Collection Number: 40417

Collection Title: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019

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 Approximately 525 archived websites
Abstract The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its constituent departments and affiliated organizations began utilizing the World Wide Web in the 1990s. The first campus home page went online in fall 1994. Records include websites harvested through Archive-It beginning in January 2013. The majority represent University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill academic and business units. Also included are websites of some student organizations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the website of the University of North Carolina (System) General Administration, as well as websites related to the Confederate monument (known as Silent Sam) which was removed from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus in 2018. All of the websites include active links to web pages of other Chapel Hill campus and university system entities.
Creator University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites #40417, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
In January 2013, University Archives began archiving selected websites of academic and business units of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina (System) General Administration, and student groups and organizations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The sites are harvested by Archive-It at varying frequencies, including quarterly, monthly, or at a single time.
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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its constituent departments and affiliated organizations began utilizing the World Wide Web in the 1990s. The first campus home page went online in fall 1994. From 1987 until 1994, the university had used VTX and gopher software to operate a campuswide information system.

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Records include websites harvested through Archive-It beginning in January 2013. The majority represent University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill academic and business units. Also included are websites of some student organizations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the website of the University of North Carolina (System) General Administration, as well as websites related to the Confederate monument (known as Silent Sam) which was removed from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus in 2018. All of the websites include active links to web pages of other Chapel Hill campus and university system entities.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019.

About 275 archived websites.

Websites are organized into groups by subject; groups are presented alphabetically. Group names refer to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unless indicated otherwise.

Records include websites harvested through Archive-It beginning in January 2013. The majority represent University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill academic and business units. Also included are websites of some student organizations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the website of the University of North Carolina (System) General Administration. All of the websites include active links to web pages of other Chapel Hill campus and university system entities.

To view the websites, go to https://archive-it.org/collections/3491.

Administration #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

Websites in this group include the Office of the Chancellor, the Blueprint for Next, and the Institutional Privacy Office.

Athletics #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

This group contains the Department of Athletics websites and Athletics policies, procedures, and risk management resources.

Centers #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

Campus centers represented in this group include the Carolina Women's Center, the Campus Y, and the Carolina Center for Public Service.

Faculty #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

Campus organizations and offices for faculty are included in this group, as are a small number of sites regarding specific faculty members.

Publications and news #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

This group contains websites of various campus publications and news items.

Schools and departments #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

Campus schools and departments collected in this group include the School of Education, the School of Social Work, and the Geography Department.

Student government #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

This group contains websites for various branches of student government, both graduate and undergraduate.

Student organizations and campus life #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

Websites in this group include the Carolina Summer Reading Program, WXYC Radio, and the Carolina Black Caucus.

UNC Health Care #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

Websites of various hospitals and programs comprising UNC Health Care are included in this group.

University history #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

This group includes websites for the Virtual Black and Blue Tour, the Carolina Hall Story, and Remembering Wilson Caldwell.

University libraries and museums #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

Websites in this group include various libraries and library-related projects, and the Ackland Art Museum.

University of North Carolina System #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

Represented in this group are the University of North Carolina System and the UNC Access to Higher Education Project.

Website CD Archives (ROWR project seeds) #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Archives Collected Websites, 2012-2019."

This group consists of URLS crawled retroactively using a tool called ROWR from website archives that were stored on CD.

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About 250 archived websites.

Websites are organized into groups by subject; groups are presented alphabetically. Group names refer to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unless indicated otherwise.

During the 2017 to 2018 academic year, students and other activists organized protests calling for the removal of the Confederate monument (known as Silent Sam) on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. The protests began with a rally on 22 August 2017 and a subsequent continuous sit-in until 31 August 2017. The following year, on 20 August 2018, a rally protesting the monument was held on McCorkle Place and on Franklin Street. Protestors toppled the monument from its pedestal at approximately 9:20pm on 20 August 2018. In December 2018, activists organized a grade strike in response to the Board of Trustees proposed plan for the monument’s disposition. The Board of Governors rejected the Trustee’s proposal in December 2018. In January 2019, Chancellor Carol Folt ordered the removal of the monument’s pedestal and resigned. A variety of rallies and protests occurred between December 2018 and May 2019.

Over this period, a number of public statements about the protest and the disposition of the monument were made by activists, students, UNC faculty and staff, elected officials and administrators, alumni, and the public. This collection includes many of the statements in the form of editorials, webpages, tweets, and Google documents. The collection also includes news articles from The News & Observer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and more. The collection also includes other online materials such as activist websites, editorial cartoons, and Facebook event pages.

To view the websites, go to https://archive-it.org/collections/10953.

10 August 2018 anniversary reflections and rally, 2019 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group includes news articles about the one-year anniversary of the 20 August 2018 protests and topping of the monument as well as coverage of the 20 August 2019 rally.

Anti-racist activism, 2019 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group includes websites that document activism, but are not news articles or directly related to a protest.

Date-specific groups, 2018-2019 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

Groups of items, primarily news articles, collected around specific dates and events. Items captured document 20 August 2018 protests, 25 August 2018 protests, 30 August 2018 protests, 8 September 2018 protests, 20 September 2018 protests, 23 February 2019 protests, 16 March 2019 protests, 31 March 2019 vandalism, 24 April 2019 rally, and 4 May 2019 protests.

Editorial cartoons, 2017-2019 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group includes editorial cartoons about the UNC-Chapel Hill Confederate monument.

General news, 2018 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group contains a variety of news articles about the monument that are not connected to a specific protest event.

General news, 2019 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group contains a variety of news articles about the monument that are not connected to a specific protest event.

Grade strike and relocation proposal, December 2018 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group contains news articles about the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees proposal to construct a new building on South Campus to house the Confederate monument known as "Silent Sam." The group also contains news articles about the Teaching Assistant Grade Strike organized in response to the proposal.

Pedestal removal and Folt resignation, January 2019 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group includes news articles, statements, and press releases related to Chancellor Carol Folt ordering the monument pedestal removal and her subsequent resignation from UNC-Chapel Hill on 14 January 2019.

Public meeting on policing, 2018 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group consists of news articles about a Community Policing Advisory Committee meeting held at the Chapel Hill Public Library during which community members voiced concerns about policing at UNC-Chapel Hill related to the protests. The meeting was held on 11 September 2018.

Statements on Confederate monument, Fall 2018 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group contains a number of public statements about the 20 August 2018 protest and toppling of the statue from the top of the Confederate Monument, known as "Silent Sam." Statements were made by activists, students, UNC faculty and staff, elected officials and administrators, alumni, and the public.

Statements on Confederate monument relocation, December 2018 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group contains a number of public statements about the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees proposal to construct a new building on South Campus to house the Confederate monument known as "Silent Sam." Statements regarding the proposal and subsequent teaching assistant grade strike were circulated on social media and directed to the University administration.

UNC Confederate monument protests, August 2017-May 2018 #40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

This group includes public statements about the Confederate monument, a resource guide, and news items prior to the toppling and subsequent removal of the monument.

#40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

#40417, Series: "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Confederate Monument Protests Collected Websites, 2017-2019."

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Processing Information

Processed by: Ann Clare Cooper

Encoded by: Susan Ballinger, December 2013

Updated by: Jessica Venlet and Jodi Berkowitz, February 2019, October 2019

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