Collection Number: 40354

Collection Title: Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967

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Size 200 items
Abstract Records of the UNC Cardboard Club primarily contain photographs depicting the Club's displays at Kenan Stadium and during the 1966 Beat Dook Parade. The Cardboard Club coordinated and produced displays at UNC football games, using colored cardboard squares to form words and images in the stands. The collection also contains other materials documenting the Club's activities including cards used to direct participants at football games and grid paper plans for cardboard displays.
Creator Cardboard Club (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 University of North Carolina Cardboard Club #40354, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Donated by Francis Marion Redd, a UNC alumnus and former member of the Cardboard Club, July 2012 (RT 20120723.1).
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 UNC Cardboard Club was started in 1948 by UNC cheerleader Norman Sper. The club coordinated and produced displays at UNC football games, using colored cardboard squares to form words and images in the stands. The club was funded by the Carolina Athletic Association. It was discontinued in 1987, in part due to safety concerns--students often sent their cardboard panels flying towards the field at the end of games, hitting fellow spectators.

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These materials document the activities of the UNC Cardboard Club from 1964-1967. They include a ticket to the 1965 UNC-Georgia football game, a 1965 football schedule, cards used to direct participants in cardboard displays, financial records, correspondence, a membership application and certificate, grid paper plans for cardboard displays, clippings, and photographs. Photographs depict Cardboard Club displays at Kenan Stadium and the 1966 Beat Dook Parade.

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Contents list

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140 items.

Folder 1

Cardboard Club records and ephemera, 1964-1966 #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." Folder 1

They include a ticket to the 1965 UNC-Georgia football game, a 1965 football schedule, cards used to direct participants in cardboard displays, financial records, correspondence, a membership application and certificate, grid paper plans for cardboard displays, and clippings.

Image Folder PF-40354/1-2

PF-40354/1

PF-40354/2

Photographs: UNC vs. NC State, 1966 #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." PF-40354/1-2

Image Folder PF-40354/3-4

PF-40354/3

PF-40354/4

Photographs: UNC vs. Wake Forest, 1967 #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." PF-40354/3-4

Image Folder PF-40354/5-6

PF-40354/5

PF-40354/6

Photographs: UNC vs. Duke, 1966 #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." PF-40354/5-6

Image Folder PF-40354/7

Photographs: UNC vs. Wake Forest and unknown opponents, undated #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." PF-40354/7

Image Folder PF-40354/8

Photographs: UNC vs. Duke, undated #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." PF-40354/8

Image Folder PF-40354/9

Photographs: UNC vs. University of South Carolina and unknown opponents, undated #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." PF-40354/9

Image Folder PF-40354/10

Photographs: UNC vs. Duke, undated #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." PF-40354/10

Image Folder PF-40354/11

Photographs: UNC vs. Duke, University of South Carolina, and unknown opponents, undated #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." PF-40354/11

Image Folder PF-40354/12

Photographs: Beat Dook Parade, 1966 #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." PF-40354/12

Digital Folder DF-40354/1

UNC Cardboard Club Beat Dook Parade, 1966 #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." DF-40354/1

Folder contains digital scans of photographs from the collection. Migrated from a compact disc (DCD-40354/001).

Digital Folder DF-40354/2

UNC Cardboard Club photographs, 1965-1966 #40354, Series: "Cardboard Club of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, 1964-1967." DF-40354/2

Folder contains digital scans of photographs from the collection. Migrated from a compact disc (DCD-40354/001).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jennifer Coggins, September 2016

Encoded by: Gergana Abernathy, September 2016

Updated by Jessica Venlet and Laura Smith, July 2018

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