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Collection Number: 04600

Collection Title: Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Records, 1903-1985

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Size 99 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 65,000 items)
Abstract The Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA), was founded in 1903 with the purpose of "advancing the welfare" of member newspapers. SNPA serves its more than 400 members in 14 states by acting as a clearinghouse for information relevant to Southern newspapers, sponsoring annual and special topic meetings, and publishing various newsletters. Materials relating to the SNPA and its member newspapers, including files on standing and special committees; conventions; SNPA sponsored conferences, meetings, and clinics; and various special projects, such as promoting the use of newspapers in education and investigating opening a newsprint plant to serve member newspapers. Also included are SNPA history materials that include file copies of documents important in the development of the organization over the years. Among these items are several panoramic photographs taken at early SNPA meetings. Also included are file copies, some bound, of most SNPA publications. Most materials date from the 1960s through the 1980s, though there are earlier publications and some earlier records.
Creator Southern Newspaper Publishers Association
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 Southern Newspaper Publishers Association Records #4600, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association in December 1991.
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 Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA), was founded in 1903 with the purpose of "advancing the welfare" of member newspapers. SNPA serves its more than 400 members in 14 states by acting as a clearinghouse for information relevant to Southern newspapers, sponsoring annual and special topic meetings, and publishing various newsletters.

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Materials relating to the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association (SNPA) and its member newspapers, including files on standing and special committees; conventions; SNPA sponsored conferences, meetings, and clinics; and various special projects, such as promoting the use of newspapers in education and investigating opening a newsprint plant to serve member newspapers. Also included are SNPA history materials that include file copies of documents important in the development of the organization over the years. Among these items are several panoramic photographs taken at early SNPA meetings. Also included are file copies, some bound, of most SNPA publications. Most materials date from the 1960s through the 1980s, though there are earlier publications and some earlier records.

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Contents list

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About 65,000 items.
Box 1-3

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Committees. #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 1-3

Files on various standing committees and on committee appointments. Includes Editorial Committee, Newspapers in Education Committee, Journalism Education Committee, Personnel/Labor Committee, Planning Committee, Smaller Newspapers Committee, Production Committee.

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Convention files #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 1-3

Includes files on site selection, programs, hotels, speakers, and other arrangements for SNPA annual conventions. There is only a small amount of material for conventions held in the 1960s. Note that files are arranged in reverse chronological order.

Box 4

Convention files: 1985-1983 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 4

Box 5

Convention files: 1982-1981 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 5

Box 6-7

Box 6

Box 7

Convention files: 1980-1979 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 6-7

Box 8-9

Box 8

Box 9

Convention files: 1977-1964 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 8-9

Box 10-11

Box 10

Box 11

Production/mechanical conferences, 1937-1985 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 10-11

Box 10

Box 11

Personnel/labor workshops, 1983-1985 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 10-11

Box 10

Box 11

Human resources management seminars, 1981-1982 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 10-11

Box 10

Box 11

Personnel seminars, 1978 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 10-11

Box 12

Executives' clinics, 1963-1981 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 12

Box 13

Editorial clinics, 1975-1985 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 13

First Amendment treatise, 1978 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 13

Box 14

Smaller newspapers workshops, 1977-1985 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 14

Box 15

Symposia on journalism education, 1980-1985 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 15

Management workshops, 1973-1976 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 15

Key executives conferences, 1981-1985 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 15

Box 16-30

Box 16

Box 17

Box 18

Box 19

Box 20

Box 21

Box 22

Box 23

Box 24

Box 25

Box 26

Box 27

Box 28

Box 29

Box 30

Miscellaneous conferences, meetings, and clinics, 1968-1985 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 16-30

On various topics including cost and revenue, the newspaper of the future, estate planning, supervising personnel, the communications revolution, layout and design, business reporting, newsroom management, circulation, copy editing and headline writing, and researching news and feature stories.

