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|Abstract||Papers documenting the teenage years, coaching career, and retirement activities of Dean Smith, coach of the men’s basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1961 to 1997. The collection contains school newspapers and school work from Smith’s childhood in Emporia, Kan. There are scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and magazines about Smith’s coaching career at UNC-Chapel Hill and files compiled during his retirement reflecting the awards he received, speaking engagements, and books he authored. There are also publicity portraits of Smith and group shots with him at various events as well as snapshots of the 1979 UNC-Duke men’s basketball game. Finally, there are audio recordings of interviews that Dean Smith recorded with co-authors Sally Jenkins and John Kilgo in preparation for his memoir A Coach's Life: My 40 Years in College Basketball.|
|Creator||Smith, Dean, 1931-2015.|
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Dean Smith (1931-2015) was head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1961 to 1997, and led two teams to national championship titles, and 11 teams to Final Fours. He also coached a gold-medal winning United States basketball team in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Smith was born in Emporia, Kan., played basketball for the University of Kansas, and served as an assistant men's basketball coach there for the 1953-1954 season.Back to Top
Series 1. Papers: primarily newspapers, programs, and magazines documenting Dean Smith's coaching career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There are also school newspapers and school work from Smith's teenage years in Emporia, Kan.; a file of receipts for the 1976 Olympic men’s basketball team's meals, lodging, and travel; and a few Michael Jordan related items including the 1988 Wheaties box depicting Jordan.
Series 2. Scrapbooks: many complied by Dean Smith's parents, containing newspaper clippings about the UNC-Chapel Hill men’s basketball teams coached by Smith and Smith's coaching career.
Series 3. Retirement Office Files: compiled and maintained after Dean Smith's retirement in 1997 from coaching men’s basketball at the UNC-Chapel Hill. Files include correspondence about awards received and speaking engagements; articles and readings on basketball and faith; and materials relating to books authored by Smith.
Series 4. Photographs: includes snapshots taken at the 1979 UNC-Duke men's basketball game in Carmichael Stadium on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus; team portraits of the 1981-1982 and 1985-1986 UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball team; publicity photographs of Dean Smith and photographs of Smith at dinners, receiving awards, or posing with others at events.
Series 5. Dean Smith Interviews: audio recordings of interviews that Dean Smith recorded with co-authors Sally Jenkins and John Kilgo in preparation for his memoir A Coach's Life: My 40 Years in College Basketball.
Series 6A (Addition of February 2018). Bob Young Correspondence: letters discuss general congratulatory news following the 1982 NCAA championship win and the 1957 ring ceremony held in 1995. Bob Young played under Coach Frank McGuire as a member of the 1957 NCAA championship team.Back to Top
Original file titles are in quotation marks.
Primarily newspapers, programs, and magazines documenting Dean Smith's coaching career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There are also school newspapers and school work from Smith's teenage years in Emporia, Kan.; a file of receipts for the 1976 Olympic men's basketball team's meals, lodging, and travel; and a few Michael Jordan related items including the 1988 Wheaties box depicting Jordan.
Includes "Report on Emporia" compiled by Dean Smith for a school assignment in 1946; newspapers from Smith's junior high and high school in Emporia, Kan., 1946-1949; a program from Smith's ninth grade class recognition service, 1946; and a souvenir baseball program, 1948.
Notes and receipts from the 1976 Olympic men's basketball team's meals, lodging, and travel.
Typescript, sent to his parents, of Dean Smith's address to the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Contains batches of clippings about Dean Smith's coaching career compiled at the UNC-Chapel Hill Basketball office and sent to his parents in Kansas; Smith's father Alfred Smith's issues of Carolina Blue; issues of The Daily Tar Heel commemorating the UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball team; issues of other sports newspapers; and assorted basketball-related clippings. Also included are programs and bulletins most likely belonging to Alfred Smith from churches in Topeka, Kan.
Includes programs from regional and national basketball conferences; UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball season programs; Dean Smith's issues of Sports Illustrated featuring Michael Jordan; and sports magazines commemorating UNC-Chapel Hill's national championships in men's baskeball and Smith's coaching career.
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Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins materials, 1988 and undated #05576, Series: "1. Papers, 1946-2006." OPF-5576/1
Contains Michael Jordan Wheaties box; TBS Transponder magazine with Michael Jordan on the cover; and a poster for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Los Angeles featuring Sam Perkins, undated.
Dean Smith's yearbooks, school books, and books about basketball.
Scrapbooks, many complied by Dean Smith's parents Alfred and Vesta Smith, containing newspaper clippings about the UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball teams coached by Smith and Smith's coaching career.
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A few articles from Fall 1986.
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Arrangement: Original arrangement has been maintained.
Files compiled and maintained after Dean Smith's retirement in 1997 from coaching men's basketball at the UNC-Chapel Hill. Files include correspondence about awards received, speaking engagements, his career at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Carolina basketball after his retirement; articles that Smith was reading on basketball and faith; and materials relating to books authored by Smith.
Original file titles have been retained.
Includes files on Jay Hedlund and the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
Greeting cards, children's drawings, flyers, mailings, and other items.
Includes snapshots taken at the 1979 UNC-Duke men's basketball game in Carmichael Stadium on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus; team portraits of the 1981-1982 and 1985-1986 UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball team; publicity photographs of Dean Smith and photographs of Smith at dinners, receiving awards, or posing with others at events.
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UNC-Duke men's basketball game: Snapshots, 1979 #05576, Series: "4. Photographs, 1979-2000s." PF-05576/1
Candid shots taken during a game at Carmichael Stadium on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Images depict Dean Smith and assistant coaches Eddie Fogler and Roy Williams; UNC-Chapel Hill players Dudley Bradley, Pete Chilcott, John Virgil, Al Wood, and Rich Yonaker; and Duke players Eugene Banks, Michael Gminski, and Jim Sparnakel.
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Publicity photographs of Dean Smith and photographs depicting Dean Smith at dinners, receiving awards, or posing with others at events.
Audio recordings of interviews that Dean Smith recorded with co-authors Sally Jenkins and John Kilgo in preparation for his memoir A Coach's Life: My 40 Years in College Basketball.
Original audiocassette titles have been retained.
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Acquisitions Information: Accession 103319
The Addition of February 2018 consists of five letters donated by Bob Young, who played under Coach Frank McGuire as a member of the 1957 NCAA championship team. Letters discuss general congratulatory news following the 1982 NCAA championship win and the 1957 ring ceremony held in 1995.
Letters have been deframed.
Bob Young correspondence, 1984, 1994-1995 #05576, Series: "6A. Bob Young Correspondence, 1984, 1994-1995 (Addition of February 2018)." Folder 275
Includes a photograph of Young and John Swofford, then UNC-Chapel Hill athletic director, at the ring ceremony.
Processed by: Amy Morgan, Jackie Dean, and John Blythe, October 2017; Nancy Kaiser, February 2018
Encoded by: Laura Smith, October 2017Back to Top