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Mecklenburg County (N.C.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 48 Collections and/or Records:

Thomas G. Lane papers

 Collection — Box SFC3 [F09.090.03.01], Folder: 386
Identifier: MS0386
Overview This collection is a small, single-file collection of materials accumulated by Thomas G. Lane, of Charlotte, NC. Most of the materials concern local history, such as the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and the Museum of the New South. This collection’s only photograph is a circuit photo of the Charlotte Police Department, dated 1949, that shows the entire police force.
Dates: 1929 - 1996; 1949 - 1996

Latta Family papers

 Collection — Box 1 [F09.003.07.02]
Identifier: MS0235
Overview Letters written to James Latta, his wife Jane, and their daughter Nancy. Writers are Robert Latta (James's son from his first marriage to Elizabeth Houston in Ireland), William A. Latta (Robert's second son from his first marriage to Jane Allison), and Eliza Dilworth Latta (Robert's second wife), who are writing from their home in Yorkville, S.C., to Robert’s parents and sister at their Mecklenburg County home. Also includes one letter by a non-family member who is writing to James from...
Dates: 1824 - 1830

Leaksville Woolen Mills Homestead Plant records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0175
Overview Material relating to the history of a West Charlotte mill. Includes photocopies of a promotional piece (1900) and a notebook (1919-20) involving construction of mill #2, an historical essay by former executive vice president James P. Wilson, photographs, interviews with former employees, and a letter (1988) by Major League Baseball player Whitey "Pickle" Lockman describing his youth at Leaksville. Lockman played for the New York Giants.
Dates: 1900 - 1988

McCoy family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0409
Overview This collection contains papers and photographs generated by the McCoy and related families in Mecklenburg County, NC from 1796 to 2001. Most of the papers were produced by Albert McCoy (1843-1925), and a smaller amount by his children. Other families related to the McCoys were the Gluyas, Houston, and Nisbet families. Because the McCoys enslaved people, some of the files in this collection concern a cemetery for enslaved people and traditional stories told by McCoy family captives owned.
Dates: 1796 - 2001; 1844 - 1919

Mecklenburg County Health Department records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0224
Overview The Mecklenburg County Health Department works to promote and protect the public's health. The collection includes annual reports, minutes, and photographs of department staff and clientele.
Dates: 1915 - 1984

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence collection

 Collection
Identifier: 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...
Dates: 1775 - 1975

Mecklenburg Historical Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0158
Overview Records of Mecklenburg County’s oldest and largest historical organization from its establishment in 1954. Includes minutes, programs, financial records, and information on historic preservation projects sponsored by the association. Also includes photographs of the 1948 production of LeGette Blythe's outdoor drama, Shout Freedom!, material about the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and its observance, and general information on local history.
Dates: 1898 - 2009; 1954 - 1999

Mecklenburg Iron Works drawings

 Collection
Identifier: MS0190
Overview Blueprints of projects constructed by a Charlotte firm, which was established in 1856 by John Wilkes and sold to Carolina Steel Corporation in the 1960s. Includes drawings for residences and commercial buildings, primarily in the Charlotte area.
Dates: 1945 - 1968; 1948 - 1968

Douglas M. Orr papers

 Collection — Box 1 [F09.066.02.04] - Shared, Folder: 1-5
Identifier: MS0205
Overview Material documenting Project Catalyst, a collaborative effort of the Citizens Forum and Johnson C. Smith University to revitalize the Biddleville/Five Points area surrounding the University in northwest Charlotte. Includes correspondence and memoranda, grant proposals, minutes and progress reports, and newspaper clippings. Orr served as the first chairperson of the Project Catalyst Task Force.
Dates: 1985-90, undated; 1986 - 1988