Atkins Library’s Special Collections and University Archives offers support for university and community members interested in doing oral history. We are available for consultations on oral history projects, to give workshops about oral history tailored to specific needs, or to collaborate on an oral history project where it complements our collection goals. We are interested in collecting, archiving, and making available oral histories that document the history and culture of UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte region.
If you are interested in more information about oral history at Atkins Library, or to engage our services to support your oral history needs please fill out our Atkins Library Oral History Collaboration Request Form.
The Charlotte Queer Oral History Project was established as a community-based project to capture oral histories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people from Charlotte and its surrounding counties. The project was initiated in 2015 to complement the developing holdings of the King Henry Brockington LGBTQ+ archive. Initial partners included prominent individuals in the region's LGBTQ community and staff at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The project continues to plan for future additions of oral histories representing a broad range of the region's LGBTQ+ experience.
UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business, in partnership with AISLE and Atkins Library, and in honor of the Belk College 50th anniversary during the 2020-2021 academic year, developed the Living History project. This set of interviews documents the growth and evolution of the Belk College, curating its history through the perspectives of emeritus and retired faculty.