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University campuses have always been places with lots of pressure and little supervision. From the time of the university’s founding, when there were only 41 students in one building in the middle of the woods, up to the present day, … Continue reading
One hundred and twenty-four years ago today (in 1888), UNC played its first intercollegiate football game against Wake Forest, losing 4-6. The game was played at the Raleigh State Fair. By the time UNC formed its intercollegiate football team, the … Continue reading
Below is a list of new and revised finding aids to collections held in the University Archives. These finding aids include a brief description of the contents of the collection, historical information about the department from which the records originated, … Continue reading
Think you’ve got it rough in your dorm? Check out these pictures of dorm rooms from 1947. Don’t like your new roommate? What if you had two dozen new roommates? Here’s a room of twenty-four-or-so prison-grade beds. More after the … Continue reading
All records created by university employees are public records, as defined by N.C. G.S. 132, the Public Records Law. One of the provisions of the Public Records Law gives authority to the Department of Cultural Resources to authorize the destruction … Continue reading
Below is a list of new finding aids and revisions to existing finding aids for collections held in the University Archives. These finding aids include a brief description of the contents of the collection, historical information about the department from … Continue reading
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC General Administration have a new records retention schedule!
On April 14, 1798, the cornerstone was laid for Main Building (now known as South Building). The structure, however, was not completed until 1814. The animated .gif above was created from a stereograph of South Building (and Playmaker’s Theater, then … Continue reading
One of our processors, Jennie Halperin, found this unintentional (?) pun while combing through the Program in the Humanities and Human Values records.
How can a campus unit manage its files so that it’s ready for whatever comes its way, whether a public records request, a subpoena, or a loss of records-storage space? We’ve got some tips on creating consistent record-keeping procedures with … Continue reading