UNC Charlotte Special Collections J. Murrey Atkins Library - Special Collections & University Archives

Adams (Mahlon) papers Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS0493

Dates

  • undated (Creation)

Extents

  • 4 Linear Feet (Whole)

Notes

  • Abstract

    Mahlon Adams served on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Committee in the 1990s and played a large role in the redesign of Freedom Park where there is a pavilion there is named in her honor. The bulk of the collection is are related to the foundation of the Freedom Park Neighborhood Association.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The materials were donated by Gary Smith in 2012.

  • Biographical Note

    Mahlon Adams was born in Greensboro May 24, 1923. Her family moved to Charlotte in 1967, and she was a founding member of her neighborhood's community organization. As Charlotte grew in the 1980s, Adams became an advocate for more citizen involvement, especially in zoning and land-use issues. She was appointed to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Committee in the 1990s after she'd sought the position for more than a decade. Adams played a large role in the redesign of Freedom Park where there is a pavilion there is named in her honor. She passed away March 12, 2012.

    Source: The Charlotte Observer obituary, March 19, 2012

  • Processing Information

    The collection is unprocessed.

  • Scope and Contents

    The bulk of the materials are related to the foundation of the Freedom Park Neighborhood Association. Also included are materials related to Adams' involvement in zoning and land-use issues throughout Charlotte.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The Mahlon Adams Papers are is the physical property of the J. Murrey Atkings Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

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