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Collection Number: 03765

Collection Title: J. Gordon Hanes Papers on the Speaker Ban Study Commission, 1963; 1965-1966

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 600 items)
Abstract James Gordon Hanes (1916-1995) was a Winston-Salem manufacturer and North Carolina state senator. The collection includes papers accumulated by J. Gordon Hanes as member of the North Carolina Commission to Study the Statutes Relating to Visiting Speakers at State-Supported Educational Institutions (Speaker Ban Study Commission). Included are transcripts of testimony at public hearings held by the commission, August-September 1965; papers pertaining to the succeeding special session of the General Assembly; items concerned with subsequent regulations of the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees and a lawsuit contesting the regulations; and notes, speeches, and other related papers of Hanes.
Creator Hanes, J. Gordon (James Gordon), 1916-1995.
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 J. Gordon Hanes Papers on the Speaker Ban Study Commission, #3765, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from J. Gordon Hanes of Winston-Salem, N.C., January 1967.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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James Gordon Hanes (1916-1995) was a Winston-Salem manufacturer and North Carolina state senator. Hanes served two terms, 1963-1966, and was a member of the Commission to Study the Statutes Relating to Visiting Speakers at State Supported Educational Institutions (Speaker Ban Study Commission). The commission was created by the General Assembly of North Carolina, June 1965, at the request of Governor Dan K. Moore, and the commissioners were appointed by the governor, lieutenant governor, and speaker of the house. David M. Britt was chairman of the nine-member study group. The members met together and also worked separately on the study; the comission held public hearings in August and September 1965 in Raleigh, N.C., and submitted a report to the governor in November 1965. As a result, the governor called for a special session of the legislature that amended the act of 26 June 1963 (H. B. 1395), officially titled "An Act to Regulate Visiting Speakers at State Supported Colleges and Universities" but referred to as the Speaker Ban.

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The collection includes papers accumulated by J. Gordon Hanes as member of the North Carolina Commission to Study the Statutes Relating to Visiting Speakers at State-Supported Educational Institutions (Speaker Ban Study Commission). Included are transcripts of testimony at public hearings held by the commission, August-September 1965; papers pertaining to the succeeding special session of the General Assembly; items concerned with subsequent regulations of the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees and a lawsuit contesting the regulations; and notes, speeches, and other related papers of Hanes.

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Contents list

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Paper-bound transcripts of the public hearings before the Speaker Ban Study Commission, verbatim record of testimony and proceedings at the State Legislative Building, Raleigh, N.C.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03765, Series: "1. Volumes, 11 August 1965-9 September 1965." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: 11 August 1965, 10 a.m. #03765, Series: "1. Volumes, 11 August 1965-9 September 1965." Folder 1

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (Emmett B. Fields, Dean of Vanderbilt University).

Folder 2

Volume 2: 11 August 1965, 2 p.m. #03765, Series: "1. Volumes, 11 August 1965-9 September 1965." Folder 2

North Carolina Board of Higher Education (Howard Boozer).

Folder 3

Volume 3: 12 August 1965, 10 a.m. #03765, Series: "1. Volumes, 11 August 1965-9 September 1965." Folder 3

American Association of University Professors (Dawson, Fiddler, et al.)

Folder 4

Volume 4: 12 August 1965, 2 p.m. #03765, Series: "1. Volumes, 11 August 1965-9 September 1965." Folder 4

American Legion, et al. (A.C. Jordan, Senator Morgan, Clarence Stone, Henry Royal, etc>)

Folder 5-6

Folder 5

Folder 6

Volumes 5, 6: 8 September 1965 #03765, Series: "1. Volumes, 11 August 1965-9 September 1965." Folder 5-6

Administrative officers and trustees of UNC and other state supported colleges.

Folder 7

Volume 7: 9 September 1965 #03765, Series: "1. Volumes, 11 August 1965-9 September 1965." Folder 7

Students, individuals, representatives of organizations, alumni of the University, etc.

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Folder 8

1963 #03765, Series: "2. Papers, 1963-1966." Folder 8

Items include a copy of the legislative act (H.B.1395) of 26 June 1963, regulating visiting speakers at state supported colleges; and a copy of the state attorney general's opinion of its constitutionality, August 1963.

Folder 9

April 1965 #03765, Series: "2. Papers, 1963-1966." Folder 9

Folder 10

June 1965 #03765, Series: "2. Papers, 1963-1966." Folder 10

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

July 1965 #03765, Series: "2. Papers, 1963-1966." Folder 11-12

Folder 13-15

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

August 1965 #03765, Series: "2. Papers, 1963-1966." Folder 13-15

Folder 16-22

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

September 1965 #03765, Series: "2. Papers, 1963-1966." Folder 16-22

Folder 23

October 1965 #03765, Series: "2. Papers, 1963-1966." Folder 23

Folder 24-26

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

November-December 1965 #03765, Series: "2. Papers, 1963-1966." Folder 24-26

Letters, the Commission's report to the governor on 5 November 1965; the governor's statement, proclamation, and call for a special session of the legislature. Senator Hanes's speech to the special session which was held 15-17 November 1965, and other items relating to the session.

Folder 27

1966 #03765, Series: "2. Papers, 1963-1966." Folder 27

Items are concerned with the action of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina in implementing the amended statute, and the civil suit in Federal district court brought against the University for barring two speakers.

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Folder 28

Torch Club Speech: Speaker Ban Controversy #03765, Series: "3. Undated and Miscellaneous Materials" Folder 28

J. Gordon Hanes's speech to Torch Club, and materials used in compiling it and quoted in it, undated but probably some time after 9 September, 1965.

Folder 29

Drafts, Notes, and Collector Data #03765, Series: "3. Undated and Miscellaneous Materials" Folder 29

Miscellanous notes, drafts and collected data, probably for report or for speech. Included is one printed item: Thirteenth Report Un-American Activities in California, 1965 (Report of Senate Factfinding Subcommittee to the 1965 Regular California Legislature).

Folder 30

Clippings, 1965-1966 #03765, Series: "3. Undated and Miscellaneous Materials" Folder 30

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, April 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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