What is Goldmine?

Goldmine is the home for digitized materials from J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives at UNC Charlotte. Here is a quick How-To Video on using Goldmine. For more information about Goldmine, visit the About page.

How do I use Advanced Search?

Click on the Advanced Search link below the search box to begin an advanced search. Using Advanced Search allows you to include multiple search terms, limit the term to a few commonly used fields, or control whether the term is contained within results or an exact match.

I have materials that I would like to donate. Who can I talk to?

UNC Charlotte Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives welcomes donations of unique, historical materials that document the politics, people, arts and culture, social conditions, businesses, and development of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region. Visit our webpage on Donating Materials for more information.

How do I get a copy of an image or recording in Goldmine?

You can download some items in Goldmine directly by clicking on the download button. If there is not a direct download link on the page, you can request a copy by submitting through the Contact Us form. Please keep in mind that some materials are view-only because of copyright restrictions.

I have additional information about an item in your collection, or would like to correct a mistake.

You can tell us more about the item through the Contact Us form.

An item in your collection is in copyright to me, or represents me in some way, and I want you to remove it.

You can contact us about the item/material you would like to have taken down through the Contact Us form, through email at spec-coll@uncc.edu, or by phone at 704-687-1170.

Do you share your metadata elsewhere?

We share our metadata with the DPLA (Digital Public Library of America), a discovery tool for digital resources aggregated from archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural heritage institutions in the United States. Metadata shared with DPLA is not subject to copyright restrictions and is made freely available to DPLA users to harvest, modify, and collect.

How can I see physical materials in your collection?

You can visit us at the Mary and Harry L. Dalton Reading Room, located on the tenth floor of Atkins Library. Please visit our webpage on Planning Your Visit for current hours, parking information, and more.

How do I cite materials in Goldmine?

For more information, please visit our webpage on Reproductions and Use. In the case of publication, exhibition, or commercial use, we ask that proper acknowledgement be made regarding ownership of the original by J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Can I use an image or part of a recording from Goldmine in my publication?

For uses of reproductions beyond private study, scholarship, and research, researchers are responsible for understanding and complying with U.S. copyright law. Copyright statements are included with each record in Goldmine to help visitors understand how they may use each resource. For more information, please visit our webpage on Reproductions and Use.

I would like to recommend a collection or materials from UNC Charlotte Special Collections and University Archives to be digitized and added to Goldmine.

Great! Please let us know through the Contact Us form in Goldmine.

I would like to report a problem with the Goldmine website or a broken link.

Please let us know about the problem through the Contact Us form in Goldmine.