Collection Number: 40146

Collection Title: Carolina Symposium on Public Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1927-1986

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Size 6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1700 items)
Abstract For many years, an organization of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students and faculty organized, planned, and supervised the biennial Carolina Symposium on Public Affairs, a week-long program of speeches, panel discussions, seminars, and other activities focusing on a topic of current political, social, economic, or cultural interest. Under the leadership of University President Frank Porter Graham and Dean of Students Francis F. Bradshaw, the Symposium originated in 1927 as the Institute of Human Relations. The records of the Carolina Symposium and its predecessor, the Institute of Human Relations, include correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records, publicity materials, photos, printed programs, speech transcripts, scrapbooks, and audiotapes of session proceedings. Especially well-documented is the 1958 Symposium on the American cultural tradition, with John Sparkman, Malcolm Cowley, Victor Reuther, Jonathan Daniels, Harry Golden, Sidney Hook, Benjamin Fine, Harry Ashmore, and other speakers. Also represented are the 1962 Symposium on "The Concept of Revolution," with James B. Reston and other speakers; the 1964 Symposium on "Arms and the Man," with William Fulbright, Hans Morgenthau, David Brinkley, Irving Howe, Marya Mannes, John Knowles, George McGovern, Adam Yarmolinsky, George Ball, and others; the 1966 Symposium on American myth, with John Kenneth Galbraith, Nelson Algren, Morris Udall, Al Capp, Tom Wolfe, C. Vann Woodward, and Ralph Ellison; the 1972 Symposium on the "Mind of the South"; the 1984 Symposium on "Population Resources and Environment"; and the 1986 Symposium on "Science, Technology, Society, and the Individual."
Creator Carolina Symposium on Public Affairs (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Carolina Symposium on Public Affairs of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, #40146, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Carolina Symposium on Public Affairs, 1956-1996. Records of the 1966 Symposium were transferred from the North Carolina Collection in July 1966.
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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For many years, an organization of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students and faculty organized, planned, and supervised the biennial Carolina Symposium on Public Affairs, a week-long program of speeches, panel discussions, seminars, and other activities focusing on a topic of current political, social, economic, or cultural interest. Under the leadership of University President Frank Porter Graham and Dean of Students Francis F. Bradshaw, the Symposium originated in 1927 as the Institute of Human Relations.

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Records of the Carolina Symposium and its predecessor, the Institute of Human Relations, include correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records, publicity materials, photos, printed programs, speech transcripts, scrapbooks, and audiotapes of session proceedings. Especially well-documented is the 1958 Symposium on the American cultural tradition, with John Sparkman, Malcolm Cowley, Victor Reuther, Jonathan Daniels, Harry Golden, Sidney Hook, Benjamin Fine, Harry Ashmore, and other speakers. Also represented are the 1962 Symposium on "The Concept of Revolution," with James B. Reston and other speakers; the 1964 Symposium on "Arms and the Man," with William Fulbright, Hans Morgenthau, David Brinkley, Irving Howe, Marya Mannes, John Knowles, George McGovern, Adam Yarmolinsky, George Ball, and others; the 1966 Symposium on American myth, with John Kenneth Galbraith, Nelson Algren, Morris Udall, Al Capp, Tom Wolfe, C. Vann Woodward, and Ralph Ellison; the 1972 Symposium on the "Mind of the South"; the 1984 Symposium on "Population Resources and Environment"; and the 1986 Symposium on "Science, Technology, Society, and the Individual."

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials.

This series consists of correspondence, reports, and other materials related to the planning and activities of the Institute of Human Relations and Carolina Symposium on Public Affairs sessions arranged chronologically. Program brochures, photos, and speech transcripts or typescripts are filed under the date of the session--usually March of the symposium year.

Box 1:1

1927 Institute of Human Relations, 1927-1928 #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1931 Institute of Human Relations, 1930-1931 #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1935 Institute of Human Relations: Printed program only #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1941 Institute of Human Relations: Printed program only #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1945 Institute of Human Relations: Printed program only #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1947 Institute of Human Relations (planned), 1946-1947 #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1956 Symposium on Public Affairs, 1955-1956 #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1958 Symposium on Public Affairs, 1957-1958 #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1960 Symposium, 1957-1960 #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1962 Symposium: Finances, 1962-1964 #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1964 Symposium: Finances #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1966 Symposium: Printed program, publicity, finances #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1968 Symposium: Finances #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1972 Symposium: Printed program only #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

1974 Symposium: Printed program only #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:1

Box 1:2

1980 Symposium: Correspondence, March 1979-February 1980 #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:2

1980 Symposium: Publicity, January-March 1980 #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:2

1980 Symposium: Finances, 1980 #40146, Series: "1. Correspondence and Other Loose Materials." Box 1:2

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Arranged by symposium year and session, these tapes record the content of the various sessions.

