The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Leary Love family collection
Repository: University of North Carolina at Charlotte. J. Murrey Atkins Library
Collection Description (CRHP): Series III contains the original taped sound recordings, and occupy two cubic foot boxes. Some of these tapes have been re-recorded onto compact discs. Their subject matter varies widely, and includes interviews with prominent people of the civil rights movement, including Eldridge Cleaver and the parents of Fred Westerfield.
Collection Description (Extant): The Leary Love Collection includes primarily the papers of George Leary Love and his mother, Rose Leary Love. Rose Love was an elementary school teacher in the Charlotte, NC public school system for nearly forty years. In addition to her teaching career, she also wrote poetry, music, and short stories for children. George Leary Love had a notable career as a photographer, a vocation that he used, in part, to fulfill his interest in environmental issues. In the early 1960s, he was involved with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee as a field photographer. By the late 1960s he moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he was employed with the Sao Paulo Light and Power Company. In addition to his work for ElectroPaulo, Love spent many years photographing the Amazon River Valley and the Brazilian rain forest.
Date(s): 1875 - 1996
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: Call Number: 339
Extent: 6 (linear feet); 4 (archival boxes)
Finding Aid URL: http://libapps.uncc.edu/manuscripts/ms_display.php?ms=339.php
Interviewees: Eldridge Cleaver
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--North Carolina