Collection Number: 40280

Collection Title: School of Media and Journalism of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1968-2008

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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the Duplication Policy section for more information.


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Size 2.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1600 items)
Abstract Courses in journalism at the University of North Carolina were taught in the Department of English beginning in 1909. In 1924, the Department of Journalism was established. In 1950, it became the School of Journalism. The school was renamed School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1990 to reflect the expanded scope of its curriculum. The school offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The School of Media and Journalism records include correspondence, minutes, and other materials relating to the administration of the school, relations of the school to other departments in the university, and the planning of conferences and other programs. Also included are 41 audio recordings of oral history interviews with the school's former students, many of whom worked as journalists; faculty; and administrators. The interviews were conducted by Thomas A. Bowers in 2007-2008 in preparation for his 2009 book Making News: One Hundred Years of Journalism and Mass Communication at Carolina. Interviewees include some of the first female and African American students to enroll in the university, including Karen Parker, the first African American female undergraduate admitted to the university; other African American students; William Friday; Roland Giduz; Roy Wilder Jr.; Ed Yoder; and others.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
Materials in Box 2 are CLOSED to researchers for 75 years from the date of their creation for reasons related to the confidentiality of personnel, student, medical, and other legally protected records.
Use of audio materials may require the production of listening copies.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the School of Media and Journalism of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40280, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in August 2005 (RT 20050825.1), February 2009 (RT 20090221.1), and April 2019 (RT 20190502.4)
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 study of journalism at the University of North Carolina began in 1909, when the first journalism class was taught in the Department of English. The Department of Journalism was organized in 1924 with Gerald W. Johnson as its chair. The department became the School of Journalism in 1950. O.J. Coffin was the school's first dean. The school was renamed School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1990 to reflect the expanded scope of its curriculum. The school offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

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The School of Media and Journalism records include correspondence, minutes, and other materials relating to the administration of the school, relations of the school to other university departments, and the planning of conferences and other programs. Also included are audio recordings of 41 oral history interviews with the school's former students, many of whom worked as journalists; faculty; and administrators. The interviews were conducted by Thomas A. Bowers in 2007-2008 in preparation for his 2009 book Making News: One Hundred Years of Journalism and Mass Communication at Carolina. Interviewees include some of the first female and African American students to enroll in the university, including Karen Parker, the first African American female undergraduate admitted to the university; other African American students; William Friday; Roland Giduz; Roy Wilder Jr.; Ed Yoder; and others. Each interview includes a detailed written description. The interview descriptions were migrated from DCD-40280/1.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Administrative Files, 1968-2000.

About 1500 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by filename; individual files arranged chronologically.

This series includes correspondence, minutes, and other materials relating to committees and programs of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Box 1

Administrative Board, 1968-1999 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Charles Kuralt #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Correspondence, promotional photographs, and ephemera related to Charles Kuralt

RT 20190502.4.

Copy Editors Conference, 1995 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Copy Editors Mini-Sabbatical Program: General, 1995-1996 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Copy Editors Mini-Sabbatical Program: Clippings, 1995-1996 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Copy Editors Mini-Sabbatical Program: Evaluations, 1997 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Copy Editors Mini-Sabbatical Program: Evaluations: Lowenstein Report, 1997 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Copy Editors Min-Sabbatical Program: Fellows, 1997-1999 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Faculty Council, 1976-1999 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Rainbow Institute: General, 1991-1996 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

A program for high school seniors funded by the Freedom Forum.

Rainbow Institute: Clippings, 1992-1995 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

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Rainbow Institute: Photographs, 1994 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." P-40280/1-35

Box 1

Seminar for Advertising Teachers, 1987-1995 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Southeast Colloquium of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 1998-2000 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 1

Box 2

Administrative Board: Grade Appeals, 1978-2000 #40280, Series: "Administrative Files, 1968-2000." Box 2

Closed to researchers for 75 years from the date of creation.

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42 items

Arrangement: Alphabetical by name of interviewee.

