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Collection Number: 03167

Collection Title: Howard Washington Odum Papers, 1908-1982

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Size 113 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 55,000 items)
Abstract The papers of white sociologist Howard Washington Odum (1884-1954) document his role in founding the Department of Sociology, School of Public Welfare, and Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina and chronicle his academic career; scholarly research interests, including African American secular folk music; work in race relations in the American South, regional planning, and Jersey cattle breeding; and affiliations with regional and national councils and commissions that were concerned with social and economic welfare especially during the Great Depression, lynching, and what was contemporaneously called “interracial cooperation.” The collection contains professional correspondence with social science researchers, other scholars and academics, journalists, and civil rights and civic leaders; reports from the Commission on Interracial Cooperation about mob terror and murders by lynching; speeches; published and unpublished writings; administrative files; organizational materials; newspaper clippings; printed items; teaching materials; research files, including a study Odum started on the term “poor whites” in 1938; and photographs including a sub-regional photographic study conducted by the Farm Security Administration from 1939 to 1940.
Creator Odum, Howard Washington, 1884-1954.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
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 Howard Washington Odum Papers #3167, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Odum family of Chapel Hill, N.C., in 1955 and May 1974; from the Institute for Research in Social Science in June 1963, May 1973, and August 2000 (Acc. 98722); from Richard Cording in June 1990 (Acc. 90066); from John Herbert Roper of Abingdon, Va. in September 2004 (Acc. 99901). Additions of February 1991 (Acc. 91039) and June 1993 (Acc. 93083) received from Washington University, Saint Louis, Mo. The Addition of June 2006 (Acc. 100436) is a gift from Mrs Philip C. Schinhan of Chapel Hill, N.C. The Addition of May 2009 (Acc. 101104) is a gift from John Reed.
Custodial History
Some letters were removed from the collection and held by the donors in a warehouse in Durham, N.C., until 1946 when they were moved to Washington University, Saint Louis, Mo., by a research assistant and held there until 1996, when they were returned to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and integrated into the collection.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Processed by: Manuscripts Department staff

Encoded by: Jessica Tyree, August 2005

Finding aid updated in July 2007 by Margaret Dickson and in October 2010 by Megan Bricker Thompson because of additions.

Finding aid updated in September 2011 by Martin Gengenbach because of a revision of Series 6. Photographs.

Edited by: Tierra Thomas and Laura Hart, July 2019; Dawne Howard Lucas, July 2021.

Since August 2017, we have added ethnic and racial identities for individuals and families represented in collections. To determine identity, we rely on self-identification; other information supplied to the repository by collection creators or sources; public records, press accounts, and secondary sources; and contextual information in the collection materials. Omissions of ethnic and racial identities in finding aids created or updated after August 2017 are an indication of insufficient information to make an educated guess or an individual's preference for identity information to be excluded from description. When we have misidentified, please let us know at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu.

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Howard Washington Odum was a sociologist of the American South; author; professor at the University of North Carolina from 1920 to 1954; and founder of the Sociology Department, the School of Public Welfare, the Department of City and Carolina.

Howard Washington Odum was born in 1884, on a small farm near Bethlehem, Georgia, the son of William Pleasants and Mary Ann Odum.

In 1900, Odum began his studies at Emory College, and graduated four years later. Odum then moved to Mississippi, where he taught school and attended the University of Mississippi at Oxford. He also earned a master's degree in the classics at Mississippi.

After Odum received a Ph.D. degree in psychology from Clark University, he entered Columbia University. Under the direction of Franklin Henry Giddings, Odum completed the requirements for his second doctoral degree, this one in sociology. In 1910, his dissertation, "Social and Mental Traits of the Negro," was published in part by Columbia.

Odum then worked at the Philadelphia Bureau of Municipal Research as a research expert, and later as a professor at the University of Georgia. He returned to Emory in 1919 as the dean of liberal arts.

In 1920, Odum arrived in Chapel Hill, N.C., to direct the School of Public Welfare and Department of Sociology. A few years after his arrival, Odum established the Institute for Research in Social Science, and founded the journal Social Forces. While at the University of North Carolina, he began to demonstrate the variety of talents and great energy that his peers found remarkable. Odum toiled constantly to improve race relations, the quality of education, and living conditions in the South.

During the 1920s and through the Great Depression, Odum authored three novels, served as Assistant Director of Research for President Herbert Hoover's Research Committee on Social Trends, and chaired the North Carolina Emergency Relief Administration. In addition, Odum was president of the American Sociological Society, chief of the Social Science Division of "A Century of Progress" at the Chicago World's Fair, and head of the North Carolina Commission for Interracial Cooperation.

In 1944, Odum was one of the five founding members of the Southern Regional Council. He also became president of the North Carolina Jersey Cattlemen's Association during World War II. Along with Odum's skill as organizer and social reformer, he was a prolific writer. From 1909 until his death in 1954, he wrote more than twenty books and 200 articles reflecting his concern for race relations, education, the social sciences, and regionalism.

Odum received at least three honorary degrees; the College of the Ozarks, Harvard University, and his alma mater in Georgia bestowed honors on him. He also received the O. Max Gardner Award from the University of North Carolina.

In 1909, Odum met Anna Louise Kranz. They were later married and had three children: Mary Frances, Howard Thomas, and Eugene Pleasants. Odum died 8 November 1954.

Selected Bibliography of Non-Fiction and Fiction Works by Odum

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The collection documents Howard Washington Odum's active and varied career in sociology, race relations, regional planning, Jersey cattle breeding, and several regional national boards and commissions concerned with social and economic welfare, especially during the Roosevelt administration. There is very little material concerning Odum's formal education or his early career days in Philadelphia and Atlanta. The original deposits (circa 10,000 items) are arranged in six series: 1) Correspondence, chiefly 1925-1955, concerning the origin of the School of Public Welfare at the University of North Carolina; the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, Atlanta, Ga.; and arrangements for Frances Sage Bradley of the Children's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor to teach and do field work with Odum's students. 2) Odum's speeches and writings, 1919-1954. Speeches address topics such as regionalism, education, race relations, and southern development. Writings consist of Odum's book drafts, research notes, articles, and other material. 3) Flyers, minutes, budget reports, agendas, and related materials concerning the various organizational activities of Odum, circa 1920-1954. 4) Photocopies of newspaper clippings, flyers, articles, and announcements related to Odum's numerous activities, circa 1920-1982. 5) Various items including contracts with publishing houses, class syllabi, photocopies of newspaper clippings, awards, and membership certificates concerning Odum, his family, and employees, circa 1922-1954. 6) A large collection of photographs circa 1915 to 1950 of regional planning events, soil conservation studies, and agricultural practices, as well as a series of photographs of rural farm life taken by Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott for a sub-regional photographic study sponsored by the Farm Security Administration in 1939-1940.

Additions 1990 to June 2006 have added more than 45,000 items similar to those in the original deposits, but expanding the date span of the collection.

The Addition of June 2006 contains a variety of material relating to Howard Washington Odum's personal and professional life, including writings by and about Odum, research for an unpublished work, letters relating to the distribution of his book Southern Regions of the United States (1937), and letters from his parents. Also included are materials relating to Odum as a Jersey cattle breeder; newspaper clippings about surveilance done by the FBI on Odum and others; and letters from his daughter, Mary Frances Odum Schinhan, to various people about the use and publication of Odum's works.

The Addition of May 2009 includes duplicates of letters from Howard Washington Odum to others coordinating the distribution of copies of his book Southern Regions of the United States and letters to Odum acknowledging receipt of the book. Also included are a copy of Liberation, the fascist newsletter published by William Dudley Pelley. There are also letters from social researchers at universities and colleges throughout the United States responding to a request by Odum for their perspective on the term "poor white," seemingly research for a publication or project.

Note that voluminous material received after 1990 remains arranged as received. Researchers are advised to scan these folder lists for materials of interest.

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About 8,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

1908-1920.

Odum's correspondence chiefly concerns the origin of the School of Public Welfare at the University of North Carolina; the Interracial Commission, Atlanta, Ga.; and arrangements for Dr. Frances Sage Bradley of the Children's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor to teach and do field work with Odum's University of North Carolina students. Scattered letters concerning publication of his work in southern periodicals. Major correspondents: Harry Woodburn Chase, University of North Carolina president; Jesse Frederick Steiner, director of the Educational Service of the Red Cross and Odum's close personal friend; Drs. Anna Rude, Julia Lathrop, and Frances Sage Bradley of the United States Department of Labor; Will W. Alexander, Commission on Interracial Cooperation; Leo Perla of the Southern Review; and Albert Bushnell Hart, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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1921.

Correspondence is chiefly with the United States Department of Labor concerning Dr. Frances Sage Bradley's work with Odum's students, and with those involved with the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Several items of correspondence concern the Russell Sage Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, and the Southern Cooperative League, for which Odum served on the Organization Committee. Correspondents: Jesse F. Steiner; Judia C. Jackson Harris (about a lynching); Cameron Morrison; W. L. Poteat; John Sprunt Hill; Frederick W. Jenkins; James B. Dudley; Anna E. Rude; Frances Sage Bradley; Barry C. Smith; Mrs. John Everett; and J. E. McCulloch.

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1922.

Major topics concern the January 1923 issue of Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, which Odum edited; the Journal of Social Forces; and city officials of Raleigh, Durham, and Greensboro about ways to link the University of North Carolina more closely to the cities and towns of the state. Lesser topics include correspondence with J. W. McCulloch on the Southern Cooperative League; and with George Ross Pou, superintendent of the North Carolina state prison system, on prison reform; and the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Chief correspondents: Clyde King, editor of The Annals; W. W. Alexander; J. E. McCulloch; and Gerald W. Johnson, with the Greensboro Daily News.

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1923.

