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Collection Number: 05576

Collection Title: Dean Smith Papers, 1915-2013

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Size 55.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 13500 items)
Abstract Dean Smith (1931-2015) was the white coach of the men's basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1961 to 1997. The Dean Smith Papers document his youth in Emporia, Kan.; his coaching career and UNC-Chapel Hill basketball; and his retirement activities, including receiving awards, speaking engagements, writing books, and serving on NCAA working groups to study basketball reforms. The collection also includes materials about the coaching career of his father, Alfred Dillon Smith. Materials include correspondence, practice plans and diagrams from the 1992-1993 championship season, student newspapers and newspaper clippings, school work, scrapbooks, photographs, and audio recordings of interviews that Dean Smith recorded with co-authors Sally Jenkins and John Kilgo in preparation for his memoir A Coach's Life: My 40 Years in College Basketball.
Creator Smith, Dean, 1931-2015.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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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 Dean Smith Papers #05576, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Linnea Smith in January 2017 (Acc. 103024), February 2017 (Acc. 103037), April 2019 (Acc. 103580), and June 2019 (Acc. 103633); and from Bob Young in February 2018 (Acc. 103319).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Processed by: Amy Morgan, Jackie Dean, and John Blythe, October 2017

Encoded by: Laura Smith, October 2017

Revisions by: Nancy Kaiser, February 2018, April 2019, and July 2019; Dawne Howard Lucas, January 2022

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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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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Dean Smith (1931-2015) was head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1961 to 1997, and led two teams to national championship titles, and 11 teams to Final Fours. He also coached a gold-medal winning United States basketball team in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Smith was born in Emporia, Kan., played basketball for the University of Kansas, and served as an assistant men's basketball coach there for the 1953-1954 season.

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Series 1. Papers: primarily newspapers, programs, and magazines documenting Dean Smith's coaching career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There are also school newspapers and school work from Smith's teenage years in Emporia, Kan.; a file of receipts for the 1976 Olympic men’s basketball team's meals, lodging, and travel; and a few Michael Jordan related items including the 1988 Wheaties box depicting Jordan.

Series 2. Scrapbooks: many complied by Dean Smith's parents, containing newspaper clippings about the UNC-Chapel Hill men’s basketball teams coached by Smith and Smith's coaching career.

Series 3. Retirement Office Files: compiled and maintained after Dean Smith's retirement in 1997 from coaching men’s basketball at the UNC-Chapel Hill. Files include correspondence about awards received and speaking engagements; articles and readings on basketball and faith; and materials relating to books authored by Smith.

Series 4. Photographs: includes snapshots taken at the 1979 UNC-Duke men's basketball game in Carmichael Stadium on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus; team portraits of the 1981-1982 and 1985-1986 UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball team; publicity photographs of Dean Smith and photographs of Smith at dinners, receiving awards, or posing with others at events.

Series 5. Dean Smith Interviews: audio recordings of interviews that Dean Smith recorded with co-authors Sally Jenkins and John Kilgo in preparation for his memoir A Coach's Life: My 40 Years in College Basketball.

Series 6A (Addition of February 2018). Bob Young Correspondence: letters discuss general congratulatory news following the 1982 NCAA championship win and the 1957 ring ceremony held in 1995. Bob Young played under Coach Frank McGuire as a member of the 1957 NCAA championship team.

7A. Office Files and Personal Papers (Additions of April and June 2019): The addition chiefly documents Dean Smith's athletic roots at Emporia High School in Kansas and the end of his career at UNC-Chapel Hill. Materials include correspondence following his 877th win in March 1997 and his retirement in August 1997; newspaper clippings about UNC-Chapel Hill basketball and related topics; practice plans, diagrams, and statistics on players from the 1992-1993 championship season; correspondence and reports relating to the NCAA Division 1 Working Group to Study Basketball Issues and earlier NCAA committees concerned with basketball reforms; and photographs of Emporia High School athletics teams and UNC-Chapel Hill basketball players and coaches. Also included are materials relating to Smith's receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013; an inventory of Smith's books with inscriptions by the authors; and the athletic and coaching career of his father, Alfred Dillon Smith. Photographs depict Dean Smith and Alfred Dillon Smith's Emporia High School teams, UNC-Chapel Hill basketball games, and a golfing reunion of former players and coaching staff.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Papers, 1946-2006.

