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Writing Our Own History Collection

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Writing Our Own History Collection

Inventory of the "Writing Our Own History" collection
MS0185

Summary Information

Repository
University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives
Creator
Bigger, Margaret G.
Creator
Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, N.C.)
Title
Essays from "Writing Our Own History" class
ID
MS0185
Date [inclusive]
1992-1994
Extent
320.0 Items
Language
English
Abstract
Original handwritten and typed copies of essays written by Charlotte senior citizens in courses sponsored by the Shepherd's Center and Central Piedmont Community College and taught by Margaret Bigger in 1992-94. These are personal accounts of growing up during the Prohibition era and the Depression and of life during World War II.

Preferred Citation note

Writing Our Own History Collection. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Scope and Contents note

Original handwritten and typed copies of essays written by Charlotte senior citizens in courses sponsored by the Shepherd's Center and Central Piedmont Community College and taught by Margaret Bigger in 1992-94. These are personal accounts of growing up during the Prohibition era and the Depression and of life during World War II.

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Arrangement note

Box:Folder Contents : 1. DEPRESSION (1992): includes a copy of "The Great Depression--We Survived!" and the original handwritten and typewritten manuscripts. 2. PROHIBITION (1994): includes original handwritten and typewritten manuscripts for class entitled, "Prohibition Didn't End in '33." Of interest is an essay about the Piedmont and Northern Railway by Florine Ledford Olive entitled, "The Moonshine Express." 3. WORLD WAR II (1993): includes as copy of "World War II--It Changed Us Forever" (folder 2) and the original handwritten and typewritten manuscripts (folders 3-4).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of North Carolina at Charlotte University Archives 1994

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

Gifts of Margaret Bigger, 1992-94

Processing Information note

Processed by Randy Penninger, 1994.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Selby Daniels Papers, (Mss 211)

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Shepherd's Center (Charlotte, N. C.).

Subject(s)

  • Depressions--1929--North Carolina--Charlotte--Personal narratives
  • Prohibition--North Carolina--Charlotte--Personal narratives
  • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

DEPRESSION 1992

Scope and Contents note

Includes a copy of "The Great Depression--We Survived!" and the original handwritten and typewritten manuscripts.

1 1

PROHIBITION 1994

Scope and Contents note

Includes original handwritten and typewritten manuscripts for class entitled, "Prohibition Didn't End in '33." Of interest is an essay about the Piedmont and Northern Railway by Florine Ledford Olive entitled, "The Moonshine Express."

1 5

WORLD WAR II 1993

Scope and Contents note

Includes as copy of "World War II--It Changed Us Forever" (folder 2) and the original handwritten and typewritten manuscripts (folders 3-4).

1 2-4