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Eddie Knox Papers

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Knox (Eddie) Papers

Inventory of the Eddie Knox papers
MS0135

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Knox, Eddie, 1937-
Title
Eddie Knox papers
ID
MS0135
Date [inclusive]
1979-1983
Extent
12.0 Linear feet 9 record cartons, 2 manuscript boxes, 17 photographs
Language
English
Abstract
Official papers as mayor of Charlotte (1979-83). Includes subject files, correspondence, and speeches relating to such topics as annexation, zoning, the proposed new coliseum, and transportation. Also includes some files of his predecessor, Kenneth R. Harris.

Preferred Citation note

Eddie Knox Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Haden Edward "Eddie" Knox was born near Davidson, N.C. on January 22, 1937. He graduated from North Carolina State University in 1959 (B.S.) and Wake Forest University School of Law in 1963 (LL.B.). He is a partner in the Charlotte law firm of Knox, Knox & Freeman. He served as a senator from the 22nd Senatorial District (Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties) in the North Carolina General Assembly from 1971 to 1974. He was elected mayor of Charlotte in 1979 and reelected in 1981. Knox unsuccessfully sought the North Carolina Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 1984. He switched his political affiliation to the Republican Party following his defeat. [For additional biographical information, see Subject Files: Knox for Governor; and North Carolina Manual, 1971 and 1973.]

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Scope and Contents note

This collection is comprised primarily of items documenting Knox's service as mayor of Charlotte from 1979 to 1983. There are no records documenting his service as a state senator or his professional career as a lawyer. A small amount of material relates to Knox's gubernatorial campaign in 1984. Knox's mayoral papers reflect a period in which the office of mayor became a high profile position.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 1990

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

Deposits by City of Charlotte and North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1985 and 1988.

Processing Information note

Processed by Johanna Mims, 1990.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Charlotte Transit Mall Collection (Mss 116). Laura Frech Papers (Mss 123). Kenneth R. Harris Papers (Mss 89). Harvey B. Gantt Papers (Mss 22). George M. Ivey Papers (Mss 124). William J. McCoy Papers (Mss 139). Minette Conrad Trosch Papers (Mss 106). University Research Park Collection (Mss 137).

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

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

Personal Name(s)

  • Knox, Eddie, 1937-

Subject(s)

  • Mayors--North Carolina--Charlotte

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Collection Inventory

Subject Files 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Contains the subject files of Mayor H. Edward Knox. The material primarily documents Knox's terms of office, although this series includes documents created by Kenneth R. Harris, Knox's predecessor.

The files are primarily of a routine, administrative nature. Topics of major concern are community development and revitalization, crime, zoning, new airport terminal, proposed new Coliseum, and debate over the route for an outer belt loop road in the eastern part of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Box Folder

Airport 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Material relating to a new terminal (1982); and naming airport freeway for Charlotte-born evangelist Billy Graham (1981). Includes letters from Graham (3-28-81) and U. S. Senator John P. East of North Carolina (4-5-82). [See also boxes 2:12-14, City Attorney]

1 1-2

Animal Control 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence and clippings protesting ordinance requiring licensing and innoculation of cats (1980).

1 3

Annexation 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Proposals for Sardis,k Monroe, and Carmel Rea roads and Coulwood areas (1980); "Report on Annexation" (1-14-80); and proposed policies with County's small towns (1981-82). [See also boxes 2:4-7, Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission]

Arts 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with Little Theatre, Children's Theatre of Charlotte, and Charlotte Opera Association; letters praising Discovery Place (1982-83); Mint Museum expansion and gift by Mary and Harry Dalton (1982); and information on Eugene H. Thomason, "Ashcan Artist" and Charlotte native (4-24-83). [See also box 2:1, Charlotte Little Theatre; box 5:2, Mint Museum; and series 3, Photographs.]

Auditorium Coliseum Civic Center Authority 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence concerning Memorial Stadium concerts (1981), Gay Miss America show at Ovens Auditorium (9/1982), and proposed new Coliseum (1981-83).

Billboards 1983

Scope and Contents note

Concerns proposed ordinance.

Bonds 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

[See also boxes 2:12-14, City Attorney.]

Budget 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Includes "Report of Citizens Advisory Committee, City of Charlotte" (5-24-83) and "City of Charlotte, Financial Position and Revenue Trends, Fiscal Year, 1984." [See also box 10:14, Budget Advisory Committee; and box 3:1-2, City Council.]