Audiotape T-40146/1-5

1958 Symposium: Sunday, 16 March 1958: "The Technology of Survival: Military and Non-Military Science" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/1-5

(five reel-to-reel audiotapes; speakers include Luther H. Hodges, Governor of North Carolina, on "The Tenth Carolina Symposium on Public Affairs"; Dr. Charles L. Dunham, Director of the Division of Biology and Medicine, Atomic Energy Commission; and Henry Jackson, United States Senator, on "The Soviet Industrial and Technological Challenge")

Audiotape T-40146/6-8

1958 Symposium: Monday, 17 March 1958, 11:00 a.m.: "The Political Strategy of Survival: International Relations" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/6-8

(three reel-to-reel audiotapes; speakers include Senator John Sparkman of Alabama, on "America's Position in Today's Troubled World")

Audiotape T-40146/9-13

1958 Symposium: Monday, 17 March 1958, 8:00 p.m.: "The Transmission of Our Cultural Heritage: Education, Communication, and Literature" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/9-13

(five reel-to-reel audiotapes; speakers include Julian N. Hartt, Yale University (Alumni Lecturer), on "Our Cultural Heritage: Theological Aspects"; Malcolm Cowley (Alumni Lecturer) on "Literature and Survival"; and Katherine McBride, President of Bryn Mawr College (Alumni Lecturer), on "Education Reckons With Change")

Audiotape T-40146/14-17

1958 Symposium: Tuesday, 18 March 1958, 10:00 a.m.: "Other Cultures Relation to our Own: Differences and Implications" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/14-17

(four reel-to-reel audiotapes; speakers include Sergei Striganov, Charge d'Affairs, Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, on "The Basic Concept of Soviet Culture"; and Frederick T. Merrill, Director of East-West Contacts Staff, United States Department of State, on "A New Development in Cultural Interchange: The U.S.-U.S.S.R. Exchange Agreement")

Audiotape T-40146/18-22

1958 Symposium: Tuesday, 18 March 1958, 8:00 p.m.: "The Fate of American Tradition: Political Democracy, National Security, Individual Freedom, and Private Enterprise." #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/18-22

(five reel-to-reel audiotapes; speakers include Victor Reuther, Administrative Assistant to the President of the United Auto Workers, on "The Fate of the American Tradition"; Jonathan Daniels, Editor of the Raleigh News and Observer, on "The Indestructible Tradition"; and J. Spencer Love, Chairman of the Board and President, Burlington Industries, Inc., on "The American Direction")

Audiotape T-40146/23

1958 Symposium: Tuesday, 18 March 1958: Master Composite #1 Half-Hour Radio Program #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/23

(reel-to-reel audiotape; 29:27 minutes)

Audiotape T-40146/24-26

1958 Symposium: Wednesday, 19 March 1958, 10:00 a.m.: "Religious, Moral, Ethical, and Educational Values: Tradition and Change" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/24-26

(three reel-to-reel audiotapes; speakers include William Lee Miller, Assistant Professor in Social Ethics, Yale University Divinity School, on "A Useless Faith in a Useful Society")

Audiotape T-40146/27-29

1958 Symposium: Wednesday, 19 March 1958, 8:00 p.m.: "Religious, Moral, Ethical, and Educational Values: Tradition and Change" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/27-29

(three reel-to-reel audiotapes; speakers include Harry Golden, Editor, The Carolina Israelite on "Minority Groups and American Freedom"; and Brigadier General Don Z. Zimmerman, Deputy Director of Development and Planning, United States Air Force on "Science and Survival")

1958 Symposium: Thursday, March 20, 1958, 10:00 a.m.: Sidney Hook, Chairman, Department of Philosophy, New York University, "Basic Values in a Time of Decision" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/27-29

There is no recording of this session.

1958 Symposium: Thursday, March 20, 1958, 8:00 p.m.: Dr. Benjamin Fine, Dean of the Graduate School, Yeshiva University (Weil Lecturer on American Citizenship) "Major Problems Facing American Education" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/27-29

There is no recording of this session.