Correspondence chiefly concerns the Journal of Social Forces. Minor topics include traveling institutes in industrial centers in North Carolina and South Carolina and the Commission on Interracial Cooperation. Chief correspondents: W. W. Alexander, Franklin H. Giddings, Gerald W. Johnson, Dr. Worth M. Tippy, H. W. Chase, Henry E. Barnes, William Ogburn. Also four letters (written in September) from H. L. Mencken.

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1924

Correspondence mainly concerns the Journal of Social Forces. Also included are letters about traveling institutes in industrial cities of North Carolina and South Carolina; a meeting of teachers of sociology Charlotte, N.C., March 25-26; three Weil lectures given by E. A. Ross of the University of Wisconsin; a visit of Beardsley Ruml of the Rockefeller Foundation to discuss scholarships and other Odum projects; work on a five-year study on industrial social life in the South; an Institute for Research in the Social Sciences; correspondence with Gerald and Mrs. Johnson about their new house. Major correspondents: Beardsley Ruml, H. W. Chase, Frank H. Hankins, Franklin H. Giddings, W. W. Alexander, Worth M. Tippy, Gerald Johnson, Harriet Herring, Ora Latham Hatcher. Also four letters from H. L. Mencken (October and December).

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1925

Chief topics are evolution, atheism, and academic freedom at the University of North Carolina. There is a small amount of material about the Scopes trial, which Odum attended, but more about the autonomy and independence of the university, the North Carolina state legislature's proposed laws banning the teaching of evolution, and essays in the Journal of Social Forces criticized as atheist and blasphemous by pastors in North Carolina. Lesser topics include the Southern Women's Educational Alliance concerning Cordelia Cox's research at the University of North Carolina on the Four County Plan and rural vocational guidance. Major correspondents: Beardsley Ruml, Frank Hankins, Harry E. Barnes, H. W. Chase, Ora Latham Hatcher, Charles E. Merriam, Sydnor H. Walker, and assorted local clergy.

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Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-3167/1

John T. Scopes trial material

Material related to the July 1925 trial of John T. Scopes in Dayton, Tenn., for the teaching of evolution. Howard Washington Odum was in attendance at the trial.

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1926

Major topics are the offer of the presidency of the University of Oregon to University of North Carolina president, H. W. Chase; studies in progress at the IRSS, especially studies of Negroes financed by the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial; articles by Odum on Negro folk songs for The Country Gentleman; buying and selling of prize Jersey cows; finding someone to deliver the annual Weil lectures; the North Carolina conference of social service, "North Carolina's Social Deficit"; and the Henry Holt American Social Science Series. Major correspondents: Beardsley Ruml, E. H. Taylor, Frank A. Daly, W. C. Jackson, Moore C. Tussey, and Leonard Outhwaite. Also several letters each from H. L. Mencken, Jesse Steiner, Gerald Johnson, Sydnor Walker, Julia C. Harris, H. W. Chase, Dr. A. A. McGeachy, Rev. William P. McCorkle, Rev. Thomas F. Opie, George W. Ochs Oakes, Henry N. MacCracken, William E. Spaulding, W. W. Alexander, Henry W. Thurston, C. A. Madison, F. A. Sondley, N. E. Mullen, T. S. Cooper, Louis Round Wilson, Kate Burr Johnson, Loring A. Schuler.

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1927

Major topics are financing and staffing of School of Public Welfare and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, and publication of various manuscripts by Odum with Henry Holt, Bobbs-Merrill, and Houghton-Mifflin publishing houses. Books involved are American Masters of Social Science (Henry Holt, 1927); Man's Quest for Social Guidance (Henry Holt, 1927); Rainbow Round My Shoulder: The Blue Trail of Black Ulysses (Bobbs-Merrill, 1928). Odum edited a social science series for Henry Holt, the first volume of which appeared in 1927. Lesser topics are Odum's prize Jersey herd; activities of the Interracial Commission; and conferences and projects related to public welfare and the social sciences. Major correspondents: Jesse Steiner, William E. Spaulding, C. A. Madison, T. S. Cooper, D. L. Chambers, Moore C. Tussey, W. W. Alexander, Sydnor Walker. There are several letters each from Worth M. Tippy, Harry Elmer Barnes, Julia C. Harris, Louis R. Wilson, Beardsley Ruml, F. A. Daly, H. W. Chase, Gerald Johnson, Henry W. Thurston, William F. Ogburn, Paul Blanshard, H. L. Mencken, Thomas Jesse Jones, and Broadus Mitchell.

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1928

Bulk of correspondence is January-June; Odum was on leave for the rest of the year. He traveled throughout the South, gathering material for a book, and apparently did not keep copies of the letters he wrote. Major topics of correspondence include: the publication and promotion of Odum's Rainbow Round My Shoulder; the social science series Odum was editing for Henry Holt; development of the University of North Carolina's social science program--schools of public welfare and sociology, the Journal of Social Forces, and IRSS; the Social Science Research Council's study of Negro culture on St. Helena Island, SC, run by T. J. Woofter, Jr.; correspondence with bankers, newspaper editors, merchants, and others asking them for case studies of cotton farmers for an IRSS study by Rupert Vance, "Human Factors in Cotton Industry"; and some correspondence concerning J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton's attempt to start a collection of resource materials on the South (now the Southern Historical Collection). Also included are Odum's memoranda on various departments, and a list of prominent Negro leaders in the South, 1 February 1928. Major correspondents: Richard H. Thornton, D. L. Chambers, W. W. Alexander, William F. Ogburn, C. A. Madison, Gerald Johnson, Jesse F. Steiner, Julia C. Harris, L. L. Bernard, H. W. Chase, H. L. Mencken, Anne Johnston, Herschel Brickell. Also letters from George Foster Peabody, Frederic A. Ogg, Harold G. Moulton, J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton, W. T. Couch, Thomas Jesse Jones, Robert S. Lynd, Louis R. Wilson, Aaron B. Bernard, Lorine Bruette, Beardsley Ruml, Henry W. Thurston, Mrs. Chase Going Woodhouse, Daniel L. Grant, Worth M. Tippy, Broadus Mitchell, T. J. Woofter, Jr., George Shively, Sydnor H. Walker, W. Bedford Moore, Jr.

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1929

Major topics are procuring funds to publish Charles S. Johnson's study of the Negro in America, arising out of the National Interracial Conference; publication matters with Bobbs-Merrill and Henry Holt and Co.; problems of financing, staffing, and organizing the schools of social sciences at the University of North Carolina; and various committees and conferences in which Odum participated. Chief correspondents: Franklin H. Giddings, William F. Ogburn, C. A. Madison, Sydnor H. Walker, French Strother, Gerald Johnson, Richard H. Thornton, Herschel Brickell, W. W. Alexander, Robert S. Lynd, Anne Johnston, President H. W. Chase, and Mary Van Kleeck. Also letters from Jesse Steiner, Beardsley Ruml, H. L. Mencken, Oswald Garrison Villard, Worth M. Tippy, W. T. Couch, Edmund E. Day, D. L. Chambers, and 2 letters from Wilbur J. Cash - one a 5 1/2 page typed letter discussing Cash's proposed book, 13 November 1929.

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1930

Odum was at the forefront of activities in diverse areas. Those with most correspondence are the annual meeting of the American Sociological Society, of which Odum was the first southern president; President Hoover's Research Committee on Social Trends, of which Odum was assistant director; and the organization of the Southern Regional section of the Social Science Research Council. Also correspondence with Henry Holt and Bobbs-Merrill about An American Epoch and Cold Blue Moon; and some describing Mississippi Governor Bilbo's abrupt dismissal of approximately 50 members of the faculty and administrative staff of the University of Mississippi. Major correspondents: William F. Ogburn, Herschell Brickell, Robert S. Lynd, Sydnor Walker, W. W. Alexander, D. L. Chambers, Edward Eyre Hunt, Edwin B. Wilson. Also several letters each from French Strother, Franklin H. Giddings, Edmund E. Day, Wilson Gee, Arnold Bennett Hall, Anne Johnston, Jesse Steiner, Edwin R. Embree, Gerald Johnson, Benjamin B. Kendrick, President H. W. Chase, Frank Porter Graham, Maurice J. Karpf, Thomas D. Eliot, O. Max Gardner, Louis Round Wilson, Ernest R. Burgess, Malcolm Eilley, Arthur M. Schlesinger, John B. Andrews, Herbert Blumer, George Ross Pou, Leroy E. Bowman, L. L. Bernard, Edwin B. Bridges, Edward W. Ruggles, George S. Counts, Sidney P. Simpson, George Foster Peabody, George Ford Milton.

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1931

Odum spent most of this year traveling and working on committees. Correspondence deals with sales of books; the President's Research Committee on Social Trends; the social science division of the Chicago World's Fair; the Southern Commission for the Study of Lynching; and the Rockefeller Foundation financing for the North Carolina Institute for Research in the Social Sciences. Correspondents include: Edmund E. Day, William F. Ogburn, Edward Eyre Hunt, Herschel Brickell, Richard Thornton, D. L. Chambers, H. W. Chase, W. W. Alexander, Gerald Johnson, Sidney Simpson, Frank Porter Graham, George Fort Milton, Arthur Raper, Louis Round Wilson, Benjamin Kendrick, Sydnor H. Walker, Walter W. Pettit, H. L. Mencken, Robert S. Lynd, R. B. Eleazer, Rudolf A. Clemen, Inez G. Richardson, Harlean James.

