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Local Documents in Atkins Library

Atkins Library has a collection of Charlotte City and Mecklenburg County documents, the bulk of which begins with the mid-1980s and continues to the present.

Local Government Documents

Atkins Library has publications from departments including:

  • Charlotte Budget and Evaluation
  • Mecklenburg Budget and Resource Management
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Department
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg  Schools, including budget reports and School Board meeting minutes
  • Charlotte City Council minutes
  • Mecklenburg County Commission minutes

Coverage for other city and county departments varies widely.  The collection also includes some items from counties surrounding Mecklenburg.

Finding Local Documents

Library catalog search:

Physical location: Third floor of Atkins Library.

Web archives (2018-present):

Additional places to find Local Documents:

Some local documents may also be found in Manuscript Collections, which are on the tenth floor of Atkins Library.  For example, Atkins Library has the Charlotte City Board of Education records, 1890-1960 and the Mecklenburg County Board of Education records, 1885-1960, as manuscript collections which are accessed on the tenth floor, in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Atkins Library also has the papers of some of the Charlotte Mayors

  • F. Marion Redd (1927-29)
  • Ben Douglas (1935-41)
  • H. H. Baxter (1943-49)
  • Victor Shaw (1949-53)|
  • Philip Van Every (1953-59)
  • Stanford R. Brookshire (1961-69)
  • John M. Belk (1969-1977)
  • Kenneth R. Harris (1977-79)
  • Eddie Knox (1979-83)
  • Harvey Gantt (1983-87)
  • Sue Myrick (1987-1991)
  • Richard Vinroot (1991-1994)
  • Pat McCrory (1995-2009)
  • Anthony Foxx (2009-2013)
  • Dan Clodfelter (2014-2015)
  • Jennifer Roberts (2015-2017)