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Ken Brotherton papers

 Collection — Box: SFC2 [F09.090.02.02], Folder: 152
Identifier: MS0152

Scope and Contents

Primarily photocopies of articles published in the Mecklenburg Gazette, Mooresville Tribune, and Lake Norman Magazine about the history of North Mecklenburg and the Lake Norman area. Includes a nine-part article based on the Civil War letters of Joseph and Margaret Brawley Lipe of Iredell County. Also includes an essay, "Caldwell Family History," about descendants of the Lipe family.


  • 1985 - 1991


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

Northern Mecklenburg county contains the towns of Cornelius (founded in 1893, incorporated in 1905), Davidson (founded in 1837, incoroporated as Davidson College in 1879) and Huntersville (incorporated in 1873, originally called Craighead.) Lake Norman was created in 1963 when Duke Power Company built Cowans Ford Dam across the Catawba River to generate hydroelectric power. The creation of Lake Norman permanently changed north Mecklenburg county by creating recreational opportunities and turning the area into a popular suburban residence for many commuters to Charlotte.


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Papers documenting the history of northern Mecklenburg county and the Lake Norman area. Includes newspaper and magazine articles as well as an essay entitled "Caldwell Family History," concerning descendants of the Lipe family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Ken Brotherton, July, 1992.

Related Materials

Caldwell and Davidson Family Papers, MS208. Caldwell and Gilreath Family Papers, MS330.

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger, March, 1993.
Ken Brotherton Papers
Randy Penninger
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Repository Details

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

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