Charlotte Pride Committee records
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the collection documents Pride Festivals held in Charlotte, including planning materials and guides to the events. Also included are promotional materials, memorabilia, and ephemera from the more recent Pride festivals. Additionally, there is material documenting work with NC Pride and other Pride-related events.
- Creation: 1984 - 2015
- Charlotte Pride, Inc. (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Charlotte Pride Committee records 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.
Charlotte Pride presents the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ) Pride festival and other events in the Queen City. The annual festival is the largest LGBTQ Pride event in the Carolinas and the largest between Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
Founded in 2001, Charlotte Pride, Inc., presented the city’s annual Pride events from 2001-2005. Similar Pride activities flew under the banner of “Pride Charlotte” from 2006-2012. In 2012, the event attracted more than 45,000 people to Uptown Charlotte for a two-day festival just one week before the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
In January 2013, longtime volunteers from 2006-2012 reactivated the dormant Charlotte Pride, Inc., in order to more successfully focus on the organization’s core mission. In August 2013, Charlotte Pride hosted its largest and most successful event yet, also hosting the Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade, the first LGBTQ Pride Parade in Charlotte since 1994.
Charlotte Pride’s organizing committee is formed from an all-volunteer committee which presented successful “Pride Charlotte” festivals with The LGBT Community Center of Charlotte from 2006-2012 and other volunteers who worked to present local Pride festivities from 2001 to 2005.
Source: "About," Charlotte Pride 2015 (Website), accessed 2015 September 17, http://charlottepride.org/about/
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Charlotte Pride presents the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ) Pride festival and other events in the Queen City. The annual festival is the largest LGBTQ Pride event in the Carolinas. The bulk of the collection documents Pride Festivals held in Charlotte, including planning materials and guides to the events. Also included are promotional materials, memorabilia, and ephemera from the more recent Pride festivals.
The collection is arranged into the following seven series: Pride 2001, Pride 2002, Pride 2003, Pride 2013, Pride 2014, Pride 2015 and Promotional materials and memorabilia. There are also several files that do not belong to any series.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the Charlotte Pride Committee, 2013-2017.
Forms part of the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive.
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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