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Hartigan's Irish Pub and Restaurant Memorabilia

Identifier: MS0486

Scope and Contents

The Hartigan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant Memorabilia collection consists of menus, posters, banners, a T shirt and a signed framed photograph.

Menus include one double folded main menu, one Pride Breakfast menu, one Special Events menu, and one Game Day menu. Other materials include: Hartigan's Pudding Wrestling Champion Summer 2009, first place trophy. (8" by 14" by 4.5"); a polo shirt with Hartigan's name and logo, signed photograph of waitresses including drag queen Buff Faye (Shane L. Windmeyer), titled "The Buff Faye Brunch and Show!!" Posters include two small posters advertising Hartigan's and one signed Sister Funk poster. Banners include two banners related to the 2012 Democratic National Convention, both welcoming delegates to Charlotte; one banner advertising Buff Faye's Drag Brunch.


  • Creation: 2009-2012 and undated

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Hartigan's Irish Pub and Restaurant memorabilia 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.

Historical note

Originally opened in 1996, Hartigan’s was part dance club, part sports bar, part Irish pub and part restaurant. It attracted a diverse and unique clientele, with a mix of LGBT and straight ally patrons for lunches and dinners and women party-goers on the weekends. Hartigan's closed in 2014.

Source: "Hartigan’s Irish Pub to shutter doors this weekend," QNotes, March 18, 2014, accessed 2015 September 17,


1 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Contains menus, posters, banners, a T shirt and a signed framed photograph.


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

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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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