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Collection Number: 02832

Collection Title: Ulrich Bonnell Phillips Papers, 1901-1937; 1974-1976.

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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 200 items)
Abstract Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1877-1934) was an author and historian who focused on the South and slavery. The collection contains professional and personal correspondence, and includes typed transcriptions (167 items) of letters to and from other historians, scholars, and friends, a few items about his trip to the Sudan in 1929, and a few short essays or speeches. The transcriptions were made in 1940 by Professor Wendell Holmes Stephenson (born 1899) from the originals, some of which have been destroyed. Also included are 39 manuscript letters, correspondence of Phillips, 1903-1910, with George Johnson Baldwin (1856-1927), Lucien H. Boggs, and others about the Georgia Historical Society; and typed transcriptions of interviews with people who had known and worked with Phillips.
Creator Phillips, Ulrich Bonnell, 1877-1934.
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 Ulrich Bonnell Phillips Papers, #2832, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Letters transferred from the George Johnson Baldwin Papers (#850) in 1952, and merged with the transcripts in 1955; interviews gift of John Herbert Roper, 1974-1976.
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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Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1877-1934) was an author and historian who focused on the South and slavery.

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The collection contains professional and personal correspondence of Ulrich Bonnell Phillips (1877-1934). Included are typed transcriptions (167 items) of letters to and from other historians, scholars, and friends, a few items about his trip to the Sudan in 1929, and a few short essays or speeches. The transcriptions were made in 1940 by Professor Wendell Holmes Stephenson (born 1899) from the originals, some of which have been destroyed. Also included are 39 manuscript letters and correspondence of Phillips, 1903-1910, with George Johnson Baldwin (1856-1927), Lucien H. Boggs, and others about the Georgia Historical Society; and typed transcriptions of interviews conducted in 1974 with people who had known and worked with Phillips.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding, Kate Stratton, and Jodi Berkowitz, October 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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