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Collection Number: 05500

Collection Title: Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010

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Size 10.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1800 items)
Abstract Norman Gustaveson was secretary of the Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1964-1976. He also served as faculty advisor to the UNC chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) during the Speaker Ban controversy, 1965-1966. He served as Orange County (N.C.) commissioner, 1974-1982, where he was particularly active in social activism, environmentalism, land conservation, and energy consumption. He was a charter board member of the Triangle Land Conservancy in 1983 and was also active in the Eno River Association. The collection includes correspondence and other materials relating to Norman Gustaveson's student days at Drake University, 1952-1956; the University of Chicago, 1956-1959; and the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1960; and to his work at the Anderson Y Center at the University of the Pacific (then College of the Pacific) in Stockton, Calif., 1960-1964, and the Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1964-1976. There are also materials relating to his social justice activities at UNC, including articles and correspondence documenting the 1965-1966 Speaker Ban controversy; papers related to Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), including correspondence with SDS leader Jim McCorkel; correspondence with student representatives, 1960s-1980s; and correspondence and related materials of Ronald E. Santoni, social activist and philosophy professor at Denison University. Also included are data sets, correspondence, drafts of reports, worksheets, and instructional handbooks related to an energy usage and conservation study in Orange and Wake counties, N.C., conducted by Gustaveson and UNC physics professor Joseph Straley, late 1970s-early 1980s; materials related to Gustaveson's service on the Orange County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners, where he also worked with the National Association of Counties, 1974-1982; materials relating to his work with the Triangle Land Conservancy; speeches; class syllabi; notes; files on conferences and travel; photographs; and other items.
Creator Gustaveson, Norman.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Norman Gustaveson Papers #5500, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Norman Gustaveson in September of 2010 (Acc. #101461), facilitated by Hudson Vaughan.
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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Norman Gustaveson was secretary of the Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1964-1976. He also served as faculty advisor to the UNC chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) during the Speaker Ban controversy, 1965-1966. He served as Orange County (N.C.) commissioner, 1974-1982, where he was particularly active in social activism, environmentalism, land conservation, and energy consumption. He was a charter board member of the Triangle Land Conservancy in 1983 and was also active in the Eno River Association.

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The collection includes correspondence and other materials relating to Norman Gustaveson's student days at Drake University, 1952-1956; the University of Chicago, 1956-1959; and the London School of Economics and Political Science, 1960; and to his work at the Anderson Y Center at the University of the Pacific (then College of the Pacific) in Stockton, Calif., 1960-1964, and the Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1964-1976. There are also materials relating to his social justice activities at UNC, including articles and correspondence documenting the 1965-1966 Speaker Ban controversy; papers related to Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), including correspondence with SDS leader Jim McCorkel; correspondence with student representatives, 1960s-1980s; and correspondence and related materials of Ronald E. Santoni, social activist and philosophy professor at Denison University. Also included are data sets, correspondence, drafts of reports, worksheets, and instructional handbooks related to an energy usage and conservation study in Orange and Wake counties, N.C., conducted by Gustaveson and UNC physics professor Joseph Straley, late 1970s-early 1980s; materials related to Gustaveson's service on the Orange County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners, where he also worked with the National Association of Counties, 1974-1982; materials relating to his work with the Triangle Land Conservancy; speeches; class syllabi; notes; files on conferences and travel; photographs; and other items.

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Contents list

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Arranged alphabetically by folder title

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

Folder 1

The Camper, 1953 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 1

Yearbook for summer camp at College Camp, Wisc., in 1953.

Folder 2-4

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Correspondence and papers, 1964-1972 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 2-4

Items primarily related to the 1971 Southeast Consultation on Ethics and Population Policies and the 1972 Underwood Fellowship project in social justice work. Also included are letters of recommendation written by Norman Gustaveson, personal and professional correspondence, and other material.

Folder 5

Correspondence, 1990s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 5

Correspondence related to Norman Gustaveson's approaching retirement, his work on environmental issues, and his service on the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Also included are letters to friends and family, items related to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, memorial service programs and announcements, and other materials.

