The Special Collections and University Archives unit of the J. Murrey Atkins Library works to preserve and share the history and culture of UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte region. Our collections include manuscripts (the personal archives of individuals and families as well as those of local organizations), the university's records, rare and unique books, maps, local government documents, and oral history recordings.
Atkins' oral history recordings have been collected since the early 1970s, and represent a wide range of local and university history. Today, in addition to conducting oral histories to document local and university history, we serve as the repository for oral histories, including those created by:
In addition to archiving and giving access to our oral history collections, Special Collections and University Archives also offers resources and support for oral history projects and encourages collaboration to document a wider and more inclusive history of all the people of our region.