Collection Number: 40006

Collection Title: Office of the President of the University of North Carolina: Frank Porter Graham Records, 1930-1932

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Size Linear Feet: 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately Items: 2000 items)
Abstract Frank Porter Graham (1886-1972) succeeded Harry Woodburn Chase as President of the Univesity of North Carolina on 1 July 1930. He served in that position until 14 November 1932, when he became President of the newly created Consolidated University of North Carolina, which included the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina State College in Raleigh, and Woman's College in Greensboro. After consolidation, the title of the chief administrative officer on the Chapel Hill campus was Dean of Administration, and later Chancellor. Records of Frank Porter Graham as President of the University of North Carolina, 1930-1932, include correspondence and other files, especially budget files, relating to the administration of and academic programs at the Chapel Hill campus.
Creator University of North Carolina (1793-1962). President.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Office of the President of the University of North Carolina: Frank Porter Graham Records #40006, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
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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The records in this group are those of Frank Porter Graham as President of the University of North Carolina. They date from 1 July 1930, when Graham succeeded Harry W. Chase, to 14 November 1932, when he became President of the newly created Consolidated University of North Carolina, which included the University of North Carolina (in Chapel Hill), North Carolina State College (in Raleigh), and Woman's College (in Greensboro).

With consolidation, the title of the chief administrative officer of the Chapel Hill campus became Dean of Administration (in 1945 it changed to Chancellor). After Graham's selection as Consolidated University President, the Board of Trustees was slow to fill his former campus position. Indeed, until 2 July 1934, when Robert B. House was named Dean of Administration, Frank Graham served as President of both the Chapel Hill campus and the Consolidated University system.

The files of Graham's predecessors as campus President are part of a record group held by the University Archives and titled University of North Carolina Papers; it includes most of the extant records of the University from its founding to 1930. The records of the Chapel Hill campus administrative heads following Graham are organized as the Records of the Office of the Chancellor in the University Archives.

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Records of Frank Porter Graham as President of the University of North Carolina, 1930-1932, include correspondence and other files, especially budget files, relating to the administration of and academic programs at the Chapel Hill campus.

The files in this group are arranged in functional divisions that reflect later organizational developments. This scheme is consistent with that used for many other records groups in the University Archives.

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Contents list

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Box 1

Folder 1

Commencement, 1931; 1932 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 1

Box 1

Folder 2-4

Folder 2

Folder 3

Folder 4

Consolidation: General, 1931-1932 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 2-4

Box 1

Folder 5

Consolidation: Faculty Opinions, 1931 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 5

Box 1

Folder 6

Consolidation: Outside Opinions and Reports, 1931 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 6

Box 1

Folder 7-10

Folder 7

Folder 8

Folder 9

Folder 10

Honorary Degrees, Recommendations for and Selection of Recipients, 1930-1932 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 7-10

Box 1

Folder 11-12

Folder 11

Folder 12

Inauguration (11 November 1931): Invitations/Replies: Individuals, 1931 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 11-12

Box 1

Folder 13

Inauguration (11 November 1931): Invitations/Replies: Institutions, 1931 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 13

Box 1

Folder 14

Inauguration (11 November 1931): Arrangements for, 1931 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 14

Box 1

Folder 15

Inauguration (11 November 1931): Graham's Speech, "The University Today" #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 15

Box 1

Folder 16

Organ, Gift of, 1930 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 16

(see also Memorial Hall, under Buildings in Series 5)

Box 1

Folder 17

Race Relations: Langston Hughes and the Contempo Controversy, 1931-1932 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 17

(see also Tatum Petition in Series 2.2. of Consolidated University President's Records: Frank Porter Graham Files)

Box 1

Folder 18

University Day, 1931-1932 #40006, Series: "1. General Files." Box 1, Folder 18

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Box 1

Folder 19

Applied Science, School of, 1930-1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 19

Box 1

Folder 20

Botany, Department of, 1930-1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 20

Box 1

Folder 21

Chemistry, Department of, 1930-1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 21

Box 1

Folder 22

Classics, Department of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 22

Box 1

Folder 23

Commerce, School of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 23

Box 1

Folder 24

Education, School of, 1931-1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 24

Box 1

Folder 25

Engineering, School of, 1930-1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 25

Box 1

Folder 26

English, Department of, 1930-1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 26

Box 1

Folder 27

Geology, Department of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 27

Box 1

Folder 28

Germanic Languages, Department of, 1931-1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 28

Box 1

Folder 29

History, Department of, 1930-1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 29

Box 1

Folder 30

Industrial Institute, Proposed, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 30

Box 1

Folder 31

Institute for Research in Social Science: General, 1930-1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 31

Box 1

Folder 32

Institute for Research in Social Science: "A Southern Regional Study" Work Memorandum, 1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 32

Box 1

Folder 33

"Prospective Ten-Year Program Continuing State and Regional Research," March 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 33

Box 1

Folder 34

Law, School of, 1930-1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 34

Box 1

Folder 35

Library: General, 1930-1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 35

Box 1

Folder 36

Library: Southern Historical Collection, 1930-1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 36

Box 1

Folder 37

Library Science, School of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 37

Box 1

Folder 38

Mathematics, Department of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 38

Box 1

Folder 39

Music, Department of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 39

Box 1

Folder 40

Physics, Department of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 40

Box 1

Folder 41

University of North Carolina Press, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 41

Box 1

Folder 42

Psychology, Department of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 42

Box 1

Folder 43

Public Administration, School of, 1931-1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 43

Box 1

Folder 44

Public Welfare, Department of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 44

Box 1

Folder 45

Romance Languages, Department of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 45

Box 1

Folder 46

Rural Social Economics, Department of, 1931 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 46

Box 1

Folder 47

Sociology and Anthropology, Department of, 1931-1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 47

Box 1

Folder 48

Summer School, 1931-1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 48

Box 1

Folder 49

Zoology, Department of, 1931-1932 #40006, Series: "2. Academic Affairs." Box 1, Folder 49

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