Detail of Ida Friday, from a group portrait by Hugh Morton, with her husband William Friday and their daughter Betsy after Ida received the University Medal from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 4 December 1985. (Photograph cropped by the author. Click on the photograph above to see the alternate portrait without cropping.)
There is news today that Ida Howell Friday, widow of former UNC President William “Bill” Friday, passed away on Monday. She was 97. Bill Friday encouraged Hugh Morton to donate his photographic archive to the North Carolina Collection. There are a handful of images of Ida Friday in the online Hugh Morton collection, one of which can be seen below. An online obituary can be read at the News and Observer website.
(L to R, Front Row): NC Governor Jim Hunt, NC Lt. Gov. Jimmy Green, and unidentified. Behind them are UNC President William Friday, and Friday’s wife Ida. NCAA Championship, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, 29 March 1982. (Cropped by the author.)