Collection Number: 40494

Collection Title: Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s

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Size 1 foot of linear shelf space (approximately 300 items)
Abstract Danny Bell, a member of the Lumbee and Coharie tribes, has been an advocate and advisor for American Indian students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since coming to the University in 1988 as a student loan officer. In 1996, he helped found the American Indian Studies program in the Department of American Studies, becoming the program assistant. He also serves as the advisor to the Carolina Indian Circle and the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA). In 2014 he was honored with the University's C. Knox Massey Service Award for his service to the Carolina community. This collection consists of photographs of American Indian groups and events at UNC-Chapel Hill and other North Carolina locations. Many images include faculty from UNC-Chapel Hill and University of North Carolina at Pembroke and members of the Carolina Indian Circle.
Creator Bell, Danny (James Daniel)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Danny Bell Photographs #40494, University Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Danny Bell in May 2017 (RT 20180907.1).
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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Danny Bell, a member of the Lumbee and Coharie tribes, has been an advocate and advisor for American Indian students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since coming to the University in 1988 as a student loan officer. In 1996, he helped found the American Indian Studies program in the Department of American Studies, becoming the program assistant. He also serves as the advisor to the Carolina Indian Circle and the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA). In 2014 he was honored with the University's C. Knox Massey Service Award for his service to the Carolina community.

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This collection consists of photographs of American Indian groups and events at UN Chapel Hill and other North Carolina locations. Many images include faculty from UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Pembroke and members of the Carolina Indian Circle.

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Image Folder PF-40494/1

Pictures depicting Carolina Indian Circle events, photographs of a musical group performing and a beading workshop for students, circa 1996 or 1997  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/1

Image Folder PF-40494/2

Photographs of an author event at Bull's Head Bookshop, photographs of a faculty event with UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Pembroke faculty, 2000 #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/2

Envelope says “Jacobs Reunion, Humphries Talk, David’s visit, English Chair Photo”

Image Folder PF-40494/3

Carolina Indian Circle annual banquet, photographs of graduate and undergraduate students, 2000 #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/3

Image Folder PF-40494/4

UNC faculty and staff at an NC Indian Affairs event in Raleigh with guest speaker Ada Deer, 2000  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/4

Image Folder PF-40494/5

Carolina Indian Circle Annual Banquet at Morehead Planetarium, photographs of graduate and undergraduate students, 2001  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/5

Image Folder PF-40494/6

Photographs of an event at The Gift (walkway by Frank Porter Graham Student Union), photographs with artist Senora Lynch, photographs of a Carolina Indian Circle Powwow, 2005  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/6

Image Folder PF-40494/7

Photographs of graduate and undergraduate students at a career event, 2004  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/7

Image Folder PF-40494/8

Elder-in-Residence and the Unity Conference (includes photographs of Senator Thom Tillis and Governor Pat McCrory speaking), 2012  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/8

Image Folder PF-40494/9

UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC-Pembroke faculty and staff at an event for NC faculty who teach or are interested in American Indian Studies, 2007  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/9

Image Folder PF-40494/10

Photographs of faculty and staff at a conference and artwork at the venue, also includes photographs of the Elder-in-Residence program and Indian Heritage Month events, 2010  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/10

Image Folder PF-40494/11

Photographs of Ben Frey teaching Cherokee at a local elementary school, circa 2000s  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/11

Image Folder PF-40494/12

Photographs of faculty and staff with guest speaker Joyce Dugan at the Commission of Indian Affairs, photographs of a Carolina Indian Circle event in Carmichael dormitory, circa 2000s  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/12

Image Folder PF-40494/13 

Photographs of faculty and students the annual Carolina Indian Circle Welcome Cook Out, photographs of students at the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) Annual Banquet, circa 2000s #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/13 

Image Folder PF-40494/14

Photographs of faculty and students at a Carolina Indian Circle event in Graham Memorial, Bill Ledford, Tuscarora group, musical performances  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/14

Image Folder PF-40494/15

Photographs of Dean Smith presenting students with Davie Poplar seedlings at the Bicentennial Celebration, 1993 #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/15

Image Folder PF-40494/16

Photographs of the December commencement including photographs of Jason Lambert, the first American Indian Student to complete the minor in Indian studies at UNC, 2003  #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/16

Image Folder PF-40494/17

Photographs of an Indian Heritage month celebration, photographs of faculty at the state advisory council, circa 2000s #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/17

Image Folder PF-40494/18

Townsend Ludington at meeting of UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Pembroke faculty, circa 1995, 1996 #40494, Series: "Danny Bell Photographs, 1990s-2010s" PF-40494/18

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Processing Information

Processed by: Tierra Thomas and Jennifer Coggins, September 2018

Encoded by: Laura Smith, September 2018

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