Collection Number: 40340

Collection Title: Department of Religious Studies of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-2007 (bulk 1975-2003)

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Size 6.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 4000 items)
Abstract The Department of Religious Studies was founded as the Department of Religion in 1947. Arnold Nash was appointed its first chair and remained the sole member of the department until 1950, when Bernard H. Boyd was hired as the James Gray Professor of Biblical Literature. The department established a master of arts program in 1978. In 1984, the name of the department was changed to Department of Religious Studies, and, in 1985, a doctoral program was established. In 2000, the Department of Religious Studies assumed responsibility for the John Calvin McNair lectures, which focused on science and human values. In the 1970s, the department began to develop its curriculum in Judaic studies, and, in 2003, was instrumental in the creation of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. Records of the Department of Religious Studies consist of materials related to the administration and operation of the department and to its programs, curricula, and faculty. Included are meeting minutes; departmental newsletters; annual reports; correspondence; budgets and financial materials; course proposals; and curricula vitae, profiles, and other materials related to activities of the faculty. Also included are materials related to lectures, conferences, and colloquia hosted or sponsored by the department. The bulk of these materials pertains to the John Calvin McNair lectures. There are also materials related to the creation of a program in Judaic studies within the department and other items concerning the creation of the Carolina Center for Judaic Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. The Addition of October 2013 consists of files of Ruel W. Tyson chiefly related to his activities as a faculty member in the department's religion and culture concentration but also including reports, correspondence, and other materials related to the administration of the department. The Addition of June 2016 consists of annual reports, meeting minutes, newsletters and correspondence relating to the administration of the department.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of Religious Studies.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Department of Religious Studies of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records #40340, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Transferred from the Department of Religious Studies in August 2010 (Records transfer 20100817.1). The Addition of October 2013 was transferred from the Ruel W. Tyson Papers (#5568), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in April 2012 (Records transfer 20120426.1). The Addition of June 2016 was received in July 2012 and June 2016 (RT 20120712.2, 20160622.1).
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In June 1946, the university's Board of Trustees authorized establishment of a chair of religion, which they stated might lead to a department. That fall, James A. Gray, chair of the board of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, committed $250,000 to endow "religious instruction" at the university. In June 1947, Arnold Nash was appointed chair of the Department of Religion. He was the sole member of the department until 1950, when Bernard H. Boyd was hired as the James Gray Professor of Biblical Literature. For more on the founding and early years of the department and on the philosophies of the men involved, see David L. Weaver-Zercher's article "Visions in Conflict: The Department of Religion at the University of North Carolina, 1947-1960" in The North Carolina Historical Review, October 2007.

The department was part of the College of Arts and Sciences and was under the shared authority of the college's Division of Humanities and Division of Social Sciences. Initially, it offered courses in Biblical history, literature, and languages to upper-level undergraduates. As the department grew, course offerings expanded to include studies of Buddhism, Hinduism, African religions, medieval Christian studies, philosophy and psychology of religion, and the ancient Near East. In 1978, the Department of Religion established a master of arts program, which it had sought to do since its founding. In 1984, the Department of Religion formally changed its name to the Department of Religious Studies, in part to recognize the expanding range of courses and studies offered and in part anticipating the addition of a doctoral program in religious studies in 1985. The department hosted a major symposium in 1998 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding. Titled "Religion and Culture in the 21st Century," the symposium featured a plenary address by American religious historian Martin Marty.

In 2000, the Department of Religious Studies assumed responsibility for the John Calvin McNair lectures, which had been one of the responsibilities of the faculty Established Lectures Committee. Inaugurated in 1906, the lecture series focused on the relationship between science and theology. It attracted negative attention in the early 1980s when an examination of the language in the bequest seemed to indicate that only men were to be considered as speakers. The McNair lectures were discontinued in 2004, after McNair family members objected to the selection of that year's speaker. The remaining lecture funds were transferred to the Presbyterian Church.

The Department of Religious Studies was a member of the Committee for Judaic Studies, a cooperative venture with Duke University that was formalized in December 1972. Following a generous contribution from the Blumenthal Foundation, the original committee was discontinued in 1987 and, over the next few years, reorganized around an undergraduate minor in Jewish studies. Faculty of the Department of Religious Studies also played a significant role in the creation of the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies in 2003.

