Dan L. Morrill oral history interview 6, 2012 March 28
In this follow-up interview to his interview of March 6, 2012, Dr. Dan Morrill continues to reflect upon Bonnie Cone and the transition of the university from Charlotte College to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He recalls a spontaneous celebration on campus when the news arrived that Charlotte College had become the fourth campus of the University of North Carolina system. Students started ringing the old school bell that was erected for a time in the courtyard in front of the Kennedy building. Dr. Morrill also discusses the significance of having Miss Cone buried on the university’s campus and the importance of institutional history to a university community. Finally, he summarizes the significance of Miss Cone’s career at Charlotte, remarks on how he would like students to learn about her, and observes the difference between the early faculty of Charlotte College and the faculty of the early twenty-first century.
Dan L. Morrill was a 74-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born in Charlotte in 1937. He was educated at R. J. Reynolds High School and Wake Forest College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and was employed as a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and as consulting director for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission.