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Independence Square, n.d. From the Kenneth Wilson Whitsett Papers.
Looking North on South Tryon Street. 1905. From Art work of Charlotte, North Carolina. Imprint Chicago, Ill. : Gravure Illustration Co.
View of Tryon Street from Fourth Street, Early 1950's. From the William H. Sumner Collection.
Reginald Hawkins (right) with Martin Luther King Jr. at Hartley-Woods Gymnasium, Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte (1966). From the Reginald A. Hawkins Papers.
Men and boy sitting on the "Auto Ambulance," first wrecker built by W. A. Frye, 1117 North Tryon Street, Charlotte (1920). From W.G. Frye Photographs.
Collection Spotlight
Dean W. Colvard Papers

The Colvard Building opened in 1979. It was named after Dean Wallace Colvard, UNC Charlotte’s first chancellor in 1966. Dean Colvard was born July 10, 1913 in Grassy Creek, North Carolina. To learn more about Dean Colvard, visit Special Collections.

The Special Collections Reading and Manuscripts Room was named after Harry Lee Dalton who was born...

On this Memorial Day, remember our fallen soldiers from all the wars and take a journey through the past by visiting Special Collections...
Over 40 linear feet of former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory’s official documents, photos and personal...
This digital collection documents the plans for the urban redevelopment of Charlotte in the 1960s and 1970s.  Created in 1957, the Charlotte Redevelopment Commission was charged with projects which cleared rundown areas of Charlotte but also projects for rehabilitation of declining older...
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Well before the Charlotte Hornets made their NBA debut in the Queen City,...
Arthur Smith, a Charlotte-based country music radio and television host...
Horse- and mule-drawn streetcars first appeared in Charlotte, North...
Once more beneath the patronage of good St. Valentine, Who ever cheers us...