Names and tenures of department chairs in the period covered by the records are listed below. Dates were taken from curricula vitae and departmental correspondence.

1972-1973 Tyson, Ruel W. (Acting)
1975-1980 Tyson, Ruel W.
1980-1985 Van Seters, John
1985-1986 Tyson, Ruel W. (Acting)
1986-1988 Van Seters, John
1988-1990 Sanford, James
1990-1995 Sasson, Jack
1995-2000 Ernst, Carl
2000-2006 Ehrman, Bart
2006-2008 Tweed, Thomas A.
2008-2012 Maffly-Kipp, Laurie
2012- Styers, Randall G.
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Records of the Department of Religious Studies consist of materials related to the administration and operation of the department and to its programs, curricula, and faculty. Included are meeting minutes; departmental newsletters; annual reports; correspondence; budgets and financial materials; course proposals; and curricula vitae, profiles, and other materials related to activities of the faculty. Also included are materials related to lectures, conferences, and colloquia hosted or sponsored by the department. The bulk of these materials pertains to the John Calvin McNair lectures, for which the department assumed responsibility in 2000. There are also materials related to the creation of a program in Judaic studies within the department and other items concerning the creation of the Carolina Center for Judaic Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. The Addition of October 2013 consists of files of Ruel W. Tyson chiefly related to his activities as a faculty member in the department's religion and culture concentration but also including reports, correspondence, and other materials related to the administration of the department. The Addition of June 2016 consists of annual reports, meeting minutes, newsletters and correspondence relating to the administration of the department.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007.

About 800 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name, then chronological.

Correspondence and other materials related to the administration and operation of the Department of Religious Studies. Included are meeting minutes; correspondence; budgets and financial materials, including information about trust funds, lapsed salary allocations, teaching assistant funding, and instructional costs; and materials related to policy formation and strategic planning. There are also files on the founding of the Bernard Boyd Memorial Prize in Religious Studies and on cooperative ventures involving the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. Note that, where possible, original folder titles have been retained.

Box 1

Folder 1

Affirmative Action Plan, 1973-1989 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 1

Box 1

Folder 2

Annual Report, 1996-1997 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 2

Box 1

Folder 3

Arts and Sciences Faculty, Letter to the Board of Trustees, 1999 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 3

Box 1

Folder 4

Bernard Boyd Memorial Prize, 1978-1979 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 4

Box 1

Folder 5-7

Budget: General, 1967-1988, 1993-2007 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 5-7

Includes items related to instructional costs, lapsed salary allocations, assignment of teaching assistants, change budget requests, and trust funds.

Box 1

Folder 8

Budget: Fund-raising Priorities, 1998-1999 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 8

Box 1

Folder 9

Budget: Long-Term Capital Needs, 1985 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 9

Box 1

Folder 10

Budget: University of Delaware National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity, 1999-2000 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 10

Box 1

Folder 11

Carolina Computing Initiative, 1996-2006 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 11

Box 1

Folder 12

Chair's Advisory Board, 2000-2001 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 12

Box 1

Folder 13

Chancellor's Award and Excellence in Management Award, 1998 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 13

Box 1

Folder 14

Committees, Departmental, 1977-1979 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 14

Contains departmental correspondence and memoranda, especially concerning the Ad Hoc Committee on the Improvement and Evaluation of Teaching. Also included are memoranda regarding the Lectures Committee and the Undergraduate Studies Committees. For other materials relating to departmental committees, see Lectures/Seminars Committee in Subseries 2.3; Graduate Studies Committee in Subseries 3.1; and Undergraduate Studies Committee Minutes in Subseries 3.2.

Box 1

Folder 15

Committee on Institutional Cooperation, 1979-1980 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 15

Not a departmental committee, but a joint venture with Big Ten Universities and the University of Chicago to develop a unifying program of independent studies at multiple institutions.

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Folder 16

Committee, Policy, 1978, 1994-1996 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 16

Box 1

Folder 17

Consortium for Muslim Networks, 2001 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 17

Box 1

Folder 18

Correspondence, General, 1976-2002 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 18

Includes letters to and from various departments and offices at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including the Division of Business and Finance, the Office of Chancellor, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, the Office of Provost, and others.

