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Scope and Contents In this interview H. Parry Bliss, Jr., alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, shares memories of his time as a student at the university, particularly of his senior year in 1969. He recalls his impressions of Bonnie Cone and recounts an interaction between her and Stokely Carmichael during an event Mr. Carmichael held on UNC Charlotte’s campus. He comments on civil rights at the university, the decision to bring fraternities and football to UNC Charlotte, particular faculty...
Dates: 2015 October 22
Scope and Contents In this interview, James G. "Jim" Babb, long-time Charlotte resident and student at Charlotte College in the 1950s, recalls his early years in New York City, Boston, and Charlotte, North Carolina; his school days at Dilworth Elementary School, O'Donohue School, and Central High School in Charlotte; his employment at The Charlotte News, The Charlotte Observer, and WBTV; his service in the United States Army during the Korean War; and his education at Newberry College, the University of North...
Dates: 2013 July 18
Scope and Contents In this interview, William “Bill” Stewart shares memories of his life growing up in the Newell community near Charlotte, North Carolina, of his college days at Elon College in the 1930s, and of his military service in World War II. He tells about his parents and grandparents and the family’s farmland, recalls hearing his Civil War veteran grandfather reminisce with other veterans about the war, describes the Newell community, and talks about trips into Charlotte, then a town of 20,000. He...
Dates: 2019 August 1
Scope and Contents In this second of two interviews, William “Bill” Stewart describes the university area of Charlotte, North Carolina, from the 1960s to 2000s, discusses Charlotte College’s and later Walmart’s moves to the area, and shares his opinion about the college’s presence and his involvement in convincing other landowners in the area to sell to the school. He briefly recalls his interactions with Bonnie Cone and Bruton Smith and describes his relationships with Dr. Herbert Hechenbleikner, Hugh McColl,...
Dates: 2019 September 11