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1932

Correspondence chiefly concerns Odum's three main projects: the President's Research Committee on Social Trends; exhibits for the social science division of "A Century of Progress"; and the study by the Southern Commission for the Study of Lynching. Also correspondence with Bobbs-Merrill and Henry Holt, and with friends concerning the University of Mississippi and its political involvements. Major correspondents: Benjamin B. Kendrick, W. W. Alexander, Sydnor H. Walker, William F. Ogburn, Edward Eyre Hunt, Jackson Davis, Robert T. Crane, Louis R. Wilson. Odum also corresponded with R. A. Clemen, Edmund E. Day, H. W. Chase, Douglas Griesemer, Frank Porter Graham, Arthur Raper, Helen Bennett, Herschel Brickell, Homer N. Calver, C. A. Madison, Elizabeth Burchenal, Charles W. Fitch, William A. Wiltberger, S. C. Gilfillan, H. L. Mencken, W. C. Jackson, Rudolf Modley, Edwin B. Wilson, Lucy Morgan, Gertrude Springer, N. B. Bond, O. Max Gardner, R. H. Ruffner, Jesse Daniel Ames, W. Kerr Scott.

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1933

Correspondence revolves around Odum's social welfare projects and committees, his eugenics experiments with his Jersey herd, dealings with publishers, and his departments at the University of North Carolina. Projects and committees include the organization of a study of the social implications involved in the Tennessee River Basin; organization of a Southern Regional Study; activities of the North Carolina Commission on Interracial Cooperation; and the North Carolina Civil Works Administration. Chief correspondents: Robert T. Crane, Benjamin B. Kendrick, W. W. Alexander, L. R. Reynolds, N. C. Newbold, George Fort Milton, Alan C. Collins, Louis Round Wilson, Jackson Davis, Sydnor Walker. Also letters to and from Stacy May, Harry F. Comer, L. H. Duncan, W. A. Stanbury, Arthur Raper, W. Kerr Scott, Donald Slesinger, Helen R. Bryan, R. H. Ruffner, R. B. Eleazer, Margaret Sanger, O. J. Elder, Clarence Heer, J. A. Cotton, Jesse Steiner, Fred W. Powell, D. St. Pierre Du Bose, Lynn Copeland, Harry L. Hopkins, Charles W. Fitch, C. C. Spaulding, William Moore, Norman Y. Chambliss, several high school principals around the state, and the following members of the Committee for the Defense of Political Prisoners, concerning the "Tuscaloosa case" (a lynching): Sidney Howard, Lewis Mumford, Burton Rascoe, George S. Counts, Waldo Frank, W. E. Sapir, Malcolm Cowley, and Robert Morse Lovett.

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1934

Correspondence primarily concerns the North Carolina Commission on Interracial Cooperation, of which Odum was chair. Also represented are Odum's regional study of the South; and his confrontation with Benjamin Kendrick, Donald Davidson, and the "Nashville Group" on differing views of sectionalism and southernism. Also covered are the reorganization of the history, public administration, and political science departments at the University of North Carolina; Odum's Jersey herd; and dealings with publishers. Major correspondents: Sydnor Walker, W. W. Alexander, Benjamin B. Kendrick, L. R. Reynolds, Jackson Davis, N. C. Newbold, Louis Round Wilson, Harry Woodburn Chase, Edmund E. Day, and Robert T. Crane. Other correspondents include C. C. Spaulding, George Fort Milton, Harry L. Hopkins, Paul and Arthur Kellog, W. Kerr Scott, H. L. Mencken, David St Pierre Du Bose, Helen M. Bennett, J. C. B. Ehringhaus, J. A. Cotton, Alan C. Collins, Charles W. Eliot, Frank Porter Graham, Lance G. E. Jones, F. W. Barber, William Moore, R. H. Ruffner, Donald Davidson, John D. Wade, Lynn Copeland, Stacy May, Carl Sauer, J. A. Arey, John Dewey, Bishop Paul B. Kern, Paul Green, Howard E. Jensen.

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Folder 360

Folder 361

1934

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1935

The major topic is the state interracial commission. Other topics include Odum's manuscript on southern regionalism, and the organization, staffing, and financing of Odum's various University of North Carolina departments. Major correspondents: L. R. Reynolds, N. C. Newbold, Sydnor Walker, Louis R. Wilson, Jackson Davis, T. J. Wilson, and Frank Porter Graham. Also letters to and from W. W. Alexander, C. C. Spaulding, M. T. Van Hecke, Albert Coates, Carl Sauer, Rev. E. McNeill Poteat, Jr., J. C. B. Ehringhaus, George Fort Milton, Richard Thornton, Margaret M. Edwards, H. W. Chase, Benjamin B. Kendrick, Stacy May, W. C. Jackson, Edmund E. Day, R. Y. Winters, and Richard Shryock.

Folder 362-385

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Folder 376

Folder 377

Folder 378

Folder 379

Folder 380

Folder 381

Folder 382

Folder 383

Folder 384

Folder 385

1935

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1936

During this year, Odum taught second semester at the University of Illinois, withdrew as editor of Henry Holt's Social Science Series, published his work on southern regions, and spoke at various conferences around the country. Major topics of correspondence include his book, Southern Regions; a summer institute on Southern Regional Development and the Social Sciences, held at the University of North Carolina in June; a southeast regional planning group with federal and state representation; and interracial commission activities. Chief correspondents: Gerald Johnson (of special note is a 3 page typed letter, 15 June 1936, to Odum about Frank Porter Graham), Donald Young, L. R. Reynolds, Jackson Davis, and Sydnor Walker. Other correspondents include Robert T. Crane, Louis R. Wilson, C. C. Spaulding, N. C. Newbold, Ernest R. Groves, Stacy May, Edmund E. Day, Richard Shryock, J. C. B. Ehringhaus, V. E. Daniel, Edwin R. Embree, Louis D. Brandeis, Lucy R. Mason, David E. Lilienthal, E. S. Draper, D. Clay Lilly, Paul Webbink, A. W. McAlister, Mrs. Spears Hicks.

Folder 386-404

Folder 386

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Folder 388

Folder 389

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Folder 392

Folder 393

Folder 394

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Folder 396

Folder 397

Folder 398

Folder 399

Folder 400

Folder 401

Folder 402

Folder 403

Folder 404

1936

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1937

During 1937, Odum was elected president of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation and member and trustee of the Julius Rosenwald Fund. He spent spring semester as visiting professor at the University of Illinois. Topics include activities of the state and regional interracial commissions; programs and financing of the IRSS; planning a North Carolina State Conference for Social Service; the Southern Regional Committee examination of region-wide coordination of research and planning; the consolidation of the University of North Carolina system; Odum and Moore's subregional study called American Regionalism; and cooperation between the University of North Carolina and Duke University. The General Education Board replaced the Rockefeller as chief financier of Odum's University of North Carolina programs. Major correspondents: Jackson Davis, Harry E. Moore, L. R. Reynolds, Frank Porter Graham, Edwin Embree, Gerald Johnson, Albert R. Mann. Other correspondents include Edith Abbott, Samuel T. Emory, Edmund E. Day, Jonathan Daniels, H. F. Jenkins, Martha Elizabeth Edwards, Charles W. Eliot, Charles A. Ellwood, George Brett, Jr., W. W. Alexander, Donald Young, T. C. Morehouse, O. C. Carmichael, Wilson Gee, R. Hayne King, Leo M. Favrot, W. C. Jackson, Gertrude Weil, Clyde R. Hoey, George W. Coan, Jr., Capus Waynick, Hugh MacRae, C. C. Spaulding, Mrs. W. T. Bost, Mrs. W. B. Aycock, Chloris Kellum, John E. Pomfret, A. W. McAlister, John S. Bradway, Harvey Couch, H. C. Nixon, B. O. Williams, Edgar B. Stern Lewis Mumford, John Temple Graves II, Virginius Dabney, Richard Thornton.

Folder 405-424

Folder 405

Folder 406

Folder 407

Folder 408

Folder 409

Folder 410

Folder 411

Folder 412

Folder 413

Folder 414

Folder 415

Folder 416

Folder 417

Folder 418

Folder 419

Folder 420

Folder 421

Folder 422

Folder 423

Folder 424

1937

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1938

During 1938, Odum corresponded with members of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, the General Education Board, the Julius Rosenwald Fund board, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. There are also letters relating to publication of American Regionalism. Major correspondents: Will W. Alexander, O. C. Carmichael, Emily H. Clay, Jackson Davis, Edwin R. Embree, Mark Etheridge, Leo M. Favrot, Frank Porter Graham, Albert R. Mann, Francis Pickens Miller, T. C. Morehouse, Arthur Raper, George M. Reynolds, Sydnor H. Walker.

Folder 425-450

Folder 425

Folder 426

Folder 427

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Folder 432

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Folder 437

Folder 438

Folder 439

Folder 440

Folder 441

Folder 442

Folder 443

Folder 444

Folder 445

Folder 446

Folder 447

Folder 448

Folder 449

Folder 450

1938

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1939

During 1939, Odum corresponded with members of the Council of Interracial Cooperation, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the General Education Board, Julius Rosenwald Fund, and many publishers. Major correspondents: Will W. Alexander, Jesse Daniel Ames, O. C. Carmichael, Emily C. Cly, Virginius Dabney, Jackson Davis, Mark Etheridge, Walter Lippmann, Gilbert Loveland, Albert R. Mann, Francis Pickens Miller, Stanislav Rembski, George M. Reynolds, Lillian E. Smith, Sydnor H. Walker, W. D. Weatherford, and Louis Round Wilson.

Folder 451-472

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Folder 456

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Folder 458

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Folder 461

Folder 462

Folder 463

Folder 464

Folder 465

Folder 466

Folder 467

Folder 468

Folder 469

Folder 470

Folder 471

Folder 472

1939

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1940

During 1940, Odum corresponded with members of the Council on Interracial Cooperation, the Julius Rosenwald Fund board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the General Education Board, the University of North Carolina faculty, and publishers. Major correspondents: Will W. Alexander, Jesse Daniel Ames, W. W. Brierley, Jackson Davis, Edwin R. Embree, E. S. Draper, Wilson Gee, Gordon Gray, Gilbert Loveland, Arthur Raper, Syndor H. Walker, W. D. Weatherford, and Louis Round Wilson.