Audiotape T-40142/30-32

1958 Symposium: Friday, 21 March 1958, 10:00 a.m.: Harry Ashmore, Executive Editor, "The Arkansas Gazette" "Education for Survival in the South Today" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40142/30-32

(three reel-to-reel audiotapes; includes question and answer session)

1958 Symposium: Friday, 21 March 1958, 8:00 p.m.: Dr. Benjamin Fine, Dean of the Graduate School, Yeshiva University (Weil Lecturer on American Citizenship) "The Responsibilities of Citizens for Education" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40142/30-32

There is no recording of this session.

Audiotape T-40146/33

1958 Symposium: Half-Hour Radio Program on the Symposium, 25 March 1958 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/33

(reel-to-reel audiotape; 29:00 minutes)

Audiotape T-40146/34

1958 Symposium: Half-Hour Radio Program on the Symposium, 27 March 1958 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/34

(reel-to-reel audiotape; 29:30 minutes)

Audiotape T-40146/35

1962 Symposium: 2 April 1962: Panel Discussion: Race Relations #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/35

Audiotape T-40146/36

1962 Symposium: 2 April 1962, 8:00 p.m.: Revolution in the Arts: Dr. Gilbert Seldes and Dr. John Grierson #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/36

Audiotape T-40146/37

1962 Symposium: 3 April 1962, 2:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Literature #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/37

(NOTE: This tape requires a 4-track machine to unscramble the 1962 recording from 15 minutes of a 1958 recording which is underneath it.)

Audiotape T-40146/38

1962 Symposium: 3 April 1962, 4:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Art #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/38

Audiotape T-40146/39

1962 Symposium: 3 April 1962, 8:00 p.m.: Senator Gale W. McGee #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/39

Audiotape T-40146/40

1962 Symposium: 4 April 1962, 2:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Africa #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/40

Audiotape T-40146/41

1962 Symposium: 4 April 1962, 8:00 p.m.: Social and Scientific Revolutions #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/41

Audiotape T-40146/42

1962 Symposium: 5 April 1962, 2:00 p.m.: Religion and Philosophy: Dr. Roger Hazelton #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/42

Audiotape T-40146/43

1962 Symposium: 5 April 1962, 4:00 p.m.: Mass Media: Richard Harkness #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/43

Audiotape T-40146/44

1962 Symposium: 5 April 1962, 8:00 p.m.: The Impact of Today's Revolutions: James B. Reston #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/44

Audiotape T-40146/45

1964 Symposium: 5 April 1964, 8:00 p.m.: Senator William Fulbright, "Individual Freedom and Collective Security; a Balancing of Objectives" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/45

Audiotape T-40146/46

1964 Symposium: 6 April 1964, 2:00 p.m.: Emile Benoit, "If Peace Breaks Out" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/46

Audiotape T-40146/47

1964 Symposium: 6 April 1964, 4:00 p.m.: Senator John Sherman Cooper, "Civil Rights and National Security" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/47

Audiotape T-40146/48

1964 Symposium: 6 April 1964, 8:00 p.m.: Hans Morgenthau, "The Garrison State" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/48

Audiotape T-40146/49

1964 Symposium: 7 April 1964, 2:00 p.m.: William S. Barnes and Otto Eckstein, "International Economy and Foreign Policy in an East-West World" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/49

Audiotape T-40146/50

1964 Symposium: 7 April 1964, 4:00 p.m.: Frank Porter Graham and Douglas Maitland Knight, "Education's Response to the Cold War" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/50

Audiotape T-40146/51

1964 Symposium: 7 April 1964, 8:00 p.m.: David Brinkley, "The Moulding of the Public Mind" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/51

Audiotape T-40146/52

1964 Symposium: 8 April 1964, 2:00 p.m.: Harold Orlans and Paul Gross, "The Impact of National Security on Research" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/52

Audiotape T-40146/53

1964 Symposium: 8 April 1964, 4:00 p.m.: Representative Frank Thompson and Richard Adler, " Government and the Arts" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/53

Audiotape T-40146/54

1964 Symposium: 8 April 1964, 8:00 p.m.: Irving Howe, Marya Mannes, John Knowles, and William Coles, "Reflections of the Conflict: the Cold War and American Letters" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/54

