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Inventory of the Jack Claiborne papers
MS0377

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Claiborne, Jack
Title
Jack Claiborne papers
ID
MS0377
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1953-2000
Date [inclusive]
1941-2006
Extent
9.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains papers produced by Jack Claiborne over the course of his career in journalism and media communications, beginning in 1941 and spanning until his retirement as the Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Relations at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2000 (a few items come after that date). The collection also includes many of the speeches he delivered at public events, editorials he wrote while working for the Charlotte Observer, and research notes and drafts of some of the books he wrote.

Preferred Citation note

Jack Claiborne Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Jack Claiborne was born in Newell, North Carolina, near the present site of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, in 1931. His father died in 1936 and it was then that the family moved to Charlotte. Jack received his education in the Charlotte public school system. At the age of fourteen, Jack entered a contest to write a sports story, sponsored by the Charlotte News. Jack won that contest, whose prize was the opportunity to go on a ten-day road trip along with a professional baseball team and write an article each of the ten days, which the Charlotte News published (One of his opponents in this contest was Charles Kuralt, who later earned fame for his trans-America journalism in human interest stories.). Claiborne continued writing sports stories through his years in high school and college, though for the Charlotte Observer. Claiborne graduated from Central High School and from there he went on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a BA in English in 1957. During his college years, he also wrote for the University News Bureau—the campus news agency. In 1953 Claiborne left Chapel Hill to enter the Army, and he spent most of that time working as the editor of the Fort Jackson Journal in South Carolina. After completing his enlistment in 1955, he returned to Chapel Hill, and continued to write sports stories for the Observer. In 1957 he covered the UNC basketball team—a season in which it was undefeated and went on to win the national championship. Following graduation he returned to the Observer full time to write sports stories. A year later he took a leave of absence to enter graduate school at the University of Chicago. While in Chicago, Claiborne not only matriculated through journalism school, but he also worked full-time for the Chicago Dailey News, where he wrote about night clubs and late-night entertainment in the Chicago area. Following his graduation, he returned to work again for the Observer, broadening his areas of expertise to include journalism in business, education, politics, and government. In 1963, the Observer appointed him to become its correspondent in Washington, D.C., where he worked until 1965. When he returned to Charlotte he was promoted to fill the position of chief copy editor, Carolinas editor and city editor. In 1970 he became associate editor and began writing a series of editorials each Saturday entitled “This Time and Place.” This column was Claiborne’s venue for discussing local issues contextualized in relation to Charlotte’s history. He also wrote the Charlotte Observer, Its Time and Place, 1869-1986—a comprehensive book on the history this newspaper. Once published, Claiborne received critical acclaim and several awards in literature and journalism for this work. Claiborne remained with the Observer until 1990, when he resigned to take a new position as Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman at Park Communications, in Ithaca, New York. Park Communications was a large media conglomerate that owned (at the time) nine television stations, almost two dozen radio stations, and 107 newspapers in twenty two states, including North Carolina. Claiborne remained with Park until it was sold in 1994. Even before his return to Charlotte in the fall of 1994, he applied for a position with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to be its Director of Public Relations. He was appointed to this position and was promoted to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations in 1998. In addition to managing all official communications within the university, he was UNC Charlotte’s chief spokesman for communications to off-campus sources. Also, he served as the chancellor’s speech writer. Claiborne retired from UNCC at the end of 2000, though he periodically returned to campus to do part-time work. His retirement party was in 2001. In addition to his work as a newspaper journalist and editor, Claiborne wrote a number of books. These were Jack Claiborne's Charlotte; The Charlotte Observer: Its Time and Place, 1869-1986; Unto the Least of These: A Centennial History of Alexander Children's Center; Discovering North Carolina: A Tar Heel Reader; and The Crown of the Queen City: A History of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. He also won several prestigious awards, including North Carolina Press Association’s award for sports-writing, education reporting, news-writing, feature writing and editorial writing http://www.jomc.unc.edu/n-c-halls-of-fame/n-c-journalism-hall-of-fame#cl...). His former roles in leadership include chair of the North Carolina Humanities Council, chair of the North Carolina Editorial Writers Conference and director of the Charlotte chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Over the years Claiborne developed a popular reputation and was frequently asked to be the guest speaker at many different functions and special occasions in and around Charlotte. One of the more voluminous series within this collection is one that contains drafts of his speeches. [Sources: Jack Claiborne Collection, 1941-2006, Mss 377, UNC-Charlotte Library; North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame website, (accessed on June 8, 2010).]