Folder 473-497

Folder 473

Folder 474

Folder 475

Folder 476

Folder 477

Folder 478

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Folder 480

Folder 481

Folder 482

Folder 483

Folder 484

Folder 485

Folder 486

Folder 487

Folder 488

Folder 489

Folder 490

Folder 491

Folder 492

Folder 493

Folder 494

Folder 495

Folder 496

Folder 497

1940

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1941

During 1941, Odum corresponded with members of the Carnegie Corporation, the General Education Board, the Julius Rosenwald Fund board, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Council on Interracial Cooperation, the National Commission of Christians and Jews, and publishers. Major correspondents: Will W. Alexander, Jesse Daniel Ames, Arthur G. Askey, W. W. Brierley, O. C. Carmichael, Virginius Dabney, Jackson Davis, Edwin R. Embree, A. W. Gottschall, Walter A. Jessup, Albert R. Mann, A. J. Putnam, Tom J. Wilson.

Folder 498-512

Folder 498

Folder 499

Folder 500

Folder 501

Folder 502

Folder 503

Folder 504

Folder 505

Folder 506

Folder 507

Folder 508

Folder 509

Folder 510

Folder 511

Folder 512

1941

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1942

During 1942, Odum corresponded with members of the General Education Board, the Carnegie Corporation, the Julius Rosenwald Fund Board, the Council on Interracial Cooperation, University faculty members, and publishers. Topics include arrangement of meetings, public lectures, distribution of funds, race relations, and the significance of teaching sociology in American life. Major correspondents: Will W. Alexander, Jesse Daniel Ames, J. Melville Broughton, Emily C. Clay, William E. Cole, Jackson Davis, W. E. B. Du Bois (1 letter), Edwin R. Embree, Wilson Gee, Frank Porter Graham, Ralph McGill, Albert R. Mann, Lillian E. Smith, Jesse E. Steiner, Louis Round Wilson, Tom C. Wilson.

Folder 513-530

Folder 513

Folder 514

Folder 515

Folder 516

Folder 517

Folder 518

Folder 519

Folder 520

Folder 521

Folder 522

Folder 523

Folder 524

Folder 525

Folder 526

Folder 527

Folder 528

Folder 529

Folder 530

1942

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1943

During 1943, Odum corresponded with members of the General Education Board, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Julius Rosenwald Fund Board, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, the Southern Regional Council, University of North Carolina faculty and staff, and publishers. Topics include Jersey cattle breeding, race relations, sociological publications, Southern improvements and development, Gordon Blackwell, and University of North Carolina faculty affairs during World War II. Major correspondents: Will W. Alexander, Jesse Daniel Ames, J. Melville Broughton, Emily C. Clay, William E. Cole, Virginius Dabney, Jackson Davis, Edwin R. Embree, Frank Porter Graham, Robert B. House, Charles S. Johnson, Gerald W. Johnson, H. S. Latham, Ralph McGill, Albert R. Mann, T. C. Morehouse, Joseph H. Willits, Louis Round Wilson.

Folder 531-548

Folder 531

Folder 532

Folder 533

Folder 534

Folder 535

Folder 536

Folder 537

Folder 538

Folder 539

Folder 540

Folder 541

Folder 542

Folder 543

Folder 544

Folder 545

Folder 546

Folder 547

Folder 548

1943

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1944

During 1944, Odum corresponded with members of the General Education Board, the Commission on Interracial Cooperation, the Julius Rosenwald Fund Board, the Southern Regional Council, University of North Carolina faculty and staff, and publishers. Topics include race relations, African American advances and organizations, Southern improvements, University of North Carolina faculty and staff, and Jersey cattle. Major correspondents: Will W. Alexander, Jesse Daniel Ames, J. Melville Broughton, Emily C. Clay, William E. Cole, Virginius Dabney, Jackson Davis, Edwin R. Embree, Frank Porter Graham, Charles S. Johnson, Gerald W. Johnson, Guy Johnson, H. S. Latham, Ralph McGill, Albert R. Mann, T. C. Morehouse, and Henry Estill Moore.

Folder 549-566

Folder 549

Folder 550

Folder 551

Folder 552

Folder 553

Folder 554

Folder 555

Folder 556

Folder 557

Folder 558

Folder 559

Folder 560

Folder 561

Folder 562

Folder 563

Folder 564

Folder 565

Folder 566

1944

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1945-1946

During this period, Odum corresponded with members of the Julius Rosenwald Fund, the Southern Regional Council, the General Education Board, University of North Carolina faculty and staff, and publishers. Topics include race relations, Southern improvements, sociological publications, Jersey cattle, and Governor Eugene Talmadge of Georgia. Major correspondents: Will W. Alexander, Emily C. Clay, Virginius Dabney, Frank Porter Graham, Charles S. Johnson, Gerald W. Johnson, Guy Johnson, Henry B. McCurdy, Ralph McGill, Albert R. Mann, George S. Mitchell, C. A. Madison, T. C. Morehouse, and Harry S. Truman (1 letter, 1945).

Folder 567-578

Folder 567

Folder 568

Folder 569

Folder 570

Folder 571

Folder 572

Folder 573

Folder 574

Folder 575

Folder 576

Folder 577

Folder 578

1945-1946

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1947-1948

During this period, Odum corresponded with members of the Julius Rosenwald Fund, the Southern Regional Council, the General Education Board, University of North Carolina faculty and staff, and publishers. Major correspondents: Edwin R. Embree, Dana H. Ferrin, Frank Porter Graham, Gerald W. Johnson, Guy S. Johnson, Hugh McCurdy, James Putnam, Flora M. Rhind, W. Kerr Scott, and Paul D. Williams.

Folder 579-591

Folder 579

Folder 580

Folder 581

Folder 582

Folder 583

Folder 584

Folder 585

Folder 586

Folder 587

Folder 588

Folder 589

Folder 590

Folder 591

1947-1948

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1949-1951

During this period, Odum corresponded with members of the General Education Board, the Southern Regional Council, the Ford Foundation, University of North Carolina faculty and staff, and publishers. Topics include race relations, sociological publications, Southern improvements, Jersey cattle, reforms in North Carolina, and African American students at the University of North Carolina. Major correspondents: Dana H. Ferrin, Frank Porter Graham, Robert B. House, Gerald W. Johnson, Alfred A. Knopf, George S. Mitchell, William F. Ogburn, W. Kerr Scott, Robert L. Straker, and Paul D. Williams.

Folder 592-604

Folder 592

Folder 593

Folder 594

Folder 595

Folder 596

Folder 597

Folder 598

Folder 599

Folder 600

Folder 601

Folder 602

Folder 603

Folder 604

1949-1951

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1952-1953

During this period, Odum corresponded with members of the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Southern Regional Council, the General Education Board, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, University of North Carolina faculty and staff, and publishers. Topics include Jersey cattle, race relations, the O. Max Gardner Award, Southern improvements, and academic freedom. Major correspondents: Dana H. Ferrin, Gordon Gray, Robert B. House, Robert M. Hutchins, Gerald W. Johnson, Alfred A. Knopf, Henry Allen Moe, W. Kerr Scott, Robert L. Straker, William B. Umstead, and Marion A. Walker.

Folder 605-620

Folder 605

Folder 606

Folder 607

Folder 608

Folder 609

Folder 610

Folder 611

Folder 612

Folder 613

Folder 614

Folder 615

Folder 616

Folder 617

Folder 618

Folder 619

Folder 620

1952-1953

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1954-1967

During this period, Odum corresponded with members of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, University of North Carolina faculty and staff, the Southern Regional Council, and publishers. Odum died in 1954; much of the correspondence around the time of his death was handled by Katherine Jocher and Marjorie Tallant. Topics include race relations, integration, Odum's illness and death, and a memorial fund established in Odum's honor. Major correspondents: Dana H. Ferrin, Gordon Gray, Katherine Jocher, Robert B. House, Ralph McGill, Henry Allen Moe, The Odum family, Majorie Tallant, and William B. Umstead.

Folder 621-624

Folder 621

Folder 622

Folder 623

Folder 624

1954-1967

Folder 625

Undated

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Speeches and Writings, 1919-1954.

About 300 items.

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About 75 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Speeches, flyers, lecture notes, drafts, programs, and other related material presented by H. W. Odum. Topics include regionalism, education, race relations, planning, the social sciences, and Southern development and growth. Unless otherwise stated all copies of the speeches are typed, carbon copies.

