UNC Charlotte Special Collections J. Murrey Atkins Library - Special Collections & University Archives

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Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The UNC Charlotte Photographs Collection consists of prints, contact sheets, slides, and negatives of people, places, and events associated with UNC Charlotte from the time of its inclusion in the University of North Carolina System in 1965 to 2006. Topics represented include scenic shots of campus; campus buildings, including groundbreakings, construction, dedication ceremonies, and exterior and interior images; master planning images; students, faculty, staff, trustees, and chancellors, including headshots and candid images in a variety of settings; academic programs; athletics; convocation; commencement (except for 1974, 1976, 1988-1992, May 2002); homecoming; International Festival; University Forum; NCNB and Bank of America Teaching Award ceremonies; receptions; retirements; anniversary celebrations; guest speakers; and more. Also in this collection are images of Charlotte and University City, including University Place and University Memorial Hospital. Images used in university publications such as the Alumni Magazine and the Chancellor’s Report are included as well.

Some subjects are represented in more than one series or file. For instance, images of campus buildings can be found in building-specific files and also in files of generic campus scenes. Similarly, staff photos can be found in the People series and also in University Offices and Centers.

Images post-2006 remain in the office of origin and have not yet been transferred to University Archives.


  • 1965 - 2006

Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Unsleeved photographs and negatives should be handled with gloves.


From the Collection: 24.763 Linear Feet (53 boxes [48 letter document cases; 2 legal document cases; 1 oversize flat; 1 clamshell; 1 negative box])


From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte [All collections not yet online. For assistance, contact Special Collections: spec-coll@uncc.edu; 704-687-1170] Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States