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Carver College Collection

Identifier: AR-0032

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of administrative records, academic records, facilities records, reports, publications and printed materials that document the activities of Carver College, later known as Mecklenburg College.

The Administrative Records Series (1951, 1957-1963) contains faculty meeting minutes and accreditation documentation related to the school library.

The Academic Records Series (1956-1960, 1963-1964) contains reports on suggested curriculums for Carver College.

The Facilities Records Series (1960-1961) contains plans for Carver (Mecklenburg) College including the student union, library, and facilities master pan.

The Reports and Publications Series (1958-1961) contains a variety of reports about Carver College.

The Printed Material Series (1958-1961) contains ephemeral material about events held at Carver College such as orientation, commencement, and ground breaking ceremonies.

This collection is an artificial collection and order was imposed upon the records by a CPCC librarian at an unknown time.


  • 1951-1964
  • Majority of material found within 1958 - 1961



The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Records containing student grades or transcripts are restricted until 2042.


0.84 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 19 oversized items)


An artificial collection of records related to Carver College in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Administrative History

Carver College was operated by the Charlotte City School Board from 1949-1958 and by the Charlotte Community College System from 1958-1963. It was the predominately black counterpart of the predominately white Charlotte College. The name of Carver College was changed to Mecklenburg College in 1961. The college closed in July 1963 when it was merged with the Central Industrial Education Center to form Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). As part of CPCC the campus facilities were known as the Beatty’s Ford Road campus until the property was sold in 1965.


The collection is arranged into five series: I. Administrative Records, 1951, 1957-1963 II. Academic Records, 1956-1960, 1963-1964 III. Facilities Records, 1960-1961, undated IV. Reports and Publications, 1958-1961 V. Printed Material, 1958-1961

Related Material

The Carveran, 1957, 1959, 1961 The Echo, 1962, 1963 CPCC Office of the President. Dr. Richard H. Hagemeyer Records, AR.0002 Carver College Records, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Library

Separated Materials

Carver College catalogs were separated to the books collection. Materials related to the campus after it became part of Central Piedmont Community College in July 1963 were separated to the Hagemeyer Records, AR.0002.

Processing Information

Initial inventory and preliminary processing by/date: Kate Howell/August 2012 Final processing and finding aid by/date: Kate Howell/September 2012

Carver College Collection
Katie Howell
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Repository Details

Part of the Central Piedmont Archives Repository

Central Piedmont Community College
Central Campus, Hagemeyer Library
Parr Center, Room 3250
Charlotte NC 28204