Box 31-34

Box 31

Box 32

Box 33

Box 34

Journalism project, 1966 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 31-34

Box 31

Box 32

Box 33

Box 34

Executive director correspondence, 1968 1969 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 31-34

Box 31

Box 32

Box 33

Box 34

Fund raising, 1970s #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 31-34

Box 31

Box 32

Box 33

Box 34

Fellowships, 1960s #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 31-34

Box 35

SNPA Foundation, 1968 1976 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 35

Box 36-38

Box 36

Box 37

Box 38

Newsprint mills, 1970s #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 36-38

Box 36

Box 37

Box 38

Newspaper history #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 36-38

Box 39-43a

Box 39

SNPA history, 1903 1978 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 39-43a

Including file copies of documents important in the development of the organization. 43a is a package of 12 panoramic photographs of participants at SNPA conventions, 1916 1926.

Box 44-45

Box 44

Box 45

Audio Visual Materials #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 44-45

Including audio tapes recorded at various meetings, 1970s-1990s, and a few slides relating to workshop presentations.

Box 46

Publications: Advertising Bulletin, 1934-1970 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 46

Box 47

Publications: Advertising Bulletin, 1971-1985 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 47

Publications: Business Bulletin, 1936-1953 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 47

Box 48

Publications: Business Bulletin, 1954-1971 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 48

Box 49

Publications: Business Bulletin, 1972-1975 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 49

Publications: Circulation Bulletin, 1945-1975 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 49

Publications: Code Series Bulletin, 1934-1935 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 49

Publications: Editorial Affairs Bulletin, 1934-1940 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 49

Box 50

Publications: Editorial Affairs Bulletin, 1941-1954 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 50

Box 51

Publications: Editorial Affairs Bulletin, 1954 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 51

Publications: Editorial General/Reprint Bulletin, 1954-1964 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 51

Box 52

Publications: Editorial General/Reprint Bulletin, 1965-1974 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 52

Publications: Editors' Exchange Bulletin, 1972-1974 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 52

Box 53

Publications: Labor Bulletin, 1935-1950 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 53

Box 54

Publications: Labor Bulletin, 1951-1960 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 54

Box 55

Publications: Labor Bulletin, 1961-1970 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 55

Box 56

Publications: Labor Bulletin, 1971-1975 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 56

Publications: Legislative Bulletin, 1936-1948 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 56

Publications: Mechanical Bulletin, 1939-1967 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 56

Box 57

Publications: News Bulletin, 1955-1963 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 57

Box 58

Publications: News Bulletin, 1966-1974 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 58

Publications: Newsprint Bulletin, 1934-1943 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 58

Box 59

Publications: Newsprint Bulletin, 1944-1960 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 59

Box 60

Publications: Newsprint Bulletin, 1961-1974 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 60

Publications: Newsprint Waste Bulletin, 1952-1956 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 60

Publications: Personnel Bulletin, 1956-1976 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 60

Publications: Postal Bulletin, 1948-1971 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 60

Box 61

Publications: Postal Bulletin, 1972-1974 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 61

Publications: Public Relations Bulletin, 1942-1974 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 61

Publications: Sales Bulletin, 1960-1979 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 61

Box 62

Publications: Small Papers (Non Metropolitan) Bulletin, 1937-1943 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 62

Publications: South Bulletin, 1938-1954 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 62

Publications: Special Bulletin, 1928-1954 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 62

Publications: Special Labor Bulletin, 1972-1984 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 62

Publications: Special Labor/Mechanical Bulletin, 1929-1952 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 62

Publications: Traffic Bulletin, 1934-1947 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 62

Publications: Wage Hour Bulletin, 1938-1942 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 62

Box 63-66

Box 63

Box 64

Box 65

Box 66

Publications: SNPA Bulletin, 1920 1985 #04600, Series: "1. Records, 1903-1985." Box 63-66

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, December 1991

Encoded by: Eben Lehman, May 2006

May be used with staff assistance. Materials are generally in the order in which they were received.

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