Folder 626

Speeches, 1919-1929

"The New Southern Attitude," speech at NAACP meeting, circa 1919

"Part of the opening address of the first official meeting of The Educational Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South," 4-6 March 1919, by H. W. Odum (speech)

Third Annual Institute of Public Welfare, 10-21 July 1923 (preliminary program only)

University of North Carolina University Lectures, 1 November 1926 (program only)

Southern Book Exposition, 18 March 1929 (program only)

Folder 627

Speeches, 1930-1934

Presidential Address of the American Sociological Society, 30 December 1930 (flyer only)

Education and Racial Adjustment: "Sociology and Race," 21 July 1931 (program only)

Institute of Public Affairs, "A Regional Approach to Social Planning," 26 July 1934 (program only)

"A More Abundant Life Through Better Race Relations," October 1934 (typed copy of excerpts of talk)

Folder 628

Speeches, 1935-1937

Problems of the Cotton Economy: "Cotton and Diversification," 8 March 1935 (published speech with discussion)

The Alpha of Virginia Phi Beta Kappa, 5 December 1935 (program only)

"Comments for the Executive Committee of Association of Schools of Social Work," 8 June 1936 (speech)

Preliminary Program of the First National Conference on Educational Broadcasting, "Implications of Radio as a Social and Educational Phenomenon," 11 December 1936 (program only)

Nineteenth Triennial Council the United Chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, "Research and Reality," 9 September 1937 (program only)

Twentieth Annual Meeting of the American Dieletic Association, "Sources of New Vitality for the People," 18 October 1937 (program only)

Folder 629

Speeches, 1938

"The Promise of Graduate and Research Work in the South," 4 February 1938 (speech and program)

Regional Sociology, 8, 17 February 1938 (program)

Suggested range of discussion topics for the University Broadcasting Council, 4 September 1938 (speech)

"Social Sciences in the College Curriculum," 21 October 1938 (speech and program)

"Toward a Balanced Regional and National Economy," 17 November 1938 (speech and program)

"The Promise and Prospect of the South," 2 December 1938 (speech)

Folder 630

Speeches, 1939

"The South as Testing Ground for the Regional Approach to Public Health and Public Welfare," 13 February 1939 (speech and program)

Untitled speech on American Regionalism, 25 March 1939 (typed copy with handwritten margin notes)

"Facing Our Social Problems," 31 March 1939 (copy, revised copy of the speech, and program)

"Notes and Abstract Basic to `Cultural Elements Differentiating the South from Other Regions," 17 April 1939

"Next Steps in Patterns of Resource Utilization in the South," 18 April 1939

Folder 631

Speeches, 1939

"Presentation for Forum Discussion on 'American Folk Songs in Music Education'" 7-9 June 1939

"Of a Closer Cooperation Between the Physical Sciences and the Social Sciences," 22 June 1939 (two copies of speech draft)

"Social Frontiers," 7-8 July 1939 (speech, program, and flyer)

Folder 632

Speeches, 1940

"The South at Its Best," 5 April 1940 (copy of speech)

"Education in the Secondary Schools of the South," 10 April 1940 (speech and abstract of discussion)

Working document concerning speeches, April-May 1940 Baccalaureate Address, Mississippi State College for Women, 3 June 1940 (only two commencement programs)

"The Relation of Church and State in the United States," 4 December 1940 (speech)

"Southern Resources and Potentialities," 5 December 1940 (speech)

"The Sociologist Looks at Contemporary Society," 9 December 1940 (copy of notes)

"The Flora" 1940? (speech)

Folder 633

Speeches, 1941-1942

"Abstract of Talk on Regional Planning," 18 February 1941 (abstract)

"The Philosophy of Regionalism," 21 April 1941(announcement only)

"Agricultural Trend of the Nation and the Negroes' Part in the Trend," 5 September 1941 (program only)

"How Can the Schools Meet the Needs of the Children and Community in this Present Emergency," 19 February 1942 (program only)

"For Davidson speech," February 1942 (speech)

A Sociologist Looks at Contemporary Civilization, Lecture II, "America at Work: Symbol and Reality," 29 April 1942 (speech and program)

"A Sociological Approach to Regionalism," 1 May 1942 (program only)

Lecture III, "American Defense Strategy: Maintaining Balance Between Human Culture and War-Time Civilization," 18 May 1942 (speech and program)

Address at dinner at University of Washington, 22 May 1942 (program only)

"A Philosophy in the Crisis" 26 May 1942 (flyer only)

Folder 634

Speeches, 1944-1948

"Presenting the Chancellors of the University," 18 February 1944 (speech)

"Social Morale in an Age of Science," 4 December 1945 (speech)

"Southern Regions of the United States: A Regional Approach to National Crisis," 29 October 1948 (speech)

Folder 635

Speeches, 1950-1952

"Literature of the South: an exchange of views," 21 April 1950 (printed copy of speech, 1953)

"The Social and Non-Political Implications of Governor Scott's Program," 19 September 1951 (typed copy of speech)

"The Social Scientist Looks at Public Health," 18 March 1952 (speech)

Folder 636

Speeches, 1953-1954

"Symbol and Reality of Consolidation," 22 March 1953 (printed and typed copy of speech, and dinner eating list for the O. Max Gardner Award presentation)

"A Clear Vision for North Carolina," 5 May 1953 (speech and program)

"The State University: Its Renewal and Mission," circa 1953 (speech)

[Untitled], 1 May 1954 (speech)

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About 225 items.

Arrangement: Minor writings arranged chronologically and substantial writings arranged alphabetically by title.

Articles, book drafts, research notes, and related materials which appear to be written or compiled by Odum for publication purposes. This subseries is divided into two sections. The first section contains minor writings arranged in chronological order. The second section is material related to books and monographs penned by Odum. Items of note in the second section include large monograph drafts which may have never been published, such as "American Picture" and "American Road," or were published in part under another title. Also noteworthy, are the clippings, pictures, and notes concerning "White Sands of Bethlehem." This novel was an ongoing project for Odum, from 1925 until his death, that never reached the presses.

Folder 637

Ballads Collected in Avery Co., N.C., 1917-1918

Folder 638

Ballads Collected, 1920s

Folder 639-655

Folder 639

Folder 640

Folder 641

Folder 642

Folder 643

Folder 644

Folder 645

Folder 646

Folder 647

Folder 648

Folder 649

Folder 650

Folder 651

Folder 652

Folder 653

Folder 654

Folder 655

Minor publications and writings, 1913-1954

Folder 656-657

Folder 656

Folder 657

Minor notes and writings, undated

Folder 658-661

Folder 658

Folder 659

Folder 660

Folder 661

Chapters I, II, IV and "Last Chapter," undated

Folder 662

Research notes on the American Indian, undated

Folder 663

Folk songs collected, undated

Folder 664

Collected ghost and slave stories, undated

Folder 665

"Negro Sings A New Heaven," Odumand Jochen, undated

Folder 666

Research notes on Negro spirituals, undated

Folder 667

"On understanding the Negro," undated

Folder 668

"Examples of Integration acceptable," undated

Folder 669

"Segregation," undated

Folder 670

Research notes and writings on ecology, undated

Folder 671

Odum family writings, undated

Folder 672

"Agencies Rendering Public Service in the Sub-regional Laboratory," 1941

Folder 673

Alabama Past and Future, published 1941

Folder 674-675

Folder 674

Folder 675

American Democracy Anew, published 1940

Folder 676-680

Folder 676

Folder 677

Folder 678

Folder 679

Folder 680

American Epoch

Folder 681-692

Folder 681

Folder 682

Folder 683

Folder 684

Folder 685

Folder 686

Folder 687

Folder 688

Folder 689

Folder 690

Folder 691

Folder 692

"American Picture," 1933, 1935

Folder 693-714

Folder 693

Folder 694

Folder 695

Folder 696

Folder 697

Folder 698

Folder 699

Folder 700

Folder 701

Folder 702

Folder 703

Folder 704

Folder 705

Folder 706

Folder 707

Folder 708

Folder 709

Folder 710

Folder 711

Folder 712

Folder 713

Folder 714

American Regionalism, 1936-1938

Folder 715-716

Folder 715

Folder 716

"American Road," 1938, 1942

Folder 717

"Black Rainbow," 1934?

Folder 718-721

Folder 718

Folder 719

Folder 720

Folder 721

Cold Blue Moon, 1930

Folder 722-723

Folder 722

Folder 723

"Mid-Century South," circa 1950-1954

Folder 724

"Proceedings of the first State of the University Conference," 1953

Folder 725

"Quantitative"

Folder 726

"Random Reaches, Conflict of aspirations with limitations of self," beginning September 29, 1923

Folder 727

"Science and Technology at Work," circa 1954

Folder 728

"Southern Advance in Public Education and Public Welfare"

Folder 729

Southern Regions of the United States, 1934-1936

Folder 730

Southern Regions of the United States, 20 Years After, 1949

Folder 731

Social and Mental Traits of the Negro, published 1910

Folder 732

"On Trying to Analyze Southern Race Tensions," 1943

Folder 733

"Town Regional Planning"

Folder 734

The Way of the South, published 1947

Folder 735-742

Folder 735

Folder 736

Folder 737

Folder 738

Folder 739

Folder 740

Folder 741

Folder 742

"White Sands of Bethlehem," circa 1925-1954

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Organizational Material, circa 1920-1954.

About 400 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by organization.

Flyers, minutes, budget reports, agendas, and related materials concerning the various organizational activities of Odum. These items reflect Odum's interest in social work, race relations, and education. Confidential reports on lynching are found in the papers of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (folders 748-755) and the Southern Regional Council (folder 808). Items related to Odum and Jersey cattle breeding may be found in Series 4 (folders 818-819).

Folder 743-744

Folder 743

Folder 744

A Century of Progress

Folder 745-747

Folder 745

Folder 746

Folder 747

Commission on Interracial Cooperation, 1930-1942

Folder 748-755

Folder 748

Folder 749

Folder 750

Folder 751

Folder 752

Folder 753

Folder 754

Folder 755

CIC - lynching case studies, 1930-1933

Folder 756

Meetings on Cotton in the South

Folder 757

Crime and Law Enforcement Organizations

Folder 758

Education Organizations (see folders 794-795)

Folder 759

Emergency Relief Administration material

Folder 760-761

Folder 760

Folder 761

Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, 1923-1929

Folder 762

Ford Foundation: self study at the University of North Carolina

Folder 763

Hampton-Tuskegee Endowment Fund

Folder 764-769

Folder 764

Folder 765

Folder 766

Folder 767

Folder 768

Folder 769

Institute for Research in Social Science, 1924-1938

Folder 770-775

Folder 770

Folder 771

Folder 772

Folder 773

Folder 774

Folder 775

Institute of Southern Regional Development, June 1936

Folder 776

Interim Southeastern Regionwide Advisory Committee

Folder 777

National Conference of Social Work

Folder 778

North Carolina Commission on Interracial Cooperation

Folder 779-780

Folder 779

Folder 780

North Carolina Conference for Social Service

Folder 781

North Carolina organizations and committees

Folder 782

North Carolina organizations on race relations and education

Folder 783

North Carolina Planning Board

Folder 784

North Carolina-Virginia Interracial Commissions

Folder 785-786

Folder 785

Folder 786

Other organizations and committees, 1925-1953

Folder 787

Peabody School Groups, 1935-1936

Folder 788

Planning committees of Chapel Hill, N.C.

