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Complete Bibliography

The bibliography is arranged by topic and subtopic. Within each category, published materials are listed first, followed by manuscript materials. Published materials are listed by repository and sub-arranged by author. The manuscript materials are arranged first by repository and then by collection name or number. Within a collection, items are listed chronologically, earliest first.

Buildings
Published Materials
Old East—Original Construction
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
Steward's Hall
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of July 12, 1804 (Includes the report of the "committee appointed to examine the present state of the buildings," which recommends a number of repairs to the Steward's House and Lot), microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 56-60
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
President's House (First)
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
Preparatory School (Grammar School)
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
Person Hall (Old Chapel)
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Ernest Haywood Collection of Haywood Family Papers (#1290)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
South Building
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Joseph Caldwell Papers (#127-z)
  • William A. Graham Papers (#285)
  • Ernest Haywood Collection of Haywood Family Papers (#1290)
  • Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood, Nov. 6, 1795
  • Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood, Dec. 29, 1795
  • Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood, Mar. 7, 1796
  • Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood, Feb. 9, 1797
  • Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood, Aug. 20, 1797
  • Letter from Samuel Hopkins to John Haywood, Aug. 28, 1797
  • Letter from Samuel Hopkins to John Haywood, Oct. 22, 1797
  • Scheme of Samuel Hopkins's Lottery, Oct. 22, 1798 (printed circular)
  • Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood, Apr. 25, 1799 (Regarding the want of funds)
  • Letter from Samuel Hopkins to John Haywood, July 25, 1799 (In which Hopkins announces his intention to resign as Superintendent)
  • Letter from Samuel Hopkins to John Haywood, Nov. 11, 1799
  • Letter from John Rogers to John Haywood, Aug. 20, 1800
  • Letter from William R. Davie to John Haywood, Mar. 13, 1801
  • Receipt for lottery tickets sold, June 8, 1802
  • Receipt for lottery tickets sold, June 18, 1802
  • John Haywood in account with the Commissioners of the University Lottery, Aug. 27, 1802
  • Request for subscriptions to the completion of the building, July 25, 1803 (printed circular)
  • Letter from John Steele in Salisbury to John Haywood, Aug. 27, 1809
  • Letter from Walter Alves to John Haywood, July 3, 1810
  • Letter from Joseph Caldwell to John Haywood, Nov. 27, 1811
  • Lottery tickets, series 5
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of Aug. 4, 1792, microfilm reel 1, vol. 1, p. 70-72
  • Minutes of July 9, 1803, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 33-40 (Includes a plan to raise funds through subscriptions and a letter "To the Citizens of the State of North Carolina")
  • Minutes of July 12, 1804, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 56-60
  • Minutes of Dec. 19, 1805, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 96-100 (Includes the plan to finish building partly in cash, partly in Tennessee lands)
  • Minutes of Dec. 10, 1808, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 146
  • Minutes of July 8, 1809, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 155-156
  • Minutes of Dec. 13, 1809, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 166, 168
  • Minutes of Dec. 15, 1810, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 228-229, 233
  • Minutes of Dec. 20, 1810, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 249
  • Minutes of Dec. 18, 1811, microfilm reel 1, vol. 4, p. 27
  • University Papers (#40005)
Old West
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
Gerrard Hall (New Chapel)
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
Old East (addition of the third story)
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
Additions to Old East and Old West (designed by Alexander Jackson Davis)
Manuscript Materials
  • Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
    Columbia University
  • North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Donaldson, James. Bibliotheca. n.p., n.d. (Layout of Philanthropic Society Library in Old East)
    (call number Cm912x D67)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Feb 19, 1844 (Including the approval of Alexander Jackson Davis's plans), microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 116-117
  • Minutes of the Board of Trustees, Dec. 13, 1844, microfilm reel 2, vol. 6, p. 51
  • Minutes of the Board of Trustees, Dec. 23, 1844 (Includes the contract with Collier & Waitt), microfilm reel 2, vol. 6, p. 52
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, June 10, 1847 (Includes payment to Collier and Waitt), microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 134-135
  • Records of the Dialectic Society (#40152)
  • Report of the Building Committee, Sept. 10, 1847 (Includes information about furnishings for the new halls)
  • Report of the Building Committee, [1848?] (Includes information about enlisting the help of Mr. Donaldson in acquiring the furnishings)
  • Records of the Philanthropic Society (#40166)
  • University Papers (#40005)
Smith Hall (Playmakers Theatre)
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    David L. Swain Papers (#706)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, July 19, 1849, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 148-149
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Nov. 7, 1850, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 157
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Nov. 15, 1850, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 158
  • University Papers (#40005)
Alexander Jackson Davis Designs Not Executed
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers, Oversized Materials (#40005)
  • Gerrard Hall (Renovation), Sept. 1856, by Alexander Jackson Davis (drawings)
  • South Building (Renovation), Sept. 1856, by Alexander Jackson Davis (drawings)
New East and New West
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Cameron Family Papers (#133)
  • William A. Graham Papers (#285)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes, June 3, 1857, microfilm reel 2, vol. 6, p. 208
  • Minutes, Jan. 5, 1858, microfilm reel 2, vol. 6, p. 218
  • Minutes, June 2, 1858 (Includes instructions for Building Committee to contract with architect William Percival), microfilm reel 2, vol. 6, p. 2225
  • Minutes, June 21, 1858, microfilm reel 2, vol. 6, p. 253
  • University Papers (#40005)
Campus
Published Materials
  • "Desultory Reflections, No. II: The College Campus." The North Carolina University Magazine 1, no. 4 (June 1844): 159-161.
    North Carolina Collection: VC378 Uqm
  • University of North Carolina. Album, University of North Carolina. Richmond, VA: Foster, 1892.
    North Carolina Collection: VC378 UVF
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Louis and Mildred Graves Papers (#4010)
  • Frances Jones Hooper's silhouette of the University, 1814
  • David L. Swain Papers (#706)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Records of the Philanthropic Society (#40166)
  • University Papers (#40005)
Creation of the University
Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • State Archives, Office of Archives and History
    Raleigh, NC

