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Collection Number: P0010

Collection Title: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bicentennial Photographic Collection, 1992-1993

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Image from the collection

View of banners on display around campus during the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bicentennial Celebration; P010_9309679_03, in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bicentennial Photographic Collection (P0010), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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Size About 4,150 images (7.0 linear feet; 7 albums and 1 folder in 4 flat boxes)
Abstract The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated the bicentennial of its founding in October 1993. The two chief photographers represented in this collection are Dan Sears and Rick Beckman. Sears has served as the official University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill photographer since 1992. He has also worked for several newspapers, United Press International, and the Associated Press. Beckman began his career as a photojournalist and taught for 30 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The collection documents the bicentennial activities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in October 1993. The majority of the images were taken by Dan Sears and Rick Beckman, but the work of a few other UNC staff photographers is also included. Most of the images date from October 1993, but a few were taken on other dates.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No image in this collection may be reproduced without the permission and consent of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bicentennial Photographic Collection (P0010), copyright [or copyright symbol] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bicentennial Photographic Collection, year image was made [when known], North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library.
Acquisitions Information
Given on 19 November 1999 by Dan Sears of UNC-Chapel Hill News Services and Rich Beckman of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism. Accession number 30922.
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.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was founded in 1793. In the late 1980's the University designated a seven month period during which the bicentennial of the founding of the University would be officially observed: from October 10, 1993 through May 15, 1994 (commencement). The images in this collection document the activities that occurred during October 10-12, 1993, which was designated as the official begining of the Bicentennial Observance at the University. The schedule of events for October 10-12, 1993 is available as a pdf file (3 pages, approximately 106 KB) and lists corresponding roll numbers listed in instances where they have been identified. The two chief photographers represented in this collection are Dan Sears and Rick Beckman. Sears has served as the official University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill photographer since 1992. He has also worked for several newspapers, United Press International, and the Associated Press. Beckman began his career as a photojournalist and taught for 30 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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The collection documents the bicentennial activities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in October 1993. The majority of the images were taken by Dan Sears and Rick Beckman, but the work of a few other UNC staff photographers is also included. Most of the images date from October 1993, but a few were taken on other dates.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Contact Sheets, 10-12 October 1993.

About 15 pages of paper and 40 contact sheets.

Arrangement: Arranged by roll/batch number.

This binder contains a series of documents related to images taken at the bicentennial celebration including a version of the official schedule of events (10-12 October 1993) with corresponding negative/roll numbers (where known - click here to see transcription), a list of identified "people of interest," and a list of students representing all 100 North Carolina counties. There are also 40 pages of contact sheets that include a selection of the images taken at the bicentennial celebration.

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Photograph Album P0010/0001

Contact Sheets; List of Identified people; Davies's List, 10-12 October 1993 #P0010, Series: "1. Contact Sheets, 10-12 October 1993." Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0010/0001

Binder includes 15 pages of documents and 40 pages of contact sheets

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About 1,140 photographic prints.

Arrangement: Arranged by roll/batch number.

These prints were made from images taken during the opening events for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Bicentennial Celebration. The prints do not represent all of the images taken during the celebration. Researchers are encouraged to look in the negatives album (album 7) if the image they are looking for cannot be found in albums 2-6 contained in series 2. People of interest have been identified whenever possible and are listed within entries for the albums in this series. The numbers in parentheses correspond to the number associated with a particular roll (same number used for negatives and corresponding prints) of film. Some of the photographs in this series have photocopies accompanying them with names written next to identified individuals.

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Photograph Album P0010/0002

Prints: 930679-9309689, 10-12 October 1993 #P0010, Series: "2. Prints, 10-12 October 1993." Flatbox 1, Photoalbum P0010/0002

234 Images

Prints, 4x6 inches, including images of Bob Timberlake (930697, 9306980); Paul Hardin (930967, 9306980); C.D. Spangler (9306980)

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Photograph Album P0010/0003

Prints: 9310709-9310722, 10-12 October 1993 #P0010, Series: "2. Prints, 10-12 October 1993." Flatbox 2, Photoalbum P0010/0003

