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Concord Telephone Company Records

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Concord Telephone Company Records

Inventory of the Concord Telephone Company records
MS0388

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Concord Telephone Company (Concord, N.C.).
Title
Concord Telephone Company records
ID
MS0388
Date [inclusive]
1897-1997
Extent
10.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Corporate records of the Concord Telephone Company, of Concord, North Carolina, predominantly through the twentieth century.

Preferred Citation note

Concord Telephone Company Records, 1900-1995. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Daniel Branson Coltrane was born in North Carolina in December 25, 1842 to Kelly and Mary Gossett Coltrane near Ebenezer Methodist Church on the banks of Deep River. Daniel had several siblings. His father, Kelly moved the family to Guilford County in 1854. Kelly Coltrane died unexpectedly in 1859 when Daniel was only sixteen years old. When the Civil War broke out, Coltrane volunteered to serve with the “Trinity Guards,” and later the Fifth Carolina Cavalry. Coltrane was wounded twice during the war—once when his cartridge box exploded, and on another occasion, an exploding shell knocked him off his horse. After the war, Daniel’s elder brother, Wesley, persuaded him to visit Missouri with the hopes that he might live their permanently. Daniel eventually decided to return to North Carolina, where he learned the photographic and jewelry businesses. In November of 1866, he married Eleanor Jane Price Vanice of Arrow Rock. Daniel took his wife and business back to Missouri, where a son, Lester Durant Coltrane was born in 1869. It was L.D. Coltrane, who would be one of the founders of the Concord Telephone Company. D.B. Coltrane later tried to get into the banking business in Marshall, Missouri, but there was too much competition in the area; so he moved his family back to North Carolina, where he settled in Concord and established the Concord National Bank there. D.B. Coltrane soon became one of Concord’s leading and most influential citizens, and became involved with many commercial and industrial enterprises. He was also deeply involved with charitable, educational and religious causes. Daniel Branson Coltrane died on January 16, 1937, at the age of 94. Lester Durrett Coltrane was born in Missouri on April 18, 1869 to Daniel Branson and Eleanor Jane Price Vanice Coltrane. It was while he was still a child that his father (who was trying to establish himself in the banking business) determined that their fortunes would be better off in North Carolina. Daniel B. Coltrane moved the family to Concord, North Carolina in 1886, when Lester was seventeen years old. When he opened the Concord National Bank in 1888, he appointed himself as cashier and his son as book-keeper. Lester D. Coltrane initiated a meeting with his father and nineteen other Concord businessmen at the Concord National Bank on Saturday, July 31, 1897, for the purpose of forming a locally-owned telephone company. The businessmen heartily endorsed L.D. Coltrane’s idea, and voted to issue twenty-five shares of common stock at $50 a share, and elected officers (N.F. Yorke as President, W. C. Houston as Vice President and L.D. Coltrane as Secretary-Treasurer). As instructed by the board of directors, the secretary-treasurer immediately set out to sign on subscribers. The rates for business subscribers was $15 a year and $10 a year for residential customers. By early September of that year, the officers and board of directors signed Articles of Agreement, and Coltrane filed them with the Clerk of the Superior Court for Cabarrus County and the North Carolina Secretary of State. Even with his duties with the newly formed telephone company, L.D. Coltrane continued to work for the Concord National Bank. Coltrane maintained an active role with the CTC for many more years, either as the secretary-treasurer, or member of the board of directors. He died on January 30, 1948, having missed only one annual stock-holders’ meeting and one board meeting during that time. Lester Durrett Coltrane, Junior, was born in Concord, North Carolina, on October 8, 1893 to Lester Durant and Julia Gay Coltrane. He received his education from Concord public schools, Trinity College (now Duke University) and North Carolina State University; earning a degree in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University in 1914. He started his career with the Concord Telephone Company that same year, at the age of twenty one, and worked as a lineman’s helper, later as a lineman and also as a trouble-shooter. Over time, he worked his way up the corporate ladder, becoming a manager in 1931 and secretary-director in 1934. By 1948—the same year his father died—he had become secretary-treasurer and general manager. Coltrane purchased forty six acres in 1950, where he built his home as well as a park he named “Rosecrest.” He made this private park available to his employees for the annual company picnic, and also to other parties on other occasions. The CTC named him President in 1966, a position he retained until his death in 1985. From 1967 to 1985, he edited the company magazine (usually published quarterly) entitled Progress, in which he highlighted corporate activities and local history. Coltrane also manifested his values of religious devotion and patriotism in this publication. As an active member of the community, Coltrane served as the president of the North Carolina Independent Telephone Association, and on the board of directors of the First Charter National Bank, and the Board of the Cabarrus Savings & Loan. During World War II, he was active with the Cabarrus County Canteen and bond-selling efforts. He was a past-president of the Concord Rotary Club and Rescue Squad, the Cabarrus Boys Club and the L.I.F.E. Center, was a trustee of Pfieffer College, he earned the Silver Beaver award for his support of the Boy Scouts, and he was also a member of the Masons and the Shriners. Mr. Coltrane died in 1985 at the age of 92. Lester Durrett Coltrane III (also known as “Bub”) followed his father’s footsteps. Bub graduated from Davidson College in 1940, and went from there to the US Army as a commissioned officer in 1941. During World War II he served in General George Patton’s Third Army. He remained in the Army until 1946, by which time he had achieved the rank of major. In civilian life, he entered the banking business, working for Concord National Bank (later known