Elmer Henry Garinger papers
Call Number: MS0070
This collection is comprised of various materials documenting the life of Garinger, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous papers of a Charlotte educator and state legislator. Also contains photographs, awards, an essay describing the development of UNC Charlotte, and material about Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, particularly Central and West Charlotte high schools.
- 1916 - 1982
- 1957 - 1978
- Garinger, Elmer Henry (Person)
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Collection is open for research.
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Miscellaneous papers of a Charlotte educator and state legislator. Contains correspondence, photographs, awards, an essay describing the development of UNC Charlotte, and material about Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools, particularly Central and West Charlotte high schools.
Biographical / Historical
Elmer Henry Garinger was born on July 13, 1891 in Mount Vernon, Mo. He received a B.A. from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1916. During World War I, Garinger served as a medical corpsman in the U.S. Army, 10th Division. He began his teaching career at Peabody College in 1920. The following year, Garinger became principal of Alexander Graham Junior High School in Charlotte. In 1923, he was named principal of Central High School in Charlotte. During the 1930s, Garinger received master's (1934) and doctoral (1935) degrees from Columbia University. His tenure at Central lasted until 1945, when he became associate superintendent of Charlotte City Schools. Garinger was promoted to superintendent in 1949 and, in 1960, he became the first superintendent of the consolidated Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. After his retirement in 1962, Garinger served two terms in the North Carolina General Assembly as a representative for Mecklenburg County (1963, 1965). As a member of the General Assembly, Garinger was a leader in passing legislation that created UNC Charlotte in 1965. The Garinger Building at UNCC is named in his honor. Garinger was married to Katherine Elizabeth Thomas. He died in Charlotte on August 21, 1982
The Elmer Henry Garinger Papers are organized in a single, alphabetical folder title series.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Elmer H. Garinger of Charlotte, N.C., 1979 ; Gift of Martha Boyd, 1983.
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