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Scope and Contents note

The Jack Claiborne collection contains a wide assortment of materials accumulated over his career that spanned 54 years. The collection is divided into 23 series (arranged alphabetically), many of which are divided into subseries. Claiborne was a newspaper journalist, editor, writer, historian, and public speaker, whose main area of experience and expertise was the social, economic and business history of Charlotte, North Carolina. The collection spans from 1941 to 2006, though most of the materials date from 1953 to around 2000.

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Arrangement note

There are twenty three series in this collection, and are arranged alphabetically. Audio Visual materials (Series I). The first series contains VHS and audio cassette tapes. Most of these concern people that Claiborne interviewed while writing books, or were taped during special occasions. Biographical sketches (Series II). Having had such a diverse career and having been involved in so many projects, there is a series specifically dedicated to biographical materials documenting Claiborne’s career. A later series, entitled “Career in Print” (Series IV) contains newspaper clippings (written by writers other than Claiborne) that also document his career, beginning with his first sports articles in 1946 to his retirement from UNC Charlotte in 2001. Series XVIII contains several different versions of his résumé. Books (Series III). In addition to his career in newspaper journalism, Claiborne also wrote several books, and files for his research notes, early drafts, and in some cases letters and book reviews are found in Series III. This is the most voluminous series of the collection. Certificates and Awards (Series V). Having won a number of distinctions over the years, there is a series that contains a small assortment of certificates. This does not include Claiborne’s induction in the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame—an award that greatly surpasses such things as Claiborne’s certificate for membership in the Piedmont Junior High School Honor Society. Charlotte Observer (Series VI). Another substantial series in this collection is one that contains articles that Claiborne wrote for the Charlotte Observer from 1957 to 1962, and his editorials beginning in 1963. Other subseries within this series include “letters received” (as there are hardly any copies of Claiborne’s outgoing letters in this collection), and papers that concern his resignation in 1990. Chicago Daily News (Series VII). In the late 1950s, Claiborne took a leave of absence from the Observer to pursue a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Chicago. While there, he also worked full-time for the Chicago Daily News, writing stories about Chicago’s night life and night clubs. Series VII is comparatively small and contains a copy of Claiborne’s application for employment with the Daily News, and also clippings of the articles he wrote while employed there. A separate series (Series XXI) exists near the end of this collection that contains a small file of research papers he wrote while matriculating through the University of Chicago. Family (Series VIII). This series contains a small quantity of materials that concerns Claiborne’s family—his two children, Jackie junior and Margaret Louise Claiborne Campbell; and also Claiborne’s second marriage—to Barbara W. Patrick—in 1995. Fort Jackson Journal (Series IX). Part way through his undergraduate career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Claiborne left school to enter the military. For most of that time, he was stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and worked as a writer for the Fort Jackson Journal. Claiborne kept copies of this paper during that time. Though there is a folder in box 8 that marks the place of this series, the actual papers are located in Oversize Storage. Identification cards (Series X). Because he worked for so many employers and needed press credentials for each of them, not to mention his driver’s licenses and draft card, this collection includes a small series (one file) for his identification cards. None of these cards include his Social Security number or other confidential numbers. Letters Received (personal) (Series XI). Though some of the series in this collection contain letters that Claiborne received while working for one employer or another, there is a separate series dedicated to the Claiborne’s personal mail. Any mail that was addressed to his home address went into this series, and is filed chronologically. Magazine articles (Series XII). In addition to newspaper and book writing, Claiborne also wrote a few magazine articles: one for US Airways corporate magazine, known as Attaché, and two articles for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s magazine, entitled Ventures Charlotte. Miscellaneous (Series XIII). Not all of the materials in this collection fit into discreetly identifiable series, and miscellaneous papers are found in Series XIII. North Carolina Atlas (Series XIV). Late in his career, Claiborne served as the editor and reviewer of a project to compile an atlas for the state of North Carolina, and the notes that he had on this project are found in Series XIV, entitled “North Carolina Atlas.” North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame (Series XV). Claiborne was the NCJHF Honoree in 2001, and papers concerning the North Carolina Halls of Fame are found in this series. North Carolina Press Association (Series XVI). Claiborne’s lifelong career in journalism netted him not only induction to the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame, but also a very prestigious award from the North Carolina Press Association. A booklet from the NCPA concerning Claiborne’s award is found in this series. Park Communications (Series XVII). A major change in Claiborne’s career was his resignation from the Charlotte Observer in 1990. Claiborne resigned to take a new position as Vice-President and Assistant to the Chairman of Park Communications, in Ithaca, New York. Park Communications was a large media and telecommunications conglomerate that owned newspapers, television and radio stations. Claiborne remained with Park (substantially increasing his expertise in the mass media business), until it was sold in 1994. Series XVII contains notes, an annual report, and letters that Claiborne received while working there, as well as newsletters, news releases and information concerning the sale of the firm. Scrapbooks (Series XIX). Among the oversize materials in this collection are two scrapbooks. Claiborne compiled one of these as a result of the success of his book, The Charlotte Observer: Its Time and Place. The other scrapbook originally came from Joseph Pearson Caldwell, the editor of the Charlotte Observer in the late nineteenth century. Speeches (Series XX). Another large series of papers in this collection is Series XX: Speeches. Over the years, Claiborne achieved a certain level of celebrity in the Charlotte area, and he was often asked to speak to local groups on special occasions. To the extent possible, these speeches are arranged chronologically. Undated speeches are arranged alphabetically by title. University of North Carolina Charlotte (Series XXII). When Park Communications sold in 1994, Claiborne decided to look for new opportunities in his native city. He discovered an opening at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for a Director of Public Relations. With his experiences in journalism and the media, combined with his reputation in Charlotte, he was the ideal candidate for this role. Series XXII contains a wide array of materials from his time at UNC Charlotte—from the application process, to the letters he received, some of the speeches he delivered, Founder’s Day, and more. For his successful work record there he was promoted in 1998 to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for University Relations. Claiborne retired on December 31, 2000, though he continued to put in time afterwards. University of North Carolina Press (Series XXIII). The last series in the Claiborne Collection, Series XXIII, contains a small assortment of papers concerning his connection to the University of North Carolina Press. Claiborne not only wrote books that the UNC Press published, but he also served in an editorial capacity for books written by others. At the end of the collection are photographs of Jack Claiborne and also photos pertinent to some of the projects he worked on. There are a few three-dimensional artifacts in this collection: a brick that came from the Good Samaritan Hospital, and a medal from the Sons of the American Revolution. These are stored in box 1.

