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Levine Museum of the New South oral history projects

Identifier: OH-MU

Scope and Contents

The Levine Museum of the New South collection is divided into thirteen series that cover a variety of historical topics related to the Charlotte region during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Museum staff, student interns and consultants conducted the interviews between 1990 and the early 2000s. Many of the series were created as an accompaniment to museum programming during this time, while others reflect a desire to document a disappearing local history. Subjects explored in these interviews include religion, civil rights struggles, the lives of women and minorities, a local business’s culture, and changing trends in the region.


  • Creation: 1964 - 2002

Conditions Governing Access

Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use.

Historical Note

Levine Museum's mission is to engage a broad-based audience in the exploration and appreciation of the diverse history of the South since the Civil War, with a focus on Charlotte and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont.


327 Interviews

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Existence and Location of Copies

A selection of interviews are available online. Those available in the digital repository are linked to the digital content at the series (project) level. Additional interviews are availble online on the New South Voices project site:

Levine Museum of the New South oral history collection
December 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Oral Histories, 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

About this Site

Finding aids are guides to archival collections, including manuscripts, university records, and oral history collections. These guides help you find physical collections which can be viewed in the Dalton Reading Room on the 10th floor of Atkins Library. A small number of finding aids link to digital content online. Please contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment:

Special Collections and University Archives
J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
(704) 687-1170
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