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Collection Number: 05390

Collection Title: Roger King Films, 1940-1942

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Size 3 items
Abstract Roger King attended the University of North Carolina from 1940 to 1943. The collection contains three films documenting life at the University of North Carolina, 1940-1943. The films are 8mm, black-and-white or color, with no sound and ranging from 10 to 15 minutes in length. They were shot in and around Chapel Hill, N.C., and on the campus of the University of North Carolina. They document University of North Carolina fraternity life, including Chi Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Theta, pledges, rushing, and hell-week; University of North Carolina student life, including parties, banquets, dances, and the bar scene; University of North Carolina sports, such as football, baseball, track, tennis, and lacrosse; University of North Carolina holidays such as Student-Faculty Day and May Day; and the Old Well.
Creator King, Roger.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Use of audio or visual materials may require production of listening or viewing copies.
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 Roger King Films #5390, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Roger King of Merden, Conn., in August 1993 (Acc. 100914)
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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Roger King attended the University of North Carolina from 1940 to 1943. He was most likely a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity.

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The Roger King Films collection contains three films documenting University of North Carolina life from 1940 to 1943. The three films are 8mm, black-and-white or color films, with no sound. The films F-5390/1-2 are black-and-white and color film spliced together. The films range from 10 to 15 minutes in length. Film titles and descriptions have been transcribed directly from the containers. These films were shot in and around Chapel Hill, N.C., and on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Footage documents University of North Carolina fraternity life, including Chi Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Theta, pledges, rushing, and hell-week; University of North Carolina student life, including parties, banquets, dances, and the bar scene; University of North Carolina sports, such as football, baseball, track, tennis, and lacrosse; University of North Carolina holidays such as Student-Faculty Day and May Day; and the Old Well. The football teams featured are the University of North Carolina, Duke University, Wake Forest University, Fordham University, and the University of South Carolina.

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Contents list

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3 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Film F-5390/1

"UNC Part I", circa 1940-1941 #05390, Series: "Roger King Films, 1940-1942." F-5390/1

February 1941: practicing football, Tex, Cahs., and Bill Walker; Kim Harriman in a uniform; George Grotz; Student-Faculty Day; varsity football practice with Frank O'Hare; Pleuto, Rogers, and Scoop Mott Blair; the Old Well; Noe Cox and Dell Bush; Gerry Brucker and Greg Schultz; Frank Fulk; the Chi Phi house in the snow. March 1941: baseball on the Chi Phi lawn; Scoop Elmore batting; University of North Carolina track, lacrosse, and tennis; John Oliver playing tennis; Chi Phi baseball practice. April 1941: hell-week; boys on the Chi Phi roof; campus elections; "T-bone" Smith; Pat Patterson and Dick Railey; "a Taylor Maid"; Dick Farley. May 1941: Delta Kappa Epsilon baseball game; Phi Delta Theta and Chi Phi beer party at Hogan's Lake; Tony Pastor's Band; Chi Phi house party; Tex, Donovan, and Ellen Sheilds; George Grotz.

Film F-5390/2

"UNC Part II", circa 1940-1942 #05390, Series: "Roger King Films, 1940-1942." F-5390/2

June 1941: house party banquet; Louis Jones and Dick Farley; Buddy Wills leaves Chi Phi; Brewstor Rogerson; Scoop and Tex in a cap and a gown. September to October 1941: washing the Chi Phi chimney; rushing; University of North Carolina versus University of South Carolina football; Peg Campbell and Donovan handstands; pledges and singing; a party after a hayride; University of North Carolina versus Wake Forest Univerisity football. November 1941: a Halloween party; Duke University versus the University of North Carolina football; portrait making at a Chi Phi bar. March to May 1942: hell-week; drunks, Smedberg, and Blackney; University of North Carolina track and Donovan; May Day and the marriage bureau of Chi Phi.

Film F-5390/3

"UNC Part III", circa 1941-1942 #05390, Series: "Roger King Films, 1940-1942." F-5390/3

June to August 1942: senior week and barefooted; Pre-flight baseball versus Fort Bragg; Stu Morton and his barrier; the Chapel Hill High School fire. September 1942: a Chi Phi summer dance with Frank Wright and his Bull City Night Hawks, the band playing at the summer dance; North Carolina sunset, Fordham University game by remote control. October to November 1942: Duke University versus University of North Carolina football game; a party after the game; Buddy Wills in airplane.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Samantha Leonard and Stephanie Stewart, December 2010

Encoded by: Samantha Leonard, December 2010

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