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Charles R. Collie, 2004 November 11

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Identifier: OH-CO0317

Scope and Contents

Charles Collie describes his boyhood memories of accompanying his father, supervisor Alexander G. Collie, on his job with the Charlotte streetcars during the 1920s and 1930s. He describes his father's work in particular and his own involvement as a 13-year-old boy voluntarily running the streetcar information booth, and on occasion driving a car with the assistance of a motorman. He also discusses his father's involvement with Car 85 and alludes to his father's diary. Collie also shares memories of growing up on Tremont Avenue in Dilworth.

Dates

  • 2004 November 11

Biographical Note

Charles Collie was a 80-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place at J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Charlotte in 1924. He was educated at Central High School and Charlotte Bible College, was employed in the U.S. Army, and later owned an appliance store.

Extent

65 Minutes

Language

English

Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 USA