as First Charter National Bank), eventually becoming its president and chairman of the board. He retired from his career as a banker in 1986, after his father died. It was then that the CTC Board of Directors elected Bud to the presidency of the company. He led the company during a time of technological transition. The process of technological change, begun in 1984, was a matter of switching from analog to digital technology at all of the CTC exchange stations. This process was largely complete by the end of 1986. The following year, Bub served as chairman of the board, and his son, Michael was elected president. L.D. Coltrane III was extensively involved in the Concord community—as a member of the Concord Rotary Club, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, of the Concord Chamber of Commerce, and also of the Board of Trustees of the Cabarrus Memorial Hospital. He married Phyllis Crooks and had three children: Michael R. Coltrane, Gay C. Ausband and Daniel Branson Coltrane (Daniel died in 1988). Michael Coltrane, like his father, graduated from Davidson College, and afterwards, matriculated though the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the US Army’s Transportation Corps, and by the time of his discharge he held the rank of captain. Back in civilian life he began his career at North Carolina National Bank (later known as NationsBank and later as Bank of America) for ten years and then worked for First Charter National Bank and then First Charter Corporation of Concord. By the time he ended his tenure there he attained the position of Vice President. Michael left the financial services industry when the CTC Board of Directors elected him as president of CTC in 1987. Michael was one who recognized the necessity of keeping up with the latest technologies, and he kept the company focused on the latest advances. In addition, he also expanded the benefits package for CTC employees. It was Michael Coltrane who, along with other company officials, mapped out a plan for a “Reorganization and Share Exchange Agreement” of CTC. The Board of Directors approved this plan at a special board meeting on October 22, 1993. The new plan established CT Communications, Inc. as a holding company for two subsidiaries: the Concord Telephone Company, and the Concord Telephone Long Distance Company. In 1997 CT Communications added another subsidiary: CTC Exchange Services—formed for the purpose of offering customers a full range of telecommunication services on a single bill. Michael married Anne Collins, who was the President and owner of Efficient Systems, Inc.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Concord Telephone Company (CTC) of Concord, North Carolina organized in 1897 as the result of the initiative of Lester D. Coltrane, senior. The founders of this new company (consisting of the most prominent members of the Concord community) elected officers, issued common-stock, and ordered telephone equipment to start the enterprise. In its first year, the CTC had about eighty subscribers. Success and prosperity came steadily over the years; and as the number of subscribers grew, so did the number of employees as well as the value of the company’s stock. As technological advancements came along, the company took the initiative to buy and install new equipment. When corporate giant, American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) tried to buy out this local phone provider, the CTC resisted efforts at monopolization and remained independent. The first great test of endurance came during the Great Depression—a time when many telephone companies lost as much as a third of their customers. The CTC experienced a loss of only three per cent. Another major change to the industry came in the form of industry deregulation during the 1980s—a time when the Reagan Administration sought to minimize government regulation. New government policies gave customers more options (now they could buy their own phones instead of leasing them), and also required telephone companies to itemize their utility bills. One hundred years after its inception, the CTC had installed over 100,000 telephones. Over the years, the company diligently kept up with technological advancements, investing large amounts of capital in new equipment and computer hardware and software. Documentation in their corporate archives shows the progression from hand-crank telephones, to dial telephones, touch-tone and ultimately cell phone technology. CTC’s efforts to keep up with technology paid off in the dividends of its stock options. Even in the worst of economic times the CTC made a profit, and in the best of times, its investors prospered. The administration of CTC remained almost entirely in the hands of members of the Coltrane family. Lester Durrant Coltrane senior, was the one who instigated the organization of the company in 1897, later serving as the company’s first secretary/treasurer. His son, L.D. Coltrane, junior, began working for the CTC in 1914 as a lineman’s assistant and ultimately worked his way to the position of President and CEO. His descendants succeeded him after his death in December of 1985. Under Coltrane’s direction the CTC developed a reputation as favorable employer that offered competitive wages and benefits. Coltrane provided a variety of recreational activities for the employees’ enjoyment—especially the annual company picnic at Rosecrest. Employees’ longevity and company loyalty were also recognized and rewarded during the annual Service Award Dinners, each fall. L.D. Coltrane junior died at a time when the company was in the midst of a technological change-over from analog to digital services, and the Board of Directors elected his son, L.D. Coltrane III to preside over the company. “Bub” as he was affectionately known, completed this change by the end of 1986. A year later, the Board elected Bub’s son, Michael to serve as president. In 1992, Michael Coltrane and several top-level company officials formed a plan for the company’s future. The following year the shareholders voted to approve a “Re-organization and Share Exchange Agreement,” an action that established a new company—CT Communications—as a holding company for Concord Telephone Company and Concord Telephone Long Distance Company, as subsidiaries. In 2007 Windstream Corporation purchased CT Communications for $585 million. [Bibliography: Horton, Clarence E. A Century of Progress: The Concord Telephone Company, 1897-1997. Concord Telephone Company Records, 1900-1997 (mss 388), University of North Carolina at Charlotte Library.]

