Our collections are grouped into two main categories: Administrative Records and Historical Records. Administrative Records are defined as records of administrative units, committees, instructional departments, programs and services generated by the College. Materials within this group include minutes and correspondence for the CPCC Board of Trustees, College Cabinet, and Faculty/College Senate; SACS accreditation files; College policies and procedures; and records from various campus deans.

Our Historical Records are defined as non-administrative resources containing information on our institutional history. Materials within this group include rare photographs, scrapbooks, news clippings, publications, audio/video materials, and ephemeral items related to or rich and vibrant history.

There will be overlap in subject matter between the different groupings. The collection guides will provide historical or biographical information on each collection as well as information about the date ranges covered, the size of the collection, and a inventory describing the contents of the collection.

Archives materials are non-circulating, and must be used in the archives reading room under supervision by the archivist. Researchers may not use pen or consume food or beverages in the reading room. Reproduction requests will be fulfilled by the archivist as the condition of the material allows.

Access to our finding aids will also be made available through our Encore library catalog by simply entering in the name or subject of the collection which you are interested in using for your research. As more collections are processed, more finding aids will be made available to view.

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Administrative Records

The Records of the Board of Trustees of Central Piedmont Community College (AR.0001)

Abstract: The Board of Trustees of Central Piedmont Community College Records contain materials documenting the governance and administrative activities of the Board of Trustees. Records include meeting minutes, reports, correspondence and financial records.

College Cabinet Records (AR.0005)

Abstract: The College Cabinet Records contain materials documenting the administrative activities of the College Cabinet. Records include meeting agendas and summaries, reports, correspondence, and financial records.

College Catalogs (1965-Present Day)

Some of our earlier College Catalogs have been digitized by the State of North Carolina.

College Senate Records (AR.0006)

Abstract: The College Senate Records document the activities of the Faculty Senate, now known as the College Senate. Records include meeting minutes, reports, memorandums, publications, and course and curriculum proposals.


Unprocessed Collections:

President’s Papers (AR.0003)

Campus Records

  • Cooperative High School Programs, Subject Files
  • Department of Planning and Research, Program Reviews
  • Enrollment Management and Student Services, Career and Advising Support Records
  • Instruction Unit, Distance Learning Records

    Faculty Senate

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

    Historical Records

    Carver College Collection (AR.0032)

    Abstract: A collection of records documenting the activities of Carver College, later known as Mecklenburg College. The school was merged with the Central Industrial Education Center in 1963 to form CPCC.

    Central Industrial Education Center Collection (AR.0033)

    Abstract: An artificial collection of materials related to the North Carolina Industrial Education Centers and the Central Industrial Education Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    25th Anniversary Time Capsule Collection (AR.0034)

    Abstract: A collection of items that were selected by CPCC faculty, staff and students to be included in a time capsule, buried in May 1988 in celebration of the school’s 25th anniversary.

    College Publications Collection, 1965-2005 (AR.0035)

    Abstract: An artificial collection of student and faculty news publications written and published by Student Life, Wally McCullock (Press Manager), and members of the Community Relations and Media Services (CRMS) Department.

      CPCC Foundation Collection (AR.0037)

      Abstract: The CPCC Foundation Collection comprises mainly of photographs from various Foundation related events such as campus openings and employee appreciation ceremonies. Also included in this collection are printed materials documenting the history of the Foundation and its board members, books, audio/visual materials and textile artifacts.

      CPCC History Room Collection (AR.0041)

      Abstract: A collection of student news publications, scrapbooks, administrative files, and oral history interviews compiled and organized by CPCC Historian, R.V. Mason.

      Unprocessed Collections

      • Photographs and Negatives Collection (AR.0036)
      • Community Relations and Marketing Services
      • CPCC-TV/WTVI Collection
      • Literary Festival / Sensoria Collection