Bonnie E. Cone oral history interview 9, 1988 January 28
In this fourth of a series of interviews conducted by Dr. Ed Perzel (former Chair of the Department of History and Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte), Bonnie Cone discusses the early history of UNC Charlotte, formerly known as the Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina (1946-1949) and as Charlotte College (1949-1965). The discussion focuses on a variety of topics, particularly on the Charlotte Center years, including the relationship between the Charlotte Center and other North Carolina colleges and universities. Cone recalls early faculty members coming to the Charlotte Center from local colleges, Queens and Davidson, and reflects on relations with UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. Other topics include athletics, the predominance of veterans in the early days of Charlotte College, founding faculty, faculty salaries, the American Association of Junior Colleges, the relationship between the Charlotte Center and state regulators within the university system, and the groundwork that led to the Charlotte Center's becoming a permanent junior college.