Box 1

Folder 19

Duke-UNC Teaching Exchange, 1992-1997 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 19

Box 1

Folder 20

International Studies Membership, 1993, 1998-1999 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 20

Box 1

Folder 21-22

Minutes: Departmental Meetings, October 1996-September 2006 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 21-22

Box 1

Folder 23

Newsletter, 1996 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 23

Box 1

Folder 24

New Testament Language Project, 1997 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 24

Box 1

Folder 25

Saunders Hall Renovations, 1994-2002 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 25

Box 1

Folder 26

Strategic Planning, 1996-1997 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 26

Box 1

Folder 27

Surveys, 1995, 2002 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 27

Box 1

Folder 28

Web Page, 1998 #40340, Series: "1. General Administrative Files, 1967-2007." Box 1, Folder 28

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About 650 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name, then chronological.

Materials related to lectures, conferences, and colloquia that the Department of Religious Studies hosted, sponsored, or attended. The bulk of the materials relates to the John Calvin McNair lectures, for which the department assumed responsibility in 2000, and to the 1998 symposium "Religion and Culture in the 21st Century," sponsored by the department. Included are meeting minutes, letters, correspondence, and programs of the events. Note that, where possible, original folder titles have been retained.

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About 300 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name, then chronological.

Files related to the John Calvin McNair lectures, for which the Department of Religious Studies assumed responsibility in 2000. Files include mostly correspondence among members of the department, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Robert J. Powell Jr., who represented the McNair family in most of its dealings with the university. Also included is a manuscript draft of Powell's Pangs of Conscience: The John Calvin McNair Lectures on Science and Theology. Note that, in most cases, original folder titles have been retained.

Box 1

Folder 29

Committee on Established Lectures, 1988-1999 #40340, Subseries: "2.1. John Calvin McNair Lectures, 1982-2004." Box 1, Folder 29

Box 1

Folder 30

Correspondence with Family, 1992-1999 #40340, Subseries: "2.1. John Calvin McNair Lectures, 1982-2004." Box 1, Folder 30

Box 1

Folder 31

Discontinuation of Lecture Series, 2003-2004 #40340, Subseries: "2.1. John Calvin McNair Lectures, 1982-2004." Box 1, Folder 31

Box 1

Folder 32

Future Lecturers, 1992-1997 #40340, Subseries: "2.1. John Calvin McNair Lectures, 1982-2004." Box 1, Folder 32

Box 1

Folder 33

General Information, 1995-1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.1. John Calvin McNair Lectures, 1982-2004." Box 1, Folder 33

Box 1

Folder 34

History of Lecture, 1982-1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.1. John Calvin McNair Lectures, 1982-2004." Box 1, Folder 34

Box 1

Folder 35

Pangs of Conscience: The John Calvin McNair Lectures on Science and Theology by Robert J. Powell Jr., 1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.1. John Calvin McNair Lectures, 1982-2004." Box 1, Folder 35

Box 1

Folder 36

Previous Lectures, 1993-1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.1. John Calvin McNair Lectures, 1982-2004." Box 1, Folder 36

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About 150 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name, then chronological.

Files related to the planning and organization of the symposium "Religion and Culture in the 21st Century," sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on 3-4 April 1998. Files include departmental memoranda; budgets; meeting minutes and notes; and correspondence with speakers and presenters, including Martin Marty and other invited special guests. Note that, in most cases, original folder titles have been retained.

Box 1

Folder 37

Budget and Planning, 1997-1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.2. Religion and Culture in the 21st Century Symposium, 1997-1998." Box 1, Folder 37

Box 1

Folder 38

Correspondence: Symposium Speakers, 1997-1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.2. Religion and Culture in the 21st Century Symposium, 1997-1998." Box 1, Folder 38

Box 1

Folder 39

Fund-raising, 1997-1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.2. Religion and Culture in the 21st Century Symposium, 1997-1998." Box 1, Folder 39

Box 1

Folder 40

General, 1997-1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.2. Religion and Culture in the 21st Century Symposium, 1997-1998." Box 1, Folder 40

Box 1

Folder 41

Publicity/Mailing Lists, 1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.2. Religion and Culture in the 21st Century Symposium, 1997-1998." Box 1, Folder 41

Box 1

Folder 42

Speaker Biographies, 1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.2. Religion and Culture in the 21st Century Symposium, 1997-1998." Box 1, Folder 42

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. Other Lectures, 1977-2007.

