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Collection Number: 20433

Collection Title: Stephen Matchak Collection, 1977-1987 and undated

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Stephen Matchak was a professor of geography at Salem State College in Salem, Mass. Matchak received his M.A. in 1978 from the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he wrote his thesis, "The Wildfowl Decoy in North Carolina and Back Bay, Virginia." Matchak also published a related article in Arts in Earnest: North Carolina Folklife in 1989. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in 1982 from the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed his dissertation "Folk Houses of the Northeast." The collection consists of documentation of waterfowl decoys from North Carolina and Back Bay, Va. Included are 343 photographic slides of images of waterfowl decoys, 74 photographic slides of related images, and a research card file.
Creator Matchak, Stephen.
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.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Stephen Matchak Collection #20433, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Stephen Matchak in August 2008 (Acc. 101001).
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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Stephen Matchak was a professor of geography at Salem State College in Salem, Mass. Matchak received his M.A. in 1978 from the Curriculum in Folklore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he wrote his thesis, "The Wildfowl Decoy in North Carolina and Back Bay, Virginia." Matchak also published a related article in Arts in Earnest: North Carolina Folklife in 1989. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in 1982 from the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed his dissertation "Folk Houses of the Northeast."

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The collection consists of documentation of waterfowl decoys from North Carolina and Back Bay, Va. Included are 343 photographic slides of images of waterfowl decoys, 74 photographic slides of related images, and a research card file.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Emily Hilliard, September 2011

Encoded by: Anna Kephart, September 201

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