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Ned Cline Papers

Identifier: MSS 0219

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the research materials used by Ned Cline while writing his books Adding Value: The Joseph M. Bryan Story from Poverty to Philanthropyy and Frankly Speaking : Stanley Frank - Greensboro's Quiet Benefactor. It includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, programs, transcripts, and VHS tapes, as well as audio tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by Ned Cline for his research.


  • 1990 - 1999
  • Other: Date acquired: 2004 March 22


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Note written by Ned Cline


1.88 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

Language of Materials



Ned Cline is a veteran journalist and biographer. This collection contains the research materials and interviews used by Ned Cline while writing his books Adding Value: The Joseph M. Bryan Story from Poverty to Philanthropy and Frankly Speaking: Stanley Frank- Greensboro's Quiet Benefactor.

Arrangement Note

Transcripts for the Joseph M. Bryan book can be found in box one. Box two contains transcripts for the Stanley Frank book as well as research materials for the Joseph M. Bryan book. Box three includes the oral histories for the Stanley Frank book and Joseph M. Bryan book on CD's. Box four contains oral histories of the Stanley Frank book and Joseph M. Bryan book on cassette tapes.

Method of Acquisition

Gift of Ned Cline, 2004.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US