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Tom Hanchett papers

Identifier: MS0600

Content Description

The collection consists of a binder of a final report titled "History of Charlotte's Independence Park" by Tom Hanchett. Digital copy of "History of Charlotte's Independance Park." Websites created and maintained by Tom Hanchett on local history.


  • Creation: 2019


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Tom Hanchett papers 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

Dr. Tom Hanchett has been the historian-in-residence at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library since 2019. He was the staff historian at the Levine Museum of the New South for sixteen years. He has created exhibits and written on urban history and the culture of the south, incluiding Charlotte neighborhood history. He holds degrees from Cornell, the University of Chicago, and UNC Chapel Hill.


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Contains a binder and a digital copy of Hanchett's report "History of Charlotte's Independence Park." Also includes archived pages of Hanchett's website,

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated by Tom Hanchett and Carol Sawyer in 2019.

Processing Information

The collection was processed in 2020 by Andrew Pack.

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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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