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Charlotte Business Guild records

Identifier: MS0479

Scope and Contents

Records comprise administrative records, publications, and memorabilia of the Charlotte Business Guild. Administrative records include meeting minutes, membership directory, and correspondence. Publications include printed ephemera and the organizational newsletter "Guild News" (1998-1999) and "The Networker" (2007-2012). Memorabilia includes t-shirts produced by the organization.


  • Creation: 1998 - 2014


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Charlotte Business Guild 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.

Historical Note

The Charlotte Business Guild was organized in 1992 to foster a network of business contacts and friendships, encourage fellowship, and support among business, professional and charitable pursuits, and provide and promote positive role models in Charlotte's lesbian and gay community. The organization seeks to provide a diverse network of professional, business and social connections among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight communities.

In October 2015 the organization changed its name to the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce. The organization's member services include LGBT Business Enterprise certification, a mobile app, a business equality index, an expanded business expo, and regular seminar meetings to educate members on issues surrounding image, finances, and more. The organization supports diversity among its members and its board, reflecting the broad landscape of those it serves.

Source: "About us & History," Charlotte Business Guild, , accessed 2015 September 17); Millen, Lainey, "The Charlotte Business Guild changes its name to the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce," Q-Notes, (accessed 2018 July 30)


1.29 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Charlotte Business guild was created in 1992 as a professional network for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied members of the community. The collection includes organization records such as meeting minutes, a member directory, newsletters, donation letters, and clippings.


The collection is arranged into the following five series: Membership, Newsletters, Correspondence, Clippings and Assorted.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Charlotte Business Guild, 2014 August.


Forms part of the King-Henry-Brockington LGBTQ+ Archive.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Christine Marolda, student assistant, October 2015.

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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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