246 Prints

Prints, 4x6 inches, including images of United States President Bill Clinton (9310709-9310722); Charles Kuralt (9310712, 9310715, 9310720); Paul Hardin (9310716, 9310719, 9310720, 9310722); John Woodward (9310714); Ron Hyatt (9310719); Robert W. Scott (9310715,9310720); William C. Friday (9310715,9310720); Terry Sanford (9310719, 9310720, 9310722); Erskine Bowles (9310720); David Price (9310720); Jim Holshouser (9310720); C.D. Spangler (9310715, 9310719, 9310722); James B. Hunt (9310715); Tim Valentine (9310715); Charlie Rose (9310715, 9130720); Mel Watt (9310715, 9310720); Ron Hyatt (9310715, 9310719); Willis Whichard (9310719); Donald Boulton (9310719); Garland Hershey (9310719); Richard (Dick) McCormick (9310719, 9310720); Stephen Neal (9310720); Dennis Wicker (9310720); Anne Barnes (9310722); Joe Hackney (9310722); James Black (9310722).

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Photograph Album P0010/0004

Prints: 9310723-9310735, 10-12 October 1993 #P0010, Series: "2. Prints, 10-12 October 1993." Flatbox 2, Photoalbum P0010/0004

230 Prints

Prints, 4x6 inches, including images of Howard Lee (9310723, 9310724, 9310727, 9310731); Dennis Wicker (9310723, 9310724, 9310726); Dan Blue (9310723, 9310726, 9310727); Anne Barnes (9310723); Joe Hackney (9310723); Paul Hardin (9310724, 9310726, 9310728, 9310731); Marc Basnight (9310724, 9310726); Marie Colton (9310724, 9310726); William Leuchtenberg (9310724); Stafford Wing (9310725); Willis Whichard (9310728, 9310730); George Lensing (9310731); Ron Hyatt (9310732); Christopher Armitage (9310734); Dean Smith (9310734)

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Photograph Album P0010/0005

Prints: 9310736-9310751, 10-12 October 1993 #P0010, Series: "2. Prints, 10-12 October 1993." Flatbox 3, Photoalbum P0010/0005

204 Prints

Prints, 4x6 inches, including images of Li Lu (9310737, 9310738); Paul Hardin (9310738, 9310740, 9310751); Donald Boulton (9310738); Ron Hyatt (9310739); J. Carlyle Sitterson (9310739); Nancy Sitterson (9310739); James Peacock (9310740); C.D. Spangler (9310740, 9310751); Cleff Hangers (9310743); William Leuchtenberg (9310747); Steve Tepper (9310749); Clifton Metcalf (9310749); Chuck Stone (9310750); Stafford Wing (9310751)

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Photograph Album P0010/0006

Prints: 9310752-9310768, 10-12 October 1993 #P0010, Series: "2. Prints, 10-12 October 1993." Flatbox 3, Photoalbum P0010/0006

230 Prints

Prints, 4x6 inches, including images of Christopher Armitage (9310752); David Taylor (9310752); Bob Etheridge (9310752); Terry Sanford (9310754, 9310756, 9310760); Doris Betts (9310755); Paul Hardin (9310755, 9310755, 9310756, 9310765, 9310767); Richard McCormick (9310756, 9310760); Willis Whichard (9310757,9310767); C.D. Spangler (9310757, 9310760, 9310765, 9310767); James Peacock (9310757, 9310767); Hope Laudermelt (9310764); Faith Laudermelt (9310764); Ron Hyatt (9310767); James Pruett (9310760); Steve Tepper (9310768); Dick Richardson (9310768)

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Negatives, 1992-1993.

About 3,000 negatives (24 x 35 mm / 15/16 x 1-7/16 inches).

Arrangement: Arranged by roll/batch number.

These images were taken during the bicentennial celebration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There are also two sheets of negatives that were taken before the official activities began (10-12 October 1993) on 17 November 1992 and 14 September 1993.

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Photograph Album P0010/0007

Negatives, 17 November 1992, 14 September 1993, 10-12 October 1993 #P0010, Series: "3. Negatives, 1992-1993." Flatbox 4, Photoalbum P0010/0007

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About 19 images (14 photographic prints; 2 color transparencies, 4x5 inches; 2 35mm color transparencies).

Arrangement: Arranged by roll/batch number.

These prints, used in Chronicles of the Bicentennial (1998), were created from negatives found in Series 3 and are identified by corresponding roll/batch number.

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Folder P0010/0008

Prints used in Chronicles of the Bicentennial #P0010, Series: "4. Prints Used in Chronicles of the Bicentennial." Flatbox 4, Folder P0010/0008

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Processing Information

Processed by: North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, 2000

Encoded by: Patrick Cullom, January 2009

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