Each interview includes a detailed written description. The interview descriptions were migrated from DCD-40280/1.

Digital Folder DF-40280/1

John B. Adams, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/1

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 21 August 2007 at Croasdaile Retirement Center in Durham, N.C. Adams was a faculty member from 1958 to 1985 and dean from 1969 to 1979. (63:57)

Migrated from DCD-40280/2.

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Harry Amana, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/2

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 20 November 2007 in Carroll Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (45:47)

Migrated from DCD-40280/3.

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Trudy Atkins, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/3

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 30 November 2007 in Greensboro, N.C. (31:25)

Migrated from DCD-40280/4.

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Richard Beckman, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/4

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 2 June 2008 in Carroll Hall. Beckman was a faculty member in the school from 1978 to 2008. (32:03)

Migrated from DCD-40280/5.

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Bill Beerman, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/5

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 30 November 2007 in Greensboro, N.C. (30:34).

Migrated from DCD-40280/6.

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Tom Bowers, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/6

Interviewed by Jan Yopp on 11 July 2008 in Carroll Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (46:57)

Migrated from DCD-40280/7.

Digital Folder DF-40280/7

Robert B. "Ty" Boyd, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/7

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 5 October 2007 in Charlotte, N.C. (22:49)

Migrated from DCD-40280/8.

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Joe Brown, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/8

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 28 April 2008 in Thomasville, N.C. Johnson received his B.A. in journalism in 1948 and worked for the High Point Enterprise from 1948 to 1989. (18:01)

Migrated from DCD-40280/9.

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Lester Carson, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/9

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 26 February 2008 from Chapel Hill by telephone with Carson in Gainesville, Fla. Carson graduated in 1963 and was the first African American student in the School of Journalism. (11:20)

Migrated from DCD-40280/10.

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Horace Carter, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/10

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 14 November 2007 in the Carolina Inn and Carroll Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (33:04)

Migrated from DCD-40280/11.

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William Polk Cheshire, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/11

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 10 September 2007 at Cheshire's home in Washington, N.C. (72:00)

Migrated from DCD-40280/12.

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H. Alexander Coffin Jr., 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/12

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 5 October 2007 in Charlotte, N.C. (21:57)

Migrated from DCD-40280/13.

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Richard Cole, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/13

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 25 March 2008 in Carroll Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cole joined the faculty in 1971 and was dean from 1979 to 2005. (28:21)

Migrated from DCD-40280/14.

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Lois Cranford, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/14

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 16 October 2007 in Carroll Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (18:14)

Migrated from DCD-40280/15.

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Wayne Danielson, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/15

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 26 February 2008 from Chapel Hill by telephone with Danielson in Austin, Tex. Danielson was a faculty member in the school from 1959 to 1969 and was dean from 1964 to 1969. (31:48)

Migrated from DCD-40280/16.

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Lawrence M. Ferlinghetti, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/16

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 18 July 2008 by telephone. (28:50)

Migrated from DCD-40280/17.

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William C. Friday, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/17

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 16 June 2008 in Friday's office. (27:14)

Migrated from DCD-40280/18.

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Roland Giduz, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/18

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 10 October 2007 at Giduz's home in Chapel Hill, N.C. (26:43)

Migrated from DCD-40280/19.

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Dorothy Coble Helms, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/19

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 24 September 2007 in Helms's home in Raleigh, N.C. She was a student in the Department of Journalism from 1938 to 1940 and later married Jesse Helms, who went on to become a United States senator. (17:09)

Migrated from DCD-40280/20.

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Walter Jackson, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/20

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 19 March 2008 from Chapel Hill, N.C., by telephone with Jackson in Durham, N.C. Jackson graduated in 1967 and was the third African American student in the school. (17:43)

Migrated from DCD-40280/21.

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Allen Johnson III, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/21

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 28 April 2008 in Greensboro, N.C. Johnson recieved an M.A. degree from the School of Journalism in 1979. (34:12)

Migrated from DCD-40280/22.