Budget Advisory Committee 1980-1983

Building Inspection Department 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Primarily complaints.

Cablevision 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence concerning deregulation (1981); possible coordinated programming with WTVI (1981); and complaints. [See also box 3:18-19, Engineering.]

Campaign Brochures and Memorabilia 1984

Scope and Contents note

Materials for Knox's campaign for North Carolina governor in 1984.

Centralina Council of Governments 1979, 1982-83

Scope and Contents note

Reviews from Mayor's office regarding subdivision feasibility analysis, environmental review, and proposed building projects.

Certificates, Miscellaneous Correspondence, News Clippings 1980-1983

Charlotte Little Theatre 1980-1981

Scope and Contents note

Reports and correspondence concerning relocation. [See also box 1:6-7, Arts.]

Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education 1978-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence concerning busing; elementary school concerns (1978-83); and proposal for family outreach program for delinquent students (1-29-82). [See also box 5:3-10, Miscellaneous Correspondence.]

Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee 1979-1983

Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence; reports; zoning and rezoning recommendations; and northeast study data (July 1980). [See also box 1:4-5, Annexation; box 2:12-14, City Attorney; and box 9:22-10:3, Zoning.]

Charlotte Mecklenburg Utility Department 1979-1980

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding service, especially rates.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Utility Department Small Towns 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding waste treatment agreement of Lake Norman Company (1983); arrangements with County's smaller municipalities; North Mecklenburg 201 Utility Project (1982); and implementation of county utility system (1983).

Charter Review 1979-1981

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, and reports relating to commission appointed by Knox's predecessor, Ken Harris, and charged to revise the City Charter.

City Attorney 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and documents relating to legal actions involving City; bond sales (1980); vehicular accidents (1980); airport noise (1980, 6-22-83); chemical disposal (1980); solid waste dumps (1980); bid rigging (1980-82); housing; Thompson Orphanage Park; rail crossing use during rush hours; adult bookstores; regulation of gifts and favors to City officials (1980); zoning and rezoning petitions; joggers not wearing reflective clothing; junk mail; escort services; civil action against police officers; City employment practices; Brandon Road storm sewer assessment (6-11-82); Superior Court decision on "White Oaks"; CETA settlements (1983); picketing ordinance (6-21-83); and non conforming signs (July-August 1983). [See also box 1:1-2, Airport; box 1:12, Bonds; box 2:4-7, Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission; box 3:1-2, City Council; box 3:17, Energy; box 4:8-10, Housing Authority; and box 9:7, United States Comprehensive Employment and Training Act.]

City Council 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, and memoranda regarding activities; goals and objectives; housing; retreats (2-2-80, 1-24-81; "Public Information Proposal for Council Policy Issues" (2-5-80); ordinance regulating precious metal dealers (April 1980); requests to rename Thompson Orphanage Park for Fred D. Alexander (5-16-80, 11-10-80); chemical waste removal; WTVI; Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Properties Commission appointments (1981); report on Chamber trip to Richmond (6-27-81); citizens awards; public transportation; committee appointments; Civil Service Board report (6-1-82); budgets; Alternative Sentencing Program (1-6-83); "Safe Drive" Program (2-21-83); and an update on Independence Boulevard/U. S. 74 (4-8-83). [See also box 1:13, Budget; box 2:13-14, City Attorney; box 3:5, Committees Miscellaneous; box 4:8-10, Housing Authority; box 8:10-11, Transit; and box 8:13-9:3, Transportation.]

City Manager 1980-1983

Clean City Committee 1980-1983

Committees Miscellaneous 1979-1981

Related Archival Materials note

Correspondence regarding applications, appointments, and functions of City County commissions.

Community Development Department 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding programs and problems in Charlotte housing; teaching programs (1980); loan programs; Smith Metal Scrap Yard in Fourth Ward (2-2-82); and Urban Development Action Grants (1982-83). [See also box 4:8-10, Housing Authority; box 9:9, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Urban Development Action Grants.]

Complete Count Committee 1979-1980

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, minutes, and reports relating to committees appointed by Knox to assist Census Bureau in developing accurate count of local population during 1980 national census.

Contracts 1980

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and contracts regarding Local Goverment Child Restraint Loaner Program.

Consolidation 1980-1982

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and reports regarding City County merger issues. [See also box 4:16, Mecklenburg County County Commission and County Manager.]

