Loy H. Witherspoon papers
Scope and Contents
This collection represents files maintained by Witherspoon in his office at UNC Charlotte and was transferred to the Special Collections after his retirement. The files are comprised primarily of correspondence and reflect both UNCC and non-UNCC related material. [NOTE: files generated in his capacity as department chair, faculty president, and director of Religious Affairs will be found in the University Archives.]
- Witherspoon, Loy H., 1930-2017 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.
Biographical / Historical
Loy H. Witherspoon (1930-2017) was the founding chair of the Department of Religious Studies (1964), served as president of the UNC Charlotte faculty, as founder and director of the campus Office of Religious Affairs, and as faculty advisor to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. The Loy H. Witherspoon Lectures in Religious Studies were established at UNC Charlotte in 1984 to honor him for his tenure of distinguished service. He retired in 1994 after 30 years of service to UNC Charlotte and its predecessor, Charlotte College. He was granted status of professor emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte. Witherspoon was also an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. He earned his bachelor and divinity degrees from Duke University and his doctorate from Boston University. Witherspoon grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C., in the Methodist Children's Home after both his parents died when he was a small child. He continued to reside in Charlotte after his retirement.
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Primarily non-university related correspondence files (1983-94) of Loy H. Witherspoon, former professor of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte.
The Loy H. Witherspoon Papers are arranged in a single, alphabetical folder title series. NOTE: folders have been marked as either personal or UNCC-related.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Loy H. Witherspoon, 1994.
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