Folder 6

Christmas letters, 1981-2009 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 6

Folder 7-10

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Drake University materials, 1949-1950 and 1970s-2010 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 7-10

Correspondence with Ralph and Martha Slotten, Bill and Lee Longman, and other Drake University contacts. Correspondence runs from the 1970s to 2010, but there is also some material related to travel, 1949-1950.

Folder 11

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Correspondence and other papers, 1970s-1980s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 11

Folder 12-13

Folder 12

Folder 13

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: 1974 campaign #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 12-13

Folder 14

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Clippings and related material, 1970s-1980s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 14

Folder 15

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Government issues, 1976 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 15

Materials from the Subcommittee on Planning Organization, Orange County Intergovernmental Task Force, July 1976, chiefly related to water conservation and land use in Orange County, N.C.

Folder 16

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: 1978 re-election campaign #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 16

Folder 17-18

Folder 17

Folder 18

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: 1982 campaign #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 17-18

Folder 19

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Mae McLendon, 1975 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 19

Documents related to an appointee eligibility issue on the Orange County Board of Social Services, July 1975.

Folder 20

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Efland, N.C., 1979-1982 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 20

Mostly clippings and correspondence related to a disagreement over the sale of land containing an abandoned elementary school in Efland, N.C.

Folder 21-22

Folder 21

Folder 22

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Orange County finances, 1974-1982 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 21-22

Folder 23

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Orange County Human Services Advisory Committee, 1977, 1980 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 23

Folder 24

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Health planning documents, 1970s-1980s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 24

Folder 25-28

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Orange County Energy Conservation Task Force, 1970s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 25-28

Folder 29-31

Folder 29

Folder 30

Folder 31

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: National Association of Counties (NACO): Energy and Environment Steering Committee, 1979-1982 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 29-31

Folder 32

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: National Association of Counties (NACO), Orange County, Project 2000, 1980s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 32

Documents related to energy conservation, the National Association of Counties, Orange County energy initiaves, and Project 2000.

Folder 33-35

Folder 33

Folder 34

Folder 35

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Project 2000, 1980s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 33-35

Folder 36-37

Folder 36

Folder 37

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Orange County Board of Commissioners, 1970s-1980s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 36-37

Documents related to Orange County land use and property revaluation, use of state funds for health and human services projects, and the creation of the Orange County Comprehensive Planning Council, 1974-1982.

Folder 38-39

Folder 38

Folder 39

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Land Stewardship Council, 1991-1996 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 38-39

Folder 40

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Rivers, 1998-2001 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 40

Folder 41

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: White Pines Preservation Project, Triangle Land Conservancy, 1970s-1980s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 41

Folder 42

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Land Use Advisory Committee, 1984 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 42

Folder 43

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Orange County Community Health Task Force, 1970s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 43

Folder PF-5500/1

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Orange County commissioner campaign photographs, 1982 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder PF-5500/1

Folder 44

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Clippings, 1970s-1980s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 44

Folder 45-46

Folder 45

Folder 46

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Orange County Energy Conservation Commission, 1979-1981 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 45-46

Folder 47-49

Folder 47

Folder 48

Folder 49

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Shaping Orange County Future Task Force, 1998-2003 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 47-49

Folder 50

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Emergency Medical Service Strategic Planning, 1991-1995 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 50

Folder 51

Orange County Board of Commissioners/Environment: Innovation/Efficiency Task Force, 1990s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 51

Folder 52

Research Triangle Data Pack, 1983 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 52

Folder 53

Resume information, 1970s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 53

Folder 54-55

Folder 54

Folder 55

Speeches and other materials, 1970s-1980s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 54-55

Handwritten notes for speeches and sermons on a wide variety of subjects, including the state of public education, the North Carolina Regional White House Conference on Aging, the work of the World Growth Policy Group. Also included are a syllabus for a course taught by Gustaveson on county government and photocopies of several book jacket covers.

Folder 56-61

Folder 56

Folder 57

Folder 58

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

Travel, 1959-1960 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 56-61

Materials related to Norman Gustaveson's travels to the West Indies, Europe, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, including international driving permits, student identification cards, travel passes, and other documents related to international travel. Some are in French, German, and Russian. Also included are some materials related to Gustaveson's time as a post-doctoral scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1960.

