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Ed Perzel WSOC-TV oral history project on twentieth-century Charlotte

 Collection
Identifier: OH-EP

Scope and Contents

In 1979, UNC Charlotte history professor Dr. Edward Perzel and a handful of dedicated volunteers conducted oral history interviews with elderly citizens from across Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The project was sponsored by WSOC, a local media company, and initial interviews took place between May 21 and May 25 at the main branch of the Charlotte Public Library as part of Older Americans Month. The interviews capture an eclectic range of reminiscences on local history from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century.

Dates

  • 1976 - 1979

Language of Materials

The material is in English

Conditions Governing Access

60 of the 67 interviews are available in the digital repository. Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.

Conditions Governing Use

The materials included on this web site are freely available for private study, scholarship or non-commercial research under the fair use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, United States Code). Any use beyond the provisions of fair use, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication, broadcast, redistribution or mounting on another web site always require prior written permission and may also be subject to additional restrictions and fees. UNC Charlotte does not hold literary rights to all materials in its collections and the researcher is responsible for securing those rights when needed. Copyright information for specific collections is available upon request.]

Biographical Note

Edward Spaulding Perzel was co-author of "The echo of the bugle call : Charlotte's role in World War I" (co-author, Miriam Grace Mitchell and published by Dowd House Preservation Committee, Citizens for Preservation, 1979). It told the story of Camp Greene. In 1979, the Oral History collection at Atkin's Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was expanded when historian Dr. Ed Perzel and a handful of dedicated volunteers collected 79 oral history interviews in cooperation with WSOC radio station. The goal was to record elderly citizens across the city and county, as they reminisced about their youth and early experiences from 1890 through World War II. He taught North Carolina history and was associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and was active in historic preservation and local history research in Charlotte.

Extent

67 Interviews

Overview

In 1979, UNC Charlotte history professor Dr. Edward Perzel and a handful of dedicated volunteers conducted oral history interviews with elderly citizens from across Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Title
Ed Perzel WSOC Oral History Project on Twentieth Century Charlotte
Date
November 2015
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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