About 200 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name, then chronological.

Files related to other lectures and events organized by or involving the Department of Religious Studies, including the "Interpretations of Religion and Culture" symposium, held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on 27-29 March 1980, and the 1997 conference on "Judaism at the Twenty-First Century," sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Program in the Humanities and Human Values, and the Judaic Studies Program at Duke University. Also included are a few items related to graduate student symposia in 1995 and 2000; documents relating to the North Carolina Religious Studies Association conferences, 1994-1997; and items relating to a retreat held at Wildacres Retreat Center in 1999 by faculty of the departments of religious studies at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Emory University. Note that, where possible, original folder titles have been retained.

Box 2

Folder 43

Committee, Lectures/Seminars, 1977-1980 #40340, Subseries: "2.3. Other Lectures, 1977-2007." Box 2, Folder 43

Box 2

Folder 44

Frank Porter Graham Lecture Series, 1994 #40340, Subseries: "2.3. Other Lectures, 1977-2007." Box 2, Folder 44

Box 2

Folder 45

God and Suffering, 1998 #40340, Subseries: "2.3. Other Lectures, 1977-2007." Box 2, Folder 45

Box 2

Folder 46

Graduate Symposium, 1995, 2000 #40340, Subseries: "2.3. Other Lectures, 1977-2007." Box 2, Folder 46

The 1995 symposium was titled "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Constructing Life After Death in Antiquity." The title of the 2000 symposium was "Food and Religion."

Box 2

Folder 47

Judaism Conference, 1997 #40340, Subseries: "2.3. Other Lectures, 1977-2007." Box 2, Folder 47

Box 2

Folder 48

Lectures, 2006-2007 #40340, Subseries: "2.3. Other Lectures, 1977-2007." Box 2, Folder 48

Box 2

Folder 49

North Carolina Religious Studies Association, 1994-1997 #40340, Subseries: "2.3. Other Lectures, 1977-2007." Box 2, Folder 49

Box 2

Folder 50

Wildacres Retreat Center, 1998-2000 #40340, Subseries: "2.3. Other Lectures, 1977-2007." Box 2, Folder 50

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Curriculum, 1972-2006.

About 750 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name, then chronological.

Meeting minutes, correspondence, and other materials related to curriculum development and teaching in the Department of Religious Studies at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and including the creation of a program in Judaic studies. Note that, where possible, original folder titles have been retained.

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About 200 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name, then chronological.

Mostly meeting minutes and other materials related to the work of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Department of Religious Studies, including items pertaining to the development of a doctoral program in 1985. Also included are items related to the Council on Graduate Studies in Religion, a national body to which the department applied for membership in 1990; graduate admissions data; and items relating to an external review of the department's graduate program, conducted in 1992-1993. Note that, in most cases, original folder titles have been retained.

Box 2

Folder 51-52

Committee: Graduate Studies, 1979-1980, 1985, 1987-1988, 1996-2006 #40340, Subseries: "3.1. Graduate Curriculum, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 51-52

Box 2

Folder 53

Council on Graduate Studies in Religion, 1990-2000 #40340, Subseries: "3.1. Graduate Curriculum, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 53

Box 2

Folder 54

Graduate Program Data, 1982-2002 #40340, Subseries: "3.1. Graduate Curriculum, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 54

Box 2

Folder 55

Graduate Program Review, 1992-1993 #40340, Subseries: "3.1. Graduate Curriculum, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 55

Box 2

Folder 56

Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development, 1996-1997 #40340, Subseries: "3.1. Graduate Curriculum, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 56

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006.

About 300 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name, then chronological.

Files related to the undergraduate curriculum of the Department of Religious Studies. Most relate to course development. Also included are items related to a university-wide program to renumber courses; correspondence with the Division of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, and Office of Honors; a few Undergraduate Studies Committee meeting minutes; and some correspondence relating the department's courses in the Evening College and Summer School. Note that, in most cases, original folder titles have been retained.

