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Collection Number: 03818

Collection Title: Albert Coates and Gladys Hall Coates Papers, 1841-2001

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The September 2009 addition (Acc. 101169) was processed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

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Size 73.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 51,600 items)
Abstract Albert Coates (1896-1989) was director of the Institute of Government at the University, 1931-1962, and a professor in the University of North Carolina's School of Law. In 1928, he married Gladys Jane Hall (1902-2002), who by all accounts played an important and integral role in many of the projects that Albert Coates undertook. The collection includes office and personal files of Albert Coates and his wife, Gladys Hall Coates. Boxes 1-6 (Original deposit) contain materials, 1941-1965, relating to North Carolina nonprofit organizations apparently collected by Coates in preparation for a study of these agencies at the local administrative level. Included are annual reports and publications of a variety of social and community organizations, like the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. Also included are materials about regional organizations arranged by place name, reports of various committees of the North Carolina Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, and information about other North Carolina and national agencies. Miscellaneous items included two original manuscripts by Coates, "The Many Lives of North Carolina Women," and "Palingenesis: An Example." Boxes 8-36 (Additions of February 1993 and October 1994) chiefly contain office files, many of which relate to Coates's tenure with the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina. Many file folders and occasionally individual letters are annotated with summaries, topic statements, or indications of importance. Topics include the founding and operation of the Institute of Government; legal education; law enforcement training; cases and statutes on legal topics; student government; Coates's writings, speeches and talks; speaking engagements; honors and awards; and personal matters. Boxes 37-43 (Additions of February and March 2003) contain letters, telegrams, wedding invitations, bills, report cards, course materials, and other papers. Boxes 44-85 (Addition of September 2009) consist chiefly of personal letters to Gladys Hall Coates from friends and family, but there also are letters to Albert Coates and correspondence between Albert and Gladys. Letters from Gladys's family in and around Portsmouth, Va., are extensive and particularly descriptive of family relationships and women's daily lived experience in the context of the social and political climate of the 1930s through the 1970s. Non-family letters reveal more about Gladys's life, in particular her expansive circle of friends and acquaintances, her contributions to husband Albert's professional successes, and her own active civic life. Other materials in this addition include speeches and interviews, some recorded on film and audiocassette, and writings; correspondence and other materials relating to the Coates' work at the University of North Carolina and the Institute of Government, including a 1934 police school film; family papers, including diaries, military papers, newspaper clippings, fraternity and University of North Carolina pins, and memoirs and genealogical research relating to the Coates, Pollard, and Bradley families; travel papers, including itineraries, correspondence and other papers related to travel in Europe and the Soviet Union; photographic materials, 1860s-1990s, (a few signed by Bayard Wootten) including formal and informal portraits and snapshots of Albert and Gladys Hall Coates and their Coates, Hall, Pollard, and Cauthorn relatives and friends that depict University of North Carolina and Institute of Government work and events, family gatherings, vacationing at North Carolina beaches, travel to Europe and Mexico, late nineteenth- to mid twentieth-century fashion, and other subjects; and other published and unpublished papers, including printed ephemera, notebooks and clippings, Gladys Hall Coates's "Special Keepsakes," and other materials.
Creator Coates, Albert, 1896-1989.



Coates, Gladys Hall.
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.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Albert Coates and Gladys Hall Coates Papers #3818, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Albert Coates in 1986; from Gladys Hall Coates in 1993 (Acc. 93033); from the estate of Gladys Hall Coates in February 2003 (Acc. 99420); transferred from the University Archives, UNC-Chapel Hill in 1994 (Acc. 94147); transferred from the North Carolina Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill in March 2003 (Acc. 99444); received from the North Carolina Supreme Court Library in August 2005 (Acc. 100175); and transferred from the Institute of Government, UNC-Chapel Hill in September 2009 (Acc. 101169).
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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Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, February 1993; Amanda Ross, January 2008; and Kiley Orchard and Nancy Kaiser, May 2010

Encoded by: Matt Turi, May 2004

Updated by: Nancy Kaiser, January 2021

The September 2009 addition (Acc. 101169) was processed with support from Elizabeth Moore Ruffin.

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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Albert Coates, founder and long-time director of the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina, was born in Johnston County, N.C., in 1896 and died in 1989. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina in 1918 and an LLB from Harvard University in 1923. Upon graduation, Coates joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Law and taught there until 1969. In 1931, Coates founded the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina. He served as its director until 1962.

Coates was the author of numerous works, including Talks on the Rule of Law and the Role of Government in the Cities, the Counties, and the State of North Carolina (1971); By her Own Bootstraps: A Saga of Women in North Carolina (1975); and The Story of the Institute of Government: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1981).

In 1928, Coates married Gladys Jane Hall, who was born in Portsmouth, Va., in 1902. She had earned a bachelor's degree from Randolph-Macon Women's College in 1924. She wrote a number of works by herself and in collaboration with her husband. By all accounts, Gladys Hall Coates played an important and integral role in many of the projects that Albert Coates undertook. In addition to their various literary collaborations, she and Albert used their personal funds to help establish the Institute of Government. Gladys Hall Coates earned the Chi Omega Fraternity Distinguished Service Medal in 1974, the Alumnae Achievement Award from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1990, the Distinguished Service Medal from the University of North Carolina General Alumni Association in 1992, and the Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award in 1994. She died in 2002.

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The Albert Coates collection includes office and personal files of Coates and his wife, Gladys Hall Coates. Boxes 1-6 (Original deposit) contain materials, 1941-1965, relating to North Carolina nonprofit organizations apparently collected by Coates in preparation for a study of these agencies at the local administrative level. Included are annual reports and publications of a variety of social and community organizations, like the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. Also included are materials about regional organizations arranged by place name, reports of various committees of the North Carolina Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, and information about other North Carolina and national agencies. Miscellaneous items included two original manuscripts by Coates, "The Many Lives of North Carolina Women," and "Palingenesis: An Example."

Boxes 8-36 (Additions of February 1993 and October 1994) chiefly contain office files, many of which relate to Coates's tenure with the Institute of Government at the University of North Carolina. Many file folders and occasionally individual letters are annotated with summaries, topic statements, or indications of importance. Topics include the founding and operation of the Institute of Government; legal education; law enforcement training; cases and statutes on legal topics; student government; Coates's writings, speeches and talks; speaking engagements; honors and awards; and personal matters.

Boxes 37-43 (Additions of February and March 2003) contain letters, telegrams, wedding invitations, bills, report cards, course materials, and other papers.

