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Myers Park Homeowners Association photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MS0184

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised exclusively of photographs of scenes of Charlotte's Myers Park neighborhood collected by the Myers Park Homeowners Association. Thirty-three of the thirty-six prints were used in the MPHA's book, Legacy: The Myers Park Story (Charlotte: Myers Park Foundation, 1986), written by Mary Norton Kratt and Thomas W. Hanchett.

Dates

  • 1915-1941, 1984
  • 1915 - 1941

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

The Myers Park Homeowners Association was formed in the 1970s in opposition to the Charlotte City Council's attempt to rezone property in the neighborhood from single-family development, which prompted fear of increased density and the loss of the character and original vision of the neighborhood among some residents. The newly formed association was successful in convincing the City Council to reverse their decision and rezone the area back to single-family. After this victory, the committee continued to meet to discuss issues facing the neighborhood and officially incorporated in 1984. The association's mission is to preserve the original, historic layout of Myers Park and thereby preserve the value of its homes. In 1986, the association funded the publication of the book, Legacy: The Myers Park Story by Mary Kratt and Tom Hanchett.

Source: https://www.mpha.com/leadership/mission-statement/

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Photographs collected by the association for its book, Legacy: the Myers Park Story (1986), written by Mary Norton Kratt and Thomas W. Hanchett.

Arrangement

The Myers Park Homeowners Association Collection is organized into a single photographic series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copies of originals in possession of Myers Park Homeowners Association.

Related Materials

Mary Norton Kratt Papers (Mss 113). Esten B. Mason Papers (Mss 179).

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Hotaling, 1994.
Title
Myers Park Homeowners Association photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Kimberly Hotaling
Date
1994
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated