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North Carolina Print and Drawing Society records

Identifier: MS0203

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the North Carolina Print and Drawing Society for the years 1978 to 1991. The material consists primarily of meeting minutes, newsletters, financial material, correspondence, news articles, and the society's annual art exhibit programs. The collection also contains a small amount of material relating to the North Carolina Art Law.


  • 1978 - 1991


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The North Carolina Print and Drawing Society (NCPDS) was formed in 1978 with the goal of "awakening a widening interest in the graphic arts in Carolina." The membership included printmakers, artists, and craftsmen, as well as persons interested in deepening their knowledge and appreciation of the arts. A non-profit tax-exempt organization, the NCPDS emphasized the arts of hand printmaking, drawing, and various print media, including etching, serigraphy, relief printing, and lithography. The society had a printmaking studio at Spirit Square Arts Center in Charlotte, where it held meetings, lectures and workshops, exhibits, provided work space for members, and maintained a 60-piece permanent collection. The NCPDS also sponsored an annual art exhibition that attracted national artists. The society's permanent collection was donated to the Cone University Center at UNC Charlotte after the NCPDS disbanded in 1991.


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Records of the North Carolina Print and Drawing Society from its establishment to its termination. Includes minutes, financial records, newsletters, and correspondence. Also includes information on exhibitions sponsored by the group and on its collection of prints and drawings.


Series: 1: Organizational (1978-1991); 2. North Carolina Art Law (1988-1989); 3. Correspondence (1978-1990); 4. Exhibits (1979-1988); 5. Newspaper Clippings (1978-1990).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the North Carolina Print and Drawing Society, 1993.
Records of the North Carolina Print and Drawing Society
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated