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Key to the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

 Collection — Box: SFC4 [F09.090.03.02], Folder: 490
Identifier: MS0490

Scope and Contents

One sterling key (4.9 cm) to the City of Charlotte embossed "Stan Brookshire, Mayor" on verso. The key was given to Betty Yelton Alexander in 1991 recognition of 30.5 years of service in the City of Charlotte Purchasing Department (1961-1991). Brookshire served as mayor of Charlotte from 1961-1969. Betty Yelton Alexander died in 2014 at age 82. She was a native of Rutherford County, NC but resided much of her adult life in Charlotte, NC. She was a member of St. John's Methodist Church in Charlotte. Mrs. Yelton was the daughter of the Charles and Nora Yelton. She was a graduate of R.S. Central High School and Kings Business School. She retired from the City of Charlotte, Purchasing Department after 30 ½ years. She had one child, Alison A. Wilson, who donated this object in her memory.


  • 1991


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Key to the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is 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

Stanford Raynold "Stan" Brookshire was a mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. Brookshire served as mayor from 1961 to 1969.


0.33 Linear Feet



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Alison Wilson, 2014.


Key to the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
C. Geisler/J. Henry
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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