Bonnie E. Cone oral history interview 12, 1988 February 11
In this seventh 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 her recollections of Charlotte College during the process of becoming a fully realized university in the early 1960s. She focuses on the purchase of the land for Charlotte College, the alternative sites that were considered including the present location of UNC Charlotte, the expansion and accreditation of Charlotte College at the Central High School location in uptown Charlotte, and the student body during the 1950s. Ms. Cone also briefly describes the barn which was on the property that was chosen as the new location for the college, the lack of water on the Highway 49 campus, and the support that the college had from the Charlotte community, noting in particular the contributions of W. A. (Woody) Kennedy and Thomas Belk.