Boxes 44-85 (Addition of September 2009) consists chiefly of personal letters to Gladys Hall Coates from friends and family, but there also are letters to Albert Coates and correspondence between Albert and Gladys. Letters from Gladys's family are extensive and particularly descriptive of women's daily lived experience from the 1930s through the 1970s. Letters document family relationships among women, especially between mother and child; single parenting; religious practices; volunteer work; letting rooms to boarders in a Portsmouth, Va., home; and reactions to historical events, such as the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., and to the social and political climate of the time, including "black power" and Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in the 1960s and bussing in the early 1970s. Non-family letters reveal more about Gladys's life, in particular her expansive circle of friends and acquaintances, her contributions to husband Albert's professional successes, and her own active civic life. Other materials in this addition include speeches and interviews, some recorded on film and audiocassette, and writings; papers and correspondence relating to the Coates' professional work; family papers, including diaries, military papers, newspaper clippings, fraternity and University of North Carolina pins, and memoirs and genealogical research relating to the Coates, Pollard, and Bradley families; travel papers, including itineraries, correspondence and other papers related to travel in Europe and the Soviet Union; photographic materials, 1860s-1990s, (a few signed by Bayard Wootten) including formal and informal portraits and snapshots of Albert and Gladys Hall Coates and their Coates, Hall, Pollard, and Cauthorn relatives and friends that depict University of North Carolina and Institute of Government work and events, family gatherings, vacationing at the beach, travel to Europe and Mexico, late nineteenth- to mid twentieth-century fashion, and other subjects; and other published and unpublished papers, including printed ephemera, notebooks and clippings, Gladys Hall Coates's "Special Keepsakes," and other materials.

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About 17,000 items.

Boxes 1-6 contain materials, 1941-1965, relating to North Carolina nonprofit organizations. These materials were apparently collected by Coates in preparation for a study of agencies at the local administrative level. Included are annual reports and publications of a variety of social and community organizations, like the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. Also included are materials about regional organizations arranged by place name, reports of various committees of the North Carolina Governor's Commission on the Status of Women, and information about other North Carolina and national agencies. Miscellaneous items include two original manuscripts by Coates, "The Many Lives of North Carolina Women," and "Palingenesis: An Example."

Box 1

Alamance County:

American Red Cross #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
Boy Scouts of America #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
Community Council #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
Miscellaneous #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
United Fund #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1

Buncombe County:

Association for Retarded Children #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
Day Nursery #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
Directory of Social Services #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
Planning Council #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
United Fund #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
Western North Carolina Cerebral Palsy #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
YMCA #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 1
Box 2

Cumberland County

Durham County:

American Red Cross #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Association for the Blind #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Better Health Foundation #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Boys' Club #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Family Service #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Golden Age Society #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Nursery School Association #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
United Fund #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
YMCA #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2

Forsyth County:

American Red Cross #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Cancer Service #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Children's Center #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Community Radio and Television Council #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Girl Scouts #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 2
Box 3

Forsyth County

Home Care Program/Visiting Nurse Service #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Salvation Army #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
United Fund #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3

Gastonia County:

United Fund #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3

Greensboro:

Children's Home Society #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Medical and Hospitalization Fund #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Metropolitan Day Nursery #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
United Fund #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3

Hickory:

Beacon Safety Council #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Catawba Valley Opportunity School #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Family Guidance Center, Inc. #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Girl Scouts #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Hickory League for the Crippled #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
United Fund #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3

New Hanover County:

Association for Mental Health #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Family Service Society #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
"History of the United Fund of New Hanover" #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Miscellaneous #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Salvation Army #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Volunteer Service Bureau #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
YMCA #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 3
Box 4

Raleigh:

"A History of the Rotary Club of Raleigh" #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 4

Reidsville:

American Red Cross #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,

Rocky Mount:

American Red Cross #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 4
Family Services #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 4
Girl Scouts #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 4
Salvation Army #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 4
United Community Services #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 4

Wayne County:

American Red Cross #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,
Boys' Club #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,
Boy Scouts of America #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,
Girl Scout Council of Costal Carolina #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,
Heart Cancer Society #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,
Mental Health Association #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,
United Fund #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,

Wilson:

American Red Cross #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,
Boy Scouts of America #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,
Mental Health Association #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,
Salvation Army #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,
United Fund #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965.,

Uwhwarrie:

Boy Scouts of America #03818, Series Original Deposit, 1941-1965., Box 4
Box 5

North Carolina Governor's Commission on the Status of Women

Box 6

Other North Carolina and National Organizations

Miscellaneous

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About 14,000 items.

Box 7 is restricted until 2018.

Chiefly personal correspondence and office files, many of which relate to Coates's tenure with the Institute of Government or the University of North Carolina's School of Law. Many file folders and occasionally individual letters are annotated with summaries, topic statements, or indications of importance. Topics include the founding and operation of the Institute of Government; legal education; law enforcement training; student government; cases and statutes on legal topics; Coates's writings, speeches and talks; speaking engagements; honors and awards; and personal matters.

Box 7

Restricted materials

CLOSED until 2018.

Box 8

Institute of Government

Includes solicitations for funding for the Institute of Government; early papers relating to the Institute's founding; correspondence, including letters from businessmen Barnard Cone, Benjamin Cone, Caesar Cone, Herman Cone, and James G. Hanes; William Friday; and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Box 9

Institute of Government; University of North Carolina; speaking engagements; Coates family

Includes early correspondence regarding the stages of the Institute of Government, including letters from United States senators and letters from notable national and local figures; letters from civic groups requesting Coates as speaker, 1925-1937; correspondence relating to University of North Carolina negotiations for land owned by William B. Parker; correspondence with Frank Aycock regarding a narrative of his acquaintance with Joseph P. Knapp; awards and citations, including the 1953 Oliver Max Gardner Award; materials relating to Coates's relatives, Stanton Coates and John Rufus Coates; materials relating to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), including a personal letter from J. Edgar Hoover to Albert Coates in 1937 and 5 portraits of FBI officers (OP-PF-3818/1); clippings; pamphlet, "Fifty Years with Albert Coates," by Gladys Hall Coates; and obituaries upon Coates's death.

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-3818/1

Portraits of FBI officers

Extra Oversize Paper Folder XOPF-3818/1

Certificates and photographs

Certificates consist of greetings to Albert Coates from the North Carolina Police Executives Association, August 1960, for 30 years of service.

Photographs all appear to be posed groups of people outside of buildings.

Box 10

Honors and awards; Harvard Law School; Institute of Government; Coates writings

Materials relating to service awards and citations, including the 1967 North Carolina Award, 1978 North Carolina Citizen Association Public Service Award, 1984 William Richardson Davie Award, and others; to the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies; to materials relating to Harvard University Law School; to his tribute to University of North Carolina Chancellor R. B. House; correspondence relating to Coates's writings; and clippings related to Coates and his work for the Institute of Government.

Box 11

Honors and awards; publications

Includes materials relating to service awards and honors, including nomination for the 1980 Rockefeller Public Service Award; to Coates's book My Brother, Kenneth, a Wofford College professor; to honors conferred on Coates upon retirement, including the Albert and Gladys Hall Coates portrait in the Institute of Government, the Albert Coates bust commissioned by the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, the symphony concert honoring Albert and Gladys Coates, and an honorary degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and pamphlets written by Coates on legal matters, law enforcement, university societies, and the Institute of Government.

Box 12

Honors and awards; publications

Includes honorary degrees and related materials from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and Duke University; "Tribute to Dr. and Mrs. Albert Coates," 1970; scrapbook relating to the 1979 dedication of the Albert Coates Local Government Center; volume 108 of the Congressional Record, which includes Senator Sam Erwin's speeches on Coates and the Institute; Coates's book The Story of the Institute of Government.

