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Interview With Bonnie E. Cone

Interviewee: 
Cone, Bonnie E. 02-09-1988
Interviewer: 
Perzel, Edward Spaulding (Ed)
Date of Interview: 
1988-02-09
Identifier: 
UACO0021
Subjects: 
Site of UNC Charlotte; Charlotte College supporters; technical institutes; tax levies to support college education
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. In this interview Cone describes the search for the current site of UNC Charlotte. In particular she highlights the role of W.A. (Woody) Kennedy, who acted as a booster for the nascent college and played a major role in finding and assessing the various potential sites for Charlotte College. Cone also describes the struggle for the college to stay alive after 1949, the crucial role of local tax levies, and the building of a brick extension to Central High School, which enabled Charlotte College to offer day time classes.
Coverage: 
1947-1965; Charlotte, NC
Interview Setting: 
J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte NC
Collection: 
UNC Charlotte Memories
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