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University Research Park records

Identifier: MS0137

Scope and Contents

This collection reflects the growth and development of the research park and its environs, notably University Place. Material includes correspondence, board minutes, and subject files that include financial and legal information, marketing strategies, and tenants, and information about the URP's published history, University Research Park (1988).


  • 1966 - 1988
  • 1966 - 1987


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Located in northeast Charlotte near UNCC, University Research Park, Inc. was created in 1966 as a non-profit corporation established to provide the "proper setting and atmosphere to give birth to the new ideas and techniques that will lead Charlotte into the future" (brochure, 1968). Sponsored and initiated by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce to promote and develop a research and development park for business corporations, the project draws its officers and directors primarily from the local business community. Tenants have included AT&T, Allstate, American Express, Dow Jones, Duke Power, IBM, and Southern Bell. [NOTE: For a detailed history of University Research Park, see University Research Park: The First Twenty Years (1988)]


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Files documenting the creation and operation of the University Research Park, established in northeast Charlotte in 1966 as a research and development park for business and industry. Includes correspondence, board minutes, financial and legal records, and information on marketing strategies and tenant firms. Also includes interviews with the park's early leaders and other material relating to the published history of the park, University Research Park (1988), by Dean W. Colvard.


The collection is arranged into the following four series:

I. Correspondence, 1966-1987 II. Minutes, 1966-1986 III. Subject Files, 1966-1986 IV. Book, 1979-1988

Processing Information

Processed by Johanna Mims, 1990.

University Research Park records
Johanna Mims
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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 28223 United Stated

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