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Metrolina Library Association


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection is comprised of the official records of the library associations of the Mecklenburg area since the early 1960s. These include 1) the Charlotte Trade Area Public Library Association, 2) the Charlotte Area Library Association, 3) Charlotte Area Libraries, 4) Charlotte Area Academic Librarians, 5) Mecklenburg Citizens for Better Libraries, 6) the Mecklenburg Library Association and 7) the Metrolina Library Association. The organization that outlasted all the others was the Metrolina Library Association, and the records were carefully divided according to organization. The collection includes minutes, financial records, correspondence, membership information and a variety of additional records about the MLA. One of the noteworthy records found in this archive is the Archives Policy, adopted on January 14, 1988 by the Metrolina Executive Board, is that the archival records for the MLA will be held at Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte. Another item of interest is a memo (dated January 11, 1993), sent by Robin Brabham, the director of the UNCC Special Collections, in which he provides instructions to the MLA on what type of records the Special Collections would like to keep for the MLA institutional archives.


  • Creation: 1961 - 2012


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 3 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 474.9 Megabytes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

About this Site

Finding aids are guides to archival collections, including manuscripts, university records, and oral history collections. These guides help you find physical collections which can be viewed in the Dalton Reading Room on the 10th floor of Atkins Library. A small number of finding aids link to digital content online. Please contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment:

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