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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 Jack Claiborne, in March of 2007.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, June 2010

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Eugene Payne Collection, Mss 8.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte--History.

Personal Name(s)

  • Claiborne, Jack

Subject(s)

  • Journalists, American
  • Newspaper editors

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Audio Visual materials

Scope and Contents note

Audio Cassette Tapes: Banks; Batten, Jim; Carlos; “City Club” interviews; Claiborne, Jack (WFAE 3/24/1986); Claiborne, Jack (farewell to the Observer); Dwayne; Fraser, Cliff; Gary, Kays; Gary, Kays II; Granny Ward 1; Granny Ward 2; Hazel; Hunter, Fred; Jinks, Larry; Jones, Arnold; Kemp, T. D.; Knight, Jim; McCullough, Dave; Miller, Sam; Norton; Oakley & Ross; Oakley, D. B.; Ridings, Dorothy; Rogers, Bruce; Stroup, Paul; Welty, Eudora; Whitsett, Kenneth. VHS Tapes: Jack and Van Hecke at CPCC, on Charlotte Commerce; Mr. and Mrs. Madam Chairman, length: 60:00, Copyright 1999; Roy H. Park Memorial Tribute, 1994, Produced by: WDEF – TV – Chattanooga; Jim Beatty w/ Guest Jack Claiborne; 50th Anniversary, Convocation; Mayors of Charlotte – WTVI, 1997, 2 hours; North Carolina people – William Friday, Episode #2917; 11/4/04, Jack Claiborne, Piedmont Alumni & Charlotte Observer Associate Editor; Jack, 22 minutes, 29 ½, 5-13-91; JFK junior’s death – WBT – with Jack Claiborne; Jack’s Speech, 9/10/92; Uptown Development, Jack on WTVI at 10 PM; Knightlines - “The Press, Passion or Probity”.

Box
1

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Series II: Biographical sketches

Box
2
Folder
1

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Series III: Books

Charlotte Observer: Its time and place, 1869-1986. 1869-1986

Box Folder

Research Notes

2 2-11

Research Notes 1873-1874

2 12-14

Research Notes 1874-1887

2 15-17

Research Notes 1888-1892

3 1-2

Research Notes 1892-1914

3 3-6

Research Notes 1912

3 7

Research Notes 1904-1914

3 8-10

Research Notes 1916-1935

3 11-12

Research Notes 1935-1945

3 13-14

Research Notes 1935-1945

4 1-2

Research Notes 1949-1955

4 3-6

Research Notes 1955-1975

4 7

Letters Received 1985-1987

4 8

Reviews 1986-1987

4 9

Crown of the Queen City: The Charlotte Chamber from 1870-1999. 1870-1999

Box Folder

Research Notes

4 10-16

Draft

4 17

Letters Received, 1998 1998

4 18

Reviews 1999

4 19

Of Pleasure and Power: The Story of the Charlotte City Club

Box Folder

Research Notes

5 1

Research Notes, Chapter 1

5 2

Research Notes, Chapter 2

5 3

Research Notes, Chapter 3

5 4

Research Notes, Chapter 4

5 5

Research Notes, Chapter 5

5 6

Research Notes, Chapter 6

5 7

Research Notes, Chapter 7

5 8

Research Notes, Chapter 10

5 9

Drafts

5 10

Discovering North Carolina: Reviews

Box
5
Folder
11

Unto the Least of These: the Story of the Alexander’s Children’s Center, 1888-1988. 1888-1988

Box Folder

Research Notes

5 12-18

Draft 1

5 19

Draft 2

5 20

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Series IV: Career in Print

Scope and Contents note

(newspaper articles about JEC’s career, from 1946 to 2000)

Box
5
Folder
21

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Editorials, 1963-1976 1963-1976

6 4-17

Series V: Certificates and Awards

Scope and Contents note

1945 Apr 27 Piedmont Junior High School Honor Society 1966 American Press Institute 1967 Dec 17 Covenant Presbyterian Church Certificate of Deacon Installation 1986 May 2 Law Day, Liberty Bell Award 1987 Nov 7 North Carolina Society of Historians, President’s Award 1989 May 16 Phi Delta Kappa, Certificate of Appreciation 1995 Apr 1 National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Bronze Good Citizenship Medal (see box 1 for the medal)

Box
5
Folder
22

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Series VI: Charlotte Observer

Box Folder

Articles 1957-1962

6 1-3

Editorials 1977-1989

7 1-10

Editorials 1990-2005

7 11

Editorials undated

7 12

Letters received 1975-1979

7 13-16

Letters received 1980-1990

8 1-13

Resignation 1990

8 14

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Series VII: Chicago Daily News

Box Folder

Application for Employment

8 15

Articles and clippings

8 16

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Series VIII: Family

Box Folder

Jack Claiborne and Barbara W. Patrick – Wedding 1995

8 17

Jackie Claiborne

8 18

Margaret Louise Claiborne Campbell

8 19

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Series IX: Fort Jackson Journal 1953-1955

Box
8
Folder
19b

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Series X: Identification cards

