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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.

Benjamin S. Horack Papers, 1968-1971

Papers of a Charlotte attorney relating to his defense of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education in the landmark case, Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that busing to achieve racial integration of public schools is constitutional. Consists primarily of legal documentation of …

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Benjamin S. Horack Papers, 1968-1971

Historic Charlotte Postcards from the Mary Boyer Collection

Mary Boyer is the compiler of an extensive collection of postcards of Charlotte in the twentieth century. The postcards are divided into eleven sections and concern such things as views of the city, prominent homes, buildings (both public and private), schools, churches, hospitals, parks, and historical monuments.

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Historic Charlotte Postcards from the Mary Boyer Collection

Steve Perille Photographs

Steve Perille is a prolific photographer and an award winning photojournalist. While working for The Charlotte Observer, he was the 1975 Southern Photographer of the Year, but his images are more about the social landscape than hard news.

Perille, a native of Wisconsin, was introduced to photography as a young boy by his uncle, Jim …

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Steve Perille Photographs

William H. Sumner Photographs

The William Hoke Sumner, Jr. collection includes selected digitized images of news events, weddings, buildings, business meetings, sports events, store openings, ribbon cuttings, social gatherings, and numerous other activities. Sumner was a North Carolina photographer who worked in Charlotte; he focused on subjects that interested him …

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William H. Sumner Photographs

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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