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Margaret Whitton Ray Papers

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Ray (Margaret Whitton) Papers

Inventory of the Margaret Whitton Ray papers
MS0131

Summary Information

Repository
University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives
Creator
Ray, Maggie W., (Margaret Whitton)
Title
Margaret Whitton Ray papers
ID
MS0131
Date [inclusive]
1972-1974
Extent
0.3 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Papers of the chair of the Citizens Advisory Group, formed in 1973 to develop pupil assignment guidelines for desegregating Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. Includes clippings, correspondence, findings and recommendations, reports, worksheets, and the group's plan for pupil assignment.

Preferred Citation note

Margaret Whitton Ray Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Citizens Advisory Group (CAG) was formed in November, 1973 to look into the problems of pupil assignment and to find solutions to those problems. The group's 25 members were selected by their school "feeder area" or civic organization to speak to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education concerning their views on pupil assignment. Organizing itself into an advisory group to the Board of Education and its staff, CAG adopted a set of guidelines, which were presented to the U.S. District Court in May, 1974. A compromise of the CAG and School Board plans was eventually accepted by District Court Judge James B. McMillan. Ray is married to lawyer and former Mecklenburg County commissioner W. Thomas Ray.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection includes correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, reports, and worksheets documenting Ray's tenure a chair of the Citizens Advisory Group.

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Arrangement note

The Margaret Whitton Ray Papers are organized into a single alphabetical folder title series.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives

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

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Margaret Ray, 1986.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

JULIUS L. CHAMBERS PAPERS, 1902-1989, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 85 ; REGINALD A. HAWKINS PAPERS, 1954-1995, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 125 ; BENJAMIN S. HORACK PAPERS, 1952-1971, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 42 ; W. THOMAS RAY PAPERS, 1971-1986, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 104 ; WILLIAM WAGGONER PAPERS, 1968-1971, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 221

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

Personal Name(s)

  • Ray, Maggie W., (Margaret Whitton)

Subject(s)

  • Busing for school integration--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • School integration--North Carolina--Charlotte--History
  • School integration--North Carolina--Mecklenburg County

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

CAG PLAN

1 1-2

CLIPPINGS 1974

1 3

CORRESPONDENCE 1974

1 4

FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 1974

1 5

JOINT PROPOSAL FOR SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT OF STUDENTS

1 6

ORDERS 1974

1 7

REPORTS 1972-1974

1 8

WORKSHEETS--ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

1 9

WORKSHEETS--JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS

1 10

WORKSHEETS--SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS

1 11

Margaret Whitton Ray

P21 5

"Betsy, Will, & Maggie Ray"

21 5