Box 2

Folder 57

Burch Program, 2001 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 57

Box 2

Folder 58-59

Course Development, 1980-2002 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 58-59

Box 2

Folder 60

Cross-Listed Courses, 2001-2003 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 60

Box 2

Folder 61

Course Renumbering, 2003-2006 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 61

Box 2

Folder 62

Division of Humanities, 1976-1979 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 62

Box 2

Folder 63

Evening College, 1978-1981 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 63

Box 2

Folder 64

First Year Seminars, 1998-2001 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 64

Box 2

Folder 65

Office of Honors, 1983-1985 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 65

Box 2

Folder 66

Program Planning in the College of Arts and Sciences, Spring 1978 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 66

Box 2

Folder 67

Summer School, 1993-2000 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 67

Box 2

Folder 68

Undergraduate Advising, 1984 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 68

Box 2

Folder 69

Undergraduate Majors, 2000-2001 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 69

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Folder 70

Undergraduate Studies Committee Minutes, 2000-2001 #40340, Subseries: "3.2. Undergraduate Curriculum, 1976-2006." Box 2, Folder 70

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 3.3. Judaic Studies Program, 1972-2004.

About 250 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name, then chronological.

Correspondence, meeting minutes, official reports and miscellaneous documents related to the Committee on Judaic Studies, a joint committee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. Also included are program proposals, meeting minutes, correspondence, and other items related to the creation of the Carolina Center for Judaic Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003. Note that, in most cases, original folder titles have been retained.

Box 2

Folder 71-74

Judaic Studies Program, 1972-1979 #40340, Subseries: "3.3. Judaic Studies Program, 1972-2004." Box 2, Folder 71-74

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Faculty, 1979-2006.

About 800 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file name, then chronological.

Curricula vitae, profiles, data, and other materials related to the faculty of the Department of Religious Studies. The bulk of the materials relate to the annual faculty profiles submitted by individual faculty members describing their scholarly activities. These reports, collected by the Salary Committee, were used to determine annual raises. Other items include correspondence relating to the establishment of a new position in the Department of Religious Studies in coordination with the First Year Seminar program; letters, proposed courses, and curriculum vitae from Warren Nord, a professor in the Program in the Humanities and Human Values at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, relating to his joint appointment in the department; a survey of university responsibilities and teaching workloads within the department; and items relating to the potential hiring of Mark Taylor for a Kenan Endowed Professorship in 1996-1998. Note that, in most cases, original folder titles have been retained.

Box 2

Folder 75

Faculty Curricula Vitae, 1996-1997 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 75

These reports were compiled annually by faculty and submitted to members of the Salary Committee for the purpose of determining salary increases.

Box 2

Folder 76

Faculty Profiles, 1995-1996 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 76

Box 2

Folder 77

Faculty Profiles, 1996-1997 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 77

Box 2

Folder 78

Faculty Profiles, 1997-1998, A-M #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 78

Box 2

Folder 79

Faculty Profiles, 1997-1998, S-W #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 79

There are no profiles for names beginning with N-R.

Box 2

Folder 80

Faculty Profiles, 1999-2000 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 2, Folder 80

Box 3

Folder 81

Faculty Profiles, 2000-2001 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 81

Box 3

Folder 82

Faculty Profiles, 2001-2002 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 82

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Folder 83

Faculty Profiles, 2002-2003 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 83

Box 3

Folder 84

Faculty Profiles, 2003-2004 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 84

Box 3

Folder 85

Faculty Profiles, 2004-2005 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 85

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Folder 86

Faculty Profiles, 2005-2006 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 86

Box 3

Folder 87-90

Faculty Salary Data, 1985, 1994-2005 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 87-90

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Folder 91

Freshman Seminar Position, 1998 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 91

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Folder 92

Nord, Warren: Correspondence, Curriculum Vitae, and Proposed Courses, 1999-2001 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 92

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Folder 93

Prospective Faculty: Taylor, Mark, 1996-1998 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 93

In 1996, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was considering Taylor for a Kenan Endowed Professorship. Taylor did not accept the Kenan professorship, but he did serve as William Neal Reynolds Visiting Professor of Communication Studies for the spring semester in 1999.