Audiotape T-40146/55

1964 Symposium: 9 April 1964, 4:00 p.m.: Senator George McGovern and Adam Yarmolinsky, "Are We Prepared for Peace?" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/55

Audiotape T-40146/56

1964 Symposium: 9 April 1964, 8:00 p.m.: Under Secretary of State George Ball, "Values and the Individual" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/56

REFERENCE

1966 Symposium: A transcription of these recordings is also available; an index to it follows the listing of the recordings. #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." REFERENCE

Audiotape T-40146/57

1966 Symposium: 17 April 1966, 8:00 p.m.: John Kenneth Galbraith, "Modern Man and His Myth" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/57

Audiotape T-40146/58

1966 Symposium: 18 April 1966, 3:00 p.m.: Alan Richardson, "Myth Religious and Secularized" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/58

Audiotape T-40146/59

1966 Symposium: 19 April 1966, 3:00 p.m.: Walter Kaufmann, "Mind and Myth: The Effects of Myth on an Individual's Thought and Consciousness" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/59

Audiotape T-40146/60

1966 Symposium: 19 April 1966, 8:00 p.m.: Nelson Algren, "Myth and Mores" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/60

(listening copy available)

1966 Symposium: 20 April 1966: Moriss Udall: "Myth and Politics" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/60

Audiotape T-40416/61

1966 Symposium: 20 April 1966: Moriss Udall: "Myth and Politics" (continued) #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40416/61

1966 Symposium: 20 April 1966, 8:00 p.m.: Al Capp, "Myth and the Mythical American" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40416/61

Audiotape T-40146/62

1966 Symposium: 21 April 1966, 3:00 p.m.: Tom Wolfe, "Myth and the American Dream" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/62

Audiotape T-40146/63

1966 Symposium: 21 April 1966, 8:00 p.m.: Ralph Ellison and C. Vann Woodward, "Myth and the South" (April 21, 1966, 8:00 p.m.) #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/63

Box 3:1

1966 Symposium: Transcription of Recordings: John Kenneth Galbraith, pages 1-30 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." Box 3:1

1966 Symposium: Transcription of Recordings: Alan Richardson, pages 31-57 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." Box 3:1

1966 Symposium: Transcription of Recordings: Walter Kaufmann, pages 58-92 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." Box 3:1

1966 Symposium: Transcription of Recordings: Nelson Algren, pages 93-122 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." Box 3:1

1966 Symposium: Transcription of Recordings: Morris Udall, pages 123-159 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." Box 3:1

1966 Symposium: Transcription of Recordings: Al Capp, pages 160-186 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." Box 3:1

1966 Symposium: Transcription of Recordings: Tom Wolfe, pages 187-215 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." Box 3:1

1966 Symposium: Transcription of Recordings: C. Vann Woodward, pages 216-230 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." Box 3:1

1966 Symposium: Transcription of Recordings: Ralph Ellison, pages 231-244 #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." Box 3:1

Audiotape T-40146/64-66

1972 Symposium: Panel of Southern Journalists: "Old Times There" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/64-66

Audiotape T-40146/67

1972 Symposium: Panel on Southern Politics #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/67

1972 Symposium: Speech by Robert Coles #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/67

Audiotape T-40146/68

1972 Symposium: Panel on Southern Radicals #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/68

1972 Symposium: Panel on Black Presence in the South #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/68

1972 Symposium: Discussion of Busing in the South #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." T-40146/68

Audiocassette C-40146/1

1984 Symposium: Lester Thurow, "The Economic Dimensions of American Citizenship" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." C-40146/1

(Weil Lecture on American Citizenship)

Audiocassette C-40146/2

1984 Symposium: 22 March 1984: Louis Harris, "Trends in Public Opinion about Environmental Issues and Election '84" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." C-40146/2

Audiocassette C-40146/3

1984 Symposium: 28 March 1984: Panel Discussion: "United States Population/Migration" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." C-40146/3

Audiocassette C-40146/4

1984 Symposium: 3 April 1984: George Goodwell #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." C-40146/4

Audiocassette C-40146/5

1986 Symposium: 1 April 1986: Frithjof Bergmann, "The Future of Work" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." C-40146/5

Audiocassette C-40146/6

1986 Symposium: 2 April 1986: John Haugeland, "Artificial Intelligence and the Western Mind" #40146, Series: "3. Audiotapes." C-40146/6

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