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Collection Number: CW2.3

Collection Title: John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002

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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract John R. Bittner was a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests included Thomas Wolfe and Ernest Hemingway. Bittner died in 2002. The collection includes research materials, writings, and other items chiefly relating to John R. Bittner work on Thomas Wolfe. Many of these items relate to Bittner's research on Thomas Wolfe and journalism and to the relationship between Wolfe and North Carolina journalist Jonathan Daniels.
Creator Bittner, John R., 1943-
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 John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe (#CW2.3), North Carolina Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Donation.
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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John R. Bittner was a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests included Thomas Wolfe and Ernest Hemingway. Bittner died in 2002.

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The collection includes research materials, writings, and other items chiefly relating to John R. Bittner work on Thomas Wolfe. Many of these items relate to Bittner's research on Thomas Wolfe and journalism and to the relationship between Wolfe and North Carolina journalist Jonathan Daniels.

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Contents list

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About 500 items.

Box 1

Correspondence #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 1

Chapman Family Faculty Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 1

Companion to Southern Literature: Articles on newspapers and literary magazines #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 1

"The Lure of the Railroads and the National Parks: Thomas Wolfe's Final Journey to the American West" #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 1

Paper presented at a conference on Thomas Wolfe at the University of Rome, October 2001.

Zelda and Paul Gitlin Literary Prize: Award certificate and photographs, 2003 #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 1

Photographs of the Wolfe family plot in Riverside Cemetery #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 1

Box 2

Railroad research materials #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 2

"Thomas Wolfe and American Journalism" #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 2

Program for the Humanities and Human Values, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, July 2000.

"Thomas Wolfe and Jonathan Worth Daniels: The Carolina Roots of a Literary Rivalry" #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 2

Address given at the meeting of the Thomas Wolfe Society, Chapel Hill, N.C., May 1998.

"Thomas Wolfe and the American Press: A Private Artist in a Public World" #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 2

Paper given at the meeting of the Thomas Wolfe Society, Munich, Germany, May 1997.

"Thomas Wolfe's Final Journey" #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 2

Presentation given to the reunion classes, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, May 2001.

Box 3

"Thomas Wolfe and the American Press: A Private Artist in a Public World" #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 3

Slides to accompany the lecture.

Box 4

"Thomas Wolfe’s Final Journey" #CW2.3, Series: "John R. Bittner Papers on Thomas Wolfe, 1998-2002." Box 4

Slides to accompany the lecture.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Frances Weaver, A. Hope Shull, Nicholas Graham, 1998

Encoded by: Benjamin Bromley, September 2009

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