Collection Number: 40457

Collection Title: David R. Godschalk Collection on Soul City, N.C., 1969-1972

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 150 items)
Abstract The collection of white city planner and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor emeritus David R. Godschalk contains correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, bulletins, drafts of economic development models, notes, reports, printed items, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to Godschalk's work with the Warren Regional Planning Corporation on the development of Soul City, a planned community and model city in Warren County, N.C. Many documents pertain to African American attorney and civil rights leader Floyd B. McKissick of Durham, N.C., who proposed and led the effort to develop Soul City. Also included are materials for Godschalk's course titled "Planning Management and Design" (PL 22) at UNC Chapel Hill. Students in this 1969 course participated in the Soul City planning efforts.
Creator Godschalk, David R.
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 David R. Godschalk Collection on Soul City, N.C. #40457, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from David R. Godschalk in September 2015 (RT 20150925.1).
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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David R. Godschalk, white professor emeritus in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a city planner whose research focuses on growth management and land use planning, hazard mitigation and coastal management, and dispute resolution and public participation.

In 1969, Godschalk became involved in planning Soul City, a model city project in rural Warren County, N.C. Development of the planned community had been proposed by African American attorney and civil rights leader Floyd B. McKissick of Durham, N.C. and was funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Godschalk served on the Warren Regional Planning Corporation.

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The collection of city planner and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor emeritus David R. Godschalk contains correspondence, memos, meeting minutes, bulletins, drafts of economic development models, notes, reports, printed items, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to Godschalk's work with the Warren Regional Planning Corporation on the development of Soul City, a planned community and model city in Warren County, N.C. Many documents pertain to African American attorney and civil rights leader Floyd B. McKissick of Durham, N.C., who proposed and led the effort to develop Soul City. Also included are materials for Godschalk's course titled "Planning Management and Design" (PL 22) at UNC Chapel Hill. Students in this 1969 course participated in the Soul City planning efforts.

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Processing Information

Processed by Tierra Thomas, April 2019

Encoded by: Laura Smith

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