Box
8
Folder
20

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Series XI: Letters received (personal)

Box Folder

1975-2006 1975-2006

8 21-22

Undated undated

8 23

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Series XII: Magazine articles

Scope and Contents note

US Airways, Attaché, May 2003, “Vision, plus Energy.” Charlotte Chamber of Commerce: Ventures Charlotte, 4th quarter 1998, “Six Critical Issues: Pros & Cons.” and Ventures Charlotte, 1st quarter 2004

Box
8
Folder
24

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Series XIII: Miscellaneous

Box
8
Folder
25-27

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Series XIV: North Carolina Atlas

Box
8
Folder
28

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Series XV: North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame

Box
8
Folder
29

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Series XVI: North Carolina Press Association

Box
8
Folder
30

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Series XVII: Park Communications

Box Folder

Annual Meetings 1991-1992

9 1

Letters received 1990 Sept-Oct

9 2

Letters received 1990 Nov-Dec

9 3

Letters received 1991-1994

9 4

Miscellaneous

9 5

Newsletters 1993-1994

9 6

News Releases 1991-1992

9 7

Sale of Park Communications 1994

9 8

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Series XVIII: Résumés

Box
9
Folder
9

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Series XIX: Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents note

Jack Claiborne’s scrapbook; Joseph Pearson Caldwell’s scrapbook

Box
9
Folder
9b

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Series XXa: Speeches – Dated