Folder 789

Programs on Psychiatric Sociology, March 1930

Folder 790-793

Folder 790

Folder 791

Folder 792

Folder 793

President's Research Committee on Social Trends, 1929-1932

Folder 794-795

Folder 794

Folder 795

Race and education organizations

Folder 796-797

Folder 796

Folder 797

Julius Rosenwald Fund, 1925, 1937-1943

Folder 798-800

Folder 798

Folder 799

Folder 800

Round Table on Regionalism, July 1931

Folder 801

Social Science organizations

Folder 802-804

Folder 802

Folder 803

Folder 804

Social Science Research Council

Folder 805

Social work organizations

Folder 806

Southern development organizations

Folder 807-808

Folder 807

Folder 808

Southern Regional Council, 1943-195?

Folder 809

University of North Carolina School of Public Administration

Folder 810-811

Folder 810

Folder 811

University of North Carolina School of Public Welfare

Folder 812

University of North Carolina social work organizations

Folder 813

Women's organizations

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Materials About H. W. Odum and His Work, circa 1920-1982.

About 700 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Photocopies of newspaper clippings, flyers, articles, clippings, and announcements related to the numerous activities of H. W. Odum. The majority of this material concerns Odum's publications with the reviews arranged generally by order of the book reviewed. Noteworthy items include the death notices which give a great deal of information on Odum's accomplishments.

Folder 814-815

Folder 814

Folder 815

Material about H. W. Odum and his work, 1910-1954

Folder 816

Article by G. W. Johnson on H. W. Odum

Folder 817

Secretaries of the Red Cross Summer Institute, 1922

Folder 818-819

Folder 818

Folder 819

Jersey cattle

Folder 820-826

Folder 820

Folder 821

Folder 822

Folder 823

Folder 824

Folder 825

Folder 826

Reviews of Odum's work

Folder 827

Publisher's announcements of Odum's book

Folder 828

Material on Odum and H. L. Mencken

Folder 829

Material on Odum's influence

Folder 830-831

Folder 830

Folder 831

Death notices on H. W. Odum

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Other Material, circa 1922-1955.

About 650 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Various items including contracts with publishing houses, class syllabi, photocopies of newspaper clippings, awards, and membership certificates concerning H. W. Odum, his family friends, and employees. Although most of the material is related to Odum's numerous interests. The items in folders 836-840 are a representative sample of material saved by Odum, but thought not for the intention of using them as sources for publication.

Folder 832

Printed items with marginal notes by H. W. Odum

Folder 833-834

Folder 833

Folder 834

Financial and legal items

Folder 835

Sociology classes, 1938-1954

Folder 836

Negro and race, circa 1943-1953

Folder 837

Academic freedom

Folder 838

Lynching clippings

Folder 839

General material

Folder 840

University of North Carolina and segregation

Folder 841

Material on the Odum family, friends, and employees

Folder 842

Personal memos by H. W. Odum to himself

Folder 843-849

Folder 843

Folder 844

Folder 845

Folder 846

Folder 847

Folder 848

Folder 849

Awards, honors, memberships of H. W. Odum before and after death

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-3167/2

Sheet music

Sheet music of various songs and three vinyl record covers from Flyright Records and district maps from various counties in North Carolina.

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About 2000 items.

Photographs documenting Howard Washington Odum's involvement in regional planning conferences and social events at the University of North Carolina, some of which are interracial. Photographs of agricultural production and textile and industrial factories are credited to the United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, Texas Forest Service, Tennessee Valley Authority, and United States Department of the Interior. Other items in the collection include a number of photographs of Odum in his office, with livestock, and with his family; several pages of a scrapbook documenting a 1922 Red Cross summer conference at the University of North Carolina; and a small number photographs of national parks in California, Montana, and Arizona. There are also photographs of African Americans and whites in rural farm settings that appear to have been taken between 1915 and 1935 that relate to Odum's unfinished novel, "White Sands of Bethlehem."

The collection also includes photographs of rural agricultural life taken by Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott in North Carolina and Virginia, from circa 1939 to 1940. The photographs were to be included as part of a sub-regional photograph study of the area undertaken by the Farm Security Administration. Included are images of black and white sharecroppers engaged in cotton, tobacco, and sugar cane farming, as well as photographs of everyday farm activities, rural homes and churches, and a variety of other related topics. There is also supporting documentation related to the photographs, including notes by Odum and others.

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Photographs documenting Howard Washington Odum's involvement in regional planning conferences and social events at the University of North Carolina, some of which are interracial. Also included are photographs credited to the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, Texas Forest Service, Tennessee Valley Authority, United States Department of the Interior, and photographs of agricultural production, and textile and industrial factories. There are also photographs of Odum at the University of North Carolina in his office and with his family, as well as scattered photographs of Odum with livestock. Other items include several scrapbook pages documenting a 1922 Red Cross summer conference at the University of North Carolina; a small number of photographs of national parks in California, Montana, and Arizona; and a photograph of anti-evolutionists, including William Jennings Bryan, taken at the John T. Scopes trial in Dayton, Tenn., in July 1925. There are also photographs that appear to have been taken between 1915 and 1935 that relate to Odum's unfinished novel, "White Sands of Bethlehem." The photographs include images of African Americans and their homes and churches, as well as whites in rural farm settings.

Image Box IB-3167/1

Image Folder PF-3167/1-6

PF-3167/1

PF-3167/2

PF-3167/3

PF-3167/4

PF-3167/5

PF-3167/6

Regional planning and development meetings, circa 1950

Photographs of classes and workshops at the University of North Carolina on regional planning and development led by Howard Washington Odum. Also includes photographs of various meetings and social events, some of which are interracial.

Image Box IB-3167/1

Image Folder PF-3167/7-10

PF-3167/7

PF-3167/8

PF-3167/9

PF-3167/10

United States Department of Agriculture: Soil Conservation Service photographs, 1946

Photographs documenting activities undertaken by the Soil Conservation Service, including junior high and high school educational programming in rural South Carolina.

Image Box IB-3167/1

Image Folder PF-3167/11

United States Department of Agriculture: Soil Conservation Service: Floods and flood survey photographs, circa 1940-1950

Photographs of agricultural practices meant to minimize erosion and increase yield in North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, and Tennessee, among other locations.

Image Box IB-3167/1

Image Folder PF-3167/12-13

PF-3167/12

PF-3167/13

United States Department of Agriculture: Soil Conservation Service: erosion photographs, circa 1935-1940

Photographs of conservation efforts by the Tennessee Valley Authority and Tennessee Copper Company in Ducktown, Tenn.

Image Box IB-3167/1

Image Folder PF-3167/14-20

PF-3167/14

PF-3167/15

PF-3167/16

PF-3167/17

PF-3167/18

PF-3167/19

PF-3167/20

United States Department of Agriculture: Soil Conservation Service: agricultural practices, circa 1940-1945

Photographs documenting methods of soil improvement and conservation, including livestock grazing, fertilizer application, and contour farming. Photographs were taken in rural areas in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma.

Image Box IB-3167/1

Image Folder PF-3167/21

United States Department of Agriculture: Soil Conservation Service: forestry practices, circa 1940s

Includes photographs about conservation and agriculture, including fertilization of peanut plants and forestry practices. Some images credit the Soil Conservation Service and Texas Forest Service.

Image Box IB-3167/1

Image Folder PF-3167/22

Texas Forest Service photographs, undated

Includes photographs documenting controlled burn and selective logging practices. Some photographs also credit United States Forest Service.

Image Box IB-3167/1

Image Folder PF-3167/23-24

PF-3167/23

PF-3167/24

United States Department of Agriculture: Farm machinery, circa 1946

Mainly tractors and harvesters. Some photographs credit International Harvester Company.

Image Box IB-3167/1

Image Folder PF-3167/25

Agricultural photographs, undated

Harvesting by hand and machine, mainly cotton.

Image Box IB-3167/2

Image Folder PF-3167/26

United States Department of the Interior: National Forest photographs, circa 1930s

Includes photographs of Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.; Muir Woods National Monument, Calif.; and Bitterroot National Forest, Mont. Photographs also credit the United States Forest Service and United States National Park Service.

Image Box IB-3167/2

Image Folder PF-3167/27

Healthcare in North Carolina, 1947

Includes photographs documenting an educational film made at the University of North Carolina. Several photographs credit Southern Educational Film Production Service.

Image Box IB-3167/2

Image Folder PF-3167/28-29

PF-3167/28

PF-3167/29

Textile factory photographs, circa 1940s

Includes many photographs credited to the United States Department of Agriculture that depict processes in textile mills across the south. Other photographs are from the textile factories of E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company.

Image Box IB-3167/2

Image Folder PF-3167/30-32

PF-3167/30

PF-3167/31

PF-3167/32

United States Department of Agriculture: Factory and industrial photographs, circa 1930-1940

Includes photographs of preparation of rice and tobacco, as well as sugar refinement and lumber production. Also includes photographs of oil refineries and textile mills, as well as granite quarries in Georgia.

Image Box IB-3167/2

Image Folder PF-3167/33

Camping photographs, undated

Unlabeled photographs of a camping trip that appear to document rock and soil classification, and other educational activities.

