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Collection Number: 04633

Collection Title: James Lineberry Jenkins Papers, 1907-1990

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 400 items)
Abstract James Lineberry Jenkins, Jr., was born in Robeson County, N.C., in 1919. A graduate of Wake Forest College, Jay Jenkins became a prize-winning political reporter, an editorial writer, and a columnist for several North Carolina newspapers, including The News and Observer, the Charlotte Observer, and the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel. In 1969, he was named a special assistant to William Friday, president of the University of North Carolina. He retired from this position in 1982, and, in early 1983, began writing a weekly column featured in the Chapel Hill Newspaper and the Southern Pines Pilot. Chiefly letters, mostly from journalists with some from politicians and others, about various journalistic and political matters. There are also typescripts of speeches written by Jenkins for Governor James B. Hunt, Mayor Avery Upchurch of Raleigh, and others, and typescripts and clippings of articles and columns written by or about Jenkins. Also included is a scrapbook containing clippings, circa 1940-1970, of articles by or about Jenkins, photographs, and a few letters from various journalists and others; a few clippings, circa 1920s, related to the poet John Charles McNeill, Jenkins's great-uncle; four photographs, 1952, of three of McNeill's colleagues from the Charlotte Observer; and a number of photographic negatives, evidently family snapshots taken by Jay Jenkins.
Creator Jenkins, James Lineberry, 1919-2003.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Closed pending processing and receipt of additional materials.
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 James Lineberry Jenkins papers #4633, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Jay Jenkins, Raleigh, N.C., October 1992.
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 Lineberry Jenkins, Jr., was born in Robeson County, N.C., in 1919. A graduate of Wake Forest College, Jay Jenkins became a prize-winning political reporter, an editorial writer, and a columnist for several North Carolina newspapers, including The News and Observer, the Charlotte Observer, and the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel. In 1969, he was named a special assistant to William Friday, president of the University of North Carolina. He retired from this position in 1982, and, in early 1983, began writing a weekly column featured in the Chapel Hill Newspaper and the Southern Pines Pilot.

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Chiefly letters, mostly from journalists with some from politicians and others, about various journalistic and political matters. There are also typescripts of speeches written by Jenkins for Governor James B. Hunt, Mayor Avery Upchurch of Raleigh, and others, and typescripts and clippings of articles and columns written by or about Jenkins. Also included is a scrapbook containing clippings, circa 1940-1970, of articles by or about Jenkins, photographs, and a few letters from various journalists and others; a few clippings, circa 1920s, related to the poet John Charles McNeill, Jenkins's great-uncle; four photographs, 1952, of three of McNeill's colleagues from the Charlotte Observer; and a number of photographic negatives, evidently family snapshots taken by Jay Jenkins.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Rebecca Hollingsworth, July 1993

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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