Archives Collections and Resources

Central Piedmont Archives includes administrative and historical records on topics such as the Central Piedmont Board of Trustees, College Senate, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the history of Central Piedmont educational programs, Carver College, Mecklenburg College, Central High School, WTVI, college publications, and photographs.

Digital Collections

Our digital archive database, ContentDM, connects you to digitized versions of historical resources held in the Central Piedmont Archives. Please note that the archives department continues to add materials to this database as they become available. For questions, please contact the archives department.

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Digital Exhibits

Archives staff curate digital exhibits as a way to connect our community with our resources without having to visit the Central Campus. These exhibits provide you with the opportunity to view materials from across collections that help to form a narrative of the story being told. We will create and add digital exhibits as we continue to organize and digitize materials. 

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Finding Aids

How to Read a Finding Aid (Collection Guide)

Finding aids are inventories that describe collection contents in greater detail. The sections of a finding aid are broken down into six parts:

  • Collection Overview
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Subject Terms
  • Citation
  • Collection Inventory

For a more detailed explanation of each section, please visit our Collection Guides.

Administrative Records Finding Aids

Administrative records are materials that document the daily operations of the college. They include meeting minutes, correspondence, plans and guidebooks, and occasional photographs. The following collections are available for research in our Collections Guide portal (ArchivesSpace). 

Historical Records Finding Aids

Historical records are materials that document the non-administrative aspects of the college. These include materials such as publications, photographs, artifacts/ephemeral materials, audio/video materials, and yearbooks. The following historical records in the Central Piedmont Archives are available for research. 

NC Digital Heritage Center

To research all materials hosted by Digital NC that have been tagged to Central Piedmont, visit NC Digital Heritage.

Resources available through Digital NC include:

  • Carver College/CIEC Collection (correspondence, yearbooks, administrative files, library planning documents, course catalogs and schedules, and more).
  • Central High School yearbooks
  • Central Piedmont Dental Hygiene Program yearbooks (1969–75)
  • Central Piedmont History Scrapbooks (1940–80; 36 scrapbooks total)
  • Central Piedmont Course Catalogs (1965–2015)

Additional Resources