The Spark, 1976-2005
Scope and Contents
This collection includes publications created by Central Piedmont students, faculty, and staff. Series I includes over twenty years of student publications organized within 20 boxes and divided into four sub-series: CPCC Weekly Newsletter, The Prospector, The Spark, and CPCC Today.
Included in Series II are various faculty publications that are both informative and intuitive. There are 18 boxes in Series II that are divided into three sub-series: The Communicator, Wally McCullock, Inside CPCC.
The Communicator is a faculty publication that began in 1968 with a purpose of providing weekly announcements to the 11-members of the College’s upper administration (Central Piedmont president, department heads, etc.). The Communicator is the College’s longest running publication, which continues to provide updates on local and national happenings related to the Colleges community. Please note that because recent editions of the Communicator are born-digital, they will be referenced in the finding aid and viewable via ArchivesSpace upon completion of processing.
Walter “Wally” McCullock, Press Manager for Central Piedmont Community College, was responsible for most internal and external communications between 1965-1980. For each day of the week, Mr. McCullock created a newsletter for faculty members, each with their own unique title and humorous way of describing the “happenings” of CPCC. Monday was Post Time; Tuesday was More Poop from the Group; Wednesday was Wally’s Folly; Thursday was Here’s Something Else; and lastly, Friday was T.G.I.F (Thank Goodness it’s Friday).
Inside CPCC is a publication created by the Community Relations and Marketing Department for use by “Friends of Central Piedmont Community College.” This publication ran from 1981-1991. These files are all contained within one box.
- From the Collection: Student Life (Organization)
- From the Collection: McCullock, Wally (Person)
- From the Collection: Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations (CMPR) (Organization)
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users.
5.75 Linear Feet (6 boxes)
Language of Materials
From the Record Group: English
Part of the Central Piedmont Archives Repository
Central Piedmont Community College
Central Campus, Hagemeyer Library
Parr Center, Room 3250
Charlotte NC 28204