Image Box IB-3167/2

Image Folder PF-3167/34-35

PF-3167/34

PF-3167/35

Federal Works Agency: Miscellaneous photographs, undated

Includes classroom scenes, landscapes, and various buildings. Photographs are also credited to the Library of Congress and United States Forest Service, though many others are unlabeled.

Image Box IB-3167/2

Image Folder PF-3167/36-41

PF-3167/36

PF-3167/37

PF-3167/38

PF-3167/39

PF-3167/40

PF-3167/41

"White Sands of Bethlehem" photographs, circa 1915-1935

Photographs related to Howard Washington Odum's unfinished novel, "White Sands of Bethlehem." The photographs include African Americans and their homes and churches, as well as whites in rural settings. Though undated, the photographs appear to have been taken between 1915 and 1935. See Series 2.2: Writings for description of the images (P-3167-A/421-448), especially folder 735.

Image Box IB-3167/2

Image Folder PF-3167/42

Howard Washington Odum photographs, circa 1920s-1950s

Photographs of Howard Washington Odum in various settings, including in his office at the University of North Carolina and with his family.

Image Box IB-3167/2

Image Folder PF-3167/43

Secretaries of the Red Cross Summer Institute at Chapel Hill, N.C., 1922

Scrapbook pages from July 1922 documenting Red Cross activities at the University of North Carolina. For relevant material related to the photographs of Red Cross (P-3167-A/458-472) see Series 4: Materials About H. W. Odum and His Work, especially folder 817.

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-3167/1

Miscellaneous photographs, 1925 and undated

Includes a photograph of anti-evolutionists taken at the trial of John T. Scopes in Dayton, Tenn., on 10 July 1925. Prominent figures in the trial are labeled, including the team of prosecutors, William Jennings Bryan, and Bryan's son William Jennings Bryan Jr. The other photograph is an unlabeled agricultural scene.

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Arrangement: Photographs are arranged in roughly chronological order and are followed by unlabeled photographs, duplicates, and supporting notes and documentation.

Photographs of agricultural activity and everyday rural farm life taken by Dorothea Lange and Marion Post Wolcott in North Carolina and Virginia, circa 1939 to 1940. The photographs were to be included as part of a sub-regional photograph study of the area under the Farm Security Administration. Included are images of black and white sharecroppers engaged in cotton, tobacco, and sugar cane farming, as well as photographs of agricultural activities and other everyday farm activities. There is also supporting documentation for the photographs that includes notes taken by Howard Washington Odum and others associated with the study.

Image Box IB-3167/3

Image Folder PF-3167/44

Wake County, N.C., 30 June 1939

Image Box IB-3167/3

Image Folder PF-3167/45

Unspecified location, July 1939

Image Box IB-3167/3

Image Folder PF-3167/46-47

PF-3167/46

PF-3167/47

Chatham County, N.C., 1 July 1939

Image Box IB-3167/3

Image Folder PF-3167/48

Orange County, N.C., 1 July 1939 and 4 July 1939

Image Box IB-3167/3

Image Folder PF-3167/49-58

PF-3167/49

PF-3167/50

PF-3167/51

PF-3167/52

PF-3167/53

PF-3167/54

PF-3167/55

PF-3167/56

PF-3167/57

PF-3167/58

Person County, N.C., July 1939

Includes photographs of white sharecroppers and tobacco farming, among other subjects.

Image Box IB-3167/3

Image Folder PF-3167/59

Granville County, N.C., July 1939

Image Box IB-3167/4

Image Folder PF-3167/60-63

PF-3167/60

PF-3167/61

PF-3167/62

PF-3167/63

Granville County, N.C., July 1939

Includes photographs of tobacco farming and curing.

Image Box IB-3167/4

Image Folder PF-3167/64

Chatham County, N.C., 8 July 1939

Image Box IB-3167/4

Image Folder PF-3167/65

Various locations, 8-9 July 1939

Image Box IB-3167/4

Image Folder PF-3167/66-68

PF-3167/66

PF-3167/67

PF-3167/68

Orange County, N.C., July-September 1939

Includes photographs of sugar cane harvesting.

Image Box IB-3167/4

Image Folder PF-3167/69-72

PF-3167/69

PF-3167/70

PF-3167/71

PF-3167/72

Granville County, N.C., October-November 1939

Includes photographs of corn shucking.

Image Box IB-3167/4

Image Folder PF-3167/73-75

PF-3167/73

PF-3167/74

PF-3167/75

Mebane, Alamance County, N.C., November 1939

Tobacco auction photographs.

Image Box IB-3167/4

Image Folder PF-3167/76-79

PF-3167/76

PF-3167/77

PF-3167/78

PF-3167/79

Wake County, N.C., November 1939

Includes photographs from Wendell and Zebulon, among other Wake County locations. Photographs are of country stores, tobacco warehouses, and a cotton gin.

Image Box IB-3167/4

Image Folder PF-3167/80

Durham, Durham County, N.C., November 1939

D

Image Box IB-3167/5

Image Folder PF-3167/81-88

PF-3167/81

PF-3167/82

PF-3167/83

PF-3167/84

PF-3167/85

PF-3167/86

PF-3167/87

PF-3167/88

Durham, Durham County, N.C., November 1939

Documents farmers selling tobacco in Durham's warehouse district. There are also photographs of cars at Duke Stadium, and other buildings.

Image Box IB-3167/5

Image Folder PF-3167/89

Chapel Hill, Orange County, N.C., November 1939

Photographs documenting a rally at the University of North Carolina.

Image Box IB-3167/5

Image Folder PF-3167/90-93

PF-3167/90

PF-3167/91

PF-3167/92

PF-3167/93

Oxford, N.C., Granville County, N.C., November 1939

Photographs of Main Street and surrounding buildings in Oxford, as well as photographs of the Granville County Court House. There are also photographs of tobacco curing.

Image Box IB-3167/5

Image Folder PF-3167/94-96

PF-3167/94

PF-3167/95

PF-3167/96

Various locations, 1939-1940

Includes photographs of hog slaughtering in Halifax County, N.C.

Image Box IB-3167/6

Image Folder PF-3167/97

Caswell County, N.C., October 1940

Image Box IB-3167/6

Image Folder PF-3167/98

Danville, Pittsylvania County, N.C., and Durham, Durham County, N.C., October 1940

Image Box IB-3167/6

Image Folder PF-3167/99-100

PF-3167/99

PF-3167/100

Caswell County, N.C., October 1940

Includes photographs of Yanceyville, N.C.

Image Box IB-3167/6

Image Folder PF-3167/101

Frogsboro, Caswell County, N.C., 1949

Image Box IB-3167/6

Image Folder PF-3167/102

Exhibition panels

Most use images of tobacco preparation.

Image Box IB-3167/6

Image Folder PF-3167/103-108

PF-3167/103

PF-3167/104

PF-3167/105

PF-3167/106

PF-3167/107

PF-3167/108

Uncaptioned photographs, circa 1940

Photographs of a variety of subjects, including white tobacco farmers and tobacco markets in Mebane, N.C.; photographs of unidentified African American men at a meeting; country farm supply stores in Yanceyville, N.C., and other locations; and farm houses, field work, and photographs of cattle and dairy production, among other rural settings.

Image Box IB-3167/6

Image Folder PF-3167/109

Photographs from outside Virginia and North Carolina

Includes several portraits, as well as scattered agricultural and industrial photographs from Montana, Nebraska, Delaware, Tennessee, and California, among other locations.

Image Box IB-3167/6

Image Folder PF-3167/110

Descriptions of missing photographs

Photographs designated as missing when the collection was re-examined in May 2011 are those numbered 54, 55, 56, 85, 142, 143, 144, 172, 173, 182, 204, 211, 232, 258, 272, 273, 308, 309, 310, 369, 419, 451, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 480, 484, 565, 566, 567, 568, 569, 615, 617, 618, 619.

Image Box IB-3167/6

Image Folder PF-3167/111-112

PF-3167/111

PF-3167/112

Duplicate photographs

Image Box IB-3167/7

Folder 3636-3662

Folder 3636

Folder 3637

Folder 3638

Folder 3639

Folder 3640

Folder 3641

Folder 3642

Folder 3643

Folder 3644

Folder 3645

Folder 3646

Folder 3647

Folder 3648

Folder 3649

Folder 3650

Folder 3651

Folder 3652

Folder 3653

Folder 3654

Folder 3655

Folder 3656

Folder 3657

Folder 3658

Folder 3659

Folder 3660

Folder 3661

Folder 3662

Includes supporting notes for the sub-regional photograph study

Includes notes by Howard Washington Odum and the photographers and suggestions by Harriet L. Herring (folder 3638). The notes are organized by date and provide detailed captions for many of the photographs.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 7.1. Correspondence and Subject Files (Additions of February 1991 and June 1993).

About 45,000 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accessions 91039 and 93093.

Arrangement: Folder labels appear largely as assigned by Odum. There has been some checking of contents against folder labels, but, because materials are largely unprocessed, researchers should be aware that folder labels may not always comprehensively reflect folder contents. Researchers should also be aware that dates are often duplicated from folder to folder and that letters to and from correspondents with individual folders may appear in general alphabetical folders (e.g., there will be Burr Blackburn letters in the 1924 Burr Blackburn folder, but there may be additional Burr Blackburn letters in the 1924 B (general) folder.)

1920

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Box 42

Child welfare

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Box 47

P (general)

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Box 55

A (general)

American Library Association

American Social Hygiene Association

American Social Science Notes

American Sociological Society

Association of Schools of Social Work

B (general)

Bane, Frank

Bernard: Principles of Sociology

Branson, E. C.

Brearley, H. C.

C (general)

Carnegie Corporation

Conference on Teaching and Research in the Social Sciences, Nashville

D (general)

Dillard, J. H.

E (general)

F (general)

Family Life in America Today

G (general)

Gee, Wilson

Groves, Ernest R.