Box Folder

1985 Mar 21 “The Challenge of State Humanities Programming” 1985

9 10

1986 Mar “The Charlotte Observer’s 100th birthday” 1986

9 10

1987 Mar 31 “The Place of Religion in the Classroom” 1987

9 11

1987 Sep “North Carolina and the Constitution of 1787” 1987

9 11

1987 Sep 17 “North Carolina’s response to the Constitution of 1787” 1987

9 11

1988 Jan 6 “Ethical Dimensions of Health Care” 1988

9 12

1988 May 23 “60th Ann. of the Mecklenburg Co. Courthouse Annex” 1988

9 12

1988 May 23 “Train your hearts as well as your heads” 1988

9 12

1988 Sep 8 Remarks for the Alexander Center Luncheon

9 12

1988 Oct 27 “Opportunities for University-Business Cooperation” 1988-10-27

9 12

1988 Oct 27 “UNCC’s Role in Economic Development” 1988-10-27

9 12

1988 Oct 27 “Charlotte: City of Gold-and of Brass” 1988-10-27

9 12

1989 Mar 22 “Advancing the Metrolina Economy” 1898-03-22

9 13

1989 Mar 31 “An Agenda for an Urban University” 1898-03-31

9 13

1989 Apr 6 “Schools and the Community” 1989-04-06

9 13

1989 Apr 22 “North Mecklenburg Life: Circa 1800” 1989-04-22

9 13

1989 Sep 29 “The University as Prime Mover” 1989-09-29

9 13

1990 Feb 28 “A Vision of the City” 1990-02-28

9 14

1990 Mar 16 “The Challenge Awaiting UNCC” 1990-03-16

9 14

1990 Apr 30 “Serving the Charlotte Community” 1990-04-30

9 14

1990 May 31 “The Regional Tradition 1990-05-31

9 14

1991 May 11 UNCC Commencement Speech 1991-05-11

9 15

1994 Apr 15 “The Media and Inquiring Minds” 1994-04-15

9 16

1995 May 15 “Senior Forum Remarks” 1995-05-15

9 16

1996 Oct 24 Speech to the Board of Realtors, Charlotte Country Club 1996-10-24

9 16

1997 Apr 15 Speech to Initiates Kappa Delta Pi Fraternity 1997-04-15

9 16

1997 May 20 In Memory of Grant Whitney, Independence Square 1997-05-20

9 16

1997 Oct 12 New Orleans Chamber 1997-10-12

9 16

1997 Nov 4 Notes for Talk to Civitan Club 1997-11-04

9 16

1998 Feb 11 Presentation to Delegation from Mecklenburg Germany. 1998-02-11

9 17

1998 Apr 17 “Turning Points in Charlotte’s Past” 1998-04-17

9 17

1998 May 20 Remarks for the 224th of the Mecklenburg Declaration 1998-05-20

9 17

1999 Jun 9 Welcoming Remarks, 12th District Grants Conference 1999-06-09

9 17

1999 Jul 22 Notes for Kiwanis speech 1999-07-22

9 17

1999 Aug 23 Remarks to Chamber Advisory 1999-08-23

9 17

1999 Oct 19 Speech to Charlotte Rotary Club 1999-10-19

9 17

1999 Oct 23 Remarks to John Caldwell Dinner 1999-10-23

9 17

1999 Nov 16 Remarks to Civitan Club 1999-11-16

9 17

2001 May 17 Remarks for the Tom Fesperman Memorial Service 2001-05-17

9 18

2001 May 21 Top Ten Events of the Nineteenth Century 2001-05-21

9 18

