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Department of Africana Studies records

Identifier: UA0104
Overview Records of Africana Studies Department (formerly African American and African Studies; originally Black Studies), Black Studies Committee, and Black Student Union at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Collection contains files, photgraphs, audiovisuals, and ephemera that document the events leading up to the creation of the department and its subsequent evolution. Dr. Bertha Maxwell, the first department chair, Roberta Duff and Benjamin Chavis are prominent figures in the collection.
Dates: 1969 - 2020

Thereasea D. Elder Papers

Identifier: MS0513
Overview Thereasa Delerine (T.D.) Elder is active in community nursing, church work, and the Charlotte African American community, particularly in efforts to preserve Charlotte's African American history. Materials document the importance of African Americans in politics and community, the value of a healthy and safe neighborhood, and access of education and employment.
Dates: 1930s-2014

Leary Love family papers

Identifier: MS0339
Overview The Leary Love Collection includes primarily the papers of George Leary Love and his mother, Rose Leary Love. Rose Love was an elementary school teacher in the Charlotte, NC public school system for nearly forty years. She also wrote poetry, music, and short stories for children. George Leary Love had a notable career as a photographer and an interest in environmental issues. In the early 1960s, he was involved with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee as a field photographer. In...
Dates: circa 1875-1996

James "Jimmie" McKee papers

Identifier: MS0336
Overview Jimmie McKee was the founder of the Excelsior Club, the most influential social club for African Americans in Charlotte, NC, from its establishment in 1944 to its sale in 1984. Includes photographs, advertising material, programs, and booklets.
Dates: 1944 - 1985

Taylor and Richardson families album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS0469
Overview The Taylor and Richardson families album contains photographs and other materials that document the life of Charles Samuel Lafayette Alexander Taylor, an African American barber, soldier, and firefighter active in numerous social and political causes in Charlotte, North Carolina, and his family. The album contains photographs of Taylor; Ella Louise Pickens Taylor, his second wife, and other relatives and family connections. Other documents in the album include the will of Charles Taylor, family...
Dates: 1876-1953 and undated