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Mecklenburg Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Political Action Committee (MeckPAC) records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0532

Scope and Contents

The collection contains material that was primarily taken from binders that MeckPac had organized chronologically. A large amount of the papers are questionnaires for City Council, School Board, and County Commission candidates. There are also voting guides, a significant amount of correspondence with local politicians and organizations. There is also a folder of floppy disks with draft bylaws of the organization, which is currently restricted.

Dates

  • 1998-2010

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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.

Historical Note

Mecklenburg Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Political Action Committee (MeckPAC) was founded in 1998 as an organization to advance LGBT issues in Mecklenburg County. The impetus for the organization's founding was a desire to oust the "Gang of Five", a group of five County Commissioners who stripped public funding of the Arts and Science Council after they staged the controversial play "Angels in America" in Charlotte. MeckPac has continued over the years to attempt to fulfill its mission of mobilizing the LGBT community and its allies in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County to participate in city and county elections, to educate city and county officials about issues of importance to the LGBT community and to hold city and county elected officials accountable for their votes on those issues. MeckPac is registered with the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections and is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Overview

Papers related to the operation of MeckPac from its founding in 1998 to 2010. Contains Voter Guides, Correspondence, Meeting Agendas, News Clippings and Photos.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation from James Hildreth, 2016.

Note

Forms part of the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive.

Processing Information

Processed by Andrew Pack, 2016.
Status
Completeexceptcataloging
Date
2016
Description rules
dacs

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