Collection Number: 40144

Collection Title: Carolina Forum of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1937-1966

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Size 6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 3000 items)
Abstract The Carolina Forum was organized on 1 July 1948 to bring leaders of government, labor, industry, and education, to speak on the University of North Carolina campus. In part, the Carolina Forum took over functions of the Carolina Political Union, which had been organized in 1936 by political science students to bring political leaders to speak on campus and to hold roundtable discussions on current political topics. After the advent of the Carolina Forum, the Carolina Political Union continued to function, but its activity was limited to weekly discussions and occasional speakers. Records include correspondence, 1937-1948, of the Carolina Political Union and, 1948-1959, of the Carolina Forum. The correspondence primarily consists of requests for speakers to come and arrangements for their visits. Also included are dismantled scrapbooks of newspaper clippings on speakers from the 1940s and loose clippings from the 1950s. Some of the 1965-1966 material addresses the Speaker Ban issue.
Creator Carolina Forum (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Carolina Forum of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40144, 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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In 1936 a group of political science students under the guidance of Professor E. J. Woodhouse organized the Carolina Political Union. Its twofold purpose was to bring prominent political figures to speak on the University of North Carolina campus and to hold roundtable discussions on current political topics.

On 1 July 1948, the Carolina Forum was organized and took over the function of securing speakers and began inviting prominent leaders from labor, industry, and education, as well as from government. The Carolina Political Union continued to function, but its activities were limited to the weekly discussions and occasional speakers.

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These records include correspondence, 1937-1948, of the Carolina Political Union and, 1948-1959, of the Carolina Forum. The correspondence primarily consists of requests for speakers to come and arrangements for their visits. Also included are dismantled scrapbooks of newspaper clippings on speakers from the 1940s and loose clippings from the 1950s. Some of the 1965-1966 material addresses the Speaker Ban issue.

Below is a list of the more prominent correspondents included in the papers.

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Separated Folder (SEP-40144/1)

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