Parade crossing in front of Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. - P91/216

P24 2

City Council meeting - P91/217

P24 2

Fred Alexander with unidentified people - P91/218

P24 2

Council Retreat, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - P91/219 Nov. 1974

P24 2

Fred Alexander with First Union National Bank officials - P91/220

P24 3

"May, 1973" - P91/221

P24 3

Councilman Fred Alexander at work - P91/222

P24 3

Fred with Mayor Belk [Charlotte Observer Photo] - P91/223 May 9, 1969

P24 3

Unidentified elementary school event dealing with the traffic safeguard - P91/224 [October ?, undated]

P24 3

Public Information Department, North Carolina State Highway Comm., #720107E - P91/225

P24 3

Fred Alexander with Mayor Belk [Observer Photo] - P91/226 May 9, 1969

P24 3

"At opening of new location of school on Independence Blvd., 1974" - P91/227 1974

P24 3

Fred Alexander with unidentified people at a social conference - P91/228-229

P24 3

Fred D. Alexander's team of volunteers - P91/230

P24 3

Fred D. Alexander being sworn in to the Senate - P91/231 1975

P24 3

Alexander's Senate office - P91/232

P24 3

"State Legislative Building, Jan. 15, 1975. Opening of Senate Session, 1975-76. Fred D. Alexander having just been sworn in as a Senator of N. D. 22nd District, Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties." - P91/233 Jan. 15, 1975

P24 3

Charlotte Business League, 2nd Annual Awards Dinner - P91/234-238 circa 1970

P24 3

Various group photographs with unidentified people - P91/239-242

P24 3
Box Folder

Seattle, Sept. 1978 - P91/243 Sept. 1978

P24 3

"Police and Fire Academy Dedication, 5/2/76" - P91/244 May 2, 1976

P24 3

Fred Alexander's Senate Office - P91/245

P24 3

Las Amigas Dinner Banquet acknowledging his award, Charlotte's Most Outstanding Citizen of 1968 - P91/246 1968

P24 3

Fred Alexander at a ribbon cutting ceremony - P91/247

P24 3

Fred Alexander giving a speech prior to cutting the ribbon at the ceremony - P91/248-249

P24 3

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Omega Man of the Year award for outstanding service rendered in the area of human rights - P91/250 Nov. 21, 1965

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Photographs-Prints

"Founder's Day Participants, 1968. Dr. Albert Joseph Carter-Curator of Fine Arts, Howard University; Dr. James W. Teamer, Mr. Fred D. Alexander-City Councilman" - P91/251-253 1968

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"War Price and Rationing Board, Mecklenburg County 45-109-4; 404 East First Street, Charlotte, N.C. June 1944" World War II Rationing Board, Colored Section. Left to right, front row: Arthur E. Grier, R. P. Wilson, Dr. Nathaniel S. Tross, Adelaide Hunt, Henry Houston. Second row: Thad L. Tate, Clarence Moreland, Jesse Bowser. Back row: Fred Alexander, Dr. Thomas Watkins, and Clinton L. Blake - P91/254 June 1944

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Mecklenburg Chapter of Las Amigas, Inc. named Fred D. Alexander "Charlotte's Most Outstanding Citizen of 1968" - P91/255 1968

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Chamber of Commerce trip to Paris, France - P91/256-260

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Zechariah Alexander Sr. wearing the ceremonial Mason's uniform - P91/261

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Louise and Zechariah Alexander, Sr. with family - P91/262

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Louise and Zechariah Alexander, Sr. - P91/263-264

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"From left to right: Marion Wadsworth (Carmon) and Martha Alexander" - P91/265

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Louise Alexander's Club, Southside Art and Literary Club - P91/266

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Kelly and Margaret Alexander - P91/267

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Louise and Zechariah Alexander, Sr. and Family: Kelly (in front of woman in center), Fred (left), Zechariah Jr. (2nd left), Louise (front, second left), and Zechariah Sr. (back, right), Charlotte [?] - P91/268 circa 1920s

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N.C. Zack Alexander, Jr. "--For--Ambulance Service, Call Zack Alexander Jr., Funerald Director, 323 S. Brevard St., Charlotte," - P91/269

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"Yours Truly, Z. Alexander Jr., 1911, 5 yrs." - P91/270 1911

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Kelly Alexander - P91/271

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"Kelly Miller Alexander, Dec. 29, 1948. Age 2 months--12 days" - P91/272 Dec. 29, 1948

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Fred Alexander with various unidentified groups - P91/273-279

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Fred and Frances Alexander - P91/280 1977

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Fred and Frances Alexander, San Francisco, California - P91/281 1973

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Fred, Frances, and Theodora Alexander- P91/282-283 1974

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Fred and Frances Alexander - P91/284-286

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Fred Alexander sitting on porch with unidentified woman - P91/287 July 4, 1966

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"Theodora and Daddy" - P91/288

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Fred Alexander with elderly woman, October 1977 - P91/289 Oct. 1977

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Fred, Frances, and Theodora Aleander, June 1949 - P91/290 June 1949

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Fred Alexander with unidentified people - P91/291

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Unidentified soldier, "Take Home" - P91/292

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Unidentified wedding photograph - P91/293

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Unidentified people - P91/294-295

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Unidentified funeral - P91/296

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Fred Alexander giving a speech at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte - P91/297

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"Greenville Demolition," Fred Alexander giving a speech - P91/298

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Presentation of the "Kentucky Colonel Award" to Fred Alexander by Senator Wendell H. Ford (Democratic Senator from Kentucky, 1960) - P91/299

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Theodora Alexander with little boy - P91/300 Mar. 1, 1952

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Alexander Funeral Home - P91/301

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Unidentified children - P91/302-304

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Fred Alexander's home - P91/305-306 Dec. 1972?

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Unidentified wedding photograph - P91/307

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Central Charlotte Association trip snapshot with letter - P91/308 1968

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Rufus Edmisten, former SEcretary of State (N.C.) and State Attorney General, "To Senator Fred Alexander, whose great leadership will make North Carolina a better state. Thanks" - P91/309

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Zechariah Alexander, Sr. "To Theodora Eugenia from your grand dad. October 10th, 1948" [framed] - P91/310 Oct. 10, 1948

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Masons group photograph in front of the Administration building - P91/311

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Fred Alexander with various Mason brothers - P91/312-316

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Fred Alexander wearing Mason clothing - P91/317-319

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Photographs - Large Prints 1876-1877

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Members of the 1876-77 North Carolina Senate [names listed at bottom of photo] - PL91/1-2 circa 1876-77

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Members of Pisgah Lodge #266 and Pisgah Temple #228, Charlotte, N.C. at "mortgage burning" - PL91/3 Oct. 17, 1943

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