Loren Schweninger Papers
Scope and Contents
- 1775 - 2012
- Majority of material found within 1940 - 2012
- Other: Date acquired: 2013 June 26
- Schweninger, Loren (Person)
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22.00 Linear Feet (19 boxes, 1 oversized folder, 4 unprocessed boxes)
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He wrote numerous publications and received many honors and awards, both regionally and nationally. Some of Schweninger's most recent publications include a book entitled Families in Crisis in the Old South: Divorce, Slavery, and the Law. This book explores the impact of divorce and separation on white families and on the enslaved and provides insights on issues including domestic violence, interracial adultery, alcoholism, insanity, and property relations. In the year 2000, Schweninger shared the Lincoln Prize with John Hope Franklin, for Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation.
Schweninger earned his Ph.D. at the University Of Chicago in 1972. He also holds a Master of Arts at the University of Colorado in 1966 and a Bachelor of Arts at the said university in 1962.
The Writings series consist of books and articles written by Loren Schweninger, it also includes professional papers and correspondences about numerous publications.
The Research Materials series includes Edward Flud Borrows' 1954 doctoral dissertation, reports, newspaper articles, and race relation pamphlets.
Teaching Materials series consist of class rosters, exams, syllabi, lecture notes, annual reports, post-tenure self-evaluation forms, materials relating to Fulbright Fellowship and other supporting materials.
Grants and Projects series accounts for over 1/3 of the collection. It includes materials relating to numerous petitions project research correspondence, budgetary information, receipts, Nation Endowment for the Humanities grant proposals, grant reports, and illustrations.
We maintained the original folder titles and they are arranged in chronological order by starting date. As a result, there were ovelaps in date ranges, for example: Folder 1: Professional Correspondences, 1966- 1977 Folder 2: Professional Correspondences, 1970-1986
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- African Americans -- History -- Sources
- Freedmen -- Southern States -- History -- Sources
- Schweninger, Loren
- Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States
- Slavery -- United States -- History -- Sources
- Southern States -- Race relations -- Sources
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro -- Faculty
- Loren Schweninger Papers
- Orolando Duffus
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- April 20, 2021: This finding aid underwent changes in Spring 2021 after a reparative archives review. The following link leads to the legacy version of this finding aid: http://library.uncg.edu/info/depts/scua/legacyFA/04.MSS195.legacy.pdf