Collection Number: 40246

Collection Title: Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 800 items)
Abstract The Law Library at the University of North Carolina was established around 1902. Since its founding, it has served the legal information needs of the students and faculty of the University's School of Law and of the state's legal community and citizens. The library has had a dedicated librarian/director since 1923 and has been administratively independent of the University Library system since 1955. In 1993, the Law Library was named for Kathrine R. Everett (LL.B. 1920), one of the first women to graduate from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Everett died in 1992, leaving a portion of her estate to the school. Records consist chiefly of annual reports; correspondence with faculty members and deans of the School of Law; and materials related to committees and task forces, School of Law and Law Library retreats, and library goals. Also included are files on the 1993 dedication of the library as the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library and other materials. Files are those of Laura N. Gasaway, director of the Law Library, 1985-2006.
Creator Kathrine R. Everett Law Library.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records #40246, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library in July 2002 (Records transfer #20020718.1).
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 following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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University of North Carolina President Francis P. Venable noted in his 1902 annual report that provision had been made for a Law Library. In 1907, he reported that "The Law Library, originally founded by the late Dr. John Manning and called in his honor, has about two thousand volumes and bids fair to be one of the best law libraries in the State."" (Venable's reports are cited in Kemp Plummer Battle's History of the University of North Carolina, Volume II.) Since its founding, the library has served the legal information needs of the students and faculty of the University's School of Law and of the state's legal community and citizens. The library has had a dedicated librarian/director since 1923 and has been administratively independent of the University Library system since 1955. During the administration of Director Laura N. "Lolly" Gasaway, 1985-2006, the library, located in Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, underwent renovation and expansion. In 1993, the Law Library was named for Kathrine R. Everett (LL.B. 1920), one of the first women to graduate from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Everett died in 1992, leaving a portion of her estate to the school.

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Records consist chiefly of annual reports; correspondence with faculty members and deans of the School of Law; and materials related to committees and task forces, School of Law and Law Library retreats, and library goals. Also included are files on the 1993 dedication of the library as the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library; compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; the library's implementation of Total Quality Management; the Bicentennial Campaign; and the Festival of Legal Learning. Files are those of Laura N. Gasaway, director of the Law Library from 1985 to 2006.

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Contents list

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About 800 items.
Box 1

#40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Annual reports, 1989-1996 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Library directors, 1990-1995 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Correspondence with Dean, 1988-1995 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Correspondence with associate deans, 1987-1989 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Faculty correspondence, 1989-1995 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Goals and objectives, 1994-1996 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Kathrine R. Everett dedication, 1993 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Law School and library renovations, 1988-1991 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Librarians' retreat, 1991-1995 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Law faculty retreat, 1987-1988 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Americans with Disabilities Act compliance #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Pan-Libraries Planning Committee, 1991-1996 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Law School Task Force interim report, 1996 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Faculty Council Executive Committee revision, 1993 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Total Quality Management, 1993 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Bicentennial Campaign and Bell Award, 1992-1993 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

Festival of Legal Learning, 1992, 1996 #40246, Series: "Kathrine R. Everett Law Library Records, 1987-1996." Box 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Lori Neumeier, March 2012

Encoded by: Lori Neumeier, March 2012

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