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Martha B. Alexander papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0563

Overview

Papers documenting Martha Alexander's work in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1992-2012. Includes material on mental health parity, health care reform, the tobacco settlement, NC DNA Registry, CMS Pay for Performance, SIDS and gun control. Also includes items from Alexander's campaigns for public office in the North Carolina Senate and North Carolina House of Represenatives.

Dates

  • 1976-2013

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Martha B. Alexander papers are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. 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

Martha Bedell Alexander was born on August 30, 1939 in Jacksonville, Florida to Chester Bedell and Edmonia Hair. She received her B.S. in Education from Florida State University and later earned a Masters of Human Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Prior to her election to public office, Alexander served as the Executive Director of the Charlotte Council on Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency.

In 1992, Alexander was first elected to public office as a Democrat representing the 56th District of the North Carolina House of Representatives. During her time in office, she fought for several important causes, including mental health parity, regulation of child care facilities, health care reform and alcohol and drug education. In 1993, Alexander received the Woman of the Year Award from the Charlotte Observer and in 2009 the American Psychological Association Practice Organization named her State Legislator of the Year. Her district was redistricted in 2012 and she was not re-elected to her seat. Alexander is now retired and lives in Charlotte.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (15 boxes)

Related Materials

Parks Helms Papers (MS 406)

Processing Information

The collection was processed in March 2019 by Andrew Pack.
Title
Martha B. Alexander papers
Status
Completeexceptcataloging
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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