Folder 62

Western trips and letters to children and grandchildren, 1991-1994 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 62

Folder 63

United Nations Association: Orange and Durham counties, N.C., 1990 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 63

Folder 64-73

Folder 64

Folder 65

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Folder 69

Folder 70

Folder 71

Folder 72

Folder 73

University of Chicago: Durrett Wagner, 1950s-1990s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 64-73

Correspondence between Norman and Nancy Norman Gustaveson and their friends Durrett and B.J. (Betty Jane) Wagner. Durrett Wagner was dean of the faculty at Kendall College, Evanston, Ill., and owner of Swallow Press, a small publishing house.

Folder 74-87

Folder 74

Folder 75

Folder 76

Folder 77

Folder 78

Folder 79

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

University of Chicago: M.A. thesis and other materials, 1950s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 74-87

Includes essays on constructive theology and other topics written by Norman Gustaveson during his studies at the University of Chicago in the 1950s. Also included are his 1959 M.A. thesis, personal correspondence, notes, printed material, and articles about the Young Men's Christian Association and Young Women's Christian Association.

Folder 88

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Obituaries and memorials, circa 2002-2007 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 88

Folder PF-5500/2

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Photographs, circa 1966 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder PF-5500/2

Photographs of Norman Gustaveson in his office, at a coffeeshop with students, and with faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, circa 1966. There is contextual information on the verso of many of the photographs.

Folder 89-91

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Correspondence, 1960s-1990s, 2003 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 89-91

Correspondence, apparently mostly personal in nature, with some scattered professional materials such as letters of recommendation. There are also many postcards, holiday cards, and a 2003 letter and digital printed photograph of Joseph Straley.

Folder 92

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Speaker Ban materials from James McCorkel, 1965-1966, 1991 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 92

Letters, clippings, and other items collected by James McCorkel relating to the Speaker Ban protests at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 1965 to 1966, McCorkel was the president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and played a major role in campus protests over the law.

Folder 93

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Students for a Democratic Society and Speaker Ban: Clippings, 1960s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 93

Folder 94

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: The Limits to Growth materials, 1970s #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 94

Articles responding to a 1972 book about population growth and natural resources by Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, and Jorgen Randers.

Folder 95

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Habitat Conference, March 1976 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 95

Folder 96

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Camp New Hope, 2008 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 96

Folder 97

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Conference on Poverty, 1993 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 97

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Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Folder 106

Folder 107

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Piedmont Crescent Energy Project, 1973-1981 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 98-121

Materials related to a study undertaken by Norman Gustaveson and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill physics professor Joseph Straley on energy usage and conservation in Orange and Wake counties, N.C. The study focused on the energy requirements of schools, hospitals, government buildings, and other county infrastructure elements. Included are letters, drafts of reports, worksheets used by test subjects to document their energy use, instructional handbooks, and other documents.

Folder 122-136

Folder 122

Folder 123

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

Folder 132

Folder 133

Folder 134

Folder 135

Folder 136

University of the Pacific: Anderson Y Center and other materials, 1960-1964 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 122-136

Includes program notes and other materials related to the Anderson Y Center and articles, personal and professional correspondence, and other items related to faculty projects and scholarship at the University of the Pacific (then College of the Pacific). Also included are letters and related materials from Ronald E. Santoni, a social activist and philosophy professor at Denison University.

Image Folder PF-5500/3

University of the Pacific: Photographs, circa 1961-1962 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." PF-5500/3

Photographs of Norman Gustaveson and other members of the faculty and administration at the University of the Pacific and of Gustaveson and others hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada mountains and in Yosemite National Park. Many of the photographs include captions on the verso with contextual information.

Folder 137-139

Folder 137

Folder 138

Folder 139

World Growth Policy Group, 1974-1984 #05500, Series: "Norman Gustaveson Papers, 1948-2010." Folder 137-139

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Processing Information

Processed by: Biff Hollingsworth and Martin Gengenbach, August 2011

Encoded by: Martin Gengenbach, August 2011

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