This series consists of multiple interviews conducted with UNC Charlotte founder Bonnie Cone during the 1970s and 1980s. Sixteen of the interviews, recorded from December 1987 to May 1988, were conducted by Dr. Ed Perzel, former Chair of the Department of History and Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte. During these interviews, Perzel and Cone discuss a number of topics relating to the creation, survival, and development of the Charlotte College Center into Charlotte College and later into UNC Charlotte. Among these topics are faculty and staff recruitment, fundraising and building political support, board members and donors, campus site selection and architectural design, athletics, student recruitment and college experience, Charlotte College's relationship with other universities and colleges in North Carolina, Cone's involvement in other organizations, and the development of Carver College and later Central Piedmont Community College. Interview 7 focuses on Bonnie Cone's childhood, youth, and early adult life.