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Collection Number: 04076

Collection Title: Lionel Dane Melvin Papers, 1929; 1941-1976.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately About 300 items)
Abstract Lionel Dane Melvin (born 1907) of Pleasant Garden, N.C., was a horticulturist and active member of the North Carolina Wild Flower Preservation Society. The collection is chiefly personal and professional correspondence of Melvin including letters from Henry Roland Totten (1892-1974) and other faculty members of the Botany Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Also included are scattered letters dealing with local and family history; reprints of articles by Melvin; photocopies of nine letters, 1953-1957 and 1967, from Immanuel Velikovsky (1895- ), Princeton, N.J., to Melvin about their shared interests in the formation of the Carolina bays; and photocopies of letters, 1969, from Frank Porter Graham (1886- ) to Melvin about family history.
Creator Melvin, Lionel Dane, 1907-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Lionel Dane Melvin Papers, #4076, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Lionel Dane Melvin of Pleasant Garden, N.C., 1975-1976.
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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Lionel Dane Melvin (born 1907) of Pleasant Garden, N.C., was a horticulturist and active member of the North Carolina Wild Flower Preservation Society.

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The collection is chiefly personal and professional correspondence of Lionel Dane Melvin including letters from Henry Roland Totten (1892-1974) and other faculty members of the Botany Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Also included are scattered letters dealing with local and family history; reprints of articles by Melvin; photocopies of nine letters, 1953-1957 and 1967, from Immanuel Velikovsky (1895-1979), Princeton, N.J., to Melvin about their shared interests in the formation of the Carolina bays; and photocopies of letters, 1969, from Frank Porter Graham (1886-1972) to Melvin about family history.

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Contents list

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Chiefly personal and professional correspondence of Lionel Dane Melvin including letters from Henry Roland Totten (1892-1974) and other faculty members of the Botany Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid #04076, Series: "1. Papers, 1929-1974." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1929-1955 #04076, Series: "1. Papers, 1929-1974." Folder 1

Folder 2

1956-1959 #04076, Series: "1. Papers, 1929-1974." Folder 2

Folder 3

1960-1974 #04076, Series: "1. Papers, 1929-1974." Folder 3

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Personal and professional correspondence, 1945-1976, including copies of nine letters, 1953-1957, 1976, to Lionel Dane Melvin from Immanuel Velikovsky, Princeton, N.J., about Velikovsky's research interests. Also reprints of a few articles by Melvin.

Folder 4

Addition of June 1976 #04076, Subseries: "Addition of June 1976" Folder 4

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Personal and professional correspondence, 1942-1976, with slight, scattered correspondence on Lionel Dane Melvin family history including copies of letters, 1969, from Frank Porter Graham.

Folder 5-7

Folder 5

Folder 6

Folder 7

Addition of December 1976 #04076, Subseries: "Addition of December 1976" Folder 5-7

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 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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