Collection Number: 5244

Collection Title: Buck Goldstein Papers, 1960s-2000s

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Size 1 foot of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract Buck Goldstein (1948-) is a white economics professor and entrepreneur in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Collection materials are chiefly subject files and writings pertaining to his collegiate career and activities at UNC Chapel Hill in the late 1960s and his work and graduate education in the 1970s. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, ephemera such as flyers, and printed items comprise the subject files. These files document his application for classification as a conscientious objector to war on the basis of his Jewish faith; the 1969 "Moratorium" or boycott of classes in protest of the Vietnam War; the Experimental College hosted by Student Government; University of the Streets in Miami, Fla., which offered experiential learning opportunities, including "Black History" and "Dialogue on Race Relations," to under-served youth; Yale University's Urban Internship Program; and Switchboard, a youth service center Goldstein and his wife, Kay Goldstein, ran in Chapel Hill, N.C. Switchboard in part served as a crisis center for drug addicted youths, particularly heroin addicts and those who had suffered a bad "trip" from hallucinogens. Most writings are his student papers from graduate school, but also included are drafts of creative pieces he wrote. Also included are letters from Bill Friday and Dean Smith and a few pictures depicting Buck and Kay Goldstein in the 1970s.
Creator Goldstein, Buck.
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 Buck Goldstein Papers #5244, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Buck Goldstein in October 2005 (Acc. 100248) and in June 2018 (Acc. 103366).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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1948 Born in Emory, Ga.
1950s-1966 Attended public schools in Miami, Fla.
1966 Enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
1970 Received his A.B. from the University of North Carolina.
1973 Received a M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts.
1976 Received his law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina. In law school, he served on the editorial board of the North Carolina Law Review.
1982 Co-founded Information America, an online information company.
1994 West Publishing Co. acquired Information America.
1997-1998 Served as an adjunct professor at the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. There he taught an MBA course, ""Entrepreneurship on the Internet.""
1998 Founded Networth Partners, a venture capital fund for the information industry.
2004 Appointed University Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Later he also became Professor of the Practice in the Department of Economics.
2010 Published a book co-written with Holden Thorp titled Engines of Innovation: The Entrepreneurial University in the Twenty-First Century.

The website for the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina was the source of information for this chronology. http://econ.unc.edu/directory/goldstb/ Accessed 19 October 2017.

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Buck Goldstein (1948-) is a white economics professor and entrepreneur in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Collection materials are chiefly subject files and writings pertaining to his collegiate career and activities at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the late 1960s and his work and graduate education in the 1970s. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, ephemera such as flyers, and printed items comprise the subject files. These files document his application for classification as a conscientious objector to war on the basis of his Jewish faith; the 1969 "Moratorium" or boycott of classes in protest of the Vietnam War; the Experimental College hosted by Student Government; University of the Streets in Miami, Fla., which offered experiential learning opportunities, including "Black History" and "Dialogue on Race Relations," to under-served youth; Yale University's Urban Internship Program; and Switchboard, a youth service center Goldstein and his wife, Kay Goldstein, ran in Chapel Hill, N.C. Switchboard in part served as a crisis center for drug addicted youths, particularly heroin addicts and those who had suffered a bad "trip" from hallucinogens. Most writings are his student papers from graduate school, but also included are drafts of creative pieces he wrote. Also included are letters from Bill Friday and Dean Smith and a few pictures depicting Buck and Kay Goldstein in the 1970s.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Nancy Kaiser and Amy Morgan, September 2018

Encoded by: Laura Smith

Revisions by: Nancy Kaiser, June 2019

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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