Selected Collections from the CPCC Archives

Listed below are the rich collections which make up our archives. A portion of these collections are currently open to patrons for research, while the remainder are currently undergoing archival processing. Our collections are divided into various record groups which are detailed below. You may view PDF versions of the available finding aids by clicking on the title of the collection. If a complete finding aid is not available here, please contact the archivist at archives@cpcc or 704-330-6373 for a detailed description of the contents of the collection. 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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College Records

College records are defined as records of administrative units, committee meeting materials, instructional departments, programs, services, and student activities generated by CPCC.

President’s Records

  • The Papers of Dr. Richard Hagemeyer
  • The Papers of Dr. Ruth Shaw
  • The Papers of Dr. Paul Anthony Zeiss

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

Committee Records

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.

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.

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

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.

Pre-CPCC Collection

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.

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

Biographical Files

  • Personnel Directories Collection


Photographs and Slides

Visual Resources in a variety of formats: photographs, negatives, slides, and digital photographs.

  • Photographs and Negatives Collection (AR.0036)


Memorabilia and Historical Files

News-clippings and subject files containing college histories, reports, memos, flyers, and other materials collected for reference concerning college history, events, and programs.

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.

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.

  • R.V. Mason History Collection (AR.0039)

Abstract: A collection of campus-related events and activities from 1960-1980 captured through mediums such as news-clippings and class curricula material compiled and organized into binders by CPCC Historian, R.V. Mason, between the years of 1975 and 1980.

      • Community Relations and Marketing Services, Photographs and Slides


      Major college publications as well as brochures, pamphlets, flyers, and posters.

      Abstract: A collection of issues of Inside CPCC, a newsletter and magazine that reported on the people and   programs of CPCC.

      Abstract: An artificial collection of student news publications, which were published by Student Life. Publications included in the collection are CPCC Weekly Newsletter, The Prospector and The Spark

      • Faculty Newsletters Collection

      The Communicator


        Audio & Video

        Sound and video records related to CPCC in a variety of media formats including: audio cassettes and tapes, video cassettes, films, CDs, DVDs, Oral History Interviews, etc.

        • Community Relations, CPCC-TV & Media Services, Video Recordings