Collection Number: 40294

Collection Title: Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004

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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 100 items)
Abstract The Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was formed in 2008 with the merger of the Curriculum in Folklore and the Curriculum in American Studies. This collection consists of records from the office of Dr. Joy Kasson. The records relate to the administration and development of the Curriculum in American Studies and include program requirements, annual reports, and materials documenting curriculum, awards, and events.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of American Studies.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40294, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Townsend Ludington via the Rare Book Collection in August 2005 (RT 20061020.3) and from Joy Kasson in June 2015 (RT 20150626.3 ).
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.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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The Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was formed in 2008 with the merger of the Curriculum in Folklore and the Curriculum in American Studies.

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This collection consists of records from the office of Dr. Joy Kasson. The records relate to the administration and development of the Curriculum in American Studies and include program requirements, annual reports, and materials documenting curriculum, awards, and events.

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Contents list

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Box 1

Program information history 1973-1979 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

Survey of graduates, 1976 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

AMST administrative processes, 1976-1981 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

Southern Studies, 1976 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

Baxter Prize, 1973-1982 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

AMST 1977-1982 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

AMST requirements, 1986 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

AMST Symposium, February 1977 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

Reynolda House, 1978-1979 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

AMST Symposium, 1980: "Moral Space in America" #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

AMST annual report, 1981, 1982 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

Julia Preston Brumley Scholarship, 2004 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

Graduate program, 2012 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

Manchester Exchange, 1982 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

AMST 1997-1998 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

Frey Symposium, 2002 #40294, Series: "1. Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1973-2004" Box 1

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This series consists of videos taken of student time capsule projects created for classes taught by Dr. Peter Filene. Recordings include student presentations, interviews, class discussion, and explanations of time capsule contents.

These recordings are CLOSED to researchers for 75 years from the date of creation because they contain information that is protected under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Videotape VT-40294/1

AMST 75 time capsule project, spring 1989 #40294, Series: "2. Time Capsule Projects, 1989-1995" VT-40294/1

Closed until 2064.

Videotape VT-40294/2

AMST 60H time capsule project, spring 1990 #40294, Series: "2. Time Capsule Projects, 1989-1995" VT-40294/2

Closed until 2065.

Videotape VT-40294/3

AMST 35H time capsule project, 1995 #40294, Series: "2. Time Capsule Projects, 1989-1995" VT-40294/3

Closed until 2070.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jennifer Coggins, April 2019

Encoded by: Laura Smith, May 2019

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