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Collection Number: 04455

Collection Title: J. Isaac Copeland Papers, 1910-1995

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Size 49.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 25,000 items)
Abstract James Isaac Copeland (1910-1995) was a historian and the director of the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1967-1975. This collection contains subject files and other materials documenting the life of J. Isaac Copeland. Papers relate chiefly to Copeland's personal life, civic service, and activities in the historical profession.
Creator Copeland, J. Isaac (James Isaac), 1910-
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
Box 20 is closed until December 2045.
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 J. Isaac Copeland Papers #4455, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from James Isaac Copeland of Chapel Hill, N.C., November 1986, April 1990, May 1992, and December 1993. Additions from the estate of Isaac Copeland in March 1997 (Acc. 97034) and from Dorothy McSwain through George B. Tindall in January 1999 (Acc. 98305). Addition of September 1999 (Acc. 98443) transferred from University Archives.
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 following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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J. Isaac Copeland (1910-1995), a native of Clinton, S.C., was graduated from Presbyterian College in 1931. Copeland then entered George Peabody College for Teachers in 1932, where he earned a B.S. in Library Science and an M.A. in history. In 1936, Copeland became the library director at Furman University. He returned to George Peabody College in 1942 and remained there for more than six years. He then became the head of the documents department in the Library of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he earned his Ph.D. in history. In 1952, Copeland returned to George Peabody College as the head of the library and a history professor. In 1967, Copeland became the director of the Southern Historical Collection and a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he remained until 1975. Copeland died in 1995.

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Papers documenting the life of J. Isaac Copeland. The papers relate chiefly to Copeland's personal life, civic service, and activities as an archivist, librarian, and historian at various institutions including the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Contents list

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Papers documenting the life of J. Isaac Copeland. The papers relate chiefly to Copeland's personal life, civic service, and activities in the historical profession.

Box 1

Subject files: A-Copeland, J. I., Writings II #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 1

Box 2

Subject files: Copeland, J. I., Writings III-Green, Fletcher, Aprraisal of papers #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 2

Box 3

Subject files: Green, Fletcher, Portrait presentation-Jones, Cecil #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 3

Box 4

Subject files: Jones, Edgar Jr.-Near, Habert #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 4

Box 5

Subject files: Neely, Margaret-Rankin, Frank #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 5

Box 6

Subject files: Rankin, Hugh-Singal, Dan #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 6

Box 7

Subject files: Sipe, Craig-Thorpe, William Jr. #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 7

Box 8

Subject files: Tindall, Blain-Z #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 8

Box 9

Subject files: C-Z #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 9

Box 10-12

Box 10

Box 11

Box 12

Cards and letters #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 10-12

Box 13

Cards, letters, and loose papers #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 13

Box 14

Binders, planners, and boxed materials #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 14

Box 15

Correspondence: A-Z #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 15

Box 16

Planners and volumes #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 16

Box 17

Lecture note volumes, 1940's-1950's #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 17

Box 18-19

Box 18

Box 19

Loose papers #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 18-19

Box 20

Student materials #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 20

CLOSED until December 2045.

Box 21

Notes and binders #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 21

Box 22

Lecture notes on index cards #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 22

Box 23

Lecture notes on index cards #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 23

Box 24

Subject files #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 24

Box 25

Subject files #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." Box 25

Image Folder P-4455/1

Two pictures of James Isaac Copeland's parents #04455, Series: "Original Deposits." P-4455/1

One picture of Laura Vance Copeland, and one of William David Copeland, both undated.

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14 items.

Fourteen pictures, circa 1915-1990, mostly of J. Isaac Copeland, alone or with friends.

Folder P-4455/1

Pictures #04455, Subseries: "Addition of January 1999 (Acc. 98305)." Folder P-4455/1

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About 100 items.

One folder of correspondence, 1968-1976, of J. Isaac Copeland while he was director of the Southern Historical Collection.

Box 29

Correspondence, 1968-1976 #04455, Subseries: "Addition of September 1999 (Acc.98443)." Box 29

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Items separated include pictures (P-4455).

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