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Scope and Contents note

In addition to the records and papers of the Concord Telephone Company, this collection also contains a small quantity of records from the Albemarle Telephone Company. Collection 388 contains a wide range of corporate records of the Concord Telephone Company, from around 1900 to 1995. This includes such things as annual reports, contracts, correspondence, records about employee benefits, corporate stocks, advances in telephone technology, exchange stations, and much more. Most of these headings are divided into subseries. In addition to its corporate records, the CTC published telephone directories and a variety of magazines and newsletters, and a nearly complete series of these publications is contained in this collection. Progress, which was usually published quarterly, was the predominant company serial and contained news items about the CTC and its employees. In fact, Progress provides a wealth of information about CTC, its employees as well as the history of Concord; and is the single most revealing and informative source of information about the company. Progress reflected the strong sense of patriotism and religious devotion of its editor, as evidenced by the articles and cover illustrations of the magazine. As an outgrowth of its articles on local history, there is a large series in the collection that concerns Cabarrus County history, and is arranged alphabetically by subject heading. Lastly, there is a large collection of photographs, slides, transparencies and negatives concerning CTC activities and Concord history.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte Oct. 2007 - Jan. 2008

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 Carrell Brooks of CT Communications, in 2007 and 2008.

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Concord Telephone Company (Concord, N.C.).
  • CT Communications (Concord, N.C.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Concord (N.C.)
  • North Carolina--Public utilities

Subject(s)

  • Public utilities--North Carolina
  • Telephone companies--North Carolina--Concord

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Collection Inventory

Series I : Albemarle Telephone Company

Box

Accounting records five bound volumes

1
Box Folder

Accounting records ; Accounting ledgers 1918-1953 2 oversize volumes

2 1-2

Albemarle (City of), Ordinances 1931-1955

2 3

Charter Amendments 1920-1955

2 4

Carolina Aluminum Company 1939-1955

2 5

Contracts and Agreements 1937-1956

2 6

Insurance 1949-1951

2 7

Merger with CTC 1955

2 8

Minutes of Stockholders’ Meetings 1917-1955

2 9-11

Miscellaneous

2 12

Morrow Brothers & Heath 1934-1947

2 13

Notice to Increase Rates 1950-1953

2 14

Stanley County Commission 1940

2 15

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Series II : Concord Telephone Company

