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Collection Number: 04951

Collection Title: Townsend Ludington Papers (#4951) 1968-1969

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Size About 150 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract C. Townsend Ludington received a B.A. from Yale University in 1957 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University in 1964 and 1967 respectively. He began teaching English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1966. Among other work, Ludington wrote biographies of John Dos Passos and Marsden Hartley. The collection contains correspondence of Townsend Ludington, committee reports, and other materials relating to the development of an African-American studies curriculum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968-1969, in response to a list of 23 demands of the Black Student Movement (BSM) that were presented to Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson on 11 December 1968. Ludington served as a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Committee on Afro-American and African Studies in 1969 and acted as chair of the American Studies Curriculum.
Creator Ludington, Townsend, 1936- .
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from University Archives and Records Service, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in October 1998 (Acc. 98213).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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C. Townsend Ludington received a B.A. from Yale University in 1957 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University in 1964 and 1967 respectively. He was hired by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1966, eventually becoming Boshamer Professor of English and American Studies.

Among other work, Ludington wrote biographies of John Dos Passos and Marsden Hartley. John Dos Passos: A Twentieth-Century Odyssey won the Mayflower cup in 1981 for best non-fiction work in North Carolina. Ludington also edited The Fourteenth Chronicle: Diaries and Letters of John Dos Passos.

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Correspondence of Townsend Ludington, committee reports, and other materials relating to the development of an African-American studies curriculum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968-1969, in response to a list of 23 demands of the Black Student Movement (BSM) that were presented to Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson on 11 December 1968. Ludington served as a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Committee on Afro-American and African Studies in 1969. Raymond H. Dawson was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Gordon Cleveland was chair of the committee, while Ludington also acted as chair of the American Studies Curriculum.

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About 150 items (0.5 linear feet).

Correspondence of Townsend Ludington, committee reports, and other materials relating to the development of an African-American studies curriculum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1968-1969, in response to a list of 23 demands of the Black Student Movement (BSM) that were presented to Chancellor J. Carlyle Sitterson on 11 December 1968. Ludington served as a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Committee on Afro-American and African Studies in 1969. Raymond H. Dawson was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Gordon Cleveland was chair of the committee, while Ludington also acted as chair of the American Studies Curriculum.

Folder 1

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill courses and curricula, 1968-1969 #04951, Series: "Papers, 1968-1969." Folder 1

Folder 2

"American Negro Literature" (English 84) 1969 #04951, Series: "Papers, 1968-1969." Folder 2

Folder 3-5

Folder 3

Folder 4

Folder 5

African-American studies at other schools, 1969 #04951, Series: "Papers, 1968-1969." Folder 3-5

Folder 6

African-American Studies Summer Internship, May-July 1969 #04951, Series: "Papers, 1968-1969." Folder 6

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