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Robinson-Spangler North Carolina Room Image Collection

Literary and Library Association

Organized in 1891, the Charlotte Literary and Library Association was a subscription library located at 22 South Tryon Street in rooms above the Stone and Barringer Bookstore. Bessie Lacey Dewey, the hostess for the association, can be seen in the right bottom corner. The society continued until her death in 1900. Three years later, the Charlotte Public Library opened its doors at 310 North Tryon Street on July 2, 1903.

Physical Description: 5 x 7.5 inches, albumen


Installation of Exhibit

In 2016, the Carolina Room and the May 20th Society, a local history organization, worked together to organize a display of documents relating to Mecklenburg's Revolutionary history.
The documents themselves came from the Mecklenburg Declaration collection of the Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Chapel Hill. 
The Wilson Library agreed to loan and the Bank of America Heritage Center agreed to display these documents for one day: May 20th, 2016.

Physical Description: digital image

East Trade Street


Veiw of East Trade Street from the Square. Physical Description: color postcard

Publisher: Southern Post Card Company


Charlotte Speedway

Photo of drivers and crowd at the inaugural race at Charlotte Speedway

Physical Description: 4 x 9.5 inches Black and White