Subseries A : Corporate Records; Accounting ledgers 1918-1953 18 volumes

Box Folder

American Automatic Electric Sales Co. 1933-1953

3 1

Annual Reports 1947-1995

3 2-6

Articles of Incorporation 1897-1953

3 7

Billing cards

3 8

Bills of Sale 1918-1960

3 9

Canceled notes 1951-1955

3 10

Certificate of Appreciation from the 106th Transportation Battalion

3 11

Contracts, leases and agreements 1909-1940

3 12

Agreements 1909-1971

3 13

Contracts 1939-1955

3 14

Contracts for telephone service 1916-1937

3 15

Indentures 1941-1958

3 16

Lease Agreements 1950-1954

3 17

Correspondence 1911-2004

Box
3
Folder
18-23

Board of Directors meetings 1958-1975

3 24

Complaints 1955-1956

3 25

Letters of Appreciation 1969-1986

3 26

Progress 1970-1986

3 27

Directors’ and Stockholders’ Minutes of Meetings 1892-1964

3 28-33

Directors’ and Stockholders’ Minutes of Meetings 1965-1988

4 1-5

Employee benefits 1958-1965

4 6

Employee health and safety : First Aid

4 7

Employee health and safety : Flu shots

4 8

Employee health and safety : Good Samaritan acts

4 9

Employee health and safety : Red Cross blood program

4 10

Employee health and safety : Safety

4 11

Employees : Directors

4 12

Employees : New employees

4 13

Employees : Part-time employees

Box
4
Folder
14

Employees : Promotions

4 15

Employees : Transfers

4 16

Employees : Retirements

4 17

Employees : Memorials

4 18

Engineering Department 1960-1985

4 19

Exchange dedications, cut-overs and cross-overs 1952-1956

4 20

Exchanges : Albemarle 1964

4 21

Exchanges : China Grove-Landis 1956-1975

4 22

Exchanges : Harrisburg 1969-1986

4 23

Exhibits at the Cabarrus & Stanly county fairs 1967-1983

4 24

Federal Communications Commission

4 25

First Mortgage Bonds

4 26

General Organization of the CTC 1959

4 27

Going Value

4 28

Groundbreaking ceremony for new Telephone building 1956

4 29

History of the Concord Telephone Company

4 30-31

History of the Telephone industry

4 32-33

Holding company name 1993

4 34

Hurricane Hugo, Damage resulting from 1989

4 35

Insurance

4 36

Logo (CONTAINS MAGNETS)

