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HIST 2600: The Great War in history and memory: Society, culture and politics

To examine the social, cultural and political impact of the First World War

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Manuscript collections consist primarily of unpublished documents such as literary manuscripts, letters, diaries, cartoons, photographs, architectural drawings, and organizational, church and governmental records.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.

Manuscript collections


Using the Collections

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

  1. Use only 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.


Digitized Collections

Oral Histories

New South Voices
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.  It includes the experiences and languages 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 in the Department of Special Collections.