Box 13

Institute of Government; personal correspondence

Includes Institute of Government staff meeting minutes and memoranda, 1956; financial records; general correspondence to Coates as director of Institute, 1928-1940; correspondence relating to Institute publicity, 1933-1940; correspondence with Dennis Brummitt, Leon Green, and John A. Livingstone; correspondence with North Carolina lawyers on legal education, 1929-1930; letters in response to Harvard speech; personal letters on retirement and on 1959 audit report of Institute; and editorials on 1962 retirement and other clippings.

Box 14

Institute of Government; personal correspondence

Includes correspondence files that Coates labeled "Albert Coates--Personal," 1937-1962, which includes letters written to and from Coates as director of the Institute of Government as well as those of a personal and family nature. Topics include legislative activities, legal concerns, financial matters, national and international affairs, and requests for assistance with admission to the University and other matters. Also includes personal bills, 1938-1940.

Box 15

Legal materials; speaking engagements

Includes speaking invitations by civic groups, 1930-1934; notes, articles, and analysis of legal precedents regarding the reorganization of North Carolina state government; writings and analysis related to the consolidation between the city of Charlotte and the county of Mecklenburg; and writings and analysis related to the Green versus Kitchin case related to the town of Weldon's funding expenses of a local police chief to attend the national FBI Police Academy.

Box 16

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; student government

Includes materials relating to student government, including the 1974 Student Government Code, financial information and annual budgets, analysis relating to student judiciary, judicial reform, student government and education reform, views of student government, and student fee accounting practices; to fraternity government; to residence hall government; to controversies, including the Food Workers' Strike of 1969 and a 1975 lawsuit agains the University and the Daily Tar Heel; articles from Carolina Magazine; and W. Arthur Hays Jr.'s The Development of Student Law.

Box 17

Newspaper clippings

Includes clippings 1964-1967, on state legislation, state politics, and University affairs.

Box 18

Speaking engagements; writings; publications

Box 19

Institute of Government; speaking engagements; and other materials

Includes materials relating to Judge Allen H. Gwyn's book Work, Earn & Save, including correspondence, readers' comments, newspaper articles; correspondence relating to Harvard Law School reunion and fund; Institute of Government materials, including report on traffic tickets; correspondence relating to "What the University of Chapel Hill Meant to Me"; speaking invitations; letters relating to L. P. McClendon; materials regarding the 1967 North Carolina Award; and general correspondence, 1965-1969.

Box 20

Institute of Government; writings; reader responses

Includes references to Institute of Government and speeches by Coates; materials relating to professorship honoring Gladys Hall Coates; folder Coates marked as "Special Letters," 1975-1984; open letter to Swiss Olympic runner Gabrielle Andersen-Schiess and her response; general correspondence, 1925-1933 and 1979-1983; "The Albert Coates I Know" by Gladys Hall Coates; materials relating to industrialist and benefactor Paul Johnson and Senator Sam Erwin; rough draft of Coates's Bridging the Gap Between Government in Books and Government in Action; staff responses to Coates's Out of a Classroom in Chapel Hill; letters by readers of Coates's works, 1967-1988; clippings, 1980s; articles by others.

Box 21

Institute of Government; publications; law enforcement

Includes folders Coates labeled "Interesting Labels, 1930-1939,""Early Memberships and Contributions, 1935-1940," and "Early Correspondence, solicited and unsolicited (Accolades too), etc." 1935-1936, correspondence with judge Junius G. Adams, 1932-1934; early Institute for Government correspondence, 1929-1935; later correspondece and other materials, 1980s; Institute publications with notes; reflection by Peyton B. Abbott entitled "The Institute of Government and Me, 1942-1947"; photographs; legal pads; drafts and final copies of "The Law of Jurisdiction Guidebook for Law Enforcing Officers in North Carolina," 1950.

Box 22

Legal education; personal

Includes personal and Law School-related correspondence, receipts, clippings and other materials, filed by year in letterboxes and alphabetized by correspondent/subject, 1925-1928; loose correspondence, clippings, and other materials relating to personal concerns and legal education.

Box 23

Legal materials; law enforcement

Includes research papers on legal matters such as arrests, obstruction of justice, affray, dueling, the status of women, and others written for the Institute of Government; research materials such as North Caolina statutes, The Status of Women in North Carolina, and adoption rulings; typed text of select 1925 News and Observer articles; study projects.

Box 24

Institute of Government; legal materials; publications

Includes legal research findings by others for Coates on such topics as removal from public office, malicious prosecution, and perjury; notes from annual meetings of County Accountants of North Carolina, 1935-1956; clippings and other papers; Institute of Government publications; and two sets of index cards, one with names and addresses of government workers and officials and the other of contact information for North Carolina mayors.

Box 25

Legal materials; law enforcement; publications

Includes research materials on scientific aids and evidence in criminal investigations; memorandum of Coates's proposal for a twelve-week program for law enforcement officers; drafts of John Jolly Jr.'s "The Citizens's Duty to Serve as a Juror and as a Witness"; letters from readers of "My Life with Albert Coates," 1980; Letters from readers of The Story of the Institute of Government, 1982; and index cards with notes on statutes and case precendent, divided by legal aspect (i.e. "arrest without warrant - felony").

Box 26

Legal education; Albert Coates Local Government Center; personal correspondence

Includes personal and Law School-related correspondence, receipts, clippings and other materials, filed by year in letter boxes and alphabetized by correspondent/subject, 1924-1929; and scrapbook, correspondence, and other materials related to the dedication of the Albert Coates Local Government Center, 1975.

Box 27

Newspaper clippings

Includes clippings, 1929-1936 and 1969-1980, on Institute of Government, Coates Local Government Center, Albert Coates, training of law enforcement officers, and other matters.

Box 28

Institute of Government; law enforcement; personal correspondence; Coates writings

Includes correspondence, 1974-1980, relating to the Institute of Government, personal friendships, Coates's retirement, Coates's intention to write a history of police training in North Carolina, and other issues; materials sent to Gladys Coates relating to Daniel Grant and the GLD Eleemosynary Foundation Inc., 1932 and 1988; letters to Gladys Coates lauding Albert Coates; copies of My Professional Life History by Sherwood Githens Jr.; articles, writings, talks, and speeches; personal correspondence; correspondence, memoranda and other materials relating to training for law enforcement officers, state government, and university affairs; and audiotape labeled "State Board Meeting, Feb. 7, 1980 11:00-11:55."

Box 29

Center for the Study of Human Values at Tanglewood

Includes materials sent in three packets from North Carolina State University to Professor E. Maynard Adams of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 1970s.

Box 30

Legal materials; law enforcement; legal education

Includes research compiled for the Institute of Government on legal topics such as arrest, conspiracy, embezzlement, and larceny; pamphlets written by Coates, including "Instruction & Registration of 18 Year Old Voters" and "Co-ordinated Training Program for Law Enforcing Officers in North Carolina"; and materials related to Coates's work as a law professor, including legal questions and papers on legal topics, probably written by students.

Box 31

Legal education

Includes materials related to legal instruction such as cases and materials, memoranda and other writings on crimes against property, murder, and slander and lecture notes for criminal law.

Box 32

Institute of Government

Includes memoranda written for the Institute of Government providing cases, statutes, and analysis on legal topics centering on sex crimes and morals and criminal procedural issues.

