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Collection Number: 03129

Collection Title: University of North Carolina Miscellaneous Personal Papers, 1802-1976

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2200 items)
Abstract The University of North Carolina is the nation's oldest public institution of higher learning, chartered in 1789 and opened for instruction in Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1795. The collection includes miscellaneous letters from students, student autograph albums, notes made by students of lectures by professors, other student notebooks, and other items relating to the University of North Carolina. There are about twelve letters, 1828-1882, dealing with student life and other matters. The ten albums, 1852-1862, sometimes include brief biographical information on students. The notes, chiefly for the 1890s, relate to engineering, chemistry, anatomy, philosophy, and other subjects, and include an apparently unauthorized "study aid," 1846. Other items include humorous and scatological poems; records, 1894-1898, of the University of North Carolina chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity; and about 2100 pieces of correspondence, 1924-1961, of members of the faculty of the University's Department of History, consisting chiefly of carbon copies of outgoing letters about academic matters. The correspondents include Wallace E. Caldwell, James L. Godfrey, Fletcher M. Green, Cecil S. Johnson, Hugh T. Lefler, Loren C. MacKinney, Carl H. Pegg, J. Carlyle Sitterson, and H. M. Wagstaff.
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 University of North Carolina Miscellaneous Personal Papers #3129, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Gifts, 1956-1993.
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 following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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The University of North Carolina is the nation's oldest public institution of higher learning, chartered in 1789 and opened for instruction in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1795.

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The collection includes miscellaneous letters from students, student autograph albums, notes made by students of lectures by professors, other student notebooks, and other items relating to the University of North Carolina. There are about twelve letters, 1828-1882, dealing with student life and other matters. The ten albums, 1852-1862, sometimes include brief biographical information on students. The notes, chiefly for the 1890s, relate to engineering, chemistry, anatomy, philosophy, and other subjects, and include an apparently unauthorized "study aid," 1846. Other items include humorous and scatological poems; records, 1894-1898, of the University of North Carolina chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity; and about 2100 pieces of correspondence, 1924-1961, of members of the faculty of the University of North Carolina Department of History, consisting chiefly of carbon copies of outgoing letters about academic matters. The correspondents include Wallace E. Caldwell, James L. Godfrey, Fletcher M. Green, Cecil S. Johnson, Hugh T. Lefler, Loren C. MacKinney, Carl H. Pegg, J. Carlyle Sitterson, and H. M. Wagstaff.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976.

About 50 items.

Single items, chiefly from the 19th century, related to the University of North Carolina, but not part of the University Archives, including students' letters, lecture notes, autograph albums, pictures, and other items.

Folder 1a-1c

Student notebooks, 1897-1899 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 1a-1c

Owned by University of North Carolina student Frances William Coker, containing notes on philosophy and psychology lectures given by Professor Horace Williams.

Folder 2

Programs and souvenirs from the installation of Queen Mother Elizabeth as Chancellor of the University of London, 24 November 1955 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 2

Folder 3

Letter and review, 1961 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 3

Letter from B. L. Ullman to A. N. L. Munby concerning Munby's review of the book Incunabula in the Hanes Collection of the Library of University of North Carolina and the typed review.

Folder 4

University of North Carolina commencement invitation, 1853 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 4

Folder 5

Student letters, poems, and essays, 1802-1948 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 5

Digital version: Letter from Samuel R. Blake to Thomas Blake, 23 September, 1831

Documenting the American South

Digital version: Letter from Joshua Perry to Jeremiah Perry, 18 May 1839

Documenting the American South

Digital version: Letter from Preston H. Sessoms to Penelope E. White, 27 September 1861

Documenting the American South

Folder 6

Chapel Hill Speaks on the Bicentennial pamphlet, 1976 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 6

Collection of addresses delivered at the University of North Carolina on the ocassion of its commemoration of the United States bicentennial.

