Collection Number: 40172

Collection Title: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 2400 items)
Abstract The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was organized on 1-2 January 1915 in New York, N.Y., to promote the advancement of the standards, ideals, and welfare of the faculty at institutions of higher education. The Association has been most active in the areas of academic freedom and tenure. Thirteen professors at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill organized a chapter of the AAUP in 1916. Records of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors include committee minutes, committee reports, minutes of general and business meetings, chapter correspondence with national and regional AAUP officers, treasurers' records and reports, and files on the activities of the local chapter. Topics of particular concern to the chapter have been academic freedom and tenure, affirmative action, economic standing of the faculty, faculty welfare, mandatory retirement age, sexual harassment, status of women, and university government.
Creator American Association of University Professors. UNC-Chapel Hill Chapter.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records #40172, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was organized on 12 January 1915 in New York City. Established to promote the advancement of the standards, ideals and welfare of the faculty at institutions of higher education, the association has become most active in the areas of academic freedom and tenure. The AAUP has developed standards for faculty appointment and promotion, reappointment of nontenured faculty, political activity of faculty and the handling of grievance cases. On many campuses, AAUP chapters have been the collective bargaining agents in negotiating faculty contracts and salaries. The association's structure includes a national office located in Washington, D.C.; regional offices located in New York, N.Y., and San Francisco, Ca.; state conferences; and local campus chapters.

The UNC-Chapel Hill Chapter was organized in 1916 by Professors Collier Cobb, William C. Coker, Edwin A. Greenlaw, J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton, Charles H. Herty, George Howe, William de Berniere MacNider, Alvin S. Wheeler and Henry V. Wilson. The thirteen-member chapter elected George Howe to serve a its first president. A listing of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presidents is provided below.

1916-1920 George Howe
1921-1992 Alvin S. Wheeler
1923-1925 John F. Dashiell
1926 Collier Cobb
1927 Marion R. Trabue
1928 Arthur M. Jordan
1929 John M. Booker
1930 Norman Foerster
1931 Floyd H. Edminster
1932 Nicholson B. Adams
1933 Eston E. Erickson
1934-1935 Wirth F. Ferger
1936-1937 James B. Bullitt
1938-1947 Henry M. Burlage
1948 Henry M. Burlage
1949 Glen Haydon
1950 Clifford P Lyons
1951-1952 Gordon W. Blackwell
1952-1953 Henry P. Brandis
1953-1954 Nicholas J. Demerath
1954-1956 George E. Nicholson Jr.
1956-1958 Claiborne S. Jones
1958-1959 Wayne A. Bowers
1959-1961 W. Robert Mann
1961-1962 George P. Manire
1962-1963 Corydon P. Spruill
1963-1964 Daniel A. Okun
1964-1965 Arnold S. Nash
1965-1966 Joseph W. Straley
1966-1967 Carl W. Gottschalk
1968-1969 Daniel H. Pollitt
1970-1971 James W. Prothro
1971-1972 Henry A. Landsberger
1972-1973 M. Richard Cramer
1973-1974 Daniel T. Young
1974-1975 Henry A. Landsberger
1975-1976 John Gulick
1976-1977 Shirley F. Weiss
1977-1978 Eugen Merzbacher
1978-1979 Ernest L. Eliel
1979-1980 Philip A. Stadter
1980-1981 Charles M. Weiss
1981-1982 Mario C. Battigelli
1982-1983 Betty H. Landsberger
1983-1984 Stephen B. Baxter
1984-1985 Gillian Cell
1985-1986 Henry Boren
1986-1987 Richard King
1987-1988 Caroline Becker
1988-1989 Mary Ellen Jones
1989-1990 Berton Kaplan
1991-1993 William Rohe
1993-1994 Jack Sasson
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Records include committee minutes, committee reports, minutes of general and business meetings, chapter correspondence with national and regional AAUP officers, treasurers' records and reports, and files on the activities of the local chapter. Topics of particular concern to the chapter have been academic freedom and tenure, affirmative action, economic standing of the faculty, faculty welfare, mandatory retirement age, sexual harassment, status of women, and university government.

