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Collection Number: 05238

Collection Title: Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 375 items)
Abstract Professor of Political Science and founder of the Coastal Carolina Press Andrew MacKay Scott (1922-2005) received a Master of Arts degree, Master of Public Administration Degree, and Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, all from Harvard University. He joined the University of North Carolina faculty in 1958, where he taught for over 30 years before retiring. Scott published widely and founded the Coastal Carolina Press, a non-profit press focusing on the history, traditions, people, and places of the coastal area, in 1999 in Wilmington, N.C. He was married to women's historian Anne Firor Scott. The collection contains papers related to the creation, operation, history, and dissolution of the Coastal Carolina Press (CCP). Papers include legal documentation of the press; statements of purpose, philosophy, and mission; promotional materials; notes from staff meetings; correspondence; memorial service materials; letters of condolence; an unfinished memoir; and a short graphic publication, Trouble Waters The Floods of '99, written by Scott and published by the CCP.
Creator Scott, Andrew MacKay.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
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 Andrew MacKay Scott Papers #5238, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Anne Firor Scott of Chapel Hill, N.C., in September 2005 (Acc. 100218) and April 2007 (Acc. 100647).
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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Professor of Political Science and founder of the Coastal Carolina Press Andrew MacKay Scott (b. 27 November 1922) graduated from Dartmouth College in 1946. He began graduate studies at Harvard University in September of that year and received a Master of Arts degree and a Master of Public Administration Degree in June 1949. In June 1950, Scott received his Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government. He taught at schools including Dartmouth and Haverford Colleges before joining the faculty of the University of North Carolina in 1958, where he taught for over 30 years before retiring. Scott founded the Coastal Carolina Press in 1999 in Wilmington, N.C., while retired, upon discovering that there was no publishing company that focused on the history, traditions, people, and places of the coastal area.

Scott authored numerous books and articles and was often cited. He was married to Anne Firor Scott, distinguished women's historian. Scott died in April 2005.

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The collection contains papers related to the creation, operation, history, and dissolution of the Coastal Carolina Press (CCP), a nonprofit press founded by Andrew MacKay Scott in 1999 in Wilmington, N.C. Papers include legal documentation of the press; statements of purpose, philosophy, and mission; promotional materials; notes from staff meetings; correspondence; memorial service materials; letters of condolence; an unfinished memoir; and a short graphic publication, Trouble Waters The Floods of '99, written by Scott and published by the CCP.

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Contents list

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About 150 items.

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

Folder 1

Colin, Emily #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 1

Folder 2

Dissolution of Coastal Carolina Partners #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 2

Folder 3

Documents for Coastal Carolina Press #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 3

Folder 4

Founding of the Coastal Carolina Press #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 4

Folder 5

Notes #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 5

Folder 6

Philosophy and mission #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 6

Folder 7

Promotional materials #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 7

Folder 8-9

Folder 8

Folder 9

Staff discussion notes #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 8-9

Folder 10

Statement of purpose #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 10

Folder 11

Trouble Waters The Floods of '99 #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 11

Folder 12

Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 12

Folder 13

Coastal Carolina Press #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 13

Folder 14

Memorial service #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 14

Folder 15-17

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Letters of condolence #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 15-17

Folder 18

Memoirs (unfinished) #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 18

Folder 19

Miscellaneous correspondence #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 19

Folder 20

Scott, Donald #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 20

Folder 21

Stories for children #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 21

Folder 22

Thoughts on aging #05238, Series: "Andrew MacKay Scott Papers, 1999-2005." Folder 22

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jodi Berkowitz, July 2006; Rachel Canada, April 2007

Encoded by: Jodi Berkowitz, July 2006

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