Manuscript collections consist primarily of unpublished documents such as literary manuscripts, letters, diaries, cartoons, photographs, architectural drawings, and organizational, church and governmental records.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