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Mary Boyer collection of historical postcards and papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0121

Scope and Contents

Copies of items placed in a cornerstone at First Ward School in Charlotte on March 13, 1900 and miscellaneous items relating to textiles, gold mining, and politics in North Carolina, including a letter of U.S. Senate candidate Cameron Morrison. There is an extensive collection of postcards of twentieth century Charlotte, N.C., slides and two scrapbooks. Boyer also did extension research on places and persons important to Charlotte-Mecklenburg history and those materials are included.

Dates

  • 1884-1900, 1932, 1979

Language of Materials

English

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 Note

Mary Manning Boyer, known for her extensive postcard collection, was recognized by the Mint Museum of Art and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission for her contributions to local historic preservation.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet

Overview

Some of the material in this collection consists primarily of copies of items placed in a cornerstone at First Ward School in Charlotte on March 13, 1900. Miscellaneous items relating to textiles, gold mining, and politics in North Carolina, including a letter of U.S. Senate candidate Cameron Morrison are also included. There are post cards of Charlotte and NC, slides, and scrapbooks. Also included are research notes for various historic sites and on people and places important to Charlotte-Mecklenburg history.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary Boyer, in 1986-2017.

Available Online

A portion of the Mary Boyer Collection of Historical Postcards and Papers have been digitized and can be found at: http://digitalcollections.uncc.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/p15483coll1

Related Materials

The North Carolina Post Card Collection at UNC Chapel Hill. Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Post Cards at UNC Chapel Hill. See also Mutual Savings and Loan Association Drawings of Mecklenburg County Landmarks, ms 180. See also Rexham Corporation Drawings of Mecklenburg County Landmarks, ms 257.

Separated Materials

Bees and Bullets / written and illustrated by Sally Barry Dodd. Charlotte Junior Woman's Club, Inc. 1975 Regulations for the government of the Military Department / Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. , 1924.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, 1994; Marilyn Schuster and Robert A. McInnes, 2010. Inventory of newly acquired materials, Julie Henry, 2017.
Title
Mary Boyer collection of historical postcards and papers MS0121
Status
Completed
Author
Marilyn Schuster and Robert A. McInnes
Date
1994, 2010
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