Collection Number: 40198

Collection Title: Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Records, 1971-1979

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Size 200 items
Abstract The Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies was established in 1963 under the auspices of the Duke University-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Cooperative Program in the Humanities. Supported by grant funding, summer institutes were held for the purpose of improving teaching and scholarship. Each institute consisted of seminars conducted by senior fellows and attended by junior fellows. Location of the institutes alternated between the campuses of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A joint committee of faculty members from each campus planned and operated the program. Beginning in 1968, the joint committee initiated a fund-raising effort for continuation of the institutes. Institutes were held through the summer of 1979, but the joint committee was not able to secure a commitment of permanent funding from either Duke University or UNC-Chapel Hill. Plans for the 1980 institute were cancelled due to lack of funding. Records of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies include minutes of the meetings of the joint Duke University-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill committee and correspondence of the committee chairs. In the main, the files deal with funding problems and efforts to obtain commitments for continuing support for the program. Also included are programs of the summer institutes and lists of senior and junior fellows for the various institutes.
Creator Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Language English.
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[Identification of item], in the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Records #40198, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Periodic transfer from the offices that create these records.
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The Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies was established in 1963 under the auspices of the Duke University-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Cooperative Program in the Humanities. Supported by grant funding from the Babcock Foundation, the Donner Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, summer institutes were held from 1965 through 1969. The purpose of the institutes was to improve teaching and scholarship. Each of the institutes consisted of seminars conducted by noted scholars, called senior fellows, and attended by junior fellows. The location of the institutes alternated between the campuses of Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a joint committee of faculty members from each campus was responsible for the planning and operation of the program.

Beginning in 1968, the joint committee initiated a fund-raising effort for continuation of the institutes. In 1972, the National Endowment for the Humanities approved an additional funding request to support the institutes for the summers of 1974-1976 based on the stipulation that by 1977 the institutes would be funded entirely by the two sponsoring campuses. While summer institutes were held through the summer of 1979, the joint committee was not able to secure a commitment of permanent funding from either Duke University or UNC-Chapel Hill. Plans for the 1980 Institute were canceled due to the lack of funding and the committee began a new search for continuing support.

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Records, 1971-1979, of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies include minutes of the meetings of the joint Duke University-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill committee and correspondence of the committee chairs. In the main, the files deal with funding problems and efforts to obtain commitments for continuing support for the program. Also included are programs of the summer institutes and lists of senior and junior fellows for the various institutes.

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Records, 1971-1979, of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies include minutes of the meetings of the joint Duke University-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill committee and correspondence of the committee chairs. In the main, the files deal with funding problems and efforts to obtain commitments for continuing support for the program. Also included are programs of the summer institutes and lists of senior and junior fellows for the various institutes.

Folder 1

Administrative Correspondence, 1971-1973 #40198, Series: "Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Records." Folder 1

Folder 2

Administrative Correspondence, 1974-1975 #40198, Series: "Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Records." Folder 2

Folder 3

Administrative Correspondence, 1976-1977 #40198, Series: "Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Records." Folder 3

Folder 4

Administrative Correspondence, 1978-1979 #40198, Series: "Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Records." Folder 4

Folder 5

Joint Committee Minutes, 1971-1979 #40198, Series: "Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Records." Folder 5

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