Fletcher Melvin Green papers, 1898-1980 (bulk 1935-1965).

Creator: Green, Fletcher Melvin, 1895-1978.
Collection number: 4265
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Abstract: Fletcher Melvin Green (1895-1978) was a member of the faculty of the History Department at the University of North Carolina, 1936-1960. Green directed the graduate studies of more than 200 students, held a Kenan professorship, and served as department chair. Correspondence, writings, speeches, course materials, and other papers relating to the professional career and family life of Fletcher Melvin Green. The bulk of the collection consists of professional and personal letters, 1935-1965. These letters chiefly document Green’s tenure at the University of North Carolina and his involvement in professional and social organizations, but there is also material related to his teaching at Emory, Harvard, Columbia, and Oxford universities. Other items include extensive family correspondence between Green and other family members. Correspondents include Howard K. Beale, J. Isaac Copeland, E. Merton Coulter, Frank Porter Graham , J. G. deRoulhac Hamilton, Arthur Stanley Link, James Welch Patton, Rembert Patrick, J. Carlyle Sitterson, George Brown Tindall, and C. Vann Woodward.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Folder 554 contains some of Green’s remarks about African Americans at Harvard. In Folder 86, there is a copy of W. E. B DuBois’s letter of resignation from the Southern Historical Association. Folder 115 contains a letter from Arthur Link commenting on race relations in Chapel Hill. There is also correspondence with noted historians such as C. Vann Woodward (folders 137, 147, 162, 171, 197, 216).