4 37

North Carolina Independent Telephone Association 1968-1984

4 38

North Carolina Public Utilities Commission 1939-1986

4 39-41

North Carolina Highway and Public Works Commission

4 42

North Carolina Telephone Company

4 43

Operator Appreciation Week

4 44

Ordinances

4 45

Picnic invitations 1958-1969

4 46

President/CEO – L.D. Coltrane

4 47

Birthday

4 48

Memorials 1985-1986

4 49

Report of Apprais 1934

5 1

Rosecrest 1969-1986

5 2

Service area 1958-1990 maps

5 3

Service Award Dinners 1959-1987

5 4

Statements of Income 1959-1979

5 5

Stock : Certificates

5 6-7

Stock : Correspondence 1961-1972

5 8

Stock : Correspondence 1973-1979

6 1-2

Stock : Information 1970-1983

6 3

Stock : Prospecti 1970-1980

6 4

Telephone Service Rates 1953-1988

6 5

Telephony and technology : A-E Co. Trunk Circuit diagram 1934

6 6

Telephony and technology : Automatic Electric 1958-1967

6 7

Telephony and technology : Custom Calling Service Dialing Instructions

6 8

Telephony and technology : Direct Distance Dialing 1961-1968

6 9

Telephony and technology : GTD No. 5 EAX

6 10

Telephony and technology : International Direct Distance Dialing 1975

6 11

Telephony and technology : Journey of the Service Order 1974

6 12

Telephony and technology : No. 1 EAX 1974-1975

6 13

Telephony and technology : Station Development Report 1969-1975

6 14

Telephony and technology : Telephone Couplers 1976

6 15

Telephony and technology : Telephones old & new

6 16

Telephony and technology : Touch-tone dialing 1976-1977

6 17

Traffic Department 1967-1984

6 18

US District Court. Subpoena 1960 June 14

6 19

Winston-Salem Southbound Railway 1940-1956

6 20

Subseries B : Company Publications

Box Folder

Magazine-Progress 1967

Scope and Contents note

March, May, July-December

7 1

Magazine-Progress 1968

Scope and Contents note

February, Easter, May-June, August, October, Thanksgiving, Christmas

7 1

Magazine-Progress 1969

Scope and Contents note

January, March, Easter, “Our Picnic” (cover only), Fall, Christmas

7 1

Magazine-Progress 1970

Scope and Contents note

Easter, June, Fall, December

7 2

Magazine-Progress 1971

Scope and Contents note

Easter, Summer, Fall, Christmas

7 3

Magazine-Progress 1972

Scope and Contents note

Easter, July

7 4

Magazine-Progress 1973

Scope and Contents note

Spring, June, Christmas

7 4

Magazine-Progress 1974

Scope and Contents note

Easter, June, Fall, December

7 5

Magazine-Progress 1975

Scope and Contents note

Easter, July, September, Christmas

7 6

Magazine-Progress 1976

Scope and Contents note

April, July 4, Fall, Winter

7 7

Magazine-Progress 1977

Scope and Contents note

Easter, July, Winter

7 8

Magazine-Progress 1978

Scope and Contents note

Easter, July, Winter

7 9

Magazine-Progress 1979

Scope and Contents note

Easter, Picnic issue, September, Winter

7 10

Magazine-Progress 1980

Scope and Contents note

Easter, Picnic issue, Fall issue, Winter

7 11

Magazine-Progress 1981

Scope and Contents note

Spring, Picnic issue, Fall issue, Winter

8 1

Magazine-Progress 1982

Scope and Contents note

Easter, Picnic issue, Fall, December

8 2

Magazine-Progress 1983

Scope and Contents note

Easter, July 4, September, December

8 3

Magazine-Progress 1984

Scope and Contents note

June, September, December

8 4

Magazine-Progress 1985

Scope and Contents note

Easter, June, September, December

8 5

Newsletters-Employees Telephony 1957

8 6

Newsletters-Tel-talker News 1965-1980

8 7

Newsletters-Telco News 1980-1982

8 8

Newsletters-The Inside Line 1989-1997

8 9-10

Subseries : Telephone Directories

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains directories for the Albemarle, Badin, China Grove, Concord, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Landis, Mt. Pleasant, New London, and Oakboro areas. Those issues marked with “ca.” or "circa" are missing their covers and have no visible publication date

