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Discover Charlotte films

Identifier: MS0154

Scope and Contents

All footage is 16mm color, double-system sound, contained in 10 boxes. Footage is on cores, some original, some prints. All full mag-coat sound rolls and original 1/5-inch audio tape reels.


  • Creation: 1950 - 1970


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Conditions Governing Access

Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Please contact Special Collections to request the creation of use copies for particular items; requests will be accommodated when possible.

Conditions Governing Use

The "Discover Charlotte" Films collection is the physical property of the J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

Historical Note

"Discover Charlotte" consists of films about Charlotte history, cultural events, and prominent individuals. The films were shot in 1968 by Tom Spain Films of Princeton, NJ. The finished project was presented by Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company.


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"Discover Charlotte" consists of 16mm films about Charlotte history, cultural events, and local celebrities and notables. The film project is also referred to as "Charlotte" and also as "Charlotte on Film" and "Charlotte Film Collection."


The collection is arranged alphabetically by film category.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were donated by Duke Power in 1991.

Related Materials

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Films, MS0222.

Processing Information

Previously titled Charlotte on Film Collection.

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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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