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Frank Barnes Papers

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Barnes (Frank) Papers

Inventory of the Frank Barnes papers
MS0372

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Barnes, Frank (Frank Carey)
Title
Frank Barnes papers
ID
MS0372
Date [inclusive]
1985-1995
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The collection concerns primarily Dr. Frank Barnes’ leadership of a conservative “watch-dog” group known as Citizens for Effective Government, in Charlotte, North Carolina, from the late 1980s to 1995. The CFEG lobbied for minimization of local government bureaucracy and taxes.

Preferred Citation note

Frank Barnes papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Frank Carey Barnes earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In his early adulthood he also served in the North Carolina and Georgia Air National Guard as an air crew member in aero-medical evacuation. For six years, he flew three out of every four weeks and, in longer service periods, participated in the evacuation of Vietnam War wounded. Barnes later earned an MBA degree from Georgia State University, concentrating his studies on production systems and organizational performance. In 1973, he received his Ph.D. from Georgia State University and he was elected by the faculty to an Honorary Lectureship. He joined the faculty at UNC Charlotte at a time when it was establishing many new programs. Dr. Barnes was an early advocate for publication and research at this rapidly growing university. In 1980 he was nominated to the board of the Southern Management Association, but instead accepted a position with the U.S. Air Force's MBA program in Europe, and with his wife and two children, spent a year in Europe. In his business career, he worked for several reputable companies, including some that are recognized as Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Barnes had an active connection with Charlotte and Mecklenburg government, serving on such committees as the Taskforce on Productivity Systems in Mecklenburg County, the New Arena Committee, the Storm Water Advisory Committee, the City of Charlotte Citizens Capital Needs Advisory Committee, the Community Building Initiatives Committee, and others. From the late 1980s to 1995 he was president of Citizens for Effective Government, which lobbied against increasing tax rates and bureaucratic proliferation at the city and county level. The CFEG also advocated privatization of many public services. He was editor of the Manufacturing Systems Division Newsletter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and President of the Southern Piedmont Chapter on two occasions. He was also on the board of the Char-Meck Public Access Channel, president of the Anne Heinig Memorial Park Foundation and past president of the Charlotte Scuba Club. [Sources: UNC Charlottes’ Belk College of Business, Faculty website: http://belkcollegeofbusiness.uncc.edu/fcbarnes/] HISTORICAL NOTE: Frank Barnes was the founder and president of a conservative “watch-dog” organization in Charlotte, known as the Citizens for Effective Government. The CFEG was concerned with the increasing size and cost of local government in the Metropolitan Charlotte area. Barnes organized in 1988 for the purpose of ‘promoting social welfare by improving effectiveness of local government, monitoring the effectiveness and economy of government spending.’ Barnes discontinued his involvement with the CFEG in 1995.

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Scope and Contents note

The Barnes Collection consists of documentation pertinent to three different organizations: Cablevision of Charlotte, the Citizens for Effective Government, and the MBA program at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. The second of these three series is by far the most extensive, as it contains papers generated and accumulated by Frank Barnes, the founder of the CFEG, from the time when he established the organization, to 1995. In his involvement with the CFEG, Barnes attended meetings, took notes, spoke at public hearings, wrote articles and collected newspaper articles about issues relevant to his lobbying activities—all from a fiscally conservative viewpoint. The collection consists largely of the correspondence Barnes received, the notes he took and the newspaper clippings he accumulated in the course of his directorship of the CFEG. As a member of the board of directors of the Char-Meck Open Access Channel, there are a few folders of material on that organization. The last series is a single file of material concerning projects suitable for course-credit in the MBA program at UNC Charlotte.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 2010

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

Acquired from Frank Barnes, in December of 2006.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Charlotte City Records, Mss 127 ; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Charter Commission Records, Mss 6 ; Laura Frech papers, Mss 123 ; Harvey B. Gantt papers, Mss 31 ; Eddie Knox papers, Mss 135 ; William J. McCoy papers, Mss 139 ; Timothy D. Mead papers, Mss 181 ; Sue Myrick papers, Mss 204 ; Milton Short papers, Mss 182 ; Minette Trosch papers, Mss 206 ; Richard Vinroot papers, Mss 259.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Carolinas Stadium (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Charlotte (N.C.). City Council
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Access Corporation
  • Charlotte Uptown Development Corporation (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department--20th century
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Citizens for Effective Government (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Cityfair (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Mecklenburg County Jail (Mecklenburg County, N.C.)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Belk College of Business
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Belk College of Business--Faculty