H (general)

Hart, Hornell

Hoffer, Frank W.

Houghton-Mifflin Company

J (general)

Johnson, Kate Burr

K (general)

L (general)

M (general)

Man's Quest for Social Guidance

Box 56

McGhee, J. L.

N (general)

National Conference of Social Work

National School for Commercial and Trade Organization Executives

O (general)

Opportunity: Journal of Negro Life

Outhwaite, Leonard

P (general)

Personal

Peters, Iva L.

R (general)

Rainbow Round My Shoulder: Correspondence

Rhind, Caro M.

Russell Sage Foundation

S (general)

Sanders, Wiley B.

Social Science Research CounciL (general)

Social Science Research Council: Problems Committee

State Department of Public Welfare

The Survey

T (general)

Telegrams

University of North Carolina Press

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Mailing list

University of North Carolina: Extension DivisioN (general)

University of North Carolina: Extension Division: Cobb, Mary

University of North Carolina: Graduate School

University of North Carolina: Library

University of North Carolina: School of Public Welfare: Applications for positions

University of North Carolina: School of Public Welfare: Students' applications

University of North Carolina: School of Religion

V (general)

W (general)

Walker, N. W.

Weil Lecture Committee

Wilson, T. S.

Wissler, Clark

Woofter, T. J.

Woolen, Charles T.

X,Y,Z (general)

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1928-1930

Box 58

UNC Press

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1929

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1930

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W (general)

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1931

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1932

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Box 66

A (general)

American Social Science SerieS (general)

American Social Science Series: Madison, C. A.

American Sociological Society

B (general)

C (general)

Cole, William E.

D (general)

E (general)

Emory University

Engagements

F (general)

Federal Emergency Relief AdministratioN (general)

Federal Emergency Relief Administration: O'Berry, Mrs. Thomas

Five County Planning Project: Dr. Brinton

Foreign Policy Association

G (general)

General Education Board

Gosnell, Cullen B.

H (general)

Box 67

House, Robert Burton

J (general)

Jastrow, Joseph

K (general)

L (general)

M (general)

McClure, M. T.

Miscellaneous

N (general)

National Committee on Prisons and Prison Labor

National Resources Board

North Carolina State Planning Board

O (general)

P (general)

Pacific Coast Dental Conference and other California correspondence

R (general)

S (general)

Social Science Research Council

Survey Associates

T (general)

Tennessee River Valley Project: Catawba Valley

Tennessee River Valley Project: Howard, T. Levron

Thomas, Raymond D.

UCLA

University of North Carolina and Duke University: Committee on Intellectual Cooperation

University of North Carolina and Duke University: Committee on Intellectual Cooperation: Boyd, W. K.

UNC Press

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Applications for positions

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Requests for recommendations

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Student applications

University of North Carolina: Graduate School

University of North Carolina: Institute for Research in Social Science: Committee on History and Government

University of North Carolina: School of Public Administration: Sly, John F.

University of North Carolina: Social Science Study Committee

USC

V (general)

W (general)

Woofter, T. Jack, Jr.

X,Y (general)

Z (general)

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B (general)

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Box 72

A-AM (general)

American Council on Education: American Youth Commission

American RegionalisM (general)

American Sociological Society

An-Ay: General

B: BO (general)

Bost, Mrs. W. T.

Br-By: General

C (general)

Carmichael, O. C.

Columbia University

Commission on Interracial CooperatioN (general)

Council on Southern Regional Development

Curtis, Brown, Ltd.: Collins, Alan C.

D-DI (general)

Do-Dy (general)

E (general)

F (general)

G-GE (general)

General Education Baord

Go-Gy (general)

Groves, Ernest R.

H-HaG (general)

Hagood, Margaret Jarmin

Har-HO (general)

House, Robert Burton

Hu-Hy (general)

I (general)

J (general)

Johnson, Guy B.

Julius Rosenwald Fund

K (general)

L (general)

Box 73

M (general)

Mc (general)

Meyer, Harold D.

Miscellaneous

Mo-My (general)

N (general)

National Resources Committee

North Carolina Conference for Social Service

North Carolina Convocation of Churches, Raleigh

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Division of Cooperation in Education and Race Relations

North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation

North Carolina State Planning Baord

O (general)

O'Berry, Mrs. Thomas

P (general)

R (general)

S-SL (general)

Seminar Conference on the Education of the American Negro

Seminar Conference on the Education of the American Negro: Loran, Charles T.

Seven County Study Plan

Sm-Sy: General

T (general)

Tennessee Valley Authority

U (general)

UNC Press

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Requests for recommendations

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Student applications

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Summer school

University of North Carolina: Graduate School

University of Illinois

University of Kentucky

USC

V (general)

W-WE (general)

West Virginia University: Boucher, President

Wi-Wy (general)

Woofter, T. Jack, Jr.

X,Y,Z (general)

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Box 74

Folder 2343

American Regionalism: Comments on book

Box 74

Folder 2344

American Sociological Society: Committee on Pre-Professional Training

Box 74

Folder 2345

American Youth Act

Box 74

Folder 2346-2350

Folder 2346

Folder 2347

Folder 2348

Folder 2349

Folder 2350

Council on Southern Regional Development

Box 74

Folder 2351

D (general)

Box 74

Folder 2352

E (general)

Box 74

Folder 2353

Maryland Board of State Aid and Charities

Box 74

Folder 2354

McClure, M. T.

Box 74

Folder 2355-2356

Folder 2355

Folder 2356

National Committee on Southern Regional Development

Box 74

Folder 2357

National Farm Chemurgic Council

Box 74

Folder 2358

National government organizations in Chicago

Box 74

Folder 2359

Peabody College for Teachers: Campbell, D. S.

Box 74

Folder 2360

Progressive Education: Clapp, Elsie Ripley, editor

Box 74

Folder 2361

Research Council on Problems of Alcohol

Box 74

Folder 2362

Social Science Research Council

Box 74

Folder 2363

Social Service Exchange

Box 74

Folder 2364

Southern Regions of the United States

Box 74

Folder 2365

University Broadcasting Council

Box 74

Folder 2366

Vanderbilt University

Box 74

Folder 2367-2368

Folder 2367

Folder 2368

1938-1939 A (general)

Box 74

Folder 2369

American Medical Association

Box 74

Folder 2370

American Sociological Society

Box 74

Folder 2371

Appalachia America

Box 74

Folder 2371-2376

Folder 2371

Folder 2372

Folder 2373

Folder 2374

Folder 2375

Folder 2376

B (general)

Box 74

Folder 2377-2379

Folder 2377

Folder 2378

Folder 2379

C-CE (general)

Box 74

Folder 2380

General Education Board

Box 74

Folder 2381

Carmichael, O. C.

Box 74

Folder 2382

Ch-Cy: General

Box 74

Folder 2383

Columbia University

Box 74

Folder 2384

Engagements

Box 74

Folder 2385-2386

Folder 2385

Folder 2386

F (general)

Box 74

Folder 2387-2388

Folder 2387

Folder 2388

G (general)

Box 74

Folder 2389

Groves, Ernest R.

Box 74

Folder 2390-2392

Folder 2390

Folder 2391

Folder 2392

H-HO (general)

Box 74

Folder 2393

House, Robert Burtonv

Box 74

Folder 2394

Hu-Hy: General

Box 74

Folder 2395

I (general)

Box 74

Folder 2396

Johnson, Guy B.

Box 74

Folder 2397

J (general)

Box 74

Folder 2398

Journal of Negro Education: Yearbook

Box 74

Folder 2399-2400

Folder 2399

Folder 2400

K (general)

Box 75

L (general)

M-ME (general)

Mc (general)

Meyer, Harold D.

Mi-My: General

Miscellaneous

Moore, Harry E.

N (general)

North Carolina Rural Rehabilitation Corporation

O (general)

Open File: The Techiways Make a New World

P (general)

Parkinson, B. L.

R (general)

S (general) (6 folders)

State Planning Board

Student applications

T (general)

U (general)

UNC Press

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Applications for positions

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Requests for recommendations

University of North Carolina: Graduate School

United States Department of Agriculture

University of Illinois

USC

V (general)

W (general)

Woofter, T. Jack, Jr.

Y,Z (general)

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1939-1941

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1940

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Box 78

A (general)

B-BL (general)

Blackwell, Gordon

Bo-By: General

C-CO (general)

Couch, W. T.

Credo of Youth: Proposed

D (general)

E (general)

F (general)

G (general)

Groves, Ernest R.

H (general)

Hannah, Paul

HaR (general)

HE (general)

HO (general)

House, Robert Burton

HU (general)

I (general)

Invitations

J (general)

K (general)

L (general)

M (general)

Mc (general)

Box 79

Miscellaneous

N (general)

National Resources Planning Board

North Carolina State Planning Board

Northwest Regional Planning Council

O (general)

Open File: The Techniways Make a New World

P (general)

R-RE (general)

Research Council on Problems of Alcohol

Reynal and Hitcock, Inc.

Ri-Ry: General

Rockefeller Foundation

S-SL (general)

Science Research Associates

SM (general)

South at its Best Conference

T (general)

UNC Press

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Applications for positions

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Introduction to Social Research

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Orders and requests

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Requests for recommendations

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Sociology 212: Letters from younger sociologists

University of North Carolina: Department of Sociology: Student applications

University of North Carolina: Graduate School

United States Department of Agriculture

United States Department of Agriculture: Farm Security Administration

University of Illinois

University of Rochester

V (general)

W (general)

X,Y,Z: General

Box 80

Younger sociologists

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1941

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1942

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1943

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1943

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1943-1946

Box 85

Twitty, W. B.

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1944-1945

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1944-1946

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1944-1953

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1944-1954

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1945

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1945-1946

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1946

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1947

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