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Spirit Square Center for Arts and Educations records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0241

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the historical records of the Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education, Inc. Includes files on performers, press releases, season previews, and administrative material. The original order of these files has been maintained. [NOTE: some of the Center's records have been retained by the last executive director for the purpose of researching and writing an organizational history. These files are denoted by italics.]

Dates

  • 1975 - 1997

Creator

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 Spirit Square Center for the Arts and Education, Inc., served a dual role during its 21-year existence from 1976 to 1997. First, its location in the former First Baptist Church of Charlotte sanctuary at 318 North Tryon Street provided a venue for a variety of musical and theatrical performances, art classes and studios, and gallery space. Second, it served as an incubator of fledgling arts groups, including the Charlotte Repertory Theater and the Light Factory. In 1997, the original governing body of the Center was dissolved and its archives were transferred to UNC Charlotte the following year [see note in Scope and Content]. The North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center now manages the Spirit Square facility. [For information about the physical structure, see the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission Reports, First Baptist Church (UNCC Manuscript 77 F5).]

Extent

92 Linear Feet (circa 64,800 items)

Overview

Corporate, financial and program records of Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education, Inc. in Charlotte, N.C. During its 21-year existence (1976-1997) Spirit Square Center provided a venue for musical and theatrical performances, art classes and studios, and gallery space. It also served as an incubator for fledgling art groups, including the Charlotte Repertory Theater and the Light Factory.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education, Inc., 1997.

Related Materials

John Belk Papers (UNCC Manuscript 60). Harvey B. Gantt Papers (UNCC Manuscript 31). Kenneth R. Harris Papers (UNCC Manuscript 89). Eddie Knox Papers (UNCC Manuscript 135). J. Alex McMillan Papers (UNCC Manuscript 263). Sue Myrick Papers (UNCC Manuscript 204). Richard Vinroot Papers (UNCC Manuscript 259).

Processing Information

Processed by Saphronia Barrett, 1998.
Title
Inventory of the Spirit Square Center for Arts and Education
Status
In Progress
Author
Finding aid written by Saphronia Barrett.
Date
1998
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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

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