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Catawba Lands Conservancy: Perspectives on Land oral history project

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Identifier: OH-PL
Overview Perspectives on Land was a pioneering initiative that aimed to document the human face of land conservation issues in the Catawba River basin. It was sponsored by the Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Land Trust for Central North Carolina. The interviews explore what land means to people in North Carolina’s Southern Piedmont, how their identities were shaped by the places they live, and how they hope their landscape will look in the future. The "Perspectives On Land" team worked with residents...

Charlotte Jewish Historical Society collection

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Identifier: OH-JC
Overview The Charlotte Jewish Historical Society, a project of the Carolina Agency for Jewish Education, collected these interviews, which are part of a much larger collection. The interviews feature prominent members of Charlotte's Jewish community who discuss the Jewish experience in the Queen City and chronicle the many changes they've seen throughout the twentieth century.

Civil rights and desegregation in Charlotte oral history collection

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Identifier: OH-CR
Overview The Civil Rights and Desegregation in Charlotte oral history collection is a grouping of interviews that were conducted by UNC Charlotte Atkins Library Special Collections staff with activists for civil rights in the Charlotte area. The interviewees include prominent local members of the NAACP, as well as a high school principal, a civil rights lawyer, and a church minister.

Cultivating Common Ground community garden project

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Identifier: OH-CG
Scope and Contents For the Cultivating Common Ground project, middle and high school youth from the Wilmore neighborhood in Charlotte, NC, interviewed the senior citizens who work in their neighborhood's community garden. The teens documented the seniors' life stories and their interest in gardening on video and audio and also through photography.

Era before Brown vs. Board of Education oral history collection

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Identifier: OH-BB
Overview The interviews focus on the educational experiences of members of the African American community of Charlotte during the era of segregation. Many interviewees also discuss how things changed once segregation ended and their children’s school experiences.

David Goldfield student oral history project on change in the Charlotte region

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Identifier: OH-GF
Overview The interviews in this collection chronicle the significant changes that occurred in the Charlotte region from the 1930s to the beginning of the 21st century and were conducted by students in Dr. David Goldfield's history classes between 1990 and 2006.

Gail Haley Oral History Interviews

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Identifier: OH-GH
Overview In this series of sixteen interviews, Gail E. Haley, a prolific author born in Charlotte, North Carolina and the first of only two authors to win the American Caldecott Medal and the British Kate Greenaway Medal for picture book illustration, discusses her life and career as a children’s author and illustrator. Throughout the interviews, Ms. Haley describes her artistic process, detailing her inspirations and research as well as techniques she employed and pioneered in order to illustrate her...

Introduction to the English Language -- Oral Histories, Photodocumentaries and Records

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Identifier: MS0229
Scope and Contents The English Language Oral Histories contains literary projects developed in 1995 and 1996. These projects may include a transcription of an oral interview, a linguistics analysis of the interview subject and a historical analysis. Some were produced in photodocumentary form and include pictures. These projects were part of English courses taught by Dr. Boyd Davis at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.In 1979 Ed Perzel conducted a large number of interviews of people of...

Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and De Kirkpatrick on the Legacy of Slavery in Mecklenburg County

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Identifier: OH-KP
Overview Native Charlotteans Jimmie Lee Kirkpatrick and De Kirkpatrick discuss their ongoing journey together after discovering that their family histories were interwoven through the institution of slavery. Although they were both classmates at Myers Park High School in the mid-1960s, it was not until almost fifty years later that a newspaper article recounting the injustice Jimmie Lee had faced as a thwarted contender for the Shrine Bowl brought the two classmates into contact with each other. As...

Levine Museum of the New South oral history projects

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Identifier: OH-MU
Scope and Contents The Levine Museum of the New South collection is divided into thirteen series that cover a variety of historical topics related to the Charlotte region during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Museum staff, student interns and consultants conducted the interviews between 1990 and the early 2000s. Many of the series were created as an accompaniment to museum programming during this time, while others reflect a desire to document a disappearing local history. Subjects explored in...

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Catawba Lands Conservancy 1
Cone, Bonnie E. , 1907-2003 1
Davis, Boyd H. 1
Haley, Gail E. 1
Irwin Avenue Open School (Charlotte, N.C.) 1