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Collection Number: 04131

Collection Title: Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978.

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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 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 235 items)
Abstract Cornelia Spencer Love was a librarian at the University of North Carolina, 1917-1948; author of When Chapel Hill was a Village, 1976; and granddaughter of Cornelia Phillips Spencer (1825-1908). The collection includes writings, correspondence, a scrapbook, photographs, and a few other items of Love. Included are drafts of When Chapel Hill was a Village; letters about the book, including anecodotes about life in Chapel Hill; and letters, 1898-1946, to Love from relatives and friends concerning family and personal matters. These letters include many, 1914-1916, from Love's mother, June Spencer Love, and letters from the same period from James Spencer Love about his life as a Harvard undergraduate.
Creator Love, Cornelia Spencer, 1892-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, #4131, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Caroline House (Mrs. William S.) Stewart of Chapel Hill, N.C., and the Chapel Hill Historical Society, June 1977.
Additions transferred from the Charles Phillips Russell Papers, #4004, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, July 1979, and received from Cornelia Spencer Love (niece) of Chapel Hill, N.C., October 1982, and Elizabeth M. Parker of Chapel Hill, N.C., March 1995 (Acc. 95042).
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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Cornelia Spencer Love (1892- ) was a librarian at the University of North Carolina, 1917-1948; author of When Chapel Hill was a Village, 1976; and granddaughter of Cornelia Phillips Spencer (1825-1908).

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The collection includes writings, correspondence, a scrapbook, photographs, and a few other items of Cornelia Spencer Love, librarian at the University of North Carolina, 1917-1948; author of When Chapel Hill was a Village, 1976; and granddaughter of Cornelia Phillips Spencer (1825-1908). Included are drafts of When Chapel Hill was a Village; letters about the book, including anecodotes about life in Chapel Hill; and letters, 1898-1946, to Love from relatives and friends concerning family and personal matters. These letters include many, 1914-1916, from Love's mother, June Spencer Love, letters from the same period from James Spencer Love about his life as a Harvard undergraduate, and four letters, 1898-1900 and undated, from Cornelia Phillips Spencer. There is also a notebook of correspondence related to the Alumni Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1-2

Folder 1

Folder 2

When Chapel Hill was a Village, book materials #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 1-2

Folder 3

When Chapel Hill was a Village , reviews #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

When Chapel Hill was a Village, illustrations #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5-6

Folder 5

Folder 6

Correspondence, 1898-1913 and undated #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 5-6

Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

Correspondence, 1914 #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 7-8

Folder 9-12

Folder 9

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Correspondence, 1915 #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 9-12

Folder 16

Correspondence, 1917 #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

Correspondence, 1944-1946 and undated #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

Miscellaneous #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 18

Image Folder PF-4131/1

Photographs #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." PF-4131/1

Folder 19

Volume 1: When Chapel Hill was a Villiage manuscript #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

Volume 2: When Chapel Hill was a Villiage typed manuscript #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Volume 3: When Chapel Hill was a Villiage, duplicate of printer's copy #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

Volume 4: Scrapbook #04131, Series: "Cornelia Spencer Love Papers, 1898-1978 and undated." Folder 22

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1 item.

Notebook containing correspondence between Elizabeth M. Parker and Cornelia Spencer Love, 1965-1979, much of it relating to work Parker did for the Alumni Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Folder 23

Addition of March 1995 #04131, Subseries: "Addition of March 1995 (Acc. 95042)" Folder 23

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Photographs (PF-4131/1)

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 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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