Criminal Justice System 1982-1983

Scope and Contents note

Reports and correspondence regarding Charlotte Mecklenburg Criminal Justice Study Group (1982) and handling of court cases.

Dilworth 1982

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and reports regarding location of supermarket in Dilworth neighborhood. [See also box 9:22-10:3, Zoning.]

Disabled 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding International Year of the Disabled (1981) and IYDP Symposium in Charlotte (9-24-26/81).

Economic Development 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, including appointment of staff to 503 Certified Local Development Company, created by Knox and City Council in conjunction with the Small Business Administration (1982). [See also box 4:6, Greater Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.]

Elderly 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, particularly regarding Senior Center at Barringer Hotel (1980-81).

Emergency Management 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and data regarding plans for derailments, tornados, and other hazards; and Catawba Nuclear Plant (1983).

Employment and Training 1980-1983

Energy 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence about conservation; emergency funds for heating; Ride Share Program (1980); solid waste disposal plans (1980); oil recycling; and District Energy Committee (1981). [See also box 2:13-14, City Attorney.]

Engineering Department 1978-1993

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, information regarding sidewalks, flooding, cable television programming (September 1981), litter and weeds in vacant lots, and speeding motorists. [See also box 1:16, Cablevision.]

Farmers' Market 1981-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and suggestions regarding relocation.

Federal Programs 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondents include U. S. Senators Jesse Helms (3-9-81) and John P. East (12-23-82) of North Carolina and Gary Hart (4-13-82) of Colorado; correspondence and reports on effects of budget cuts on local programs; replies (January-February 1980) from U. S. Senators Robert Dole of Kansas, John Heinz of Pennsylvania, Russell Long of Louisiana, and Patrick Moynihan of Massachusetts regarding Child Welfare and Social Services Amendments of 1979; and letters to and from U. S. Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina regarding Urban Development Action Grants (February 1981). [See also box 9:9, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Urban Development Action Grants.]

Fire Department 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports; commendations; alleged discrimination (4-22-81); pay raises (May-June 1981); proposed museum (12-6-79); emergency at Baxter Harris Warehouse (10-8-82); and additional pay step for captains (7-15-83).

Future Issues 1981

Germany Trip 1982-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and reports on Charlotte Trade and Industrial mission to Stuttgart, Frankfurt, and Dusseldorf (January-October, 1982) and visit from Krefeld delegation (May 1983).

Greater Charlotte Chamber of Commerce 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and reports regarding businesses and industries locating in Charlotte, including U. S. Golf Association (November-December 1981); visit to Portland, Oregon (June 1980); scattered site public housing (1981); and minority business assistance program (1981). [See also box 3:13, Economic Development; and box 4:8-10, Housing Authority.]

Historic Properties 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence pertains to Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Properties Commission and Historic District Commission.

Housing Authority 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and reports on and requests for public housing; scattered housing proposals (1980); unsatisfactory housing; and "A Charlotte Housing Strategy: A 3-Year Action Plan Fiscal Years 1981-82-83." [See also box 2:13-14, City Attorney; box 3:1-2, City Council; box 3:6, Community Development; box 4:6, Greater Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; box 5:3-10, Miscellaneous Correspondence; box 9:8, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.]

Israel Trip 1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and background papers relating to Fourth International Jerusalem Conference of Mayors (May 1983). [See also series 3, Photographs.]

King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1979-1980

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and programs concerning statue in Marshall Park, dedicated April 5, 1980.

Knox for Governor 1981-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and clippings pertaining to Knox's unsuccessful bid for the 1984 Democratic gubernatorial nomination in NC. [See also series 3, Photographs.]

Mayor's Honors and Award Program 1980-1981

Mayor's World 600 Ball 1981-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence pertaining to charity fund raiser in conjunction with annual Memorial Day weekend race at Charlotte Motor Speedway; copy of "Articles of Incorporation of Mayor's World 600 Charities"; and grants awarded by the Mayor's Children's Charities Foundation.

Mecklenburg County County Commission and County Manager 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and reports regarding illegal dumping (1979), starlings in Myers Park (February 1980), alternative sources of revenue (6-24-80), City County consolidation (1980), 1 inch waterline along NC 160 (4-16-80), Pre-Trial Release Department (9-24-80), Title XX Program (2-26-81), juvenile justice (3-26-81), air quality (3-26-81), Park Bonds Advisory Committee (12-14-81), reevaluation of property (1981), Agricultural Extension Service budget (7-27-81), and "Penalties and Foreclosure Collected for Breach of City Ordinances" (9-24-82).