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Box 1

Committees: Academic Freedom, 1985 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

(committee files contain correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and related materials)

Committees: Economic Standing of the Faculty, 1976-1978 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Committees: Executive Committee: Correspondence, 1978-1990 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Committees: Executive Committee: Minutes, 1949-1952; 1971-1993 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

(also contains lists of chapter officers)

Committees: Faculty Welfare, 1961-1986 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Committees: Mandatory Retirement Age, Ad hoc, 1972-1978 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Committees: Membership, 1974-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Committees: Nominating, 1972-1990 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Committees: Receptions for New Faculty, 1976-1977; 1981-1988 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Committees: Status of Women, 1971-1990 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

(also known as Committee W; see also Mentoring under Topics of Concern and Activity)

Committees: Student Affairs, 1977 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Committees: University Government, 1971-1978 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Constitution, Chapter, 1972 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Faculty Concerns Questionnaires, 1972-1975 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Meeting Announcements/Minutes: Business Meetings, 1976-1977 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Meeting Announcements/Minutes: General Meetings, 1948-1952; 1971-1990 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Membership Lists, 1970-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 1

Box 2

National AAUP Office: Correspondence, 1961-1962; 1971-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

National AAUP Office: Publications: Chapter/Conference Letter, 1971-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

National AAUP Office: Publications: Handbook for Chapter and Conference Leaders, 1973 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

National AAUP Office: Publications: Legislative News, 1974-1980 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

National AAUP Office: Publications: Membership Kit for Chapter and Conference, 1975; 1985 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

National AAUP Office: Status of Women, 1975; 1986-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

(Committee W)

North Carolina AAUP Conference Office: Correspondence, 1961; 1971-1990 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

North Carolina AAUP Conference Office: Committees: Executive, 1975; 1977-1978; 1985-1986; 1988-1990 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

North Carolina AAUP Conference Office: Committees: Government Relations, 1988-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

(Committee R)

North Carolina AAUP Conference Office: Committees: Status of Women, 1987-1988 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

(Committee W)

North Carolina AAUP Conference Office: Constitution and Bylaws, 1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

North Carolina AAUP Conference Office: Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1974; 1984-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

North Carolina AAUP Conference Office: Newsletter, 1970-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

North Carolina AAUP Conference Office: University of North Carolina Council, 1988-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Officers, Chapter (see Executive Committee, above) #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Publicity, Chapter: News Releases, Newsletters, 1972-1986 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Academic Freedom and Tenure, 1972-1981 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Affirmative Action at the University of North Carolina: Issues and Answers, 1974; 1977-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Challenge of the Chancellorship, 1987 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Competitive Football and Academic Excellence: Are They Compatible?, 1971; 1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: EPA Non-Faculty Status, 1976-1981 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Faculty Unions and Collective Bargaining, 1976-1977 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Federal Aid to Education/Budget Cuts, 1981-1982 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Future of the University: A Long, A Short, and a New Perspective, 1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

(includes audiocassette recording of complete meeting and lecture filed separately under C-40172/1; consult staff for more information)

Topics of Concern and Activity: HEW-UNC Controversy, 1978 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

(controversy between University of North Carolina (System) and the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare over desegregation)

Topics of Concern and Activity: Mentoring, 1977; 1980-1986; 1988; 1990 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

(see also Committee on the Status of Women, above)

Topics of Concern and Activity: Policy on Drug Testing, 1986-1988 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Political Activities of State Employees, 1972 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Retirement System, 1978 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

(State of North Carolina)

Topics of Concern and Activity: Sexual Harassment, 1981-1989 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Tenure, Salary, and Benefits, 1975-1985 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Termination of Appointments of Deans and Chairmen, 1975 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Topics of Concern and Activity: Tuition Increases, 1971 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

Treasurer's Records and Reports, 1961-1962; 1981-1993 #40172, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of the American Association of University Professors Records, 1948-1993." Box 2

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff, November 1983, March 1988, August 1988, October 1989, March 1990, May 1992, September 1994, January 1996

Encoded by: Patrick Harner, October 2008

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