Box 33

Institute of Government; personal correspondence; speaking engagements; publications; Coates family

Includes personal and professional correspondence, 1930-1976; correspondence with Kennedy family members before and after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, 1963-1964; letters in response to Coates's Law School commencement address; letters regarding Coates's illness and the "To Whom It May Concern" pamphlet, 1968; letters reacting to Talks to Student and Teachers on the Rule of Law and the Role of Government in the Cities, the Counties, and the State of North Carolina ; fundraising letters to potential donors such as the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, 1973; materials relating to Institute of Government publications; and photographs of family members.

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About 3,000 items.

Chiefly office files, many of which relate to Coates's tenure with the Institute of Government.

Box 34

Legal education; Harvard Law School

Includes office files, 1928-1976, relating to legal education in North Carolina, course planning, 1931 addresses to law students by sheriffs and clerks of court, Harvard Law School, the 1948 gubernatorial election; personal correspondence, 1930-1984; genealogical material and letters from relative R. F. Coates; letters from Edgar Turlington, 1952, Lee Turlington, 1959, Edgar's wife Catherine Turlington, 1960, and materials to and about professor Ira Turlington, 1891-1904; speaking requests, 1942; materials relating to honors and honorary memberships.

Box 35

Institute of Government; law enforcement; honors and awards; Coates writings

Includes correspondence regarding police training at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); requests for assistance with employment and appointments; report to the incoming and outgoing directors of the Institute of Government, 1962-1979; correspondence relating to Coates's leave of absence, 1966; letters from Bill Friday 1967-1986; letters from Coates to Friday regarding controversy surrounding law enforcement training programs, 1970-1973; correspondence with University presidents and chancellors Bill Aycock, 1962-1986, Frank Porter Graham, 1951-1970, Robert Burton House, 1952-1971, and Ferebee Taylor, 1972-1974; correspondence wiht attorney general Rufus Edmisten, senator Sam Erwin, governor Jim Hunt, superintendent of public instruction Jerome Melton, governor and North Carolina Supreme Court justice Dan K. Moore, and governor and senator Terry Sanford, 1962-1985; letters relating to the Albert Coates Fund, 1962; personal correspondence; materials relating to awards and honors, including the William Davie Award, 1984, the North Carolina Public Service Award, and the joint resolution of the North Carolina General Assembly honoring Coates, 1975; Coates's response to Henry Lewis' comments on Out of a Classroom in Chapel Hill; materials from the files of Gordon Cleveland relating to curriculum development for an Administration of Justice degree; Coates's nomination of Bill Cochrane for the North Carolina Award; speeches and articles by Coates; clippings and text from newspaper articles.

Box 36

Legal materials; speaking engagements; Coates writings; student government

Invitations to Coates for event attendance, speaking engagements, and conference presentations, 1936-1961; personal correspondence, 1942; letters from attorneys Susie Sharp, Thomas J. Wright, George H. Wright, George B. Zimmer; materials related to student government and honor system, 1935-1942; letters to Coates on his retirement, 1962-1963; other correspondence; and remarks and writings by Coates.

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About 1,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly letters, telegrams, wedding invitations, bills, report cards, course materials, and other papers of Gladys Hall Coates and Albert Coates. The papers, 1916-1928, are exclusively related to Albert Coates. These papers are concerned with his undergraduate years, 1914-1918, at the University of North Carolina; his education, 1921-1923, at Harvard University Law School; and his early teaching career at the University of North Carolina Law School. The later papers contain a similar mix of materials, but are topically related less specifically to Albert alone than to the Coateses as a couple. There is also what appears to be a coursepack entitled "Legal Aspects of Journalism" that belonged to "G. H. Coates."

Box 37

1916-1943

Box 38

1943-1948

Box 39

1949-1961

Box 40

1961-1973

Box 41

1973-1947

Box 42

1978

Letters, undated

Greeting cards, undated

Wedding invitations, undated

Box 43

"Legal Aspects of Journalism" coursepack, 1950s

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About 16,600 items.

Arrangement: Original folder titles and groupings have been maintained when possible.

This addition consists chiefly of personal letters to Gladys Hall Coates from friends and family, but there also are letters to Albert Coates and correspondence between Albert and Gladys. Letters received from Gladys's mother, sister, and niece are extensive and particularly descriptive of women's daily lived experience from the 1930s through the 1970s. Letters document family relationships among women, especially between mother and child; single parenting; religious practices; volunteer work; letting rooms to boarders in a Portsmouth, Va., home; and reactions to historical events, such as the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., and to the social and political climate of the time, including "black power" and Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in the 1960s and bussing in the early 1970s. Non-family letters reveal more about Gladys's life, in particular her expansive circle of friends and acquaintances, her contributions to husband Albert's professional successes, and her own active civic life. Other materials in the addition include speeches and interviews, some recorded on film and audiocassette, and writings; papers and correspondence relating to their professional work, including letters from J. Edgar Hoover, Frank Porter Graham, Sam J. Ervin, and Thomas J. White; family papers, including calendars, diaries, letters, Gladys Hall Coates's will, memoirs, military papers, newspaper clippings, fraternity and University of North Carolina pins, materials from the memorial service of Albert Coates, and memoirs and genealogical research relating to the Coates, Pollard, and Bradley families; travel papers, including itineraries, correspondence and other papers related to travel in Europe and the Soviet Union; photographic materials, 1860s-1990s, (a few signed by Bayard Wootten) including formal and informal portraits and snapshots of Albert and Gladys Hall Coates and their Coates, Hall, Pollard, and Cauthorn relatives and friends that depict University of North Carolina and Institute of Government work and events, family gatherings, vacationing at North Carolina beaches, travel to Europe and Mexico, late nineteenth- to mid twentieth-century fashion, and other subjects; and other published and unpublished papers, including printed ephemera, notebooks and clippings, Gladys Hall Coates's "Special Keepsakes," and other materials.

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About 7,200 items.

Chiefly personal letters to Gladys Hall Coates from family and friends, but there also letters to Albert Coates, letters to Albert and Gladys, and correspondence between Albert and Gladys. Letters to Albert Coates are from friends and professional associates and are chiefly thank-you and appreciation notes in nature. Also included is "The Artist in War Time," the text of an introduction to a panel discussion led by Clarence Adler at the University of North Carolina. Letters to Albert and Gladys are interfiled with the chronological run of letters to Gladys. Correspondence between Albert and Gladys consists of love letters, sent during their courtship and the early years of their marriage.

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from her mother, Blanche Pollard Hall (Mrs. William A. Hall); her sister, Marjorie (Marge) Hall Hope Marable; and her niece, Jane Hope Watson, are extensive and particularly descriptive of women's daily lived experience from the 1930s through the 1970s. Letters document family relationships among women, especially between mother and child. Blanche Pollard Hall's letters express her pride in the accomplishments of her daughter Gladys and son-in-law Albert Coates, as well as her concerns for her son Alfred Hall, who appears to have struggled to find itinerant work and with alcoholism in the 1930s, and for her daughter Marge and her granddaughter Jane, who she helped to raise. Her letters also reference letting rooms in her Portsmouth, Va., home to boarders, some of whom were connected to the Norfolk naval base. Letters from Marge Hall Hope Marable provide news of family from a different perspective. Marge described her life as a single mother, after her first husband's death and before she remarried; her concerns for their mother's health; her religious practices; and her reactions to historical events, such as the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr., and to the social and political climate of the time, including "black power" and Democratic and Republican presidential candidates in the 1960s and bussing in the early 1970s. There are a few letters, circa 1920s, from Gladys to Marge, in which Gladys wrote about her teaching job and inquired about Marge's life at Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Jane Hope Watson's letters provide news of her mother, her sons, and her volunteer work from the 1950s to 1980s. Her letters document parenting concerns of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and also mention her reaction to bussing in Virginia schools in the early 1970s.