About 1000 items.

Original file titles are in quotation marks.

Primarily newspapers, programs, and magazines documenting Dean Smith's coaching career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There are also school newspapers and school work from Smith's teenage years in Emporia, Kan.; a file of receipts for the 1976 Olympic men's basketball team's meals, lodging, and travel; and a few Michael Jordan related items including the 1988 Wheaties box depicting Jordan.

Box 1

Junior high and high school materials, 1946-1949

Includes "Report on Emporia" compiled by Dean Smith for a school assignment in 1946; newspapers from Smith's junior high and high school in Emporia, Kan., 1946-1949; a program from Smith's ninth grade class recognition service, 1946; and a souvenir baseball program, 1948.

"Olympic expenses," 1976

Notes and receipts from the 1976 Olympic men's basketball team's meals, lodging, and travel.

"Dean's talk at Golden Fleece, 1982"

Typescript, sent to his parents, of Dean Smith's address to the Order of the Golden Fleece.

Box 1-3

Box 1

Box 2

Box 3

Newspapers, 1960-2006

Contains batches of clippings about Dean Smith's coaching career compiled at the UNC-Chapel Hill Basketball office and sent to his parents in Kansas; Smith's father Alfred Smith's issues of Carolina Blue; issues of The Daily Tar Heel commemorating the UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball team; issues of other sports newspapers; and assorted basketball-related clippings. Also included are programs and bulletins most likely belonging to Alfred Smith from churches in Topeka, Kan.

Box 3-4

Box 3

Box 4

Magazines and programs, 1953-2005

Includes programs from regional and national basketball conferences; UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball season programs; Dean Smith's issues of Sports Illustrated featuring Michael Jordan; and sports magazines commemorating UNC-Chapel Hill's national championships in men's basketball and Smith's coaching career.

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Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins materials, 1988 and undated

Contains Michael Jordan Wheaties box; TBS Transponder magazine with Michael Jordan on the cover; and a poster for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Los Angeles featuring Sam Perkins, undated.

Box 27

Books

Dean Smith's yearbooks, school books, and books about basketball.

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20 items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Scrapbooks, many complied by Dean Smith's parents Alfred and Vesta Smith, containing newspaper clippings about the UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball teams coached by Smith and Smith's coaching career.

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Basketball season, 1976-1977

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Sub-Regional at Raleigh, N.C, Regional Maryland finals in Atlanta, Ga., 1977

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Basketball season, 1977-1978

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Basketball season, 1978-1979

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Basketball season, 1978-1979

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Tar Heels in ACC, 1980

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Basketball season, 1980-1981

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Basketball season, 1981-1982 and finals in New Orleans, La.

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Basketball season, 1981-1982

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Tournaments 1981, ACC, West Regionals, NCCA Finals

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Basketball season, 1982-1983

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Basketball season, 1982-1983

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Basketball season, 1983-1984

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Basketball season, 1983-1984, Dean Smith, Tar Heels, and USA Olympic team

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Hall of Fame, 2 May 1983

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Basketball season, 1984-1985

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Basketball season, 1986-1987

A few articles from Fall 1986.

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Basketball season, 1995-1996

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Basketball season, 1996-1997

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Dean Smith 877 wins, 1997

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About 11,000 items.

Arrangement: Original arrangement has been maintained.

Files compiled and maintained after Dean Smith's retirement in 1997 from coaching men's basketball at the UNC-Chapel Hill. Files include correspondence about awards received, speaking engagements, his career at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Carolina basketball after his retirement; articles that Smith was reading on basketball and faith; and materials relating to books authored by Smith.

Original file titles have been retained.

