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Collection Number: 04268

Collection Title: F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 140 items)
Abstract F. Stuart Chapin, noted urban and regional planner, whose primary research interests included urban and regional growth systems and human activity patterns. Chapin was professor of urban and regional planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also founded and directed the Center for Urban and Regional Studies and worked with the Institute for Research in Social Science. Correspondence, research materials, reports, speeches, and published writings of Chapin. Correspondence, 1944-1977, is chiefly between Chapin and professional colleagues, but contains little substantive discussion. Materials relating to the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, 1954-1970s, consists primarily of reports on the Center's work. There are also items from the 1960s relating to Chapin's investigation of the urban growth of the Piedmont Crescent region in North Carolina and a collection of research questionnaires used by Chapin in various studies. Writings include papers and speeches presented at professional meetings from the 1950s through the 1970s and reprints and preprints of articles and printed reports from the 1940s through the 1970s. Topics covered include city and regional planning, land use, time management, and the work of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies and the Institute for Research in Social Science.
Creator Chapin, F. Stuart (Francis Stuart), 1916-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 F. Stuart Chapin papers #4268, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from F. Stuart Chapin of White Salmon, Wash., in 1981.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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F. Stuart Chapin, noted urban and regional planner, whose primary research interests included urban and regional growth systems and human activity patterns. Chapin was professor of urban and regional planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also founded and directed the Center for Urban and Regional Studies and worked with the Institute for Research in Social Science.

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Note that original folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Correspondence, research materials, reports, speeches, and published writings of Chapin. Correspondence, 1944-1977, is chiefly between Chapin and professional colleagues, but contains little substantive discussion. Materials relating to the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, 1954-1970s, consists primarily of reports on the Center's work. There are also items from the 1960s relating to Chapin's investigation of the urban growth of the Piedmont Crescent region in North Carolina and a collection of research questionnaires used by Chapin in various studies. Writings include papers and speeches presented at professional meetings from the 1950s through the 1970s and reprints and preprints of articles and printed reports from the 1940s through the 1970s. Topics covered include city and regional planning, land use, time management, and the work of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies and the Institute for Research in Social Science.

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Contents list

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Folder 1

Biographical materials, 1961-1981. #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 1

Folder 2

Correspondence, 1944-1977. Professional correspondence about project and awards. There is very little substantive discussion in these letters. #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 2

Folder 3

Center for Urban and Regional Studies, 1954-1970. Chiefly reports and papers relating to Chapin's work with the Center. #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 3

Folder 4

Piedmont Crescent, 1960s. Reports and other items relating to Chapin's study of the urban growth of this region. #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 4

Folder 5

Funded research projects, 1957-1970. A few proposals for research projects subsequently carried out by Chapin and his colleagues. #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 5

Folder 6-7

Folder 6

Folder 7

Survey research questionnaires, 1960s-1970s. Questionnaires and supporting materials used to gather information for various studies. #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 6-7

Folder 8

Unpublished speeches, papers, and reports on a wide variety of research topics. 1950s #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 8

Folder 9-10

Folder 9

Folder 10

Unpublished speeches, papers, and reports on a wide variety of research topics. 1960s #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 9-10

Folder 11

Unpublished speeches, papers, and reports on a wide variety of research topics. 1970s #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 11

Folder 12

Published writings, chiefly articles and reports, on a wide variety of research topics. 1940s #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 12

Folder 13-14

Folder 13

Folder 14

Published writings, chiefly articles and reports, on a wide variety of research topics. 1950s #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 13-14

Folder 15-18

Folder 15

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Folder 17

Folder 18

Published writings, chiefly articles and reports, on a wide variety of research topics. 1960s #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 15-18

Folder 19-22

Folder 19

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Folder 21

Folder 22

Published writings, chiefly articles and reports, on a wide variety of research topics. 1970s #04268, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin Papers, 1940s-1970s." Folder 19-22

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