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Elmer Henry Garinger papers

 Collection
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.

Dates

  • 1916 - 1982
  • 1957 - 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.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet

Overview

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

Arrangement

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.

Related Materials

Reference File Biography Elmer Henry Garinger. CHARLOTTE CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION RECORDS, 1890-1960 UNCC MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION 1
Title
Elmer Henry Garinger 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