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Collection Number: 05251

Collection Title: Prism Records, 1990-2000

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Size 5.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4000 items)
Abstract The Prism was a free, progressive, non-profit newspaper serving the Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, N.C., communities, 1990-2000. The newspaper was run by volunteers and focused on the politics, economics, and rights of progressive and minority groups. The collection includes editorial, production, promotion, administrative, and other office files containing correspondence, financial materials, production layouts, and other items.
Creator Prism (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
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 Prism Records #5251, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Matt Robinson of New Orleans, La., in November 2005 (Acc. 100288).
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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The Prism was a free, non-profit newspaper serving the Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, N.C., communities, 1990-2000. The newspaper was run by volunteers and focused on the politics, economics, and rights of progressive and minority groups.

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The collection includes editorial, production, promotion, administrative, and other office files, 1990-2000, of the progressive newspaper The Prism, which served Chapel Hill, N.C., Durham, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C. Files contain correspondence, financial materials, production layouts, and other items.

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Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Records, 1990-2000.

About 4000 items.

Processing Note: Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

Box 1

Ad Layouts #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Ad Rate Sheets #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Ad Records, 1991-1994 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Ad Sheets #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Ads Prism #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Ads Run in Prism #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Alamance News #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Anti-Gun/Violence Information #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Archives #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Articles Re: Prism #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Asheville Global Report #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 1

Box 2

Bank Accounts: CCB and Hillsborough #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Bank Statements and Bills, 1991-1997 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Bank Statements #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Bills #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Black Ink #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Boycott Information #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

By-Laws: Prism #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Cartoons/In-House #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Cartoons: Jonik #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Cartoons: Other #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Cartoons: Raw Material #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Chiapas #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Clippings #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 2

Box 3

Correspondence #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Correspondence and Press Response #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Dale Bone Farm #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Distribution #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Donation and Support Letters #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Duplicate Newspaper Files #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Durham Food Co-op #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Earth Culture: Wisconsin Issue #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Economy #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Eddie Hatcher #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Farm Workers #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Fifth Anniversary #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Filler Materials #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Financial Papers #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 3

Box 4

Financial Papers #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 4

Forsooth #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 4

Forms #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 4

Founding Documents #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 4

Fundraising Letter, March 1996 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 4

Fundraising Letters, November 1998 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 4

Grant Information #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 4

Grant Proposal, March 1994 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 4

Graphics October, 1996 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 4

Box 5

Grassroots Media Project #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

The Gulf War #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Health #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Hidden Hunger #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Iguana: Gainesville #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Illustrations: Already Used #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Investigative Reporting Contest #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Labor #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Labor Publicatons #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Letters to the Editor #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Larson Cartoons #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Lea Claton/Chiapas 1996 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Letterhead #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Letters #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Media #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 5

Box 6

Meeting Minutes #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

Miscellaneous Subjects #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

Miscellaneous #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

Miscellaneous for Next Issue #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

Monthly Ad Billing #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

Mumia Abu-Jamal #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

Newspaper #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

Notes, 1993 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

November Prism #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

Orange County Rape Crisis/Sexual Assault #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

Organizations' Mailings #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 6

Box 7

Organization Surveys #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 7

Photographs: File- Miscellaneous #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 7

Box 8

Political Cartoons #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 8

Press on General Electric and Marketplace #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 8

Prism, December 1994 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 8

Prism, April 1995 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 8

Prism, April 1998 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 8

Prism, May 1998 Labor Issue #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 8

Box 9

Procedures #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Production Schedule #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Publicity Materials #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Prudential Account #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Resource Guide #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Resource Guide Logos #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Retreats #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Staff Lists and Subs #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Outreader Letters #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Volunteers #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Receipts, 1997-1999 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Resource Guide Forms #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Student Activism #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Supreme Court #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 9

Box 10

Tax Returns, 1990-1995 #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 10

The Other Israel #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 10

Tobacco #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 10

Vanguard Grants #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 10

Volunteer Fact Sheets #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 10

Volunteer Listings #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 10

Volunteer Sign-up Sheets #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 10

Box 10-11

Box 10

Box 11

Other Papers #05251, Series: "Records, 1990-2000." Box 10-11

Includes correspondence, press releases, printed materials, notes, and other items. These materials were received at the repository unfoldered.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Danielle Weber, November 2006

Encoded by: Danielle Weber, November 2006

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