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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Charlotte bicentennial records

Identifier: MS0268

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 37 photographic slides depicting historic scenes in Mecklenburg County, NC, and posters celebrating Charlotte and Mecklenburg County's bicentennial in 1968--produced by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Some of the posters date as late as 1978.


  • 1968 - 1978


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 city of Charlotte, NC was chartered on December 3, 1768 by the colonial government of North Carolina with John Frohock, Abraham Alexander, Thomas Polk, Richard Berry and George Allen named as directors and trustees for the town. Charlotte's charter and its designation as the county seat of Mecklenburg county, which had been created in 1762, allowed the hamlet to construct a courthouse and prison. In 1968 the city celebrated its bicentennial and Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools took an active part in creating slides and posters to celebrate the occasion.


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Posters and slides used by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in commemorating the Charlotte bicentennial, 1968. [Some material predates merger of schools systems]


The collection is divided into two series: Series I contains an assortment of photographic slides; Series II contains an assortment of posters and illustrated maps.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert A. McInnes, 2011.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Charlotte bicentennial records
Finding aid written by Robert A. McInnes
April 2011
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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