Welcome to the Queens University of Charlotte Digital Archive

This series of historic images chronicles the history of Queens College from its founding in 1857 by the Reverend Robert Burwell, president and his wife Margaret Anna Robertson Burwell.

This website is a collection of digital images taken from physical items held in the Queens University of Charlotte Archive. They consist of images scanned to archival resolution, telegrams, handbooks, and photographs of Queens memorabilia. They may be searched and sorted by subject or date. We invite your comments and any information you may have about the origins of these items. 

Statement on Archival Materials

Queens University of Charlotte has a long history of service to its communities. The 1930 adoption of the motto, "Not to be served, but to serve," underscores the commitment to service as a way of life by the entire Queens community. The history of the University is reflected in materials from the University’s archives, which span many decades and perspectives, and which show how the campus and students have changed over the years. Archival materials are presented in a form that is unredacted and uncensored. They are historical documents and will remain available for research purposes and as aids to understanding the history of the University. Some material, including a number of images and text in the university’s yearbooks, is racist, prejudiced, dehumanizing, and derogatory. Such content is not condoned by the University and is not reflective of our mission and values nor our commitment to ending systemic racism.