Collection Number: 40179

Collection Title: Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records, 1934-1962

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1000 items)
Abstract The University of North Carolina's Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research undertook a joint venture with the Library of Congress to collect and microfilm the early records of the states and to make this source material widely accessible. The resulting microfilm publication is The Records of the States of the United States of America. Professor William Sumner Jenkins was director of the Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research from its establishment in 1941 until his retirement from the university in 1967. The records of the Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research consist of the files of its director, Professor William Sumner Jenkins. The material prior to 1941 consists of Jenkins's correspondence as professor of constitutional law in the University of North Carolina's Department of Political Science. These files also contain materials on Jenkins's Work Projects Administration (WPA) project to collect the legislative records of the states. In 1941, the WPA project was incorporated into the Library of Congress-University of North Carolina project to produce The Records of the States of the United States of America.
Creator University of North Carolina (1793-1962). Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records #40179, 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 University of North Carolina's Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research undertook a joint venture with the Library of Congress to collect and microfilm the early records of the states and to make this source material widely accessible. The resulting microfilm publication is The Records of the States of the United States of America. Professor William Sumner Jenkins was director of the Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research from its establishment in 1941 until his retirement from the university in 1967. For a thorough history of the State Records Microfilm Project, see "Collecting and Using the Records of the States of the United States," by Jenkins, filed as folder 29 of the records group.

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The records of the University of North Carolina Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research consist of the files of its director, Professor William Sumner Jenkins. The material prior to 1941 consists of Jenkins's correspondence as professor of constitutional law in the University of North Carolina Department of Political Science. These files also contain materials on Jenkins's Work Projects Administration (WPA) project to collect the legislative records of the states. In 1941, the WPA project was incorporated into the Library of Congress-University of North Carolina project to produce The Records of the States of the United States of America.

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Folder 1

1934-1936 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 1

Folder 2

1937 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 2

Folder 3

1938 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 3

Folder 4

1939 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 4

Folder 5

1940 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 5

Folder 6

January-August 1941 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 6

Folder 7

September-December 1941 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 7

Folder 8

January-June 1942 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 8

Folder 9

July-December 1942 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 9

Folder 10

1943 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 10

Folder 11

1944-1945 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 11

Folder 12

January-June 1946 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 12

Folder 13

July-December 1946 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 13

Folder 14

January-June 14, 1947 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 14

Folder 15

June 16-December 1947 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 15

Folder 16

1948 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 16

Folder 17

January-June 1949 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 17

Folder 18

July-December 1949 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 18

Folder 19

1950 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 19

Folder 20

1951 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 20

Folder 21

1952 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 21

Folder 22

1953 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 22

Folder 23

1954 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 23

Folder 24

1955 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 24

Folder 25

1956 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 25

Folder 26

1957 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 26

Folder 27

1958 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 27

Folder 28

1959-1962 #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 28

Folder 29

"Collecting and Using the Records of the States" #40179, Series: "Bureau of Public Records Collection and Research of the University of North Carolina Records." Folder 29

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