Charlotte Boys Choir Records
Scope and Contents
Collection consists of materials associated with the Charlotte Boys Choir. Included are concert programs, reel-to-reel recordings of performances, photographs, newspaper article clippings, and a transcript of an oral history interview with R. Powell Majors, former president of the Charlotte Rotary Club and one of the founders of the choir.
- Charlotte Boys Choir (Organization)
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Charlotte Boys Choir records are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. 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
Organized by C.W. "Pat" Gilchrist in 1946 or 1947, the Charlotte Boys Choir first performed as the Charlotte Rotary Boys Choir under the leadership of James P. "Jim" McMillan, who remained active in the organization throughout its lifespan. The choir sang all types of music and performed skits that involved both female and male roles. It eventually added specialty acts such as clogging and comedy routines to its repertoire. Initially made up of only a few boys, the choir grew to seventy-five members in just one year or so. The choir performed at benefits and fundraisers throughout North and South Carolina and traveled as far as New York, where its performance at the International Rotary Convention was broadcast on NBC Radio. The Charlotte Boys Choir performed for seventeen seasons, disbanding at the end of 1963.
2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by John Sanders, 2002.
- Charlotte Boys Choir records
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