News from the Carolina Room

News…from the Carolina Room
By Jane Johnson
Manager / Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room & the Mecklenburg County Bar present:
Dr. Richard Rosen & Dr. Joseph Mosnier, authors of Julius Chambers: A Life in the Legal Struggle for Civil Rights.
They will discuss the life of the late civil rights lawyer and his contribution to Charlotte and the country. A reception and book-signing will also take place. Park Road Books will be on hand to sell copies of the newly released biography.
The event will take place Thursday, February 16, from 6:00 to 8:30, at the office of the Mecklenburg County Bar, 2850 Zebulon Avenue, Charlotte, NC

Drs. Richard Rosen & Joseph Mosnier
Contact Name:
Shelia Bumgarner
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Looking for old news in this new year? Although this site does not include every option available, it does have links to many historic newspapers that have been digitized.
These new materials were added to our collection from 12/23/2016 to 1/19/2017.

  • A Black Man's Journey from Sharecropper to College President: the Life and Work of William Johnson Trent, 1873-1963
  • A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: the Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry and Modern Activities, Vol. 3
  • A History of Transportation in Western North Carolina; Trails, Roads, Rails & Air
  • A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, Vols. 3-5
  • Along the Trails of Yesterday: a Story of McIntosh County (ND)
  • Arrest, Search, and Investigation in North Carolina
  • Banjo, An Illustrated History
  • Barbecue
  • Bygone Days at Faxon & Crooked Creek, A Pictorial & Genealogical Collection (Benton Co., TN)
  • Carolina Bluegrass, A High Lonesome History
  • Casey County, Kentucky, 1806-1977: a Folk History, Including Communities and Cemeteries
  • Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky: Historical and Biographical
  • Death of a Pinehurst Princess, The 1935 Elva Statler Davidson Mystery
  • Early Native Americans in West Virginia
  • Eliza Lucas Pinckney, Colonial Plantation Manager and Mother of American Patriots, 1722-1793
  • Family Maps of Hamilton County, IL
  • Family Maps of Jackson County, IL
  • Family Maps of Jasper County, IL
  • Family Maps of Jefferson County, IL
  • Family Maps of Kendall County, IL
  • Family Maps of Knox County, IL
  • Family Maps of Lawrence County, IL
  • Family of Earth, A Southern Mountain Childhood
  • Game Changers, Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed A Southern College Town
  • Hamilton County, Ohio, Naturalization and Marriage Records in the University of Cincinnati Archives, Vol. 1
  • Historic Charleston & The Lowcountry (SC)
  • History of Maysville and Mason County, Vol. 1 (KY)
  • History of Nicholas County (KY)
  • History of the Ohio Falls Cities and Their Counties: with Illustrations and Bibliographical Sketches, Vols. 1-2
  • History of Woodford County (KY)
  • History, Manners, and Customs of the Indian Nations Who Once Inhabited Pennsylvania and the Neighbouring States
  • Iron Dawn, The Monitor, The Merrimack, and the Civil: War Sea Battle That Changed History
  • Julius Chambers, A Life In The Legal Struggle for Civil Rights
  • Kentucky Family Roots
  • Lovie, The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship (eastern NC)
  • Marriage records of Highland County, Ohio (1805-1880)
  • Memorial History of Louisville from its First Settlement to the Year 1896, V. 1
  • Michigan Historical Commission, Michigan Historical Collections, Vols. 30-31
  • Montgomery County, Kentucky Will Books
  • North Carolina Governor Richard Caswell, Founding Father and Revolutionary Hero
  • North Carolina Women, Their Lives and Times, Vol. 2
  • North Carolina’s Mountains-To-Sea Trail Guide, Segment 4
  • North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries, A Traveler’s Guide to Local Restaurants, Diners and Barbecue Joints
  • Old Kentucky Entries and Deeds: a Complete Index to All of the Earliest Land Entries, Military Warrants, Deeds and Wills of the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Past and Present of O'Brien and Osceola Counties, Iowa, Vol. 1
  • Pennsylvania Archives, Series 5 Vols. 1-2, 4-6, 8
  • Publishing, A Writer’s Memoir (Gail Godwin)
  • Simpsonville, (SC); (Images of America series) 
  • Stockport, Ohio: a Compendium of Historical Information: "What Strange-- What Eccentric Characters-- "
  • Surfing in South Carolina (Images of Modern America series)
  • Tax Lists and Related Documents Olde Burke County, NC 1760-1814, Vol. 1
  • Tax Lists and Related Documents Olde Burke County, NC 1815-1827, Vol. 2
  • Tax Lists and Related Documents Olde Burke County, NC 1760-1839 & 1864, Index, Vol. 3
  • The Biltmore Estate Gardens and Grounds, (NC) (Images of America series)
  • The Carolina Table, North Carolina Writers on Food
  • The Historical Encyclopedia of Colorado, Vol. 1
  • The History of Fort Ocracoke In Pamlico Sound (NC)
  • The History of Pioneer Lexington 1779-1806 (Kentucky)
  • The Smith River Journal: a History from Lewis & Clark to 1979, Cascade & Meagher Counties, Montana
  • The Swamp Fox, How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
  • The Tobacco State League, A North Carolina Baseball History
  • The Underground Railroad From Slavery To Freedom, A Comprehensive History
  • The Yankee Plague, Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy
  • Tom Dooley: American Tragedy
  • Wild South Carolina, A Field Guide to Parks, Preserves and Special Places
  • Women's Voices from the Oregon Trail: the Times That Tried Women's Souls, and a Guide to Women's History Along the Oregon Trail