"Bonnie Cone: Educator, Trailblazer, Visionary" offers three exhibits that tell the inspiring story of UNC Charlotte’s founder.
The exhibit series is dedicated to the founder of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Bonnie Ethel Cone -- “Miss Bonnie” as she was widely known. A project of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, the website is a celebration of the unique personal qualities that made Cone powerful enough to build a university and better the lives of countless students, faculty, staff and members of the broader community in Charlotte, NC.
These exhibits and collections digitally commemorate this remarkable woman and her legacy, and they complement the exhibit of the same name on display on the first floor of Atkins Library. The exhibits on this site tell the story of Cone’s struggle and ultimate success in establishing a university and offer perspectives on her character and contributions. The collections offer an opportunity to connect with Cone’s legacy through the primary sources available at Atkins. Please note that the materials on this site are grouped into thematic collections especially for this website, and the titles of the collections here are not reflective of the archival and manuscript collections of which they are a part. They are accessible in Special Collections, located on the 10th floor of Atkins Library.