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HIST 3000: History of Capitalism in the USA

Explores the history of the US economy from the 18th century to the 21st century.

Manuscript Collections

Manuscript Collections consist primarily of unpublished documents such as literary manuscripts, letters, diaries, cartoons, photographs, architectural drawings, and organizational, church and governmental records.  Also included are some printed materials, microforms, audio recordings, films and other items.  Atkins Library's Manuscript Collections focus on materials related to the people and history of the greater Charlotte region, with particular attention to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area.

While using manuscript collections, please help us preserve our materials by following a few rules:

1.  Only use pencil when using Special Collections materials.

2.  Use only one folder at a time.

3.  Handle documents with care.

4.  Keep the documents in the same order.

5.  Do not place personal items on top of Special Collections materials.

Oral Histories

New South Voices ( provides access to more than 700 transcripts of interviews, narratives, and conversations documenting life in the Charlotte, North Carolina region in the twentieth century, including the experiences and language of recent immigrants to the area.  The interviews were conducted by UNC Charlotte faculty, students and staff as well as several community organizations.  These interviews are part of the Oral History Collection of the Department of Special Collections at J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte.