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Charlotte Corporate Communication Collection

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Charlotte Corporate Communication Collection

Charlotte Corporate Communication collection

Summary Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
J. Murrey Atkins Library (University of North Carolina at Charlotte).
Charlotte Corporate Communication collection
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1965-1999
Date [inclusive]
circa 1940-2000
2.0 Linear feet
Language of Materials note
The collection is in English.
The Charlotte Corporate Communications collection consists of photographs and negatives (and a few papers), generated by the City of Charlotte, NC. The subject matter of the photographs concerns mainly Charlotte city officials (mayors and city council members), and also prominent buildings in Charlotte (e.g. the Civic Center and Coliseum), skylines, city-scapes and street scenes, dating from the 1960s to the late 1990s. Most of the photos were taken by staff photographers, though some were taken by private photography firms, contracted to work for the city. These have been identified for reasons of copyright.

Preferred Citation note

Charlotte Corporate Communications collection. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a small assortment of papers generated by the City of Charlotte concerning Freedom Park and the Charlotte Coliseum; and a much larger assortment of photographs, mainly of city officials (mayors and city council members from the mid 1960s to the late 1990s). The collection also includes photographs of street scenes (some dating to the 1940s), city-scapes and skylines of Charlotte, as well as city employees at work.

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Arrangement note

The collection is arranged into four series, these being 1) Papers, 2) Photographs, 3) Oversize Photographs, and 4) Negatives.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte 2012 March

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223

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 the City of Charlotte, NC

Processing Information note

Processed by Robert A. McInnes.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.). Public Service and Information Dept.
  • Charlotte (N.C.)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Charlotte (N.C.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--History


  • Business communication
  • Corporate culture
  • Corporations--Public relations

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Collection Inventory


SFC Box 4

Brochures - "Charlotte City Government"

Scope and Contents note

Two copies, produced while Kenneth R. Harris was mayor (ca. 1977-1979)

Brochure for the opening of Freedom Park River Walk 1979 Aug 23

Letter from Calvin Ferguson to William H. Guerrant

Scope and Contents note

This letter indicates that the photos in this collection concerning the dedication ceremony of the Statues on the Square were were taken by Ferguson Photographic Services, Inc. [See P437/436-444]

Brochure for the Charlotte Coliseum

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Box Folder item

Afro-American Cultural Center circa 1980

P47 4 P437/1

Charlotte City Officials - group photos circa 1970-1995

Photos from circa 1970 circa 1970

Scope and Contents note

P437/2 is copyrighted by the Knight Publishing Co., Charlotte, NC

Box Folder item

Group photo

Scope and Contents note

City Council members and other city officials in City Hall

P47 4 P437/2

City Council

Scope and Contents note

City Council assembled in the City Council chambers

P47 4 P437/3

Ribbon-cutting event

Scope and Contents note

Otherwise unidentified and undated

P47 4 P437/4

City Council members

P47 4 P437/5-7

Mayor Kenneth Harris with three other men

P47 4 P437/8

Ribbon cutting ceremony

P47 4 P437/9

Group photos

Scope and Contents note

Four unidentified men

P47 4 P437/11-12

Photos from circa 1980

Box Folder item

Unidentified meeting

P47 4 P437/13

Photos from circa 1981 circa 1981

Box Folder item

City Council Members assembled outside, holding balloons

Scope and Contents note

Council members, left to right: Ron Leeper, Laura Frech, Charlote Dannelly, Pat Locke, ?, Minette Trosch, Harvey Gantt, Jerry Tuttle, and George Seldon.

P47 4 P437/14

Photos from circa 1983 circa 1983

Box Folder item

City Council meeting

Scope and Contents note

Some photos show Harvey Gantt's swearing-in ceremony.

P47 4 P437/15-82

Photos from circa 1985 circa 1985

Box Folder item

City Council meeting

P47 4 P437/83-85

Photos from circa 1987 circa 1987

Box Folder item

City Council, with Mayor Sue Myrick

P47 4 P437/86

Photos from circa 1995 circa 1995

Scope and Contents note

Photos 101-129 are of Mayor Pat McCrory's swearing-in ceremony and reception.

