The Mint Museum Archives

The Mint Museum Archives houses materials that document the rich history of the museum and its collections, exhibitions, programming, and community impact.

In 2012, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) awarded The Mint Museum a grant to establish an archives to collect, maintain and make accessible the official institutional records of The Mint Museum.

Visit the Archives

Mint Museum Randolph

J.A. Jones Reference Library
2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207

Tuesday – Friday, 11AM–4PM
By appointment | 704.337.2092

Our Mission

The Mint Museum Archives collects, organizes, preserves and makes accessible the records and artifacts generated by museum staff, affiliated organizations, donors, artists, and individuals associated with the Mint. 

About the Collections

Institutional records of The Mint Museum form the core of the collection, but the Archives also includes materials created by the affiliate organizations, artists, and individuals associated with the Mint. These primary sources from over 85 years of institutional history include correspondence, reports, research materials, photographs, scrapbooks, audio-visual recordings, press clippings, manuscripts, and objects. 

Finding Aids to the Collections

Preparing for Your Visit

If you are planning a research visit to the Mint Museum Archives, we encourage you to call or email to make an appointment. Not only will this help ensure that a staff member will be available to assist you, it will also enable us to pull the records you need before you arrive, saving you time.
Additionally, it will allow us to talk with you about your research topic and suggest materials that might be useful, which may help you plan your research time.

Please contact the Archivist with any questions, and we look forward to serving you.

Help with the Mint Museum Archives

If you are interested in donating, interning, or volunteering your time to help with the Mint Museum Archives, please see the information below.

Donating to the Mint Museum Archives

The Archivist works closely with potential donors to identify those materials of research interest is a great fit and should be preserved at the Mint Museum Archives. Because the research value of papers and records may be diminished if items are removed or rearranged, donors are encouraged to contact the Mint Museum Archives before selecting materials for donation.

For questions regarding what kind of materials might be of interest, or to discuss donating materials, please contact the Archivist.  For more general information on donating to the Mint Museum, please visit the Give page.

Interning in the Archives
Volunteering in the Archives