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Three elephants at circus in Charlotte

We have several collections which are predominantly photographs and many additional photographs are found in other archival collections

Significant Photograph Collections:

  • The William H. Sumner Papers include photographic prints and negatives documenting the work of a photographer active in the Charlotte area. 
  • The Steve Perille Photographs consist of the professional and personal photographic work of Steve Perille, a photojournalist who worked for the Bloomington Herald-Times, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the Charlotte Observer. 
  • The Bryant McMurray Motorsports Photographs contain images of motorsports races, personalities, and events shot between 1969 and 2016. Capturing NASCAR, IMSA, Grand Prix, and other races, victory lane celebrations, pit crews, and motorsports fans in the grandstands.
  • UNC Charlotte Photographs collection documents the early years of Charlotte College and the development and growth of UNC Charlotte.

For aerial photographs of Charlotte or the campus, see our information about historical maps.

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