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 digital scholarship.

The digital collections site features digital copies of analog materials as well as materials that were originally created in a digital format. Some of the collections are the result of collaborations with partner libraries, museums, and cultural heritage institutions. Drawn from the collections in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, 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.

To request the digitization of UNC Charlotte Special Collections and University Archives materials that are not digitally available, contact us at or 704-687-1170. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

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



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