Mecklenburg County Health Department 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and reprots; grant application for Home Health Program (November 1980; August 1982); concerns about smoke and odors; and expansion of hospitals.

Minority/Women's Business Enterprise 1981-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and reports relating to City's program to provide minorities and women equal opportunity for participating in contracting and procurement programs.

Mint Museum 1981-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence pertaining to Museum of Art expansion and programs at Museum of History.

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Proposed hotel and office building on East Trade Street; Iranian hostage crisis (1979); rezoning; Family Support Center, Inc.; alcoholic beverages at public functions; motel tax; food banks; housing; PTL; mayor of Soochow, China, inquiring about Sister City status with Charlotte (10-6-80); Myers Park Traditional School; international trade export business; Presidential Medal of Freedom award to Kate Smith (9-20-81); film making; Tree City USA designation; gun control; and propane gas (1981). [See also box 2:2, Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Education; box 4:8-10, Housing Authority; box 7:13, PTL; box 7:20, Sister Cities; and box 9:22-10:3, Zoning.]

National League of Cities 1980-1982

National Youth Sports Program 1980-1981

News Releases 1979-1982

North Carolina Governor 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with James B. Hunt, Jr. and inaugural address (3-24-81).

North Carolina Large Cities Workshop 1980

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, arrangements, and minutes of meeting in Charlotte.

North Carolina Legislature 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with legislators regarding general revenue sharing, public display of dangerous weapons, fair employment practices (1980), marital property distribution, mental health, Ridesharing Law, retirement system law changes, WTVI funding, and additional county sales tax (1981). [See also box 7:2, Police Department Gun Control; and box 8:2-3, Taxes.]

North Carolina Legislature Advisory Budget Commission 1980-1981

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence seeking support for libraries, prison, Arthritis Patient Services, and exceptional children. Knox served as a member.

North Carolina League of Municipalities 1979-1981

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and details of convention in Charlotte (November 1981).

Octoberfest 1980-1983

Operations Department 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports regarding proposed landfills and incinerators; garbage and leaf pickup; litter; cats; poor road conditions. [See also box 1:3, Animal Control; and box 7:16-17, Requests for Services.]

Pace Magazine 1982-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and manuscript (3-25-83) relating to Charlotte business supplement in Piedmont Airlines' in-flight magazine (May/June 1983).

Parks and Recreation Department 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and reports regarding use of city and county parks; provisions for handicapped at proposed Marion Diehl Recreation Center; objections to park locations; and requests for neighborhood parks.

Personnel Department 1980-1983

Phoenix Organization 1980-1982

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence relating to service organization for those affected by or involved in North Carolina's criminal justice system. Knox served as member of Board of Consultants.l

Police Department 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence about robberies, traffic citations, prostitution, inebriates, drugs, and weapons. [See also box 2:13-14, City Attorney; box 6:14, Police Department Anti Crime; box 6:15, Police Department Coleman/Cannon Benefit Fund; box 6:16, Police Department - Convenience Storesd; box 6:17-17:1, Police Department Crime Stoppers; and box 7:2, Police Department Gun Control.]

Police Department Anti-Crime 1981-1982

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence relating to Knox's crime prevention program.

Police Department Coleman/Cannon Benefit Fund 1981-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence relating to fund set up for families of slain police officers.

Police Department - Convenience Stores 1982-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence relating to robberies.

Police Department Crime Stoppers 1981-1983

Police Department Gun Control 1982-1983

Pray for the Children Sunday 1981

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and proclamations, including letter from President Ronald Reagan (5-1-81).

Private Industry Council 1980-1981

Scope and Contents note

Correspnodence regarding summer jobs program for disadvantaged youths.

Proclamations 1979-1983

PTL 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence. Knox served as the ministry's lawyer.

Public Service and Information Department 1979-1982

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, including Public Information Proposal for Council Policy Issues (3-5-80).

Recommendations and Endorsements 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with agencies, colleges, service academies, and politicians regarding candidates. Includes letters from U. S. Senators Jesse Helms (10-3-80, 8-26-83) and John P. East (8-12-83) of North Carolina.

