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William A. Link Oral History Collection

Identifier: MSS 0138

Scope and Contents

Includes interviews used by William A. Link in writing the William C. Friday biography entitled William Friday: Power, Purpose, & American Higher Education (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1995). Also includes cassette tapes, field notes/tape logs, restriction agreement forms, restrictions and roster of interviews for The Southern Oral History Program's North Carolina Politics Project (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).


  • 1974 - 1997


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Some materials are restricted, as noted in list of contents.

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.


4.12 Linear Feet (11 boxes (2 unprocessed))

Language of Materials



William C. Link was a professor of history at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The collection includes research materials used by him in writing a biography of William C. Friday and materials used for the Southern Oral History Program's North Carolina Politics Project (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

Arrangement Note

Materials are arranged in two series: 1. William C. Friday Biography Materials; and 2. North Carolina Politics Project Materials.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred by William A. Link, UNCG History Professor, December 1996 and January 1997.

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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