Folder 31-32

Folder 31

Folder 32

Air Force Academy

Folder 33

Announcements: Retirement: Place cards

Folder 34

Announcements: Retirement: Brochure Stem, Kilgo and out. Press conference

Folder 35

Articles

Folder 36

Articles: Father Hesburgh letter

Folder 37

Articles: Money

Folder 38

Articles: Philosophical

Folder 39

Articles: Prison

Folder 40

Articles: Recruiting

Folder 41

Articles: Sexual assault

Folder 42

Articles: Shuffle offensive chapter from "Multiple Offense and Defense"

Folder 43

Articles: Success

Folder 44

Articles: Sweat shops

Folder 45

Articles: Title IX

Folder 46

Articles: Turning pro early

Folder 47

Articles: Book, "You Can Be a Great Parent"

Folder 48

Articles: "Why Freshmen Should Not Play", New York Times, and freshmen eligibility

Folder 49

Articles: Golf

Folder 50

Articles: "Hitting Our Stride"

Folder 51

Articles: Homophobia, Wm. Sloane Coffin

Folder 52

Articles: "I May Be Wrong, But!"

Folder 53-54

Folder 53

Folder 54

Articles: Miscellaneous

Folder 55

Articles: Dean Smith written

Folder 56-57

Folder 56

Folder 57

Articles: Regarding Dean Smith

Folder 58

Articles: Sports Illustrated, Rick Reilly

Folder 59

Articles: Drugs and drinking

Folder 60

Articles: Acceptance

Folder 61-63

Folder 61

Folder 62

Folder 63

Articles: Faith and religion

Folder 64

Articles: Agnostics

Folder 65

Articles: Coaching

Folder 66

Articles: Basketball: Zone defense and history of UNC basketball

Folder 67

Articles: "Beyond Ourselves: the Power of Helplessness"

Folder 68

Articles: Biographies

Folder 69

Articles: Civil rights

Folder 70

Articles: Death penalty

Folder 71

Articles: Death

Folder 72-76

Folder 72

Folder 73

Folder 74

Folder 75

Folder 76

Awards and honors:Retirement

Folder 77

Awards and honors: Retirement: For Orlando trip, 16 February 1999

Folder 78

Awards and honors: Retirement: North Carolina Award

Folder 79

Awards and honors: Retirement: AABC, Best BB Coaches in History

Folder 80

Awards and honors: Retirement: University Award, 1998

Folder 81

Awards and honors: Retirement: Wooden Award

Folder 82

Awards and honors: Retirement: ESPY Award

Folder 83

Awards and honors: Retirement: Sportsman of the Year, 2000

Folder 84

Awards and honors: Retirement: Pathfinder Award, 2002

Folder 85

Awards and honors: Retirement: ESPN 25 Party

Folder 86

Awards and honors: Retirement: Kansan of the Year

Folder 87

Awards and honors: Retirement: Sports Council Lifetime Achievement Award, 2004

Folder 88

Awards and honors: Retirement: Davie Award, 2003

Folder 89

Awards and honors: Retirement: World Sports Humanitarian Award, Myron Finkbeiner

Folder 90

Awards and honors: Retirement: World TEAM Sports 10th Anniversary Award

Folder 91

Awards and honors: Retirement: Citizen of the Carolinas, 2002

Folder 92

Awards and honors: Retirement: FIBA Award, 2007

Folder 93

Awards and honors: Retirement: UNC Honorary Doctorate, 2007

Folder 94

Awards and honors: Retirement: National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, 2006

Folder 95

Awards and honors: Retirement: Sports Legend Award, The Buoniconti Fund

Folder 96

Awards and honors: Retirement: Bob Cousy Award, 2006

Folder 97

Awards and honors: Retirement: Southern Sports Awards, 2005

Folder 98

Awards and honors: Retirement: Special tribute, 2008

Folder 99

Awards and honors: Retirement: Lapchick Award, 2008

Folder 100

Awards and honors: Retirement: Bob Cousy Award, 2009

Folder 101

"887" record broken

Folder 102

Bob Spear, 1972

Folder 103-105

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Pro and service teams, 1972

Folder 106

Talks, 1965-1966

Folder 107-109

Folder 107

Folder 108

Folder 109

Talks, 1967-1968

Folder 110

Talks, 1970-1971

Folder 111-112

Folder 111

Folder 112

Congrats, 1997

Folder 113-123

Folder 113

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

Folder 118

Folder 119

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Folder 123

Beer ads, circa 1991-1994

Includes files on Jay Hedlund and the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Folder 124-127