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.)
  • Mecklenburg County (N.C.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Barnes, Frank (Frank Carey)

Subject(s)

  • Bonds--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Elections--North Carolina--Charlotte

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Collection Inventory

Cablevision of Charlotte 1994-1995

Box Folder

Cablevision of Charlotte

1 1

Equipment manuals

1 2

Newsletters, Community Programming TIMES 1994-1995

1 3

Notes

1 4

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Citizens for Effective Government 1987-1996

Office Files 1988-1996

Box Folder

Bylaws

1 5

Committees

1 6

Correspondence 1988-1995

1 7-11

Membership Lists

1 12

Miscellaneous Office Files

1 13

Newsletter – The Citizen 1991-1996

1 14

Newsletter – The Citizen—Notes and drafts

1 15

Non-profit annual report to the NC Secretary of State 1995

1 16

Recruiting

1 17

Subject Files 1987-1995

Box Folder

Alarm Ordinance 1994

1 18

Arts 1987

1 19

Arts – Newspaper clippings 1992-1994

1 20

Arts & Sciences Council 1992

1 21

Bond Referendum 1993-1994

1 22

Bond Referendum – Newspaper clippings 1988-1994

1 23

Charlotte - City Council 1988-1995

1 24

Charlotte - City Council – Budgets 1988-1992

1 25

Charlotte - City Council – Survey 1993

1 26

Charlotte - City Manager 1992-1993

1 27

Charlotte - City Manager - Bonuses 1992

1 28

Charlotte - City Manager - Bonuses – Newspaper clippings 1987-1993

1 29

Charlotte - Coliseum 1992

1 30

Charlotte - Coliseum – Newspaper clippings 1993

1 31

Charlotte - Convention Center 1992

1 32

Charlotte - Convention Center – Newspaper clippings 1992

1 33

Charlotte - Parks and Recreation 1995

1 34

Charlotte - Police 1991-1993

1 35

Charlotte - Police. Jail 1992-1995

1 36

Charlotte - Police. Jail – Newspaper clippings 1992-1995

1 37

Charlotte - Police – Rebate 1992

1 38

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 1993-1995

1 39

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools – Bonds 1995

1 40

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools – Bonds – Newspaper clippings 1993-1995

1 41

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools – Bonds – Notes

1 42

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools – Newspaper clippings 1988-1995

1 43

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools – Newspaper clippings 1995

2 1

Charlotte Observer 1993-1995

2 2

Charlotte Uptown Development Corporation 1992

2 3

City/County Consolidation 1992

2 4

City/County Consolidation – Newspaper Clippings 1992-1995

2 5

Cityfair 1992-1993

2 6

Common Ground 1994-1995

2 7

Editorial Newspaper by Fax 1994-1995

2 8

Election 1987

2 9

Election 1995

2 10

Emergency Medical Services 1992

2 11

Focus 2010

2 12

Forum 1994

2 13

Housing 1994

2 14

Johnson, James 1992

2 15

The Leader 1994

2 16

Library bond

2 17

Matthews, NC 1993

2 18

Mecklenburg County 1992-1995

2 19

Media articles about CFEG 1992-1995

2 20

Miscellaneous 1992-1993

2 21

Miscellaneous – Newspaper clippings 1987-1993

2 22

Miscellaneous – Notes

2 23

NFL Stadium 1992-1993

2 24

Privatization of Public services 1992-1993

2 25

Rightsizing government 1991-1993

2 26

Solid Waste 1993

2 27

Storm Drain 1991-1993

2 28

Stop Tax Abuse 1994

2 29

Transit 1994

2 30

Transit – Newspaper clippings 1994

2 31

Urban Sprawl 1985-1995

2 32

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UNC Charlotte MBA Projects

Box
2
Folder
33

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