Digital Collections

Atkins Library Digital Collections are primarily created to support the research, teaching, and community engagement missions of UNC Charlotte. The online availability of digital copies of Atkins Library's unique materials improves access and facilitates scholarship.

The digital collections site features digital copies of analog materials as well as materials that were originally created in a digital format. Drawn from the collections in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives and partner institutions, they emphasize the history of the University and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region of North Carolina, particularly in the twentieth century, and include photographs, manuscripts, publications, oral history recordings, and more. You can browse our digital collections in two main online locations: Atkins Digital and Goldmine.

Popular Collections
Bryant McMurray Motorsports Photographs
Living Charlotte: The Postwar Development of a New South City
UNC Charlotte Course Catalogs, Newspapers, and Yearbooks
Oral History Recordings in Goldmine
New South Voices
Historic Charlotte Postcards from the Mary Boyer Collection
Steve Perille Photographs
Charlotte Redevelopment Collection
Planning and Development of Charlotte, N.C.
Aerial Photographs of UNC Charlotte and University City
Kelly Alexander, Sr. Papers Concerning the NAACP, 1948-1998
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee Records, 1960-1969 
Charlotte Mayor's Committee on Race Relations Records, 1960-1965
Frank O. Sherrill Papers, 1963
Julius L. Chambers Papers, 1964-1979
Benjamin S. Horack Papers, 1968-1971
Margaret Whitton Ray Papers, 1972-1974
Taylor and Richardson Family Album
North Carolina Volunteer Firemen's Association Proceedings, 1905-1923
William H. Sumner Photographs
J.A. Bisaner slave bill-of-sale, 1865
People of Old Mecklenburg
Andrew Baxter Springs Letter
Richard Lee Clark Collection, 1862 - 1865
Patterson Family Papers
Wilkes Family Papers
Torrance and Banks Family Papers
Knox Family Papers, 1762 - 1945
John B. Alexander Papers, 1855 - 1911
Sketches of Charlotte, 1904
UNC Charlotte Architecture


Collaborative Collections

Multi-institution digital projects to which UNC Charlotte Atkins Library contributed content:

Beaux Arts to Modernism project on the built environment
Religion in North Carolina
Civil War in the American South

Requests for Digitization

To request the digitization of UNC Charlotte Special Collections and University Archives collections that are not digitally available, contact us at or 704-687-1170. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Requests that serve the research and curricular needs of the UNC Charlotte community will be given priority.