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George K. Selden papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0136

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of demographic studies Selden conducted as a volunteer and as a paid consultant for such organizations as the Boy Scouts of America, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, and Health and Hospital Council. The collection contains only a small amount of material documenting his career as State Forecast and Rate Supervisor for Southern Bell and his service on the Charlotte City Council.

Dates

  • 1963 - 1978

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

George Kearsley Selden Jr. was born in 1917 in Atlanta and was graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He moved to Charlotte in the 1940s, where he served as a market forecaster and demographer for Southern Bell. In 1975, Selden opened his own market consulting business. Selden served as a member of the Charlotte City Council (1977-83) and unsuccessfully sought the Republican mayoral nomination in 1983. He served also as chair of the Mayor's Committee on Urban Renewal and Community Improvement, analyzed population data for the 2005 Plan, studied ways to preserve farmland, and worked with Planned Parenthood and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. The Charlotte Engineers Club awarded him a distinguished service award in 1971. Selden died on December 29, 1985 in Charlotte. [For additional biographical information, see box 3:13, Obituaries, file below.]

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet

Overview

Primarily demographic studies conducted as a volunteer and paid consultant for such organizations as the Boy Scouts of America, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, and Health and Hospital Council. Also contains a small amount of material relating to his work as State Forecast and Rate Supervisor for Southern Bell and his service as a member of the Charlotte City Council (1977-83).

Arrangement

Arranged in a single alphabetical subject series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. George K. Selden Jr., 1986.

Related Materials

CHARLOTTE MECKLENBURG COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE RECORDS, 1960-1969, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 101 ; KENNETH R. HARRIS PAPERS, 1952, 1973-1979, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 89 ; EDDIE KNOX PAPERS, 1979-1983, UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 135
Title
George K. Selden papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
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