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Patrick David Alston Map Collection

Identifier: MS0304

Scope and Contents

Maps of Charlotte NC, the Piedmont and the state of North Carolina collected by Alston.


  • Creation: 1947 - 2011


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Patrick David Alston Map Collection is 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.

Biographical / Historical

Patrick David Alston was a collector of maps. He was born March 10, 1969 and died of cancer, April 24, 2013. He was from Charlotte, but lived in the Carrboro/Graham, NC area. A bass guitarist with a band (Sticky), he studied at Appalachian State University. He was the son of Barbara W. Alston.


3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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Maps of Charlotte, NC and vicinity, and across the state are represented in this collection. Some of the state maps are regional with adjoining states.


Maps are arranged chronologically by date with geographical area and map publisher.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Barbara W. Alston, 2013.

Related Materials

UNC Charlotte Libraries Special Collections and University Archives map collection, Mss 0519 ; Charlotte (N.C.) Engineering Department Maps, Mss 0323.



Patrick David Alston Map Collection
M. Perez, J. Henry, Brittany Strong
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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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