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

Folder 127

Biography

Folder 128

Biography: Sports Illustrated, Reilly article

Folder 129

Biography: Photographs of Dean Smith

Folder 130

Biography: Dean Smith career victories (listing)

Folder 131

Book III

Folder 132-135

Folder 132

Folder 133

Folder 134

Folder 135

Book: The Carolina Way

Folder 136

Book: The Carolina Way: Chase Bodine and Carly Nyland

Folder 137-142

Folder 137

Folder 138

Folder 139

Folder 140

Folder 141

Folder 142

Book: A Coach's Life

Folder 143

Book: A Coach's Life: Random House itinerary, 7-23 November 1999

Folder 144

Book: A Coach's Life: Memoir, Random House

Folder 145

Book: A Coach's Life: Books sent, paperback and hardback, past lists

Folder 146

Book: A Coach's Life: Dean Smith, libraries, books

Folder 147

Book: A Coach's Life: 12 February, paperback books

Folder 148

Book: A Coach's Life: Paperback copy

Folder 149-150

Folder 149

Folder 150

Book: Multiple Offense and Defense

Folder 151

Book: Multiple Offense and Defense: Point zone chapter

Folder 152

Erskine Bowles

Folder 153

Rick Brewer Scholarship

Folder 154-157

Folder 154

Folder 155

Folder 156

Folder 157

Championship, 1993

Folder 158

Championship, 2005

Folder 159

Championship, 2009

Folder 160

Art Chansky

Folder 161-168

Folder 161

Folder 162

Folder 163

Folder 164

Folder 165

Folder 166

Folder 167

Folder 168

Christmas, 2000-20004

Folder 169

Cigarette tax proposal

Folder 170

Cigarette tax Pam Seamans

Folder 171-173

Folder 171

Folder 172

Folder 173

Citizens for Higher Education

Folder 174-176

Folder 174

Folder 175

Folder 176

Clippings

Folder 177

Clippings: First pitch at Yankee Stadium, 12 April 1993

Folder 178

David Daly Blue Heaven Basketball Museum

Folder 179-183

Folder 179

Folder 180

Folder 181

Folder 182

Folder 183

Death penalty

Folder 184

Dean Smith: Personal

Folder 185

Dean Smith: Personal: Inside Carolina, Alfred Hamilton

Folder 186

Dean Smith: Personal: Air flights to and through Atlanta

Folder 187

Dean Smith: Personal

Folder 188

Dean Smith: Personal: Contracts

Folder 189

Dean Smith: Personal: Binkley Memorial Baptist Church

Folder 190

Dean Smith: Personal: Birthday cards

Folder 191

Woody Durham

Folder 192

Educational Foundation

Folder 193

Endorsements

Folder 194

Endorsements, honorary

Folder 195

European clinics

Folder 196-197

Folder 196

Folder 197

European coaches

Folder 198

Figurine

Folder 199

Figurine: Todd Snyder

Folder 200-201

Folder 200

Folder 201

Furstenfeldbruck

Folder 202-205

Folder 202

Folder 203

Folder 204

Folder 205

Gambling

Folder 206-212

Folder 206

Folder 207

Folder 208

Folder 209

Folder 210

Folder 211

Folder 212

Golf: President's Council, U.S. Open, 2000-2005

Folder 213

Good deeds

Folder 214

Greece

Folder 215

Greece trip, May 1994

Folder 216

Greece and Greek coaches

Folder 217-218

Folder 217

Folder 218

Hall of Fame

Folder 219

Hall of Fame: 8 September 2006

Folder 220

Hall of Fame: Bob Cousy Award, 13 March 2007 conference call

Folder 221

Hall of Fame: Bob Cousy Award, Hoff Blue Ribbon Point Guard Committee, 2007-2008

Folder 222

History of Basketball

Folder 223-225

Folder 223

Folder 224

Folder 225

Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Folder 226

Institute for the Arts and Humanities meeting, 21-22 April 2005

Folder 227

Institute for the Arts and Humanities Fellows

Folder 228

Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellows, Spring 1999

Folder 229

Institute for the Arts and Humanities: Mr. Friday, honors students and Ackland Museum patrons party, 24 October 2000

