Collection Number: 40176

Collection Title: Frank Porter Graham Portrait Committee of the University of North Carolina Records, 1949-1958

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract The project to have a portrait painted of Frank Porter Graham (1886-1972) was initiated by University of North Carolina students in 1949, and taken up again in 1953 through the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, not as an official act of the university, but as a project of friends of Graham. Records of the Frank Porter Graham Portrait Committee are comprised primarily of correspondence between Fred H. Weaver (1915-1972), Dean of Student Affairs and secretary of the committee, and D. Hiden Ramsey (1892-1966), chair of the committee, concerning negotiations for having the portrait painted. Also included are letters to prospective committee members and donors; correspondence with Dr. and Mrs. Frank Porter Graham; and documentation of arrangements for the unveiling ceremony and copies of the proceedings and speeches delivered at this ceremony on 19 May 1956. The history of the project is summarized in a letter of 15 April 1955 from Weaver to prospective committee members.
Creator University of North Carolina (1793-1963). Frank Porter Graham Portrait Committee.
Language English.
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Frank Porter Graham Portrait Committee of the University of North Carolina Records #40176, 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 project to have Dr. Frank Porter Graham's portrait painted was first initiated by students in 1949, and taken up again in 1953 through the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. It was not an official act of the University of North Carolina, but a project of friends of Graham.

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Records, 1949-1958, of the Frank Porter Graham Portrait Committee of the University of North Carolina are comprised primarily of correspondence between Fred H. Weaver (1915-1972), Dean of Student Affairs and secretary of the committee, and D. Hiden Ramsey (1892-1966), chair of the committee, concerning negotiations for having the portrait painted. Also included are letters to prospective committee members and donors; correspondence with Dr. and Mrs. Frank Porter Graham; and documentation of arrangements for the unveiling ceremony and copies of the proceedings and speeches delivered at this ceremony on 19 May 1956. The history of the project is summarized in a letter of 15 April 1955 from Weaver to prospective committee members.

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