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Open schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg oral history interviews

 Collection
Identifier: OH-OS

Scope and Contents

This body of interviews was conducted by Special Collections staff and students of Piedmont Middle School between 2004 and 2006, as part of a project originally inspired by a celebration of the school’s 80th anniversary in 2005.

Dates

  • 2002 - 2006

Language of Materials

The material is in English

Conditions Governing Access

Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Please contact Special Collections to request the creation of use copies for particular items; requests will be accommodated when possible. The remaining materials are open for research.

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.]

Historical Note

These interviews discuss the history and significance of open schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. Coinciding with court-ordered busing and following a national trend in education, three optional open school programs were opened in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in the early 1970s, including Irwin Avenue Elementary School, Piedmont Middle School, and West Charlotte High School. From the beginning these schools were supported by a diverse parent body, including many community leaders, and their popularity persisted for over three decades.

Extent

37 Interviews

Overview

These interviews discuss the history and significance of open schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system. Coinciding with court-ordered busing and following a national trend in education, three optional open school programs were opened in Charlotte-Mecklenburg in the early 1970s, including Irwin Avenue Elementary School, Piedmont Middle School, and West Charlotte High School. From the beginning these schools were supported by a diverse parent body, including many community leaders, and their popularity persisted for over three decades. This body of interviews was conducted by Special Collections staff and students of Piedmont Middle School between 2004 and 2006, as part of a project originally inspired by a celebration of the school’s 80th anniversary in 2005.

Existence and Location of Copies

16 of the 37 interviews from the Open schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg oral history interviews collection can be found in Goldmine: https://goldmine.uncc.edu/islandora/object/uncc%3Aos
Title
Open schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg oral history interviews
Status
Completeexceptcataloging
Date
2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
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