UNC Charlotte Special Collections J. Murrey Atkins Library - Special Collections & University Archives

Skip to main content

Milton Short papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0182

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to Short's membership on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Consolidation Study Committee (1968-70) and his involvement with Crestran Corporation (1976-78), a non-profit corporation established to analyze the feasibility of high-speed rail passenger service between Raleigh and Anderson, S.C. Includes notes, correspondence, reports, speeches, minutes, and clippings. The material contained within this collection concerns the MIDAS/Crestran Corporation and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Consolidation Study Committee. Although Short was a member of the Charlotte City Council (1965-79), there is no information within this collection concerning his council position.

Dates

  • 1968 - 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

H. Milton Short Jr. was born in College Park, GA, near Atlanta in 1919 and lived in Charlotte since 1929. He attended Charlotte City Schools, UNC at Chapel Hill, and the UNC-CH Law School. During World War II, Short served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, assigned to the 412th Fighter Group of the Four Air Force. Short married Vesta Staughter (Veegie). After the war he began a law practice and furniture retail business in Charlotte and Florence, S.C. While serving as a member of the Charlotte City Council (1965-79), Short served as a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Consolidation Study Committee (1968-70). A proponent of consolidation, he served as a leader of the unsuccessful effort to consolidate the city and county governments in 1971. In 1974, Short formed the MIDAS Corporation (changed to Crestran in 1977) with Charlotte mayor John M. Belk and other investors to research the feasibility of a high speed rail system between Anderson, S.C., and Raleigh, N.C. He sold his share of the family business, Mecklenburg Furniture Shop, in 1981.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Papers relating to his membership on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Consoli-dation Study Committee (1968-70) and his involvement with Crestran Corporation (1976-78), a non-profit corporation established to analyze the feasibility of high-speed rail passenger service between Raleigh and Anderson, S.C. Includes notes, correspondence, reports, speeches, minutes, and clippings. Contains no material concerning Short's service on the Charlotte City Council (1965-79).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Milton Short, 1989.

Related Materials

Fred D. Alexander Papers (Mss 91); John M. Belk Papers (Mss 60); Charlotte-Mecklenburg Charter Commission Records (Mss 4).

Processing Information

Processed by Alan Litehizer, June, 1993.
Title
Milton H. Short papers
Status
Completed
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