Box Folder

Telephone directory Circa 1900, 1901

9 1

Telephone directory 1914

9 2

Telephone directory 1916

9 3

Telephone directory 1917

9 4

Telephone directory 1918

9 5

Telephone directory Circa 1920

9 6

Telephone directory 1920

9 7

Telephone directory 1921

9 8

Telephone directory 1922

9 9

Telephone directory 1923

9 10

Telephone directory 1924

9 11

Telephone directory 1925

9 12

Telephone directory 1926

9 13

Telephone directory 1927

9 14

Telephone directory 1928

9 15

Telephone directory 1928-1929

9 16

Telephone directory 1929

9 17

Telephone directory 1929-1930

9 18

Telephone directory 1931

9 19

Telephone directory 1932

9 20

Telephone directory Circa 1933

9 21

Telephone directory 1933

9 22

Telephone directory 1934

9 23

Telephone directory 1935

9 24

Telephone directory 1936

9 25

Telephone directory 1937

9 26

Telephone directory Circa 1938

9 27

Telephone directory 1938

9 28

Telephone directory 1939

9 29

Telephone directory 1940

9 30

Telephone directory 1941

9 31

Telephone directory 1942

9 32

Telephone directory 1943

9 33

Telephone directory Circa 1944

9 34

Telephone directory 1944

9 35

Telephone directory 1945

10 1

Telephone directory 1946

10 2-4

Telephone directory 1947

10 5-7

Telephone directory 1948

10 8-10

Telephone directory 1949

10 11

Telephone directory 1950

10 12

Telephone directory 1950-1951

10 13

Telephone directory 1951

10 14

Telephone directory 1952

10 15-16

Telephone directory 1953

10 17

Telephone directory 1954

10 18

Telephone directory 1955

10 19-20

Telephone directory 1956

10 21-22

Telephone directory 1957

11 1
Box

Telephone directory 1958-1981

Scope and Contents note

These directories are not in folders

11

Telephone directory 1982-1991

Scope and Contents note

These directories are not in folders

12

Telephone directory 1992

13

Telephone directory 1995

13

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Series III : Subject files

Box Folder

Boy Scouts

14 1

Cabarrus County Court House

14 2

Cabarrus County history

14 3-5

Cabarrus County history--German immigrants

14 6

Cabarrus County schools

14 7

China Grove-Landis history

14 8

Churches

14 9

Concord history

14 10

Farmer's and Planter's Almanac 1897

14 11

Folk remedies

14 12

Gold in Cabarrus County (Reed Gold Mine)

14 13

Goodman, Addie--Estate of

14 14

Jackson Training School

14 15

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence

14 16

Moore, William

14 17

Mount Pleasant history

14 18

Religious material

14 19

Rock Hill Telephone Company. Cross-Talk 1969-1986

14 20-22

Stanly County history

14 23-24

The Times (Concord newspaper) 1887

14 25

United States history

14 26

Veterans

14 27

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Series IV : Photographs—Prints

Box Folder item

Concord Telephone Company : Accounting Department

P33 1-16 P338/1-9

Concord Telephone Company : Business of the Month

P33 1-16 P388/10

Concord Telephone Company : Cakes

P33 1-16 P338/11-14

Concord Telephone Company : Centennial Celebration 1897-1997

P33 1-16 P338/15-44

Concord Telephone Company : Christmas trees

P33 1-16 P338/45-53

Concord Telephone Company : Coltrane, L.D., Jr.

P33 1-16 P338/873

Exchange Stations : Albemarle

P33 1-16 P388/54-55

Exchange Stations : Albemarle (explosion) Jan. 1, 1964

P33 1-16 P388/56-99

Exchange Stations : China Grove

P33 1-16 P388/100-101

Exchange Stations : Concord

P33 1-16 P388/102-103

Exchange Stations : Concord-Copperfield Building

P33 1-16 P388/104-111

Exchange Stations : Harrisburg

P33 1-16 P388/112-114

Exchange Stations : Kannapolis

P33 1-16 P388/115-130

Exchange Stations : Mount Pleasant

P33 1-16 P388/131-135

Exchange Stations : others

P33 1-16 P388/160-149

Exhibits at the Cabarrus & Stanly county fairs

P33 1-16 P388/150-183

"Hello Girls of the 1900s"

P33 1-16 P388/874-877

Logo

P33 1-16 P388/184a & b

Maxcom 1998

P33 1-16 P388/185-199

North Carolina Independent Telephone Association

P33 1-16 P388/200-207

Officers

P33 1-16 P388/208-229

Operators (see also the "Hello Girls of the 1900s')

