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Reading Room Hours for June

June 5, 2012

The Atkins Library Special Collections Reading Room will be closed from 9:00am – 12:00pm on Wednesday, June 13th and Monday, June 18th.

Thank you for your patience.

If you have questions, please email us at


United States Army, 38th Evacuation Hospital Records

May 28, 2012

On this Memorial Day, remember our fallen soldiers from all the wars and take a journey through the past by visiting Special Collections to view the U.S. Army 38th Evacuation Hospital Records

Collection Spotlight

May 15, 2012


Harry Golden Papers


The largest manuscript collection is the Harry Golden Papers, consisting of about 300,000 items that document the life and work of one of the most colorful and important practitioners of personal journalism in the 20th century. The collection reflects the involvement of Golden, editor of the Charlotte based Carolina Israelite and author of several best sellers, in politics, civil rights and Jewish affairs.

Harry Golden Collection (Part I)

Harry Golden Collection (Part II)




Reading Room Hours for the Week of January 23

January 19, 2012

Atkins Library Special Collections will have altered hours during the week of January 23, 2012. We will be closed for classes for several hours this week. Our hours of operation:

Monday, January 23: 9am-3:30pm

Tuesday, January 24: 9am-4:30pm

Wednesday, January 25: 9am-12:30pm; 2pm-5pm

We will resume normal hours (9am-5pm) on Thursday, January 26. Thank you for your patience. If you have any questions, please email

The Civil War – 150 Years Later

October 10, 2011

We at the J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections are pleased to be participating in Civil War in the American South.

Consolidated morning report, May 22, 1862

In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the start of the American Civil War, Civil War in the American South provides a central portal to access digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).

Atkins Library Special Collections will be contributing materials to this project from nine manuscript collections. We have four new Civil War collections available through Digital Collections:

1) J.A. Bisaner slave bill-of-sale, 1865

Andrew Baxter Springs letter, December 15, 1864

2) People of Old Mecklenburg

3)  Andrew Baxter Springs Letter

4) Richard Lee Clark Collection, 1862 – 1865

We will be adding more collections (containing hundreds of items) in the coming weeks and months to Digital Collections at Atkins Library.

These materials will be available through the Civil War in the American South project within the next few weeks.

Civil War in the American South is a project of ASERL and the Digital Library of Georgia as part of the GALILEO initiative.

Special Collections on C-Span BookTV

September 23, 2011

Katie McCormick, Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections, appears on C-Span BookTV as part of C-Span’s LCV Cities Tour.

Visit for more information and to see other interviews and highlights from Charlotte’s literary, civic, and historical community!

Monday in Pictures

September 19, 2011

Man with bare feet sticking out window. Steve Perille Collection. Atkins Library Special Collections.