Folder 230

Institute for the Arts and Humanities: Playmakers Ball, The College of Arts and Sciences, 2000

Folder 231

Institute for the Arts and Humanities Advisory Board, 20 April 2001

Folder 232

Golden Key National Honor Society

Folder 233-238

Folder 233

Folder 234

Folder 235

Folder 236

Folder 237

Folder 238

Kansas

Folder 239

Kansas: Reunion at K.U. of 1952 NCAA Championship

Folder 240

Kansas 1952 Team

Folder 241

Kansas: Lawrence, Kansas state fundraiser/Kassebaum, 11 October 2007

Folder 242-243

Folder 242

Folder 243

Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame

Folder 244-246

Folder 244

Folder 245

Folder 246

Bob Knight

Folder 247-248

Folder 247

Folder 248

Knight commissions

Folder 249

Knight commissions: for Washington D.C., February 2004

Folder 250

Glenn Love Photos

Folder 251

Bill Mangum event

Folder 252

Frank McGuire Foundation

Folder 253

North Carolina Institute of Medicine, Children's Health Care Task Force

Folder 254-255

Folder 254

Folder 255

Politics

Folder 256

Politics: Devout Democrats, 2006

Folder 257

Politics: Erskine Bowles fundraiser, 16 September 2004

Folder 258

Politics: Senate

Folder 259

Wooden Award

Folder 260

John Thompson

Folder 261

Talks and appearances post-retirement

Folder 262

Talks and appearances post-retirement: Senior flu vaccine kickoff, 16 October 2007

Folder 263

Talks and appearances post-retirement: Flu shot 2004-2006

Folder 264

Talks and appearances post-retirement: ALS Catfish Hunter

Folder 265

Book materials: Linnea Smith correspondence regarding Playboy

Folder 266-273

Folder 266

Folder 267

Folder 268

Folder 269

Folder 270

Folder 271

Folder 272

Folder 273

Book materials: Dean Smith

Folder 274

Other papers, various dates

Greeting cards, children's drawings, flyers, mailings, and other items.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Photographs, 1979-2000s.

About 100 items.

Includes snapshots taken at the 1979 UNC-Duke men's basketball game in Carmichael Stadium on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus; team portraits of the 1981-1982 and 1985-1986 UNC-Chapel Hill men's basketball team; publicity photographs of Dean Smith and photographs of Smith at dinners, receiving awards, or posing with others at events.

Image Folder PF-05576/1

UNC-Duke men's basketball game: Snapshots, 1979

Candid shots taken during a game at Carmichael Stadium on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. Images depict Dean Smith and assistant coaches Eddie Fogler and Roy Williams; UNC-Chapel Hill players Dudley Bradley, Pete Chilcott, John Virgil, Al Wood, and Rich Yonaker; and Duke players Eugene Banks, Michael Gminski, and Jim Sparnakel.

Image Folder PF-05576/2

1981-1982 University of North Carolina men's basketball team portrait

Image Folder PF-05576/3

1985-1986 University of North Carolina men's basketball team portrait

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PF-05576/4

PF-05576/5

Publicity and group shots, 1970s-2000s

Publicity photographs of Dean Smith and photographs depicting Dean Smith at dinners, receiving awards, or posing with others at events.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4A. Photographs, 1934-2000s (Additions of April and June 2019).

About 100 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103580, 103633

The Addition of April 2019 includes photographs depicting Dean Smith and Alfred Dillon Smith's Emporia High School teams, UNC Chapel Hill basketball games, and a golfing reunion of former players and coaching staff. The Addition of June 2019 consists of official White House photographs from the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony, 20 November 2013. Photographs depict members of the Smith family accepting the award on Dean Smith's behalf from President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, and with other award recipients.