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Folder 94

Teaching Workload, 1997-1998 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 94

Box 3

Folder 95

University and Professional Responsibilities, 1979-1980 #40340, Series: "4. Faculty, 1979-2006." Box 3, Folder 95

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003.

About 1000 items.

Annual reports, correspondence, departmental reviews, meeting minutes, course materials, and other items related to the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Files are those of Ruel W. Tyson, a member of the department's faculty since 1967. Tyson served as acting chair of the department, 1972-1973; as chair, 1975-1980; and again as acting chair, 1985-1986. However, materials are related chiefly to his activities as a faculty member in the department's religion and culture concentration.

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Folder 96-102

Annual Reports, 1986-1993, 1998-2001 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 96-102

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Folder 103

Field Exam Bibliography, 2003 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 103

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Folder 104

Religion and Culture, 1994 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 104

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Folder 105

Religion and Culture Workshop, 2004 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 105

Box 4

Folder 106-107

Graduate Studies Committee, 2002-2003 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 106-107

Box 4

Folder 108

Religion and Culture: Revisions to Courses, 2001-2002 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 108

Box 4

Folder 109

Barry Saunders: Religion and Culture Seminar, 2002 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 109

Box 4

Folder 110-111

Randall Styers, 2001 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Box 4

Box 4

Folder 112

External Review: Graduate Program, 2001 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 112

Box 4

Folder 113

Religion and Culture: Reading List, 1997 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 113

Box 4

Folder 114

Former Graduate Students, 2001 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 114

Box 4

Folder 115

Department Review, 2000-2001 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 115

Box 4

Folder 116

Chairman Sasson, 1992 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Box 4

Box 4

Folder 117

Profile of Ruel W. Tyson, 1993 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 117

Box 4

Folder 118

Department of Religion, 1994 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 118

Box 4

Folder 119

Reading List, 1987 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 119

Box 4

Folder 120

Field/Comprehensive Exam, 1989 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 120

Box 4

Folder 121

General Comprehensive Exams, 1992 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 121

Box 4

Folder 122

Religion and Culture, 1992 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 122

Box 4

Folder 123

Comprehensive Exam, 1989 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 123

Box 4

Folder 124

Ruel W. Tyson Curriculum Vitae, Kenan Leave, and duPont Fellowship Application, 1993-1994 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 124

Box 4

Folder 125

Memos, 1992 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 125

Box 4

Folder 126

Memos and Emails, 2001 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 126

Box 4

Folder 127

Department Retreat, 1995 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 127

Box 4

Folder 128

Religion and Culture Convivium, 1999 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 128

Box 4

Folder 129

Bart Ehrman, 2000 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 129

Box 4

Folder 130

Post-Tenure Review Policy, 2001 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 130

Box 4

Folder 131

Religious Studies, 2000-2001 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 131

Box 4

Folder 132

"Axioms for an Agenda: Humanities and Professional Education," 1968 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 132

Remarks by Ruel W. Tyson.

Box 4

Folder 133

Acting Chair, 1985-1986 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 133

Box 4

Folder 134

Department Chairman, 1970-1972 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 134

Box 4

Folder 135

Quail Roost Retreat, 1975 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 135

Folder 136

Threshold (Departmental Newsletter), 1981-1982 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Folder 136

Also includes agendas and minutes of departmental meetings.

Box 4

Folder 137

Jack Sasson Retirement, 1999 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 137

Box 4

Folder 138

Religious Studies, 1997 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 138

Box 4

Folder 139

"Visions in Conflict: The Department of Religion at UNC-CH, 1947-1960" by David Zercher, 1992 #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 139

Box 4

Folder 140-143

Unsorted Papers #40340, Series: "Addition of October 2013, 1981-2003." Box 4, Folder 140-143

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Processing Information

Processed by: Martin Gengenbach, October 2010; Jennifer Coggins, June 2016

Encoded by: Martin Gengenbach, October 2010; Gergana Abernathy, June 2016

Finding aid updated in October 2013 by Amanda Loeb because of addition.

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