Other letters that Gladys received reveal more about her life, in particular her expansive circle of friends and acquaintances, her contributions to husband Albert's professional successes, and her generosity and hospitality, interests, and active civic life, including her work for the Institute of Government and Friends of Person Hall. Also included in the general run of her correspondence are many postcards and invitations, as well as substantive letters from maternal aunts and sisters-in-law. There are very few drafts of letters that Gladys sent to others; these are noted in the folder list below. Lastly, there are Christmas letters and music sent by the Coateses.

Folder 778

Letters to Albert Coates, 1920-1923

Folder 779

Letters to Albert Coates, 1926-1927

Folder 780-781

Folder 780

Folder 781

Letters to Albert Coates, 1928

Folder 782

Letters to Albert Coates, 1929

Folder 783

Letters to Albert Coates, 1935, 1939-1940

Folder 784

Letters to Albert Coates, circa 1930s-1940s

Folder 785

Letters to Albert Coates, 1941

Folder 786

Letters to Albert Coates, 1942

Folder 787

Letters to Albert Coates, 1943-1949

Folder 788

Letters to Albert Coates, 1950, 1953-1955, 1966, 1968, 1982-1983

Folder 789

Letters to Albert Coates, undated

Folder 790

Letters to Albert Coates from Gladys Hall Coates, 1924

Folder 791-793

Folder 791

Folder 792

Folder 793

Letters to Albert Coates from Gladys Hall Coates, 1925

Folder 794

Letters to Albert Coates from Gladys Hall Coates, 1926

Folder 795-798

Folder 795

Folder 796

Folder 797

Folder 798

Letters to Albert Coates from Gladys Hall Coates, 1927

Folder 799-802

Folder 799

Folder 800

Folder 801

Folder 802

Letters to Albert Coates from Gladys Hall Coates, 1928

Folder 803

Letters to Albert Coates from Gladys Hall Coates, 1929

Folder 804

Letters to Albert Coates from Gladys Hall Coates, 1920s

Folder 805

Letters to Albert Coates from Gladys Hall Coates, 1930

Folder 806

Letters to Albert Coates from Gladys Hall Coates, 1931-1932

Folder 807

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Albert Coates, 1923-1924

Folder 808-809

Folder 808

Folder 809

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Albert Coates, 1925

Folder 810

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Albert Coates, during his vacation in Ocracoke, N.C., 1925

Folder 811

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Albert Coates, 1926

Folder 812

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Albert Coates, regarding illness in Murphy, N.C., and recovery in Chapel Hill, 1926

Folder 813-814

Folder 813

Folder 814

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Albert Coates, 1927

Folder 815

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Albert Coates, 1928-1929

Folder 816

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Albert Coates, 1920s

Folder 817

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Albert Coates, 1930s

Folder 818-819

Folder 818

Folder 819

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1940

Folder 820

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1941

Folder 821-824

Folder 821

Folder 822

Folder 823

Folder 824

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1942

Folder 825-826

Folder 825

Folder 826

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1943

Folder 827

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1944

Folder 828

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, circa 1939-1944

Folder 829

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1949

Folder 830

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1950

Folder 831

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1951

Folder 832

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1952

Folder 833

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1953

Folder 834

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Pollard Hall, 1954

Folder 835

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Blanche Hall, 1955

Folder 836

Letters from Gladys Hall Coates to Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, circa 1920

Folder 837-838

Folder 837

Folder 838

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1930s-1940s

Folder 839

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1940-1945

Folder 840

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1946-1949

Folder 841

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1950-1953

Folder 842

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1963-1964

Folder 843

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1965-1967

Folder 844

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1968

Folder 845

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1969

Folder 846

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1970-1971

Folder 847

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1972-1973

Folder 848

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1974

Folder 849

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1975-1976

Folder 850

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1977-1978

Folder 851

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1980

Folder 852

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1981-1982

Folder 853

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1983-1985

Folder 854

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1986-1987

Folder 855

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Marjorie Hall Hope Marable, 1988-1993

Folder 856

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1943-1950

Folder 857

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1951-1957

Folder 858

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1960-1963

Folder 859

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1964-1966

Folder 860

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1967-1968

Folder 861

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1969-1971

Folder 862

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1972-1975

Folder 863

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1976-1979

Folder 864

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1980-1983

Folder 865

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1984-1989

Folder 866

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Fair Polk Mitchell, 1990-1995

Folder 867

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1934-1939

Folder 868

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1940-1948

Folder 869

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1948-1952, 1956

Folder 870

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1958-1963

Folder 871

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1964-1968

Folder 872

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1969-1971

Folder 873

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1972-1975

Folder 874

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1976-1979

Folder 875

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1980-1984

Folder 876

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1985-1986

Folder 877

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1987-1990

Folder 878

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1991-1993

Folder 879

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates from Jane Hope Watson, 1997, 2000-2002

Folder 880-882

Folder 880

Folder 881

Folder 882

"Special Letters" and Papers of Gladys Hall Coates, 1916-1935

Chiefly school materials, notes from her mother and friends, and travel ephemera, including menus from a 1935 cruise on the S.S. Reliance

