Edward Spaulding Perzel was co-author of "The echo of the bugle call : Charlotte's role in World War I" (co-author, Miriam Grace Mitchell and published by Dowd House Preservation Committee, Citizens for Preservation, 1979). It told the story of Camp Greene. In 1979, the Oral History collection at Atkin's Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was expanded when historian Dr. Ed Perzel and a handful of dedicated volunteers collected 79 oral history interviews in cooperation with WSOC radio station. The goal was to record elderly citizens across the city and county, as they reminisced about their youth and early experiences from 1890 through World War II. He taught North Carolina history and was associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and was active in historic preservation and local history research in Charlotte.