North Carolina Century papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and research files related to the book North Carolina Century: Tar Heels who Made a Difference, 1900-2000.
- circa 1950-2000
- Levine Museum of the New South (Publisher, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The North Carolina Century collection is the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. 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
North Carolina Century: Tar Heels who Made a Difference, 1900-2000 is a comprehensive look at the people whose life's work shaped the state during the most dynamic period since colonial times. The changes that transformed North Carolina between 1900 and 2000 are richly chronicled in individual stories against the backdrop of an overview by the state's official historian, Dr. Jeffrey Crow, deputy secretary of the Office of Archives and History. Many of the persons in these pages are well known. For instance, the names of Aycock, Hodges, Jordan, Graham, Cannon, Alexander, Sanford, Green, and Helms are associated with very visible accomplishments in public life. But still others whose contributions may have been obscured by the passage of time are also here; their legacy undiminished. Within the limits of one volume, this collection provides as balanced and complete a picture as possible. The subjects of the full profiles in this collection were chosen during months of consideration by a panel of distinguished historians and other expert observers, led by former University of North Carolina President William Friday. The panel solicited nominations from all across the state as well as seeking public comment. Celebrity or notoriety alone was insufficient for inclusion. Authors of the profiles were carefully chosen for their experience, expertise, knowledge of the subject, and their writing and research ability. To enable readers to easily identify and locate additional resources, a photograph and a bibliography accompanies each of the major entries.
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Materials pertaining to the research and publishing of North Carolina Century: Tar Heels who Made a Difference, 1900-2000, published by Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, NC. (Special Collections CT252 .N67 2002)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection received as a gift from Howard E. Covington and Marion A. Ellis via Tom Hanchett of the Levine Museum of the New South, 2005.
Collection processed Fall 2016 by Emma Hilton, Graduate Assistant.
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Collective biographies
- Covington, Howard E., Jr., 1944-
- Crow, Jeffrey J.
- Drafts (documents)
- Ellis, Marion A.
- Floppy disks
- Levine Museum of the New South
- North Carolina -- Biography
- North Carolina -- History -- 20th century
- Photographic prints
- Research (documents)
- Research notes
- North Carolina Century papers
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script