Box Folder item

City Council meeting

P47 4 P437/87-101

Mayor Vinroot presenting Mayor McCrory with a painting and a plaque

P47 5 P437/102-105

Reception for the inauguration of Mayor McCrory

P47 5 P437/106-129

Charlotte City Officials - Individuals

Box Folder item

Alexander, Fred circa 1970

P47 5 P437/130-137

Armstrong, Ruth circa 1970

P47 5 P437/138

Bearden, Romare circa 1970

Scope and Contents note

Copyright Manu Sassoonian


Belk, John? circa 1980

P47 5 P437/140-146

Borgsdorf, Del B. 8/1997

Scope and Contents note

Deputy City Manager

P47 5 P437/147

Brookshire, Stanford circa 1965

Scope and Contents note

Photo taken by the Bob Welsh Studio

P47 5 P437/148

Burkholder circa 1970

P47 5 P437/149-151

Carroll, Don circa 1980

P47 5 P437/152

Chafin-Rash, Betty circa 1980

P47 5 P437/153-154

Cox, Thomas circa 1980

P47 5 P437/155

Diehl, Martin circa 1965

P47 5 P437/156

Dannelly, Charlie circa 1980

P47 5 P437/157

Erdman circa 1980

Scope and Contents note

Photo credit: Kris Solow, Corporate Communications

P47 5 P437/158

Fennell, Jack circa 1980

Scope and Contents note

Finance Director, shown in a bank vault surrounded by stacks of money

P47 5 P437/159

Frech, Laura circa 1980

P47 5 P437/160

Gantt, Harvey circa 1985

P47 5 P437/161-170

Greene, Malachi circa 1990

Scope and Contents note

Photo credit: Kris Solow, Corporate Communications

P47 5 P437/171

Harris, Kenneth circa 1977

P47 5 P437/172-175

Helms, Parks circa 1990

P47 6 P437/176-179

Hopson, Robert circa 1975

P47 6 P437/180

Jordan, Sandy circa 1975

P47 6 P437/181-182

Knox, Eddie circa 1980

P47 6 P437/183-185

Locke, Patricia circa 1980

P47 6 P437/186-187

Majeed circa 1980

Scope and Contents note

Photo credit: Kris Solow, Corporate Communications

P47 6 P437/187

Martin, Hoyle circa 1990

P47 6 P437/188-189

McCrory, Pat 1995

Scope and Contents note

Mayor McCrory's swearing in

P47 6 P437/191-194

Myrick, Susan circa 1990

P47 6 P437/195-196

Patterson, Cindy circa 1990

P47 6 P437/197

Reid circa 1995

P47 6 P437/198-99

Russo, Al circa 1995

P47 6 P437/200

Scarborough circa 1995

P47 6 P437/201-202

Selden, George circa 1975

P47 6 P437/203

Short, H. Milton circa 1970

P47 6 P437/204-208

Syfert, Pam circa 1985

P47 6 P437/209

Thrower circa 1965

P47 6 P437/210

Tuttle, Jerry circa 1965

P47 6 P437/211-213

Vinroot, Richard circa 1991

P47 6 P437/214-230

Wheeler 1995

P47 6 P437/231-232

White, Wendell circa 1985

P47 6 P437/233

Whittington, James B. circa 1965

P47 6 P437/234-242

Withrow, Joe circa 1965

P47 6 P437/243-245
Box Folder item

Charlotte City Officials - not yet identified.

P47 6 P437/246-254

Charlotte Civic Center (construction)

P47 7 P437/255-259

Charlotte Coliseum (Tyvola)

P47 7 P437/260-298

Charlotte Douglas Airport circa 1980-1990

P47 7 P437/299-309

Charlotte Motor Speedway circa 1970

P47 7 P437/310

Charlotte Observer Marathon 1985-1988

P47 7 P437/311-313

Charlotte Transit System circa 1990

P47 7 P437/314-319

Charlotte City Workers & Equipment & Facilities circa 1975-1995

P48 1 P437/320-349

Cityscapes and Skylines circa 1980-1995

Scope and Contents note

P437/370 is copyrighted by the Carolina Photo Group ; P437/376-384 are copyrighted by Heaven's View "Floatography."

P48 1 P437/350-386

Dilworth neighborhood Feb 1989

P48 2 P437/387-389

Discovery Place circa 1990

P48 2 P437/390-391

Fourth Ward neighborhood circa 1985-1990

P48 2 P437/392-395

Frazier Park Feb 1975

P48 2 P437/396

Freedom Park 1979 Aug 23

P48 2 P437/398-405

Greenville Community CYO Marching Corp circa 1980


Hezekiah Alexander Homesite circa 1980

P48 2 P437/408-415

Independence Center (construction) circa 1980

P48 2 P437/416

Marshall Park circa 1980

P48 2 P437/417-418

Mecklenburg County Court House circa 1965

P48 2 P437/419-423

Ovens Auditorium/Coliseum Complex circa 1965

P48 2 P437/424

Panthers Stadium circa 1985

P48 2 P437/425

Police Training Academy Complex circa 1980

P48 2 P437/426-427

Presidential visits - George H.W. Bush 1990

P48 2 P437/428

Shrine Bowl 1970

P48 2 P437/429

Springfest circa 1985

P47 2 P437/430-431

St. Mary's Chapel circa 1980

P48 2 P437/432-433

Statues on the Square - Dedication ceremony circa 1995

Scope and Contents note

According to papers found in series I, these photos were taken by Calvin Ferguson, of Ferguson Photographic Services

P48 2 P437/436-444

Street Scenes circa 1940-1980

P48 3 P437/445-456

Tryon Street Mall circa 1983

P48 3 P437/457-460

Viet Nam Memorial circa 1990

P48 3 P437/461

Voter Registration Drive circa 1980

P48 3 P437/462-467

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Oversize Photos

Box Folder item

Charlotte-Douglas Airport circa 1980

Scope and Contents note

Depiction of the entrance ramp that leads to the airport terminal (night time scene).

PL8 11 PL437/1

City Workers and Equipment - Facilities

Scope and Contents note

A photo of mechanics in an auto mechanics shop. An attendant in a large control room, working with controls.

PL8 11 PL437/2-3

Graham, Billy circa 1990

Scope and Contents note

Reverend Billy Graham and others at an unidentified ribbon-cutting ceremony.

PL8 11 PL437/4

Presidential visits - Gerald Ford circa 1976

Scope and Contents note

President Gerald Ford addressing a large crowd, probably at Freedom Park.

PL8 11 PL437/5


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