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Charlotte Performing Arts collection

Identifier: MS0150

Scope and Contents

This collection contains programs for musical, dramatic, and other cultural events held in the Charlotte area.


  • Creation: 1897 - 2015
  • Creation: 1935 - 2015


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.


3.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Programs for musical, dramatic, and other cultural events held primarily in the Charlotte area. Includes programs from such groups as the Charlotte Opera Association (1962-86) and its successor, Opera Carolina (1986-92), Charlotte Summer Theatre (1962-69), Charlotte Symphony (1970-93), Little Theatre (1962-76), Mint Museum of Art (1963-77), North Carolina Dance Theater (1992-2000) and Oratorio Singers (1969-94).


Organized alphabetically by organization.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of Robin Brabham, 1992-2014. Gift of Anita Brown, 1992. Gifts of Stewart Lillard, 1994. Gift of Harvey Woodruff, 1994.

Related Materials

LeGette Blythe Papers (Mss 64). Spirit Square for Arts and Education, Inc. Records (Mss 241). Van Landingham Family Papers (Mss 57).

Physical Description

This collection contains programs for musical, dramatic, and other cultural events held in the Charlotte area. Organized alphabetically by organization.


3.5 linear feet (three records center cartons and one manuscript box).

Processing Information

Processed by Randy Penninger and Rebecca Royals, 1994; updated by Saphronia Barrett, 1998. Updated by Deborah Lunsford, 2000; by Robin Brabham, 2005; Bob McInnes in 2010.

Charlotte Performing Arts collection
Robert A. McInnes
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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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