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Charlotte Aerial Photographs, circa 1948

This collection comprises aerial photographs of Charlotte, taken around 1948.

Charlotte Aerial Photographs, circa 1948

Taylor and Richardson Family Album

The Taylor and Richardson family album contains photographs and other materials that document the life of Charles Samuel Lafayette Alexander Taylor, an African American barber, soldier, and firefighter active in numerous social and political causes in Charlotte, North Carolina, and his family.

The Taylors were a prominent and influential …

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Taylor and Richardson Family Album

North Carolina Volunteer Firemen's Association Proceedings, 1905-1923

Organized in 1888 or 1889 and incorporated in 1891, the North Carolina Volunteer Firemen's Association supported the interests of African American volunteer firefighters throughout the state and served as a mutual aid society for members. It later changed its name to the North Carolina Colored Volunteer Fireman's Association. …

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North Carolina Volunteer Firemen's Association Proceedings, 1905-1923

Planning and Development of Charlotte, N.C.

This collection primarily comprises government documents relating to the development and planning of Charlotte, N.C. in the postwar era of the twentieth century. Publication dates of materials in this collection range from 1935-1993, but the bulk of materials were published between 1944-1987. Among the subjects covered are urban renewal …

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Planning and Development of Charlotte, N.C.

Julius L. Chambers Papers, 1964-1979

Files of a Charlotte attorney and his firm, Chambers, Stein, Ferguson, and Lanning, relating to their representation of Darius and Vera Swann and other plaintiffs in the landmark case Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal courts were constitutionally authorized to exercise …

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Julius L. Chambers Papers, 1964-1979

About the collections



Atkins Library Special Collections seeks to promote and expand access to our rare and unique materials through an ongoing digitization program. The subject focus of our digitized collections is life in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region, from before the Civil War to the late twentieth century. The types of materials include photographs and other visual formats, family papers, and correspondence.


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