P33 1-16 P388/230-240

President/CEO L.D. Coltrane

P33 1-16 P388/241-257

Rosecrest

P33 1-16 P388/258-284

Service Award Dinners 1960-1987

P34 1-20 P388/285-384

Telephony and Technology : Cut-over equipment in Concord

P34 1-20 P388/385-387

Telephony and Technology : Direct Distant Dialing

P34 1-20 P388/388-397

Telephony and Technology : Elimination of 10 Party Line Service 1969

P34 1-20 P388/398-401

Telephony and Technology : GTD – 5 EAX Albemarle

P34 1-20 P388/402-422

Telephony and Technology : Journey of the Service Order

P34 1-20 P388/423-431

Telephony and Technology : No.1 EAX

P34 1-20 P388/432-455

Telephony and Technology : Subscriber Loop Carriers

P34 1-20 P388/456-486

Telephony and Technology : Switchboards

P34 1-20 P388/487-500

Telephony and Technology : ‘T’ Carrier

P34 1-20 P388/501-503

Telephony and Technology : Telephone booths

P34 1-20 P388/504-506

Telephony and Technology : Telephone lines and poles

P34 1-20 P388/507-515

Telephony and Technology : Telephones old & new

P34 1-20 P388/516-548

Telephony and Technology : Test desk

P34 1-20 P388/549-550

Telephony and Technology : Touch-tone dialing

P34 1-20 P388/551-552

Telephony and Technology : Towers

P34 1-20 P388/553-559

Telephony and Technology : Vehicles

P34 1-20 P388/560-582

Work Center/Central Supply

P34 1-20 P388/583-589

50,000th telephone installed

P34 1-20 P388/590-599

Subject photos : Airplane – Ford Tri-motor

P35 1-23 P388/600

Subject photos : Cabarrus County - Courthouse

P35 1-23 P388/601-616

Subject photos : Cabarrus County - Library

P35 1-23 P388/617-619

Subject photos : Cabarrus County - Map

P35 1-23 P388/620

Subject photos : Cabarrus Memorial Hospital

P35 1-23 P388/621-634

Subject photos : Cemeteries

P35 1-23 P388/623-634

Subject photos : Churches

P35 1-23 P388/635-664

Subject photos : Concord - Female Academy 1889

P35 1-23 P388/665

Subject photos : Concord - residences

P35 1-23 P388/666-672

Subject photos : Concord - schools

P35 1-23 P388/673-681

Subject photos : Concord - skyline

P35 1-23 P388/682-686

Subject photos : Concord - street map

P35 1-23 P388/687

Subject photos : Concord - street scenes

P35 1-23 P388/688-746

Subject photos : Concord - Efird Department Store fire

P35 1-23 P388/747-755

Subject photos : Concord - Fair 1923

P35 1-23 P388/756-765

Subject photos : Concord - Fair 1979

P35 1-23 P388/766-773

Subject photos : McCurdy House restoration 1969

P35 1-23 P388/774-784

Subject photos : Mills

P35 1-23 P388/785-795

Subject photos : Mills—China Grove Roller Mill

P35 1-23 P388/799-812

Subject photos : North Carolina College 1865

P35 1-23 P388/813

Subject photos : North Carolina Reserve Militia, 11th Co. 1919

P35 1-23 P388/814

Subject photos : Reed Gold Mine

P35 1-23 P388/815-867

Subject photos : Smith, Roger Niles

P35 1-23 P388/868-871

Subject photos : Unidentified photo of horse & carriage

P35 1-23 P388/872

Cover illustrations : Unidentified park (probably Rosecrest)

P35 1-23 PL388/1

Cover illustrations : Unidentified outdoor scene (probably the Blue Ridge Mountains)

P35 1-23 PL388/2

Cover illustrations : “Pictorial History of Cabarrus County…” 1935

P35 1-23 PL388/3

Cover illustrations : Cannon at a library/community center July, 1977

P35 1-23 PL388/4

Cover illustrations : Rosecrest cross at evening

P35 1-23 PL388/5

Cover illustrations : “Reminiscent of Days Gone By”

P35 1-23 PL388/6a-b

Cover illustrations : Charles A. Cannon Memorial Library

P35 1-23 PL388/7a-b

Cover illustrations : Unidentified Office Building

P35 1-23 PL388/8a-b

Cover illustrations : Board of Directors April 27, 1995

P35 1-23 PL388/9

Cover illustrations : Board of Directors 2005

P35 1-23 PL388/10-11

Cover illustrations : Painting of the CTC building

P35 1-23 PL388/12

Bost, Jr., E.T.

P35 1-23 NSH 388/1

Coleman, Warren

P35 1-23 NSH 388/2

Coltrane, Daniel Branson

P35 1-23 NSH 388/3

Correll, Charles

P35 1-23 NSH 388/4-5

Morgan, D.R.

P35 1-23 NSH 388/6

Schramm, Ted

P35 1-23 NSH 388/7

Suther, Mildred

P35 1-23 NSH 388/8

Construction Personnel

P35 1-23 NSH 388/9-13

Cut-overs

P35 1-23 NSH 388/14

Line crews

P35 1-23 NSH 388/15-27

No. 1 EAX Training

P35 1-23 NSH 388/28

Operators

P35 1-23 NSH 388/29-31

Switchboard

P35 1-23 NSH 388/32

Concord trolley carat Concord Square 1889

P35 1-23 NSH 388/33

Building fire (otherwise unidentified)

