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Charlotte Historic District Commission photographic slides and newsletters

Identifier: MS0482

Scope and Contents

A collection of slides, photographs, documenting historic neighborhoods in Charlotte, North Carolina. There are some negatives, newletters, and photographs among the materials. A great deal of the slides are not labeled and were not sorted by subject by the donor.


  • Creation: undated


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Charlotte Historic District Commission Slides 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.

Administrative History

The Charlotte Historic District Commission was established in 1976 by an act of City Council as part of the redevelopment of Fourth Ward. Since then, the Commission's responsibilities have grown beyond Fourth Ward to include design review and enforcement in other designated Local Historic Districts. In addition, the HDC and its Staff provide historic preservation education and technical advice for other local government agencies and the community at large.

The Charlotte Historic District Commission consists of twelve Members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Under a resolution of City Council, the HDC has representatives who own property, live, or own businesses within the Local Historic Districts. Other Members are appointed at large from the entire community. A majority of the Commission's Members must have some demonstrable expertise or experience in the areas of neighborhood preservation, architecture, planning, history or other areas directly related to the mission of the Historic District Commission.


3 Linear Feet (4 modular slide boxes and notebooks rehoused into boxes)


Contains slides, photographs and negatives documenting historic neighborhoods in Charlotte. Also includes newsletters concerning historic preservation.


The collection is arranged into the following six series: Neighborhoods and communities, Buildings and structures, General Charlotte images, Outside Charlotte, NC, Assorted images and Newsletters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Charlotte Historic District Commission, June 2013.

Charlotte Historic District Commission Photographic Slides
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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
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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