Donating Materials

We welcome donations of unique, historical materials that document the politics, people, arts and culture, social conditions, businesses, and development of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. We are interested in the following:

Manuscripts
Personal papers, organizational records, corporate archives, maps, and photographs that document the city of Charlotte, local politics and government, civic leaders, civil rights and social activism, African Americans, women, the LGBTQ community, urban planning and growth, motorsports, and student life at UNC Charlotte.

Rare Books
Books, journals, broadsides, and other printed materials that exhibit distinctive characteristics such as early imprints, noteworthy bindings, important provenance or associative significance, and publication by notable small or fine presses; and/or subject matter that supports the core collecting strengths of Special Collections:

  • History of North Carolina and the Charlotte region
  • African American history and the civil rights movement circa 1900-1980, particularly in North and South Carolina
  • Textile industry and labor history in North and South Carolina
  • Children’s literature
  • Motorsports
  • Eighteenth-century British and European literature
  • North Carolina LGBT history

If you have materials that you are interested in donating, please contact us at spec-coll@uncc.edu or 704-687-1170.

For information about transferring UNC Charlotte records to the University Archives, please see our page on university archives and records.