Requests for Service 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Garbage pickup; traffic and road barricades; dogs running loose; road conditions; Park Center and Coliseum ticket sales; overgrown trees and shrubs. [See also box 1:8-10, Auditorium Coliseum Civic Center Authority; box 6:1-3, Operations Department; box 8:6-7, Traffic Engineering Department; and box 8:8, Traffic Engineering Department Colony Road Issue.]

Residential Burglary Task Force 1979-1981

Revenue Sharing 1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondents include U. S. Senators John P. East (4-27-83 and 9-1-82) and Jesse Helms (4-25-83 and 9-13-82) of North Carolina.

Rousso/Cavalaris Correspondence - Independence Plaza Park 1982-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding condemnation of property during the development of the plaza.

Scrap Yard 1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding removal of scrap yard from Third Ward to Derita.

Sister Cities 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with mayors of Arequipa, Peru and Port au Prince, Haiti; and needs assessment of sickle anemia problem in Port au Prince (June-July 1980).

Southern Legislative Conference 1981

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, invitations, and programs regarding conference in Charlotte (Aug. 16-20, 1981).

Special Projects 1979-1981

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding discrimination against handicapped; Plaza Road Nature Preserve; municipal golf course; disaster preparedness; historic designation of Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station; Metrolina Independent Living Center; downtown development; and proposed Trammel Crow hotel (June 1981).

Sports 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding Memorial Stadium events, including Carolina Lightnin' soccer team; and program for Pedroza Taylor World Featherweight Fight at Coliseum (10-16-82).

State Office Building 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, maps, and lease regarding Coddington Building on West Trade Street.

Taxes 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding property, intangibles, transient occupancy, inventory, gas, and excise taxes; and citizens sales tax referendum (9-9-81). Includes letter from U. S. Senator John P. Easet (7-22-82) of North Carolina. [See also box 5:16, North Carolina Legislature.]

Thank you Letters 1981-1982

Scope and Contents note

Individuals, groups and corporations thanking Knox for hospitality, assistance, and recommendations. Includes letter from actor/singer Jim Nabors (6-17-82).

Traffic Engineering Department 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding Colony Road barricades; Reddman Road cut through traffic/barricades; speeding traffic; traffic lights; parking downtown; loading and unloading zones. [See also box 8:8, Traffic Engineering Department Colony Road Issue; and box 8:13-9:3, Transportation.]

Traffic Engineering Department Colony Road Issue 1980

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence for and against Colony Road barricade and Knox's decision to vote for removal.

Traffic Safety Committee 1979-1981

Scope and Contents note

Reports and correspondence of special committee that studied Charlotte's traffic problems in order to make recommendations to solve or ease them.

Transit 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Complaints and suggestions about public transit system; United Transportation Union; and Park n Ride program.

Transit Mall 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding project, committee appointments, progress reports, and suggestions.

Transportation 1979-1982

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding state and local road projects, including Independence Boulevard (U.S. 74), Harris Boulevard, beltways, signals, and barricades; unsafe driving; naming I-277 for John Belk (June-July 1981); establishment of city Department of Transportation (August 1980); Charlotte TIP (Transportation Improvement Program) signal system projects (January 1981); removal of Brookshire Freeway barrels ceremony (7-15-81); short term parking study, North Tryon Street corridor (November 1982); Greyhound Bus Company petition to abandon routes in North Carolina (2-16-83); and opening of Billy Graham Parkway (3-27-83). [See also box 3:1-2, City Council; box 8:6-7, Traffic Engineering Department; and box 8:8, Traffic Engineering Department Colony Road Issue.]

Transportation Advisory Committee 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding the work of this Committee; also, correspondence concerning Charlotte's designation as an MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) for Mecklenburg County (1979-80).

Transportation Task Force 1979-1981

Scope and Contents note

Reports, correspondence, and recommendations about Charlotte's traffic problems.

Trolley 1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding proposal to resurrect system. [See also box 8:12, Transit Mall; and series 3, Photographs.]

United States Comprehensive Employment and Training Act 1978-1981

Scope and Contents note

[See also box 2:13-14, City Attorney.]

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development 1979-83

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding public housing; Block Grant Program (1980); loan delinquencies (1980); discrimination claims by black realtors (1980); Greenville Urban Renewal Project (1981); and Cherry Neighborhood Rehabilitation Project (1981). [See also box 4:8-10, Housing Authority; and box 9:9, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Urban Development Action Grants.]