P35 1-23 NSH 388/34

Cabarrus County Court House 1888

P35 1-23 NSHL 388/1

L.D. Coltrane

P35 1-23 NST 388/1-3

Cut-over equipment

P35 1-23 NST 388/4-28

Equipment

P35 1-23 NST 388/26-49

Equipment Installation

P35 1-23 NST 388/50-93

Harrisburg Exchange Building

P35 1-23 NST 388/94-108

Line Crews

P35 1-23 NST 388/109-121

Operators

P35 1-23 NST 388/122-139

Trendline phone

P35 1-23 NST 388/140-146

50,000th Telephone installed

P35 1-23 NST 388/147-176

Churches

P35 1-23 NST 388/177-188

Switchboard operators

P35 1-23 PS 388/1-13

No. 1 EAX

P35 1-23 PS 388/14-27

Exchange Buildings

P35 1-23 PS 388/28-34

Logo

P35 1-23 PS 388/35-44

Portraits of L.D. Coltrane

P35 1-23 PS 388/45-48

L.D. Coltrane’s garden

P35 1-23 PS 388/49-51

Rosecrest

P35 1-23 PS 388/52-70

Morrow Mountain, Directory 1968

P35 1-23 PS 388/71-79

Military decorations

P35 1-23 PS 388/80

County Fair Exhibit

P35 1-23 PT 388/1

Albemarle Exchange Building

P35 1-23 PT 388/2-5

China Grove

P35 1-23 PT 388/6

Concord Exchange Building

P35 1-23 PT 388/7-12

Concord Copperfield Building

P35 1-23 PT 388/13-17

Kannapolis Exchange Building

P35 1-23 PT 388/18-20

CTC Wireless

P35 1-23 PT 388/21

Motor Fleet

P35 1-23 PT 388/22

Rosecrest

P35 1-23 PT 388/23-25

CT Communications Senior Management

P35 1-23 PT 388/26

Telephone Construction Crew, Highway 73 Cable Project

P35 1-23 PT 388/27-52

Telephone Switching Equipment

P35 1-23 PT 388/53

Telephones old & new

P35 1-23 PT 388/54-60

Blue Ridge Mountains 1976

P35 1-23 PT 388/61

Cabarrus County Court House

P35 1-23 PT 388/62-64

Cabarrus County Court House (china)

P35 1-23 PT 388/65-67

Cabarrus Memorial Hospital

P35 1-23 PT 388/68

Centennial embroidery

P35 1-23 PT 388/69

Concord Square (map)

P35 1-23 PT 388/70

Declaration of Independence

P35 1-23 PT 388/71

Easter 1970

P35 1-23 PT 388/72-75

Easter alter 1969

P35 1-23 PT 388/76

Log Cabin

P35 1-23 PT 388/77

Ludwig House

P35 1-23 PT 388/78-81

Madonna & child

P35 1-23 PT 388/82

McCurdy House

P35 1-23 PT 388/83-85

Red School House, by Margaret Holt

P35 1-23 PT 388/86

St. John’s Lutheran Church

P35 1-23 PT 388/87

Stream at Reed Gold Mine

P35 1-23 PT 388/88

Thanksgiving, 1968, with Ellen Helms 1968

P35 1-23 PT 388/89-90

Water falls

P35 1-23 PT 388/91

Photographs – Deep Storage

Scope and Contents note

Photographs in “Deep-Storage” are duplicates or “near-duplicates” of photos found in the CTC or Subject photos. Many of the photos stored in this subseries were so distantly connected to the Concord Telephone Company that their placement with the rest of the collection could not be justified. Also, many of these photos can be found in the pages of the CTC publication “Progress.” Unlike the photos stored in Series IV of the collection, these have not been mounted on acid-free paper, nor have they been stored in protective mylar sleeves. Includes: Concord Telephone Company

Accounting-Commercial

Albemarle

ALCOA

Badin

Cakes

Centennial

Christmas Trees

Contracts Leases and Agreements

Eisenhower

Employee Health & Safety

Cancer Control

First Aid Class

Flu Shots

Employee Parties

Employees

Retirement

Exchange Buildings

Exchange dedications

Exhibits at the Cabarrus and Stanly county fairs

Flood

Maxcom

Miscellaneous

North Carolina Independent Telephone Association

Operators

Picnics

Rosecrest

Softball team

Switchboards

Telephony and technology

Direct Distance Dialing

EAX Equipment

GTD – 5 EAX

Subscriber Loop Carriers

Telephones old & new

Transatlantic cable

Training Courses, schools & seminars

Vehicles

Visitors

Work Center/Central Supply

CTC Publications – Cover illustrations

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