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George K. Selden Papers

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Selden (George K.) Collection

Inventory of the George K. Selden collection
MS0136

Summary Information

Repository
University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives
Creator
Selden, George K., (George Kearsley), 1917-1985
Title
George K. Selden papers
ID
MS0136
Date [inclusive]
1963-1978
Extent
0.75 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Primarily demographic studies conducted as a volunteer and paid consultant for such organizations as the Boy Scouts of America, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, and Health and Hospital Council. Also contains a small amount of material relating to his work as State Forecast and Rate Supervisor for Southern Bell and his service as a member of the Charlotte City Council (1977-83).

Preferred Citation note

George K. Selden Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

George Kearsley Selden Jr. was born in 1917 in Atlanta and was graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He moved to Charlotte in the 1940s, where he served as a market forecaster and demographer for Southern Bell. In 1975, Selden opened his own market consulting business. Selden served as a member of the Charlotte City Council (1977-83) and unsuccessfully sought the Republican mayoral nomination in 1983. He served also as chair of the Mayor's Committee on Urban Renewal and Community Improvement, analyzed population data for the 2005 Plan, studied ways to preserve farmland, and worked with Planned Parenthood and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. The Charlotte Engineers Club awarded him a distinguished service award in 1971. Selden died on December 29, 1985 in Charlotte. [For additional biographical information, see box 3:13, Obituaries, file below.]

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists primarily of demographic studies Selden conducted as a volunteer and as a paid consultant for such organizations as the Boy Scouts of America, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, and Health and Hospital Council. The collection contains only a small amount of material documenting his career as State Forecast and Rate Supervisor for Southern Bell and his service on the Charlotte City Council.

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Arrangement note

Arranged in a single alphabetical subject 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 Mrs. George K. Selden Jr., 1986.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE RECORDS, 1960-1969, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 101 ; KENNETH R. HARRIS PAPERS, 1952, 1973-1979, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 89 ; EDDIE KNOX PAPERS, 1979-1983, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 135

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.). City Council.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.)--20th century

Personal Name(s)

  • Selden, George K., (George Kearsley), 1917-1985

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA--LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE 1967-1978

Scope and Contents note

Statistical data

1 1

CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE 1970-1976

1 2

CHARLOTTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE--CENSUS TRACT COMMITTEE 1963-1975

1 3

CHARLOTTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE--POPULATION ESTIMATING TASK FORCE 1973-1978

1 4

CHARLOTTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE--RESEARCH TASK FORCE 1974-1976

2 5

CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL 1982-1983

Scope and Contents note

Primarily procedures and policies.

2 6

CHARLOTTE CITY COUNCIL--HOUSING ISSUES 1970-1972

2 7

GEORGE K. SELDEN JR. AND ASSOCIATES 1985

3 9

OBITUARIES 1985

3 13

PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA 1967-1973

2 8

SOUTHERN BELL--FURNITURE INDUSTRY PROJECTIONS 1971-1974

3 10

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE--URBAN STUDIES ADVISORY COMMITTEE 1971-1978

3 12
Box Folder

UNITED WAY--HEALTH AND HOSPITAL COUNCIL 1970-1973

3 11