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Samis Rose papers concerning One Voice

Identifier: MS0550

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a One Voice calendar, newsclippings and photographs.


  • Creation: 1985 - 1995

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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Samis Rose Papers Concerning One Voice are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

One Voice was founded in 1989 when five Charlotteans met to create a chorus of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-affirming people. The chorus seeks to showcase diversity through music by performing music from composers all over the world. Additionally, they highlight the works of LGBT composers and create new works of their own. One Voice has partnered with many groups throughout Charlotte and the surrounding area, including Komen for the Cure, Theater Charlotte, RAIN and many schools and churches. The chorus especially seeks to help LGBT causes and has partnered with Time Out Youth, the Charlotte Pride Festival and the Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund. Today, One Voice has become the first LGBT organization to be an affiliated member of the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte and has grown from its original number of 25 singers in 1990 to over 70 staff members in 2017.

Source: "The Chorus," One Voice Charlotte (Website), accessed 2017 November 2,


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Papers documenting activities of One Voice Chorus as well as issues in the LGBT community. Includes slides of the One Voice chorus and a calendar of the organization, as well as newsclippings concerning LGBT issues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Samis Rose in 2017.

Related Materials

One Voice Chorus Records (MS 452)


Forms part of the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive.

Processing Information

Processed by Andrew Pack, 2017

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Repository Details

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

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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