2001 Aug 7 Eulogy for William Henry “Bill” O’Leary 2001-08-07

9 18

2001 Sep 25 Remarks on Myers Park Tour of Myers Park City Homes 2001-09-25

9 18

2001 Sep 18 Remarks about Sharon Community Barnes & Nobles Bookstore 2001-09-18

9 18

2002 Jan 8 How Sharon Became Sharon 2002-01-08

9 18

2002 Feb 19 Remarks to Charlotte Writers 2002-02-19

9 18

2002 Apr 2 Remarks to Freedom Drive Corridor Association 2002-04-02

9 18

2002 Apr 4 Memories of Harriet Doar 2002-04-04

9 18

2002 Sep 19 Remarks on T. L. Kirkpatrick’s Roots & Connections to Charlotte 2002-09-19

9 18

2002 Sep 25 “Ten Significant Things that Shaped 20th Century Charlotte” 2002-09-25

9 18

2002 Oct 2 Notes on Charlotte 2002-10-02

9 18

2002 Nov 7 Remarks to Attache’ Luncheon 2002-11-07

9 18

2003 Apr 28 Remarks in Support of MSD 2003-04-28

9 19

2003 Jun 1 “How the Trolley Shaped Charlotte” 2003-06-01

9 19

2003 Dec 4 Building Charlotte in the 19th Century. 2003-12-04

9 19

2004 Oct 7 “How the Trolley Shaped Charlotte” 2004-10-07

9 19

2005 Apr 4 Annual Meeting Remarks 2005-04-04

9 19

2005 Jun 11 Keynote Speech, James K. Polk Descendants 2005-04-11

9 19

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Series XXb: Speeches undated

Box Folder

Speeches A-C undated

Scope and Contents note

Advancing the Metrolina Economy; Agenda for an Urban University; AIDS Conference (notes for comments at) Bonds for Civic Club, Presentation by UNC Charlotte staff (draft speech); Building on Our Community’s Past; Building Charlotte in the 19th Century; Changing Face of Uptown Charlotte; Charlotte looks better to me after four years absence (speech outline); Charlotte-Mecklenburg History (outline for); Charlotte’s Regional Tradition

9 20

Speeches C-M undated

Scope and Contents note

Cultural Differences in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County; Early Mecklenburg Churches; Eleven significant events that shaped 20th century Charlotte; Extending Educational Boundaries; Gallis, Michael (introduction of); Gary, Kays (profile); Horse’s Rear End; Impact of Electronics in the Media, (notes for talk on); Intentionally Shaping our Future (notes for); Leadership in Charlotte (speech outline); Matthews, The Challenge Facing

9 21

Speeches M undated

Scope and Contents note

Mayors Perspective

9 22

Speeches M-O undated

Scope and Contents note

Measuring the Future by the Past; Mecklenburg Declaration, the Impact of the (notes); Medical Care: Can We Afford All We Need?; My Favorite Stories in North Carolina history; Newspaper Ethics, Then and Now; North Carolina Press, Notes on the History of the; Oberdorfer, Don (introduction of); Other Lives to Live