Folder 883

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1924-1935

Folder 884-885

Folder 884

Folder 885

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1928

Folder 886

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1934-1939

Folder 887-890

Folder 887

Folder 888

Folder 889

Folder 890

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, circa 1930s-1940s

Folder 891

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1940

Folder 892

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1941

Folder 893

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1942

Folder 894-895

Folder 894

Folder 895

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1943

Folder 896-897

Folder 896

Folder 897

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1944

Folder 898

Letters (drafts) from Gladys Hall Coates, 1944-1955 and undated

Folder 899-900

Folder 899

Folder 900

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1945

Folder 901

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1946

Folder 902-903

Folder 902

Folder 903

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1947

Folder 904-906

Folder 904

Folder 905

Folder 906

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1948

Folder 907-909

Folder 907

Folder 908

Folder 909

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1949

Folder 910-912

Folder 910

Folder 911

Folder 912

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1950

Folder 913-915

Folder 913

Folder 914

Folder 915

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1951

Folder 916-918

Folder 916

Folder 917

Folder 918

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1952

Folder 919-921

Folder 919

Folder 920

Folder 921

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1953

Folder 922-923

Folder 922

Folder 923

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1954

Folder 924-925

Folder 924

Folder 925

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1955

Folder 926-927

Folder 926

Folder 927

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1956

Folder 928

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1957-1958

Folder 929

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1950s

Folder 930-932

Folder 930

Folder 931

Folder 932

Invitations to Albert and Gladys Hall Coates, circa 1950s and undated

Folder 933

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1960-1961

Folder 934-936

Folder 934

Folder 935

Folder 936

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1962

Folder 937-938

Folder 937

Folder 938

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1963

Folder 939-940

Folder 939

Folder 940

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1964

Folder 941

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1965

Folder 942

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1966

Folder 943

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1967

Folder 944

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1968

Folder 945

Letters (drafts) from Gladys Hall Coates, 1968-1969

Folder 946

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1969

Folder 947-951

Folder 947

Folder 948

Folder 949

Folder 950

Folder 951

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1960s

Folder 952

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1970

Folder 953

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1971-1972

Folder 954

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1973-1974

Folder 955

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1975

Folder 956-957

Folder 956

Folder 957

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1976

Folder 958

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1970s

Folder 959

Letters (drafts) from Gladys Hall Coates, 1970s

Folder 960

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1981

Folder 961

Letters to Edward French, regarding birthday party for Albert Coates, 1981

Folder 962-963

Folder 962

Folder 963

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1984

Folder 964-965

Folder 964

Folder 965

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1985

Folder 966-967

Folder 966

Folder 967

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1986

Folder 968-970

Folder 968

Folder 969

Folder 970

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1987

Folder 971-972

Folder 971

Folder 972

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1988

Folder 973-979

Folder 973

Folder 974

Folder 975

Folder 976

Folder 977

Folder 978

Folder 979

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1989

Chiefly condolence letters following Albert Coates's death.

Folder 980

Letters (drafts) from Gladys Hall Coates, 1980s

Folder 981

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1990

Folder 982-984

Folder 982

Folder 983

Folder 984

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1991

Folder 985

Letters to and from Gladys Hall Coates, regarding fiftieth wedding anniversary of Polly and Hi Cody, 1991

Folder 986-988

Folder 986

Folder 987

Folder 988

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1992

Folder 989

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, related to her birthday party at the Institute of Government, 1992

Folder 990-991

Folder 990

Folder 991

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1993

Folder 992

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1994

Folder 993

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 1996-1997

Folder 994

"Special Letters" to Gladys Hall Coates, 1990s

Folder 995

Letters (drafts) from Gladys Hall Coates, 1990s and undated

Folder 996

Letters to Gladys Hall Coates, 2000-2001

Folder 997-999

Folder 997

Folder 998

Folder 999

Christmas letters and music from Albert Gladys Hall Coates, 1950s-1980s

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About 1,600 items.

Published and unpublished speeches, writings, and talks given by Albert and Gladys Hall Coates, including The Story of Student Government in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Also included are two recorded speeches by Albert Coates, one on film and the other on audiocassette, and two videotapes of interviews with Gladys Hall Coates.

Folder 1000

Speeches by Albert Coates, 1920s-1980s

Folder 1001

Writings by or about Albert Coates, circa 1950s-1980s

Folder 1002-1003

Folder 1002

Folder 1003

Writings and talks by Albert Coates, 1960s-1980s, and undated

Film F-3818/2

Wake County Court House dedication, Coates speech, circa 1970

16mm black-and-white film with sound.

Audiocassette C-3818/1

Albert Coates, 11 July 1976

Folder 1004

The Story of Student Government in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985

Folder 1005

Copy of "A Report to the Dean of the Law School," to be used also for separate segments in other papers, undated

Folder 1006-1007

Folder 1006

Folder 1007

Compositions by Gladys Hall Coates, circa 1949 and undated

Folder 1008

Talks on women to various groups, 1960s-1970s

Folder 1009

Chi Omega and Valkyrie papers and speeches, circa 1970s-1990s

Folder 1010

Manuscripts of The Coming of Women to North Carolina, 1971-1988

Folder 1011-1020

Folder 1011

Folder 1012

Folder 1013

Folder 1014

Folder 1015

Folder 1016

Folder 1017

Folder 1018

Folder 1019

Folder 1020

Writings and talks by Gladys Hall Coates, 1971-2000

Folder 1021

Talk on women to women's festival, 1978

Folder 1022

Notes for classmates written by Gladys Hall Coates, 1979

Folder 1023

Gladys Hall Coates's speech at luncheon in her honor, 1994

Folder 1024

Talk by Gladys Hall Coates on 100th anniversary of women at University of North Carolina, 1998

Videotape VT-3818/1

"Remembering Thomas Wolfe with Gladys Coates"

Videotape VT-3818/2

North Carolina People: Gladys Hall Coates

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About 2,400 items.

Papers, awards and honors, and correspondence related to the work of Albert and Gladys Hall Coates for the University of North Carolina and the Institute of Government. Professional correspondence includes letters to Albert Coates with original signatures from J. Edgar Hoover, Frank Porter Graham, Sam J. Ervin, and Thomas J. White. Also contains printed material from the University of North Carolina, including University of North Carolina handbooks, and a 1934 police school film.

Folder 1025-1028

Folder 1025

Folder 1026

Folder 1027

Folder 1028

Professional correspondence of Albert Coates, 1920s-1980s

Includes letters with original signatures from J. Edgar Hoover, Frank Porter Graham, Sam J. Ervin, and Thomas J. White.

Folder 1029

Honor system at the University of North Carolina: Letters to Albert Coates, 1941

Folder 1030

Lilenthal, David E.: Letters to Albert Coates, 1969

Folder 1031-1035

Folder 1031

Folder 1032

Folder 1033

Folder 1034

Folder 1035

What the University Meant to Me: Letters to Albert Coates, 1970

Folder 1036-1039

Folder 1036

Folder 1037

Folder 1038

Folder 1039

Student government book: Correspondence and other papers, 1986-1988

Folder 1040

Dunn, Charles: Letters to Albert Coates, 1988

Folder 1041

Hardin, Paul (Chancellor): Letters to Albert Coates, 1988-1989

Folder 1042

Lorimer, Linda Koch: Correspondence and other letters, circa 1990

Folder 1043

Graham, Frank Porter, and the Profile in Courage Award: Letters to Albert Coates, 1991

Folder 1044

Joyce, Robert: Description of Albert Coates in Carolina Alumni Review: Correspondence, 1995-1996

Folder 1045

Rhodes Scholarship application and letters of recommendation, 1919

Folder 1046

Recognitions and banquets, 1920-1998

Folder 1047-1050

Folder 1047

Folder 1048

Folder 1049

Folder 1050

University of North Carolina printed materials, 1926-1988

Includes "Fifty Years with Albert Coates" by Gladys Hall Coates, 1979; publications by Albert Coates; and editions of University of North Carolina handbooks.

Film F-3818/1

"Early Inst. Film (Police School), circa 1934"

8 mm black-and-white silent film.

Folder 1051

Boys State, 1938-1955

A weeklong camp sponsored by the American Legion to study government and citizenship.

Folder 1052

Institute of Government papers, 1958-1998

Folder 1053

Awards and honors, 1960s-1990s

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3818/1

Framed papers, 1928-1982

Papers removed from frames, including the Coates' 1928 wedding invitation, various awards and honors, and other papers.

