Collection Number: 40168

Collection Title: Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1972-1986

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 600 items)
Abstract The Student Consumer Action Union (SCAU) was established at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 as an agency of Student Government supported by student fees. Its purposes were to protect student consumer rights and improve consumer-merchant relations in the Chapel Hill-Research Triangle area by developing educational, investigative, and advocacy programs. The union focused its efforts on price levels and merchandising practices, food quality and pricing, health care, rental rates, landlord responsibilities, and tenant rights. Records of the Student Consumer Action Union include annual reports, financial records, its constitution and bylaws, general correspondence, its office manual, publicity materials, and copies of its publications and related correspondence. Subjects of the publications include automobile repair, banking, restaurants, health care, and rental housing.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Student Consumer Action Union.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40168, 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 Student Consumer Action Union (SCAU) was established on the Chapel Hill campus in 1972 as an agency of Student Government supported by student fees. While its major emphasis was directed toward the protection of student consumer rights, the purpose of the union included the improvement of consumer-merchant relations in the Chapel Hill-Research Triangle area by the development of educational, investigative and advocacy programs. The primary focuses of the union's efforts were on price levels and merchandising practices, food quality and pricing, health care, rental rates, landlord responsibilities and tenant rights.

To accomplish its goals, the union was organized into five divisions:

The activities of the Student Consumer Action Union were directed by its Executive Committee, and membership in the union was open to all university students.

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Records, 1972-1986, of the Student Consumer Action Union at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill include annual reports, financial records, its constitution and bylaws, general correspondence, its office manual, publicity materials, and copies of its publications and related correspondence. Subjects of the publications include consumer interests, including automobile repair, banking, restaurants, health care, and rental housing.

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Records, 1972-1986, of the Student Consumer Action Union at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill include annual reports, financial records, its constitution and bylaws, general correspondence, its office manual, publicity materials, and copies of its publications and related correspondence. Subjects of the publications included consumer interests, including automobile repair, banking, restaurants, health care, and rental housing.

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Annual Reports, 1976/77-1979/80 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Budget and Finance: Budget Requests, 1979/80-1982/83; 1984/85-1987/88 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Budget and Finance: Financial Records, 1979/80-1981/82 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Constitution and Bylaws, 1978 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Correspondence, General, 1979-1986 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Office Manual, Operations and Personnel #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Responsibilities, 1979 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Publicity, Posters and General Publications, 1973-1976 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

SCAU Report by Business Administration 168 Class, 1980 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Topics of Concern/Areas of Activity: "Analysis of Telephone and Electricity Bids on UNC Utilities," 1974 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Topics of Concern/Areas of Activity: "CASH: A Student's Guide to Banking in Chapel Hill," 1975-1981 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Topics of Concern/Areas of Activity: "The Franklin Street Gourmet," 1973-1986 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Topics of Concern/Areas of Activity: "A Guide to Automobile Repairs in Chapel Hill," 1973-1984 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Topics of Concern/Areas of Activity: "A Guide to Health Care Alternatives in Chapel Hill," 1976-1984 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

(includes material on the Student Health Service)

Topics of Concern/Areas of Activity: Residency Counseling Service: Correspondence, 1977-1981 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Topics of Concern/Areas of Activity: Residency Counseling Service: Minutes and Miscellaneous Materials #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Topics of Concern/Areas of Activity: Residency Counseling Service: Publicity, 1979-1983 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

Topics of Concern/Areas of Activity: "Southern Part of Heaven?" 1973-1986 #40168, Series: "Student Consumer Action Union of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records." Box 1

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