9 23

Speeches P-T undated

Scope and Contents note

Piedmont (notes on); Preserving a Source of Traditional Values; Preserving Traditional Values; Regional Influences at Work; Realtors, Board of (remarks to); Reminiscences; Some Famous North Carolinians; Some Thoughts About Two Birthdays; State of Contrasts and Contradictions; State of the State; Straight Talk and Circumlocution; Top Ten Events of the 19th Century

9 24

Speeches T undated

Scope and Contents note

Ten Events that Shaped Charlotte in the 20th Century

9 25

Speeches T-V undated

Scope and Contents note

Torrance Store in Early Mecklenburg; Volunteer Tradition in America

9 26

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Series XXc: Speeches—Miscellaneous or unidentified

Box
9
Folder
27

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Series XXI: University of Chicago – Research papers

Box
9
Folder
28

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Series XXII: UNC Charlotte

Box Folder

Bonnie Cone 1996-1997

9 29

Director of Public Relations Application 1994

9 30

Founder’s Day 1998

9 31

Letters received 1994-2000

9 32

Letters received undated

9 33

Retirement 2000

9 34

“Significant Events in UNC Charlotte History”

9 35

Speeches (see also 9:20 and 9:21)

Scope and Contents note

Notes for Slide-Show Talk on Master Plan; Significant Dates in UNC Charlotte History; Notes on the Speech to the SOAR; [untitled speech]

9 36

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Series XXIII: UNC Press

Box
9
Folder
37

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PHOTOGRAPHS—PRINTS (P) BOX P44:11-13

Box Folder item

Photo of a group of school children 1941

P44 11-13 P377/1

Jack Claiborne standing with two men circa 1960

P44 11-13 P377/2

An unidentified boy of about ten years of age circa 1970

P44 11-13 P377/3

Group photo, unidentified, but probably the Charlotte Observer staff. Jack Claiborne is standing in the back row, fifth from the left circa 1970

P44 11-13 P377/4

Jack Claiborne receiving a plaque circa 1970

P44 11-13 P377/5

Jack Claiborne holding a copy of his book, The Charlotte Observer: its time and place 1869-1986

P44 11-13 P377/6-8

Jack Claiborne at a book signing event for his book, The Charlotte Observer: its time and place, 1869-1986.

P44 11-13 9-14

Portrait photographs of Jack Claiborne 1986

P44 11-13 P377/15a-r

Portrait photographs of Jack Claiborne 1992

P44 11-13 P377/16a-ii

Jack Claiborne standing in what appears to be a classroom, ca. 1992. circa 1992

P44 11-13 P377/17

UNCC graduation ceremony 1991 May

P44 11-13 P377/18-20

Alexander Children’s Center circa 1965-1975

P44 11-13 P377/21-70

A type-setter working at a printing press circa 1940

P44 11-13 P377/71

A farewell dinner for Jake Wade 1946

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Seated, left-to-right: Legette Blythe, Jake Wade and Gus Travis. Standing, left-to-right: Rupert Gillett, Jimmy Caldwell, Porter Munn, Eddie Allen, Dick Pitts, Bob Page, Bob Bell, Wilton Garrison and Earl Heffner.

P44 11-13 P377/72

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INVENTORY OF OVERSIZE ITEMS

Business Journal, 1999 Dec 31, “Century in Review: A Look at the People and Events that Shaped Charlotte.” 1999

Fort Jackson Journal 1953-1955

Charlotte Observer (selected issues) 1975, 1983, 1986

Scope and Contents note

1975 May 20 200th anniversary of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. 1983 Jun 28 “Rediscovering the Past” 1986 Mar 23 Centennial Edition

Scrapbook: Jack Claiborne’s scrapbook 1986

Scope and Contents note

Subject matter concerns the publication of Claiborne’s book, Charlotte Observer: Its time and place, 1869-1986.

Scrapbook: Joseph Pearson Caldwell’s scrapbook.

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INVENTORY OF THREE DIMENSIONAL ITEMS

item

Brick, with the words “GOOD SAM HOSPITAL, 7 SEPT ’90”, written in felt-tip marker.

1

Sons of the American Revolution, medal.

2

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