Folder 1054-1055

Folder 1054

Folder 1055

Professional work, circa 1960s

Folder 1056

Newsletters, 1962-1996

Folder 1057

Retirement, circa 1970

Folder 1058

Guest book: North Caroliniana Society, in honor of Albert and Gladys Hall Coates, 1979

Folder 1059

Brown, Craig: Information on women's studies, 1980

Folder 1060

Graham, Frank Porter, circa 1980s

Folder 1061

Spangler, C. D. (President): Work for, 1986

Folder 1062

Scrapbook: "The Story of Student Government in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill," 1987

Folder 1063

Newspaper clippings, 1920s-1930s, 1966, 1989

Chiefly reports of speeches by Albert Coates and remembrances of him at his death in 1989

Folder 1064

Professorships of Albert and Gladys Hall Coates, 1991

Folder 1065

Browning, Chris: Inaugural lecture of Frank Porter Graham Distinguished Professor of History, 2000

Folder 1066

"Tell My Father" materials, undated

Folder 1067-1068

Folder 1067

Folder 1068

Notes on society libraries, undated

Folder 1069

Miscellaneous notes, undated

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About 1,600 items.

Calendars, diaries, and a scrapbook of Gladys Hall Coates; an 1890s commonplace book; Coates family deeds and indentures; military papers of Albert Coates; genealogical research on the Coates, Pollard, and Bradley families; newspaper clippings regarding the Coates wedding and other family members; papers relating to Albert Coates's death; fraternity and University of North Carolina pins; school materials and memoirs of Pollard family members; condolence letters for Albert's sisters; Gladys Coates's will; and other family history materials.

Folder 1070

Marriage and anniversary, 1928, 1979

Folder 1071-1077

Folder 1071

Folder 1072

Folder 1073

Folder 1074

Folder 1075

Folder 1076

Folder 1077

Calendars, 1949-1977

Folder 1078

Diaries of Gladys Hall Coates, 1935, 1940

Folder 1079

Military papers of Albert Coates, 1918-1990s

Folder 1080

Coates family papers: Deeds and indentures, 1885-1907

Folder 1081

Coates family papers: Albert Coates school materials, 1910s-1920s

Folder 1082-1083

Folder 1082

Folder 1083

Coates family letters and papers, 1940s-1970s, 2004

Includes Albert Coates's condolence letters written upon the deaths of his brother-in-law, George Whitley, and his sisters Edna Coates King and Elizabeth Coates Githens.

Folder 1084

Hall family papers, 1895, 1921-1943 and undated

Includes a commonplace book for Mattie A. Hall, sister of William A. Hall, with quotations and autographs of friends in Eagleton, Sunbury, Goldsboro, and Rich Square, N.C., and Lewisville, Ind., and Randolph-Macon Woman's College school materials.

Folder 1085-1086

Folder 1085

Folder 1086

Pollard family papers, 1938-1989

Includes school assignments and papers and Pollard family genealogy and handwritten memoirs.

Folder 1087

Memoirs of Mabel Virginia Pollard, 1945, and Blanche Pollard Hall, 1944

Folder 1088

Newspaper clippings, 1928-1949

Regarding weddings and Jane Hope Watson's debutante ball

Folder 1089

Scrapbook, Gladys Hall Coates: 1950s

Folder 1090

Genealogy and family papers, circa 1960s-1970s

Folder 1091

Division of Motor Vehicles correspondence and driver's licenses of Gladys Hall Coates, 1960s-1990s

Folder 1092

Genealogical research on Bradley families, 1972

Folder 1093

Photographs and newspaper story of Albert Coates's home, 1980

Folder 1094

"At Home with Albert and Gladys Coates on the Chapel Hill Preservation Society Christmas Homes Tour, December 1986"

See also snapshots of holiday decorations in Addition of 2009: Photographs and slides.

Folder 1095

Albert Coates's memorial service, 1989

Folder 1096

Estate and certified copy of death certificate for Albert Coates, 1989

Folder 1097

Notes on disposition of property, 1972, 1993

Folder 1098

Will of Gladys Hall Coates, 1993

Museum Item MU-3818/1

Fraternity and University of North Carolina pins in shadow box, undated

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About 400 items.

Travel itineraries, European trip correspondence and related papers, passports, and materials on travel to the Soviet Union.

Folder 1099

Foreign and Confederate (North Carolina and Alabama) era currency, 1863 and undated

Folder 1100

Travel itineraries, 1925-1937

Folder 1101-1102

Folder 1101

Folder 1102

European trip correspondence and papers, 1965

Folder 1103

Passports and vaccination certificate, 1965, 1972

Folder 1104-1105

Folder 1104

Folder 1105

Materials on travel to the Soviet Union, 1974-1975

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of September 2009: Photographs and slides, circa 1860s-1990s.

About 2,600 items.

Photographic materials, 1860s-1990s, (a few signed by Bayard Wootten) including formal and informal portraits and snapshots of Albert and Gladys Hall Coates and their Coates, Hall, Pollard, and Cauthorn relatives and friends. Photographic formats include black-and-white prints, color prints, ambrotype, tintype, slides, and negatives. Many photographs are of unidentified men, women, and children. Photographs of Albert Coates and Gladys Hall Coates span youth to old age and include images of both as students, traveling, at various events related to the Institute of Government, and receiving awards and other recognition for public service. Some photographs of Albert and Gladys are collected in files titled with their names, but many are scattered throughout this series as well. Other photographs depict North Carolina beach scenes and coastal fishing; a 1924 commencement at the University of North Carolina; Harvard University and Cambridge, Mass.; garden parties of young adults; the Institute of Government, especially staff members, presentations, meetings, and Albert Coates's retirement in 1962; Highway Patrol School and other law enforcement training classes at the Institute of Government; and snapshots of family gatherings, parties, holiday decorations, graduations, weddings, and vacations. Slides consist chiefly of published and personal slides of the Coates' travel to Europe and Mexico, but also include images of family and friends and University of North Carolina portraits. Both the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century portraits and the snapshots from the 1910s to 1930s provide numerous examples of contemporary fashions for men, women, and children. There also are a few scrapbooks and photograph albums, including a memory book, circa 1920, of Albert Coates's student life at the University of North Carolina, and an album of photographs, 1971, that document holiday decorations at the Coates home.

Special Format Image SF-P-3818/1

Portrait: Framed ambrotype of Ann Weller Pollard, circa 1850s

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Portrait: Framed tintype of unidentified man, circa 1860s

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Portrait: Tintype of Martha Woodall Lassiter, circa 1860s

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Portrait: Tintype of unidentified man, circa 1860s

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Portrait: Tintype of unidentified woman, circa 1860s

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Portrait: Tintype of unidentified man and woman, circa 1880s

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Portrait: Tintype of unidentified woman and child, circa 1890s

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Portrait: Tintype of unidentified girl and boy, circa 1900

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Portrait: Tintype of unidentified girl, circa 1900

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Portrait: Framed print of unidentified woman, circa 1900

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Portrait: Tintype of William Alfred Hall, circa 1900

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Portrait: Tintype of unidentified man, circa 1900

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Portraits, circa 1860s-1950s

Formal and informal portraits, chiefly unidentified, Coates, Pollard, Hall, and Cauthorn family members. The early portraits provide numerous examples of contemporary fashion for men, women, and children. Includes prints signed by Bayard Wootten.

