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Collection Number: 04556

Collection Title: Anne C. Stouffer Foundation Records, 1960s-1990s

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Size 10 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6500 items items)
Abstract The Anne C. Stouffer Foundation was established in 1967 by Anne Forsyth of Winston-Salem, N.C., to promote the integration of preparatory schools in the South. Over its eight years of operation, the Foundation helped 142 students, chiefly African Americans, gain admission to preparatory schools in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and other southern states. A driving force in the Foundation's work was novelist John Ehle, who was active in recruiting and placing students. By 1975, the Foundation's goal of preparatory school integration was largely achieved, and the program was halted. The collection includes correspondence, reports, student files, photographs, audio tapes, and other materials relating to the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation's work in integrating southern prepartory schools. Also included are some materials regarding grape growing that belonged to John Ehle, and materials regarding efforts to establish a music conservatory program in South Africa.
Creator Anne C. Stouffer Foundation
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
CLOSED: Boxes 1-5 are CLOSED until 2049.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation Records #4556, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from John Ehle of Winston-Salem, N.C., in May 1990 and November 1994 (Acc. 94164).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Anne C. Stouffer Foundation was established in 1967 by Anne Forsyth of Winston-Salem, N.C., to promote the integration of preparatory schools in the South. Over its eight years of operation, the Foundation helped 142 students, chiefly African Americans, gain admission to preparatory schools in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and other southern states. A driving force in the Foundation's work was novelist John Ehle, who was active in recruiting and placing students. By 1975, the Foundation's goal of preparatory school integration was largely achieved, and the program was halted.

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Correspondence, reports, student files, photographs, audio tapes, and other materials relating to the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation's work in integrating preparatory schools in North Carolina, Virginia, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and other southern states. Also included are some materials regarding grape growing that belonged to John Ehle, and materials regarding efforts to establish a music conservatory program in South Africa.

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Contents list

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Box 1-5

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 5

Correspondence, notes, articles, and other items, 1966-1979, relating to the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation, specifically to individual boys and girls participatimg in the program. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 1-5

RESTRICTED: CLOSED UNTIL 2049.

Included are about 60 audio tapes that appear to contain interviews with program participants.

Box 6

Statistical analysis of the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation's study on social tolerance. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 6

Box 7

Financial materials relating to the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation, and a December 1975 issue of Ebony that features an article on the Foundation. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 7

Box 8

Financial materials, Mount Vernon 1972 Summer Conference materials, Quail Roost Conference materials, photograph negatives, reunion materials, and other items. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 8

Box 9

Report on the Stouffer scholarship program, reunion materials, and punch cards from the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation's study on social tolerance and analysis of the results of the study's questionnaire. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 9

Box 10

Punch cards from the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation's study on social tolerance. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 10

Box 11

Questionnaires and other materials from the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation's study on social tolerance. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 11

Box 12

Questionnaire analysis materials from the Anne C. Stouffer Foundation's study on social tolerance, "A Better Chance" reports, and diagnostic testing materials. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 12

Box 13

"A Better Chance" reports, Talent Search program reports, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 13

Box 14

Correspondence, North Carolina Awards materials, Awards Committee for Education materials, and other materials. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 14

Box 15

Materials regarding grape growing that belonged to John Ehle, and materials regarding efforts to establish a music conservatory program in South Africa. #04556, Series: "Records, 1960s-1990s." Box 15

It is unclear as to how these materials relate to the other materials in the collection.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Manuscripts Department Staff, 1990s; and Margaret Dickson, March 2007

Encoded by: Margaret Dickson, March 2007

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