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Wayne King, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/22

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 20 February 2008 in King's office at Wake Forest University. King graduated from the School of Journalism in 1963 and was editor of The Daily Tar Heel in his junior year. He went on to direct the journalism program at Wake Forest University. (42:10)

Migrated from DCD-40280/23.

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Walter Julian Klein, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/23

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 5 October 2007 in Charlotte, N.C. Klein was a student in the school from 1940 to 1941. (31:41)

Migrated from DCD-40280/24.

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Jock Lauterer, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/24

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 24 March 2008 in Carroll Hall. Lauterer was a student in the school from 1963 to 1967. He returned to teach part-time from 1983 to 1986 and joined the faculty in 2001. (49:19)

Migrated from DCD-40280/25.

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James J. Mullen, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/25

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 22 August 2007 in Mullen's home in Chapel Hill, N.C. He was a faculty member in the school from 1959 to 1986. (42:54)

Migrated from DCD-40280/26.

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Rolfe Neil, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/26

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 5 October 2007 in Charlotte, N.C. (42:54)

Migrated from DCD-40280/27.

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Karen Parker, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/27

Parker was the first African American female undergraduate student admitted to the University of North Carolina. She graduated with a degree in journalism in 1965. (37:18)

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Roy Park Jr., 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/28

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 1 July 2008 by telephone. Park was a 1961 graduate of the School of Journalism. (21:44)

Migrated from DCD-40280/29.

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Ernie Pitt, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/29

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 28 April 2008 in Pitt's office in Winston-Salem, N.C. Pitt graduated from the School of Journalism in 1974. (39:39)

Migrated from DCD-40280/30.

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Carol Reuss, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/30

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 5 October 2007 in Reuss's home. Reuss was a faculty member from 1976 to 1996. (21:08)

Migrated from DCD-40280/31.

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J. Kenneth Sanford, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/31

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 5 October 2007 in Charlotte, N.C. (36:33)

Migrated from DCD-40280/32.

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Stuart Sechriest, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/32

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 21 May 2007 in Sechriest's home. (39:30)

Migrated from DCD-40280/33.

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Andrew McDowd "Mac" Secrest, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/33

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 5 September 2007 in Secrest's home. (77:19)

Migrated from DCD-40280/34.

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Donald Lewis Shaw, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/34

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 19 October 2007 in Carroll Hall and in Bynum Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shaw was a student in the school from 1957 to 1960 and joined the faculty in 1966. (62:18)

Migrated from DCD-40280/35.

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Bill Snider, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/35

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 30 November 2007 in Greensboro, N.C. (16:18)

Migrated from DCD-40280/36.

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Jim Wallace, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/36

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 9 November 2007 in Carroll Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (51:49)

Migrated from DCD-40280/37.

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Clarence Whitefield, 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/37

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 11 October 2007 in Chapel Hill, N.C. (49:29)

Migrated from DCD-40280/38.

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Roy Wilder Jr., 2007 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/38

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 31 October 2007 in Wilder's home in Spring Hope, N.C. (55:25)

Migrated from DCD-40280/39.

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Jo Pugh Woestendiek, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/39

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 20 February 2008 at Woestendiek's home in Winston-Salem, N.C. (11:07)

Migrated from DCD-40280/40.

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Ed Yoder, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/40

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 25 January 2008 in Carroll Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (43:09)

Migrated from DCD-40280/41.

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Jan Yopp, 2008 #40280, Series: "Oral Histories, 2007-2008" DF-40280/41

Interviewed by Tom Bowers on 15 April 2008 in Carroll Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Yopp was an undergraduate student in the school from 1966 to 1970. She joined the faculty in 1977. She later served as dean of the School of Journalism. (34:27)

Migrated from DCD-40280/42.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jennie Clements, June 2010

Encoded by: Jennie Clements, June 2010

Finding aid updated for born digital processing by Ann Cooper, February 2015.

Finding aid updated because of addition by Jennifer Coggins and Laura Smith, June 2019

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