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North Carolina Counseling Association records

Identifier: MS0103

Scope and Contents

The emphasis of the North Carolina Counseling Association Records is 1960-86. This collection has been organized by subject and form of material.


  • 1938 - 2003
  • 1960 - 2003


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

The North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA) is organized with an executive council as its governance body, which is made up of elected representatives of chapters, presidents and presidents elect of chartered divisions, representatives of non chartered divisions, and chairpersons of standing committees. Meetings are held quarterly to conduct current business and coordinate services and programs of the Association. A convention of the membership is held annually. Chapters are organized throughout the state on a regional basis. Membership in the chapters may include persons working in any phase of guidance regardless of the setting to which they are assigned or the functions which they perform. Divisions represent specialized areas and are organized in accordance with NCCA and American Counseling Association (ACA) bylaws. An NCCA member usually belongs to one chapter, but may hold membership in as many divisions for which he/she is eligible and pays the dues. The NCCA was founded in 1959 as the North Carolina Personnel and Guidance Association, then changed its name to the North Carolina Association for Counseling and Development before becoming the North Carolina Counseling Association in 1992. The North Carolina Vocational Guidance Association (NCVGA), whose documented history dates back to 1938, became the NCCA in 1959.


6.33 Linear Feet (6 record center cartons + one manuscript box + 2 trays slides, one audio cassette, 1 vhs tape)




Records of the state professional association for persons engaged in any phase of counseling, personnel, and guidance work (formerly known as the North Carolina Personnel and Guidance Association and the North Carolina Association for Counseling and Development). Includes minutes, correspondence, publications, financial reports, convention programs, membership records, and photographs. Also includes similar material for the various divisions.


The series is arranged into the following two series:

North Carolina Counseling Association records and North Carolina Counseling Association Records - Photographs - Prints and Slides

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Periodic transfer of material from the North Carolina Counseling Association, its predecessors, and state-affilicated organizations since 1983 ; Gift of Bob Barret, 1985 ; Gifts of Mary Thomas Burke, 1985-1987, 1990 ; Gift of Barry Dooley, 1986 ; Gift of Bonnie M. Truax, 1993, 2003 ; .

Related Materials

North Carolina College Personnel Association Records (Mss 159).

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Randy Penninger, October, 1993.
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte 28223 United Stated