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Daughters of the American Revolution, Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Chapter, records

 Collection
Call Number: MS0146
Overview Records of a DAR chapter founded in 1912 by descendents of the signers of the disputed Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Includes membership applications, minutes, yearbooks, financial records, memorials to deceased members, information on historical markers erected by the chapter, scrapbooks, and material concerning the Mecklenburg Declaration and the preservation of the home of Hezekiah Alexander.

Adelaide L. Fries papers

 Collection — Box: SFC3 [F09.090.03.01], Folder: 244
Call Number: MS0244
Overview Material relating to the authenticity of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, including a letter (1916) from Fries, an archivist and editor, to Stephen B. Weeks, North Carolina collector and historian, concerning Traugott Bagge's report that "the County of Mecklenburg declared itself free and independent of England" in 1775.

Susan Davis Nye Hutchison papers

 Collection — Box: SFC1 [F09.090.02.01], Folder: 74
Call Number: MS0074
Overview Abridged transcription of a diary of a native of Amenia, N.Y., who moved to Raleigh in 1815 to teach school. Describes her journey to Raleigh by sea and stagecoach, social events in Raleigh, and subsequent travels and teaching (1822-41) in Augusta, Ga., Amenia, Salisbury, N.C., and Charlotte. Also includes a biographical sketch by Robert S. Hutchison, her grandson, and clippings relating to him.

Junior Daughters of the American Revolution records

 Collection
Call Number: MS0389
Overview Collection 389 consists of a scrapbook and a small collection of organizational records from the Charlotte, North Carolina, Junior DAR chapter.

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence collection

 Collection
Call Number: MS0321
Overview The collection consists of materials associated with the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Included are souvenir facsimiles of the Mecklenburg County Declaration of Independence; reproductions of pen and ink drawings of Mecklenburg County landmarks; reproductions of articles and book reviews pertaining to the declaration in the Mecklenburg gazette, Harper's monthly, and other publications; a special Mecklenburg Independence Day edition of the Charlotte observer issued in 1975; and copies...

Norris Preyer papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS0472
Overview The collection contains research notes and drafts of Preyer's book "Hezekiah Alexander and the Revolution in the Backcountry." Additionally, there are articles and research on the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and the Mecklenburg Resolves, minutes and memos from his time serving on the Latta Plantation Executive Board, the Museum of the New South Committee and the Hugh Torance House and Store. There are also teaching material and documents related to African-American history, which...

Spratt family papers

 Collection — Box: SFC1 [F09.090.02.01], Folder: 140
Call Number: MS0140
Overview Photocopies of correspondence, memoirs, genealogical material, and clippings relating to the descendants of Thomas Spratt, one of the first white settlers in Mecklenburg County. Includes a memoir (1875) of Thomas Dryden Spratt with references to the disputed Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence.

A. Grant Whitney papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS0243
Overview Papers of a Charlotte civic leader, particularly documenting the founding and operation of Festival in the Park (1963-96). Contains material on the visits of presidents Eisenhower (1954) and Ford (1975); respective bicentennials of the City of Charlotte (1968), the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence (1975), and the United States (1976); Billy Graham appreciation programs (1968, 1978); Carolina Carrousel Parade; the Shrine Bowl football game; and LeGette Blythe's drama, Voice in the...