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Charlotte Redevelopment Commission Records

Identifier: MS0350


  • Creation: 1958-1985


Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use

The Charlotte Redevelopment Commission Records are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives. 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

Created in 1957, the Charlotte Redevelopment Commission was charged with projects which cleared urban areas of Charlotte but also with projects for rehabilitation of declining older neighborhoods. The organization's name changed several times during its lifespan (from Urban Redevelopment Department, to Community Development, and finally to Neighborhood Development). The areas where these urban development projects took place were Belmont, Brooklyn, Cherry, Dilworth, Downtown, First Ward, Greenville, North Charlotte, Third Ward, and Wilmore. By far the largest of these areas were the Brooklyn and Greenville areas. The first demolition took place in 1961. The Redevelopment Commission passed primary responsibility for the urban renewal program to the city of Charlotte on May 1, 1973.


2 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Collection consists of discarded photographs, slides, and photocopies of pamphlets from Charlotte's Redevelopment Commission. Photographs are of neighborhoods, apartment complexes, streets, and roads before and after renewal projects. Photocopied pamplets advertise the Charlotte Redevelopment Commission, progress reports on urban renewal of Charlotte, N.C., and future projects for uptown Charlotte, N.C.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was given to Levine Museum of the New South and later transferred to UNC Charlotte Special Collections.

Available Online

A portion of the Charlotte Redevelopment Commission records have been digitized and are available online:

Charlotte Redevelopment Commission Records
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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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