Collection Number: 40277

Collection Title: Department of Philosophy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1976-1986

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Abstract The Department of Philosophy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is responsible for the university's undergraduate and graduate curricula in philosophy. In 1967 the department, in cooperation with the university's Extension Division (later the Division of Extension and Continuing Education), began sponsoring the annual Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy. Records of the Department of Philosophy consist of seven audiotapes, six of which document portions of the 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1986 Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy. The remaining tape documents the 17 September 1978 memorial service for Jane English, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy who was killed in a mountain climbing accident at the age of 31. Also included are copies of the printed programs for these events.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dept. of Philosophy.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Department of Philosophy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40277, University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
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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Philosophy in one form or another has been taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since its opening in 1795. The modern Department of Philosophy dates to the 1880s, when it was established as the School of Metaphysics. The school was soon transformed into the Department of Mental and Moral Science, which became the Department of Philosophy around 1895. The department has become nationally recognized and offers both undergraduate and graduate curricula. In 1967 it began sponsoring, in cooperation with the university's Extension Division (beginning in 1976, the Division of Extension and Continuing Education), the annual Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy, which featured lectures and seminars by noted philosophers.

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Records of the Department of Philosophy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consist of seven audiotapes, six of which document portions of the 1976, 1978, 1979, and 1986 Chapel Hill Colloquium in Philosophy. The remaining tape documents the 17 September 1978 memorial service for Jane English, an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy who was killed in a mountain climbing accident at the age of 31. Also included are copies of the printed programs for these events.

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Contents list

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Audiotapes (T-40277/1-7) are shelved separately.

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Processing Information

Processed by: University Archives Staff, January 2005

Encoded by: Susan Ballinger, January 2005

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