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Urban Development Action Grants 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding rejected office hotel UDAG in Charlotte. [See alsol box 3:6, Community Development; box 4:1, Federal Programs; and box 7:22, Special Projects.]

United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1980-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding disaster planning, and licensing of Duke Power's McGuire Nuclear Plant in northern Mecklenburg County.

United States Conference of Mayors 1979-1983

University Research Park 1981-1983

Uptown Development 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Reports and correspondence; Independence Square; and "Concepts Charlotte Uptown Plan" (12-13-79).

Urban Enterprise Zone 1981-1982

Urban Symposium 1979-1980

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence and data for symposium on planned development (4-24-80).

Uwharrie Forest 1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence from legislators rearding sale of North Carolina forest lands.

Weatherization Project 1979-1982

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding program to help Charlotte's needy.

Welcome Letters 1980-1983

West Trade Street 1980-1982

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence relating to efforts to eliminate alcoholics and prostitutes in the area between I-77 and Tryon Street.

Wood Project 1979-1981

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding program providing firewood to low income families.

Youth 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence regarding social concerns: trees, traffic, drunk drivers; Youth Advisory Board (1979-81).

Zoning 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, petitions regarding numerous zoning/rezoning matters; Marsh Road, public housing on Providence Road (1980); Sardis Road (1981); downzoning of Dilworth; Providence Road/N.C. 16 and N.C. 51; Old Reid Road; Sharoon Road at Sharon Hills Road (1982); Selwyn Farms, Albemarle Road, Morris Field Drive (1983). [See also box 2:13-14, City Attorney; box 2:4-7, Charlotte Mecklenburg Plannign Commission; box 3:11, Dilworth; and box 4:8-10, Housing Authority.]

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Speeches 1979-1983

Scope and Contents note

This series contains speeches given by Knox during his terms of office. Organized by topic and chronologically.

Annexation

Arts

Charlotte Then and Now

City Goals

Civic

Credit Union

Crime

Disabled

Education

Elderly

Energy

Government

Greetings

Growth

Housing

Industry

Insurance

Mayor

Minorities

Miscellaneous

New Federalism

Notes

Police

Public/Private Sector

Red Cross

Religion

Salvation Army

Sports

Television

Transportation

Volunteerism

Youth

Speeches - Chronological 1980-1983

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Photographs 1930s, 1979-1983

Photographs - Prints 1935, 1979-83, undated

Scope and Contents note

Comprised of 17 prints (P135/1-17), including photographs of Knox with Israeli prime minister Menachim Begin (P135/15) and Ambassador Chai Lemin of the Peoples' Republic of China (P135/3-4). Also includes photographs of Park Charlotte in Arequipa, Peru (P135/5-6), Charlotte's sister city, and of Charlotte streetcars (P135/9-100).

Eddie H. Knox making opening remarks at North Carolina Park Rangers Workshop, Charlotte 1980

Scope and Contents note

P135/1

Knox presenting an award (?) to Creed (?) Gilley circa 1980

Scope and Contents note

P135/2

Knox with the Ambassador of Peoples' Republic of China, Chai Lemin 1982

Scope and Contents note

P135/3-4

Park Charlotte. Arequipa, Peru 1981

Scope and Contents note

P135/5-6

Robinson Mill House Ruin, Charlotte 1981

Scope and Contents note

P135/7

St. Peter's Catholic Church at the corner of Tryon and First Streets, and several people (3rd from left is Knox) being escorted across street by police, Charlotte undated

Scope and Contents note

P135/8

Street railroads, Charlotte Electric Railway (#9), Dilworth & Latta Park Railway (#10), and a crowd (#11), Charlotte 1930s, undated

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P135/9-11

Knox with wife and a staff member of p. B. Scott's Music Hall, Charlotte 1982

Scope and Contents note

P135/12

Knox at North Carolina Poultry Federation Meeting, Charlotte 1982

Scope and Contents note

P135/13

Knox (second from left) in the President's Home in Shalom, Israel 1983

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P135/14

Menachem Begin (right) with Knox, Israel 1983

Scope and Contents note

P135/15

Teddy Kollek (right) with Knox, Israel 1983

Scope and Contents note

P135/16

Group picture including Teddy Kollek (2nd row, left) and Israeli President Navon (not identified in picture), Israel 1983

Scope and Contents note

P135/17

Statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. undated

Scope and Contents note

P135/18

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