Folder 7

Autograph album, 1860-1861 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 7

Owned by University of North Carolina student Samuel Wiley Gray, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 8

Autograph album, 1858 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 8

Owned by University of North Carolina student John Decatur Barry, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 9

Autograph album, 1859-1861 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 9

Owned by University of North Carolina student George P. Bass, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 10

Autograph album, 1860-1862 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 10

Owned by University of North Carolina student Daniel Henry March, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 11

Autograph album, 1859-1860 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 11

Owned by University of North Carolina student James McKimmon, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 12

Autograph album, 1859-1860 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 12

Owned by University of North Carolina student Joseph Trolinger Bason, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 13

Autograph album, 1861-1863 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 13

Owned by University of North Carolina student Stanley Morehead Riggsbee, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 14

Autograph album, 1852 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 14

Owned by University of North Carolina student Charles Shepard Bryan, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 15

Autograph album, 1859-1862 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 15

Owned by University of North Carolina student Thomas Badger, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 16

Autograph album, 1856-1861 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 16

Owned by University of North Carolina student John Martin Fleming, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 17

Student notebook, 1846 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 17

Titled "The Freshman's Friend: A Translation To Xenophon's Memorabilia," this notebook appears to be an unauthorized study aid for students facing examinations based on Xenophon's Greek text.

Folder 18

Student notebook, 1884 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 18

Contains notes on teaching methods and names of professors instructing at the Summer Normal School at Chapel Hill.

Folder 19

Student notebook, 1894 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 19

Owned by University of North Carolina student Eugene Denson, containing notes on 23 anatomy lectures.

Folder 20

Student notebook, 1906-1907 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 20

Owned by University of North Carolina student E. B. Jeffress, containing his field notes for land surveys on the University of North Carolina campus.

Folder 21

Autograph album, 1859 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 21

Owned by unknown University of North Carolina student, containing autographs, birthdays, club memberships, and vocational choices of classmates.

Folder 22

Student notebook, 1894-1898 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 22

Treasurer's ledger of the University of North Carolina fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, concerning fraternity member expenses.

Folder 23

Student notebook, 1894-1897 #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 23

Minutes of the University of North Carolina fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, as recorded by the secretary.

Folder 20

Student notebook, [1896-1900?] #03129, Series: "1. Student Papers and University of North Carolina Ephemera, 1802-1976." Folder 20

Owned by University of North Carolina student Claude Baker Denson, containing notes on chemistry lectures.

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About 2100 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Personal and professional correspondence of University of North Carolina history professors consisting chiefly of carbons of outgoing letters typed by departmental secretaries. Most of the letters concern civic activities, publications, and routine academic matters. Correspondents are chiefly colleagues at other colleges and universities.

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Caldwell, Wallace E., 1947-1959 and undated #03129, Series: "2. Department of History Faculty Correspondence, 1924-1961." Folder 25-61

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Godfrey, James L., 1948-1950 #03129, Series: "2. Department of History Faculty Correspondence, 1924-1961." Folder 62-63

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Green, Fletcher M., 1949-1961 #03129, Series: "2. Department of History Faculty Correspondence, 1924-1961." Folder 64-92

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Johnson, Cecil S., 1950-1961 #03129, Series: "2. Department of History Faculty Correspondence, 1924-1961." Folder 93

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Lefler, Hugh T., 1949-1961 and undated #03129, Series: "2. Department of History Faculty Correspondence, 1924-1961." Folder 94-104

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MacKinney, Loren C., 1955-1960 and undated #03129, Series: "2. Department of History Faculty Correspondence, 1924-1961." Folder 105

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Pegg, Carl H., 1952-1960 #03129, Series: "2. Department of History Faculty Correspondence, 1924-1961." Folder 106-109

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Sitterson, J. Carlyle, 1950-1957 #03129, Series: "2. Department of History Faculty Correspondence, 1924-1961." Folder 110-111

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Wagstaff, H. M., 1924-1945 #03129, Series: "2. Department of History Faculty Correspondence, 1924-1961." Folder 112-118

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Processing Information

Processed by: Staff, 1993

Encoded by: Peter Hymas, January 2005

Funding from the State Library of North Carolina supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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