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Davidson Public Library Campaign Committee Collection

Identifier: DC050

Scope and Contents

The Collection consists of minutes, correspondence, financial reports, and printed materials related to the Library Campaign Committee. There are also files on the Library Planning Committee, the Library Endowment Committee, and newpaper clippings. The Planning Committee file includes some correspondence with architects. The Endowment Committee file has a copy of the by-laws. The newspaper clippings include articles on the proposed regional library, construction of the Davidson Branch, and the progress of the fund-raising campaign. The collection also contains a copy of the proposed "Gift of Land at the "NorthCross" Development for the North Mecklenburg County Regional Library.


  • 1989 - 1995

Biographical / Historical

The Davidson Public Library Campaign Committee was responsible for raising funds in support of the town library. In 1991, the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) proposed to replace the branch libraries in Davidson, Huntersville, and Cornelius with a regional library. The citizens of Davidson held meetings, gathered petitions, and wrote letters in support of maintaining a local library. Their efforts persuaded the County Library Board to reconsider. The town then entered into a partnership with the Library Board and Davidson College to build a new library facility on the town green. The Davidson Campaign Committee was charged with raising $110,000 for furnishings for the library. The committee succeeded in raising $236,000 and a second committee was established to supervise the endowment created through the excess funds.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box )



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Leland Park

Processing Information

Processed on Jan-96
Davidson Public Library Campaign Committee Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository