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|Size||49.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 25,000 items)|
|Abstract||James Isaac Copeland (1910-1995) was a historian and the director of the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1967-1975. This collection contains subject files and other materials documenting the life of J. Isaac Copeland. Papers relate chiefly to Copeland's personal life, civic service, and activities in the historical profession.|
|Creator||Copeland, J. Isaac (James Isaac), 1910-|
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J. Isaac Copeland (1910-1995), a native of Clinton, S.C., was graduated from Presbyterian College in 1931. Copeland then entered George Peabody College for Teachers in 1932, where he earned a B.S. in Library Science and an M.A. in history. In 1936, Copeland became the library director at Furman University. He returned to George Peabody College in 1942 and remained there for more than six years. He then became the head of the documents department in the Library of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he earned his Ph.D. in history. In 1952, Copeland returned to George Peabody College as the head of the library and a history professor. In 1967, Copeland became the director of the Southern Historical Collection and a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he remained until 1975. Copeland died in 1995.Back to Top
Papers documenting the life of J. Isaac Copeland. The papers relate chiefly to Copeland's personal life, civic service, and activities as an archivist, librarian, and historian at various institutions including the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Back to Top
Papers documenting the life of J. Isaac Copeland. The papers relate chiefly to Copeland's personal life, civic service, and activities in the historical profession.
|Image Folder P-4455/1||
One picture of Laura Vance Copeland, and one of William David Copeland, both undated.
Arrangement: by subject.
Subject files of J. Isaac Copeland.
Fourteen pictures, circa 1915-1990, mostly of J. Isaac Copeland, alone or with friends.
One folder of correspondence, 1968-1976, of J. Isaac Copeland while he was director of the Southern Historical Collection.
Items separated include pictures (P-4455).Back to Top