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William Whatley Pierson Records

Identifier: UA 002.5

Scope and Contents

These records are the working papers of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Chancellor's Office during the administration of William Whatley Pierson.


  • 1956-1957, 1960-1961


Conditions Governing Access

This 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.

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2.80 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

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These records are the working papers of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Chancellor's Office during the administration of William Whatley Pierson.

Arrangement Note

Pierson's records are arranged by calendar year, rather than academic year. They are in an exact alphabetical order, usually by the name of the writer of the letter. However, more and more the chancellor's office was progressing toward subject files, rather than files of correspondents. Papers of Pierson's second term are listed by subject, as written on the item.

Method of Acquisition

Boxes 1-7, the official records of the Office of the Chancellor of the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, have been on campus in various locations. Some of the biographical material in Box 7 was originally in the vertical file in the University Archives.

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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