Independent weekly records, 1982-2004.


Independent weekly records, 1982-2004.

The collection is chiefly photographs, 1982-2004, from the "Independent Weekly," including images published in the newspaper; unpublished production images of scenes, events, subjects, and organizations throughout North Carolina; images of individuals--chiefly politicians, artists, musicians, local activists, and civic leaders--such as Mike Easley, John Edwards, Harvey Gantt, Jesse Helms, Jim Hunt, Bill Bell, and others; images created by staff photographer Sadie Bridger; photographs of the newspaper's staff; and other images. There is also one slide reel (with slides) and a transcript for an "Independent Weekly" promotional slideshow. The collection also contains papers relating to early efforts to establish a statewide progressive newspaper in North Carolina and the founding of the "Independent Weekly" (first as the "North Carolina Independent," then as the "Independent") in the early 1980s, along with correspondence, notes, clippings, and other business and financial materials of the paper. Also included are notes, clippings, printed material, correspondence, and other materials relating to local, state, and national elections, chiefly 1994-2004. In addition, there are photographs and other materials, 1950s-1980, relating to New York photojournalist Ruth Sondak. These items--many photographs of Sondak's daughter, Cary Carmel; photographs taken by Sondak of people, street scenes, and celebrities; her journal, 1976-1980; a publicity scrapbook; and clippings featuring Sondak's photography--may have been acquired by newspaper staff for an exhibit on Sondak and her work.

About 25000 items (38.5 linear feet).

Related Entities

There are 9 Entities related to this resource.

Gantt, Harvey B. (Harvey Bernard), 1943- (person)

Harvey Bernard Gantt (born January 14, 1943) is an American architect and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he notably served as the first African American mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina and was twice the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he attended Iowa State University for one year before becoming the first African American to be admitted to Clemson University. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architec...

Hunt, James Baxter, Jr., 1937- (person)

James Baxter Hunt, Jr. (1937- ) was Democratic governor of North Carolina, 1977-1985 and 1993-2001. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural education and a Master’s degree in agricultural economics from North Carolina State University, where he served two terms as student body president, as well as a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After serving as Lieutenant Governor from 1973 to 1977, he served two terms as Governor, 1977-1981 a...

Sondak, Ruth. (person)

Bell, Bill (Pianist) (person)

Helms, Jesse (person)

Bridger, Sadie. (person)

Edwards, John, 1953 June 10- (person)

Easley, Michael F., 1950- (person)

Carmel, Cary. (person)