Collection Number: 40336

Collection Title: F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library Records, 1962-2008

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 items)
Abstract The Planning Library at the University of North Carolina was established to serve the research needs of students and faculty in the Department of City and Regional Planning, which was founded in 1946. It was administered as a departmental library, with part of its support coming from the department and part from the University Library. The Planning Library was later named in honor of F. Stuart Chapin, Jr., who was a member of the faculty of the Department of City and Regional Planning, 1949-1978. As of 12 July 2010, the F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library closed, and its staff and collections were moved to the Walter Royal Davis Library. Records include annual reports, library policies and collection guides, library planning and development files, and materials listing books donated to the library. Also included are records documenting the transfer of the print and archival materials of John Nolen, city planner and landscape architect, from the F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library to other institutions.
Creator F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning 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 F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library Records #40336, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from the F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library in May 2010 (Records transfer 20100504.1).
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 Planning Library at the University of North Carolina was established to serve the research needs of students and faculty in the Department of City and Regional Planning, which was founded in 1946. It was administered as a departmental library, with part of its support coming from the department and part from the University Library. The Planning Library was later named in honor of F. Stuart Chapin Jr., who was a member of the faculty of the Department of City and Regional Planning, 1949-1978. As of 12 July 2010, the F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library closed, and its staff and collections were moved to the Walter Royal Davis Library.

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Records include annual reports, library policies and collection guides, library planning and development files, and materials listing books donated to the library. Also included are records documenting the transfer of the print and archival materials of John Nolen, city planner and landscape architect, from the F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library to other institutions.

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Contents list

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About 1,200 items.
Box 1

Annual reports, 1970-2002 #40336, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library Records, 1962-2008." Box 1

Guide to the library, 1957-1983 #40336, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library Records, 1962-2008." Box 1

Details library policies, collections, and history.

Robert Anderson, 1996 #40336, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library Records, 1962-2008." Box 1

Records documenting books donated by Robert Anderson to the Department of City and Regional Planning.

L.C. Barbour Book Trust Fund, 1984-1985 #40336, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library Records, 1962-2008." Box 1

Records of books purchased using the L.C. Barbour Book Trust Fund.

Nolen Collection, 1962-2008 #40336, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library Records, 1962-2008." Box 1

Records concerning the books, pamphlets, periodicals, journals, and archival materials contributed to the library by the city planner and landscape architect John Nolen. Records also document the dispersal of the publications and archival material to other repositories. Included is correspondence with these repositories, lists of publications and other material, and a selective bibliography of the writings of John Nolen.

Historical materials, 1966-1981 #40336, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library Records, 1962-2008." Box 1

Correspondence, planning materials, memoranda, and self-studies.

Historical materials: Library design, 1966 #40336, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library Records, 1962-2008." Box 1

Space needs, 1983-2000 #40336, Series: "F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library Records, 1962-2008." Box 1

Records documenting the needs of the library concerning space for its collections.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Lori Neumeier, April 2012

Encoded by: Lori Neumeier, April 2012

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