Image Folder PF-05576/6

Topeka, Kan.

Image Folder PF-05576/7

Emporia High School

Dean Smith's 9th grade team, his father's 1934 state champion basketball team, Dean Smith's football and tracks teams at Emporia High School.

Image Folder PF-05576/8

Golf

Image Folder PF-05576/9

University of North Carolina basketball

Photographs by Hugh Morton and Tommy Estridge.

Image Folder PF-05576/10

Presidential Medal of Freedom Award, 2013

Official White House photographs by Lawrence Jackson and Chuck Kennedy.

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3 items.

Audio recordings of interviews that Dean Smith recorded with co-authors Sally Jenkins and John Kilgo in preparation for his memoir A Coach's Life: My 40 Years in College Basketball.

Original audiocassette titles have been retained.

Audiocassette C-05576/1

"Dean Smith on Emporia, World War II, Mom and Dad, personal beliefs vs coaching profession"

Audiocassette C-05576/2

"Dean Smith on philosophy"

Audiocassette C-05576/3

"Dean Smith on 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and on activism"

Digital Folder DF-05576/1

Dean Smith interviews, circa 2000

Digitized versions of the audiocassettes C-05576/1-3.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6A. Bob Young Correspondence, 1984, 1994-1995 (Addition of February 2018).

5 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103319

The Addition of February 2018 consists of five letters donated by Bob Young, who played under Coach Frank McGuire as a member of the 1957 NCAA championship team. Letters discuss general congratulatory news following the 1982 NCAA championship win and the 1957 ring ceremony held in 1995.

Letters have been deframed.

Folder 275

Bob Young correspondence, 1984, 1994-1995

Includes a photograph of Young and John Swofford, then UNC-Chapel Hill athletic director, at the ring ceremony.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 7A. Office Files and Personal Papers, 1915-2013 (Additions of April and June 2019)

About 1,500 items.

Acquisitions Information: Accession 103580, 103633

The addition chiefly documents Dean Smith's athletic roots at Emporia High School in Kansas and the end of his career at UNC Chapel Hill. Materials include correspondence following his 877th win in March 1997 and his retirement in August 1997; newspaper clippings about UNC-Chapel Hill basketball and related topics; a scrapbook of the 1993 Final Four; practice plans, diagrams, and statistics on players from the 1992-1993 championship season; and correspondence and reports relating to the NCAA Division 1 Working Group to Study Basketball Issues and earlier NCAA committees concerned with basketball reforms. Also included are materials relating to Smith's receipt of the 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom; an inventory of Smith's books with inscriptions by the authors; and the athletic and coaching career of his father, Alfred Dillon Smith.

Box 28

Retirement correspondence, 1998

Letters received and unsigned responses never sent.

Box 29

Correspondence, 1997

Regarding 877th win and A Coach's Life.

Awards and travel

"Recent dictation"

1992-1993 practice plans, diagrams, statistics on players

Box 30

NCAA Division 1 Working Group to Study Basketball Issues

Also includes materials relating to earlier NCAA committees relating to basketball reforms. Topics include freshman eligibility, leaving early for the NBA, alcohol sales, gambling, agents. Smith's thoughts are recorded in his correspondence and in his annotations on clippings and reports.

Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2013

Invitation from the White House, program, certificate, and photographs from the event, which also was the 50th anniversary celebration, including past winners, Dr. Linnea Smith and her daughters with President Barak Obama and Michelle Obama and of Dr. Smith receiving the medal of freedom on Dean Smith’s behalf.

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Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2013

Certificate in cover.

Box 30

Photocopied scrapbooks of articles in The Emporia Gazette for 28 February 1931; 1944-1946

Scrapbook of Alfred Dillon Smith at Huntington College, 1915-1917

Miscellaneous papers relating to Topeka

Inventory of books with inscriptions by authors

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Final Four, 1993

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-05576/2

"The Dean"

Commemorative section of Raleigh News and Observer for 877th win

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Topeka Daily Capital sports pages, 1947-1949

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Topeka Daily Capital sports pages, 1947-1949

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