Collection Number: 40087

Collection Title: Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980, 1991-2009

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Size 4.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1400 items)
Abstract The Department of Romance Languages was established in 1901 as the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and became the academic department providing coursework in romance languages. In 1905, the name changed to Department of Romance Languages. Prior to 1901, romance and Germanic languages were taught in one department, known as the Department of Modern Languages. Records consist of budget and financial records, including a number of files on departmental trust funds; correspondence and reports, and departmental statistics. There are also a few files pertaining to foreign language institutes for elementary and secondary school teachers held in the 1960s and supported by the United States National Defense Education Act of 1958.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of Romance Languages.
Language English
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40087, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Instruction in romance languages at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dates from the opening of the university in 1795. However, through the nineteenth century, this instruction, which emphasized the reading and translation of French literature, was combined with the study of "modern languages." A professorship of modern languages was created by the Board of Trustees on 15 December 1825. The responsibilities of the position included instruction in German as well as French. Throughout the century, the focus of language courses remained on reading and translation and only during the twentieth century did the courses broaden to include training in conversation. On 26 January 1886, the Department of Modern Languages was established by the Board of Trustees. In 1901, under President Venable, romance language (French and Spanish) courses were segregated from Germanic language instruction into a Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Four years later, courses in Italian were added to the department's curriculum, and in 1905 the department's name was revised to Department of Romance Languages. Instruction in Portuguese became the third major component of the curriculum in the 1941-1942 academic year.

The graduate program in romance languages originated in "advanced" French courses developed during the 1894-1895 school year. The first departmental master's degree was awarded in 1908. The first doctoral degree was earned by J. C. Lyons in 1927.

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Records of the Department of Romance Languages consist of budget and financial records, including a number of files on departmental trust funds; correspondence and reports, and departmental statistics. There are also a few files pertaining to foreign language institutes for elementary and secondary school teachers held in the 1960s and supported by the United States National Defense Education Act of 1958.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980.

Box 1

Budget and Financial Records: State Funds: Budget Requests and Allocations, 1952-1980 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

Budget and Financial Records: State Funds: Budget Expenditure Reports, July 1971-June 1978 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: Alumni Professorship Fund, November 1971-June 1978 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: Camoes Prize in Portuguese Fund, September 1975-November 1975 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: Urban Tigner Holmes, Jr., Award Fund, December 1975-April 1978 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: Hunt Fund, May 1973-June 1978 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: Sarah Graham Kenan Professorships Fund, November 1971-May 1977 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professorships Fund, November 1971-May 1978 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: National Defense Fellowships Fund, December 1966-June 1978 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: Placement Exam Fund, January 1977-June 1978 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: Romance Languages: French and Spanish Fund, November 1972-November 1973 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: Romance Languages: General Trust Fund, August 1976-June 1978 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: Spanish Bibliography Fund, November 1972-December 1973 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Budget and Financial Records: Trust Funds: Sterling A. Stoudemire Award Fund, May 1975-November 1975 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 1

(General Ledger and Expenditure Reports-ACCTG 104 forms)

Box 2

Dey Hall Dedication, 10 May 1964 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 2

(reel-to-reel audiotape; shelved separately under T-40087/1)

National Defense Education Act Foreign Language Institutes: General, 1956; 1958-1966 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 2

National Defense Education Act Foreign Language Institutes: Reports: Institute for Advanced Studies in Spanish, 1966 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 2

(Methodology Class Project Reports)

National Defense Education Act Foreign Language Institutes: Reports: Institute for Secondary School Teachers of Spanish, Final Report, 1963 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 2

National Defense Education Act Foreign Language Institutes: Reports: Institute for Studies in Spanish for Secondary School Teachers, Final Technical Report, 1966-1967 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 2

National Defense Education Act Foreign Language Institutes: Reports: Summer Institute for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers of French, Final Report, 1961-1962 #40087, Series: "1. Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1952-1980." Box 2

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Frank Dominguez Records (Addition of August 2018), 1991-2009 (bulk 2005-2009)

Frank Dominguez served as Assistant Chair of the Department of Romance Languages from 1990-1995, as Chair from 1995-2003, and again as Assistant Chair from 2005-2008. This addition includes materials related to debates over the structure of the department and budget cuts in the early 2000s.

Aquisitions Information: RT 20180810.1.

Box 3

Reports, correspondence, and statistics, 1991-2009 (bulk 2005-2009) #40087, Series: "2. Frank Dominguez Records (Addition of August 2018), 1991-2009 (bulk 2005-2009)" Box 3

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated because of addition by Jennifer Coggins and Laura Smith, August 2018

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