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-3818/2

Portraits, circa 1880s-1980s

Oversize portraits of Albert Coates, Gladys Coates, John Rufus Coates, Robert Floyd Coates, and an unidentified man, circa 1960.

Image Folder PF-3818/16-18

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Beach, 1920s-1960s

Snapshots taken at Ocracoke and Nags Head.

Image Folder PF-3818/19

Boys State, 1948

Image Folder PF-3818/20-21

PF-3818/20

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Buildings

Includes images of family homes; the interior and exterior of the Coates' home at 508 Hooper Lane, Chapel Hill, N.C.; Michener Mansion in Johnston County, N.C.; Turlington Grade School in Smithfield, N.C.; and other buildings. There is also a circa 1920s aerial of the University of North Carolina campus.

Image Folder PF-3818/22

Chapel Hill, N.C., circa 1920

Image Folder PF-3818/23

Christmas album, 1971

Photographs of holiday decorations at the Coates home

Image Folder PF-3818/24-25

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Christmas cards (photographic) received, circa 1940s-1970s

Image Folder PF-3818/26-35

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Coates, Albert

Photographs span youth to old age and include images of Albert as a student at the University of North Carolina, circa 1918; at Onslow Bay and on a camping trip to Blowing Rock in 1921; at various events related to his work at the Institute of Government; receiving awards and other recognition for his public service; and at his 85th birthday in 1981. There are also portraits from the studios of Wootten, Siddell, Bachrach, Sulkin and Rosenthal, and others.

Oversize Volume SV-3818/1

Coates, Albert: Memory book, 1917-1920

Photographs of University of North Carolina students and faculty, some in the graduation procession, and Central Officers Training School; printed material related to university actitivities, including Dialectic and Philanthropic Literary Society debates, social banquets, alumni events, and Y.M.C.A. patriotic meetings; and letters, 1918-1920, from classmates and others.

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Coates, Albert and Gladys Hall

Informal portraits and other images of Albert and Gladys Hall Coates at events, including the North Caroliniana Society dinner, unveiling of the building design for the Local Government Center in Raleigh, N.C., and the "Pirate Ball and Spanish Night" on the S. S. Reliance (1935); on vacation in the western United States, circa 1958;

Image Folder PF-3818/39-44

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Coates, Gladys Hall

Images of Gladys at Randolph-Macon Woman's College; with Mrs. Knapp at the Knapp Building; with the University Woman's Club and Faculty Wives Club; at her birthday party in 1992; and at various other events, some in honor of her. There are also formal and informal portraits.

Image Folder PF-3818/45

Davie Poplar

Image Folder PF-3818/46

Durants Station, circa 1940

Image Folder PF-3818/47

Graham, Frank Porter, as United Nations mediator with President Sukarno at Pope Air Force Base, 1956

Image Folder PF-3818/48

Harvard University/Cambridge, Mass., circa 1920

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Institute of Government, 1939-1960s

Includes images of the 1939 dedication of the Knapp building; portraits of staff members and class groups; formal and informal snapshots of presentations, meetings, and Albert Coates's retirement from the Institute of Government in 1962; interior and exterior shots of the Knapp building, including the mural; the 1945 Saturday Evening Post article about the Institute of Government

Image Box IB-3818/2

Institute of Government, circa 1930s-1970s

Chiefly images related to the Highway Patrol School and other law enforcement training classes at the Institute of Government; the UNC Photo Lab (see also P0031: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Photographic Laboratory Collection) created many of the images, with a few from outside studios, including Wootten-Moultin in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Image Folder PF-3818/57

Judges' Conference, circa 1960

Image Folder PF-3818/58

Landscapes taken from a train, circa 1920s

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North Carolina Association of County Commissioners meeting, Pinehurst, N.C., 1976

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Publications

Copy negatives for illustrations in a Harvard Law School publication, a photograph that accompanied a story about Gladys in the Twin City Sentinel (Winston-Salem, N.C.), and an article about Kenneth Daniel Coates.

Image Folder PF-3818/63

Scrapbooks, 1979, 1981

"New Year's Eve at the Coates', 1979" and Mint Julep Party, Derby Day, 1981, as well as a few related letters.

Image Box IB-3818/1

Travel, circa 1970s-1980s

Approximately 1600 published and unpublished slides of travels throughout Europe and Mexico, as well as a few images of family.

Image Folder PF-3818/64

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill commencement, 1924

Image Folder PF-3818/65

Watson, Jane Hope: "Snapshots" album, circa 1930s

Photographs of Gladys Hall Coates's niece as a baby and young child

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Miscellaneous: Black-and-white pritns

Includes informal portraits of individuals and families, snapshots of garden parties, gatherings of young people, children, and coastal fishing. The early portraits and snapshots provide numerous examples of the contemporary fashion for men, women, and children. There also are pictures of a Pope Paul VI procession, Benjamin Swalin and the North Carolina Symphony, and Paul Green with Johnsie Burnham.

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Miscellaneous: Color photographs, 1950s-1990s

Chiefly snapshots of family gatherings, such as for graduations and weddings; parties, including birthday celebrations for Albert Coates and Gladys Hall Coates; holiday decorations at the Coates home; travel vacations; and other routine subjects.

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About 800 items.

Published and unpublished papers, including pamphlets, mailings, menus, and other ephemera; World War II letters of Private Gaston Smith Jr.; notebooks and clippings; Gladys Hall Coates's "Special Keepsakes" and Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell award; Randolph-Macon Woman's College materials; and other materials.

Folder 1106

Newspaper clippings, 1920s-1990s

Folder 1107-1109

Folder 1107

Folder 1108

Folder 1109

Printed materials, 1920s-1990s

Pamphlets, including The Art of Attracting Men: An Analysis of the Factors in the Development of Fascinating Womanhood, Part 5 (1922), mailings, menus, and other ephemera.

Folder 1110

Writings, 1923-1990s

Published and seemingly unpublished prayers and writings about and from various sources.

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-3818/2

"An Historical and Geographical Map of the State of North Carolina," 1934

Folder 1111

War letters of Private Charles Gaston Smith Jr., 1943

Folder 1112

Guest book, 1950s

Folder 1113

The North Carolina Gardener: 1951 Engagement Calendar and related material, 1951

Folder 1114

Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1897, 1938, 1967 and undated

Includes copies of 1897 photographs of students and the basketball team

Folder 1115

High school reunion, 1970

Folder 1116

Notebooks, notes, and clippings, circa 1970s

Folder 1117

"Special Keepsakes," 1841, 1990s

Includes letters, programs, an 1841 memory album of Elizabeth Cauthorn Weller Nunn, newspaper articles, and other papers.

Folder 1118

Congressional Record, 1991

Folder 1119

"Proceedings and Membership List of the Thomas Wolfe Society," 1993-1996

Folder 1120

Old lists and memorabilia regarding Christmas, undated

Videotape VT-3818/3

Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award, 1994

Recorded reenactment of Cornelia Phillips Spencer ringing the bell that signalled the reopening of the University of North Carolina in 1875 and ceremony in which Gladys Hall Coates received the Cornelia Phillips Spencer Bell Award.

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