Collection Number: 40159

Collection Title: Media Board of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1948-1982

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1400 items)
Abstract In 1923 the Carolina Publications Union was established, by a vote of the student body, to oversee the operations of publications funded by student fees: Carolina Magazine, Daily Tar Heel, and Yackety Yack. The Publications Board was designated as the governing body for the union and, as such, supervised the finances, editorial policy, appointments of personnel, and other administration of student publications. The board later became an administrative agency of Student Government. Its name was changed to Media Board in 1975. Records include minutes of board meetings, bylaws, general correspondence, statements of procedure and policy, financial records, publication contracts, and personnel actions of student publications. Also included are separate files for the Alchemist, Carolina Handbook, Carolina Quarterly, Cellar Door, Daily Tar Heel, WCAR and WXYC radio, and the Yackety Yack.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Media Board.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Media Board of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40159, 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 1923 the Carolina Publications Union was established, by a vote of the student body, to oversee the operations of publications funded by student fees, which at the time included the Carolina Magazine, Tar Heel, and Yackety Yack. The Publications Board was designated as the governing body for the union and, as such, supervised the finances, editorial policies, and appointments of personnel of student publications. In addition to the three official student publications, it oversaw the Buccaneer, a humor magazine of the time. It initiated a comprehensive bookkeeping system and a certified annual audit for each publication.

Originally the board consisted of three elected students and two faculty members appointed by the president of the university. Subsequently it became an administrative agency of Student Government. In 1975 the Publications Board changed its name to Media Board to reflect the different types of publications it had come to oversee. These included the Alchemist, Carolina Handbook, Carolina Quarterly, Cellar Door, Daily Tar Heel, WCAR and WXYC radio, and the Yackety Yack.

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Records of the Media Board of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill include minutes of board meetings, bylaws, general correspondence, statements of procedure and policy, financial records, publication contracts, and personnel actions of student publications. Also included are separate files for the Alchemist, Carolina Handbook, Carolina Quarterly, Cellar Door, Daily Tar Heel, WCAR radio, WXYC radio, and the Yackety Yack.

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