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Interview with Bonnie E. Cone

Interviewee: 
Cone, Bonnie E. 12-17-1987
Interviewer: 
Perzel, Edward Spaulding (Ed)
Date of Interview: 
1987-12-17
Identifier: 
UACO0018
Subjects: 
UNC Charlotte history; Charlotte College Advisory Board; Charlotte College community support; Charlotte College mascot; Charlotte College faculty; junior college accreditation
Abstract: 
This interview is part of a series of sixteen interviews between Ed Perzel, former chair of the history department, and Bonnie Ethel Cone, founder of UNC Charlotte. Perzel and Cone discuss the early history of UNC Charlotte, formerly Charlotte Center-UNC and Charlotte College. In particular Cone talks about the individuals on the Charlotte Center's Advisory Board, which first met in 1947, and which was comprised of significant members of the community. Cone also talks about local groups that supported the college, such as the American Association of University Women and the Altrussa Club. Other topics covered during the interview include the first school mascot, the short lived football team, the make-up of the student body, the accreditation process for the two year junior college, building the library collection at Charlotte College, and early faculty, in particular Herbert Hechenbleikner and Pierre Macy.
Coverage: 
1946-1960; Charlotte, NC
Interview Setting: 
J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
Collection: 
UNC Charlotte Memories
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