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Collection Number: 04538

Collection Title: John Shelton Reed Papers, 1960s-2000s

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Size 26.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 19,300 items)
Abstract John Shelton Reed (1942- ) was director of the Institute for Research in Social Science and professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with research interests in, among other subjects, southern regional studies, popular culture, public opinion research, and regional value differentiation. The papers of John Shelton Reed begin in the 1960s and include correspondence between Reed and colleagues and friends; letters relating to Reed's publications and the publications of others working on topics of interest to him; reviews of publications, particularly those handled by Reed as book review editor for the journal Social Forces; and other material relating to the study and teaching of sociology, history, southern culture, popular culture, and related fields. There is also a small amount of personal correspondence.
Creator Reed, John Shelton.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Additions of September 1991 (Acc. 91127) and January 1994 (Acc. 94005) are unprocessed, but may be used with staff assistance. The additions of August 2000 (Acc. 98721), boxes 5-17, December 2000 (Acc. 98814), boxes 18-21, and November 2003 (Acc. 99649) are closed pending processing.
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
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 John Shelton Reed Papers #4538, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from John Shelton Reed of Chapel Hill, N.C., in August 1989 (Acc. 89099), July 1990 (Acc. 90094), September 1991 (Acc. 91127, January 1994 (Acc. 94005), August 2000 (Acc. 98721), December 2000 (Acc. 98814), and November 2003 (Acc. 99649.
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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John Shelton Reed (1942- ) was director of the Institute for Research in Social Science and professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with research interests in, among other subjects, southern regional studies, popular culture, public opinion research, and regional value differentiation.

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The papers of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sociology professor and director of the Institute for Research in Social Science John Shelton Reed begin in the 1960s and include correspondence between Reed and colleagues and friends; letters relating to Reed's publications and the publications of others working on topics of interest to him; reviews of publications, particularly those handled by Reed as book review editor for the journal Social Forces; and other material relating to the study and teaching of sociology, history, southern culture, popular culture, and related fields. There is also a small amount of personal correspondence.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Original Deposit, 1969-1990.

About 1,750 items.

Arrangement: chronologically by year, but not chronologized within years.

Deposits on August 1989 (Acc. 89099) and July 1990 (Acc. 90094).

Box 1

1969-1984 #04538, Series: "Original Deposit, 1969-1990." Box 1

Box 2

1985-1990 #04538, Series: "Original Deposit, 1969-1990." Box 2

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About 1,150 items.

Processing Note: Unprocessed, but may be used with staff assistance.

Professional correspondence and other items.

Box 3-4

Box 3

Box 4

Additions of September 1991 and January 1994 #04538, Subseries: "Additions of September 1991 (Acc. 91127) and January 1994 (Acc. 94005), 1977-1990s." Box 3-4

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About 13,000 items.

Restrictions: Closed pending processing.

Posters and other items.

Oversize Paper OP-4538

Posters #04538, Subseries: "Addition of August 2000 (Acc. 98721), 1960s-2000s." OP-4538

Box 5-17

Box 5

Box 6

Box 7

Box 8

Box 9

Box 10

Box 11

Box 12

Box 13

Box 14

Box 15

Box 16

Box 17

Addition of August 2000 #04538, Subseries: "Addition of August 2000 (Acc. 98721), 1960s-2000s." Box 5-17

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About 3,000 items.

Restrictions: Closed pending processing.

Correspondence, clippings, and other items, including many relating to popular culture of the South.

Box 18-20

Box 18

Box 19

Box 20

Addition of December 2000 #04538, Subseries: "Addition of December 2000 (Acc. 98814), 1960s-2000s." Box 18-20

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About 400 items.

Restrictions: Closed pending processing.

Correspondence, clippings, and other items, including many relating to popular culture of the South.

Box 21

Addition of 2003 #04538, Subseries: "Addition of 2003 (Acc. 99649), 1970s-2000s." Box 21

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Processing Information

Processed by: David Stickney, Roslyn Holdzkom, Mannuscripts Department staff, 1989-2003

Encoded by: Roslyn Holdzkom, December 2000

Full processing of this collection has been deferred pending expected additions.

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