Collection Number: 40066

Collection Title: Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1992-1996

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1000 items)
Abstract The Carolina Publishing Institute, sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was held each summer from 1993 to 1996. It was comprised of three weeks of instruction, each week dealing with a different aspect of publishing. A local Advisory Board was responsible for planning. Doris Betts of the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of English served as advisor. Institute faculty was made up of local and national players in the publishing industry, authors, educators, and booksellers. Records of the institute include correspondence with Advisory Board members as well as general correspondence, planning documents, and copies of instructional materials that were handed out to participants.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carolina Publishing Institute.
Language English.
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40066, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
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 Carolina Publishing Institute, sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, began in 1993. The institute, held each summer, was comprised of three weeks of instruction, each week dealing with a different aspect of publishing. In the first week, participants learned about editing a manuscript for publication; the second week covered design and production of the actual book; the third week covered marketing strategies. In 1996, an attempt was made to add a fourth week, detailing electronic publishing. The attempt failed due to lack of interest in the new medium.

The institute was geared towards those considering a career in publishing, those already in publishing who wished to learn more, and authors who wanted to better understand how their manuscripts became books. It was meant to be especially helpful to newcomers to publishing and new authors with little or no experience in publishing. In addition to lectures, participants engaged in interactive sessions and took field trips to local publishing and design houses. A participant could enroll in one, two, or all three weeks.

A local Advisory Board was responsible for planning each institute. Doris Betts of the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of English served as advisor to the institute and worked closely with the Advisory Board. The institute's faculty was made up of both local and national players in the publishing industry, authors, educators, and booksellers. Space and staff support were provided by the university's Division of Continuing Education. The institute was last held in 1996.

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The records of the Carolina Publishing Institute are arranged by individual institute. They include correspondence with Advisory Board members as well as general correspondence, planning documents, and copies of instructional materials that were handed out to participants. Records and correspondence from the earliest stages of planning are included in the files for the 1993 Institute.

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1993 Institute: General,1992-1993 #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1993 Institute: Advisory Board, 1992-1993 #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1993 Institute: Week I Materials #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1993 Institute: Week II Materials #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1993 Institute: Week III Materials #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1994 Institute: General, 1993-1994 #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1994 Institute: Advisory Board, 1993-1994 #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1994 Institute: Week I Materials #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1994 Institute: Week II Materials #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1994 Institute: Week III Materials #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1995 Institute: General, 1994-1995 #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1995 Institute: Advisory Board, 1994-1995 #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1995 Institute: Week I Materials #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1995 Institute: Week II Materials #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1995 Institute: Week III Materials #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1996 Institute: General, 1995-1996 #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1996 Institute: Advisory Board, 1995-1996 #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

1996 Institute: Week I Materials #40066, Series: "Carolina Publishing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

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