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Charlotte Pride Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: MS0457

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection documents Pride Festivals held in Charlotte, including planning materials and guides to the events. Also included are promotional materials, memorabilia, and ephemera from the more recent Pride festivals. Additionally, there is material documenting work with NC Pride and other Pride-related events.

Dates

  • 1984 - 2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Charlotte Pride Committee records are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. 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.

Historical Note

Charlotte Pride presents the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ) Pride festival and other events in the Queen City. The annual festival is the largest LGBTQ Pride event in the Carolinas and the largest between Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

Founded in 2001, Charlotte Pride, Inc., presented the city’s annual Pride events from 2001-2005. Similar Pride activities flew under the banner of “Pride Charlotte” from 2006-2012. In 2012, the event attracted more than 45,000 people to Uptown Charlotte for a two-day festival just one week before the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

In January 2013, longtime volunteers from 2006-2012 reactivated the dormant Charlotte Pride, Inc., in order to more successfully focus on the organization’s core mission. In August 2013, Charlotte Pride hosted its largest and most successful event yet, also hosting the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade, the first LGBTQ Pride Parade in Charlotte since 1994.

Charlotte Pride’s organizing committee is formed from an all-volunteer committee which presented successful “Pride Charlotte” festivals with The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte from 2006-2012 and other volunteers who worked to present local Pride festivities from 2001 to 2005.

Source: "About," Charlotte Pride 2015 (Website), accessed 2015 September 17, http://charlottepride.org/about/

Extent

5 Linear Feet

Overview

Charlotte Pride presents the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ) Pride festival and other events in the Queen City. The annual festival is the largest LGBTQ Pride event in the Carolinas. The bulk of the collection documents Pride Festivals held in Charlotte, including planning materials and guides to the events. Also included are promotional materials, memorabilia, and ephemera from the more recent Pride festivals.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Charlotte Pride Committee, 2013-2017.

Note

Forms part of the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive.

Creator

Title
Charlotte Pride Committee Records
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

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