    House Bills, Session of 1789, General Assembly Session Records
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of Dec. 3-13, 1792 (Includes information regarding the site of the University), microfilm reel 1, vol. 1, p. 78-99
  • Establishment of the Executive Committee and ordinances for transacting business, Jan. 2, 1835, vol. 5, p. 275-277
  • Records of the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance (#40095)
  • University Papers (#40005)
Curriculum
Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Joseph Caldwell Papers (#127-z)
  • "A New System of Geometry," by Joseph Caldwell, Professor of Mathematics and President of UNC, Transcribed by Edward McKay, 1806
  • Cameron Family Papers (#133)
  • Letter from Samuel Ashe to Richard Bennehan, July 13, 1796
  • Letter from Will Webb to Richard Bennehan, May 20, 1800
  • William Mercer Green Papers (#1120-z)
  • Professor's grade book, 1848-1849
  • Ernest Haywood Collection of Haywood Family Papers (#1290)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Board of Trustees Minutes (#40001)
  • Minutes of Dec. 5, 1792, microfilm reel 1, vol. 1, p. 88-90
  • Minutes of July 13-14, 1795, microfilm reel 1, vol. 1, p. 184
  • Minutes of Dec. 4, 1795, microfilm reel 1, vol. 1, p. 203-209
  • Minutes of Dec. 7, 1795, microfilm reel 1, vol. 1, p. 210-214
  • Minutes of July 12, 1804, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 57-60
  • Minutes of Dec. 12, 1818, microfilm reel 1, vol. 4, p. 168-169
  • Minutes of Dec. 19, 1818 (Includes a plan of education for Preparatory School and College), microfilm reel 1, vol. 4, p. 176-182
  • Minutes of Dec. 13, 1823, microfilm reel 1, vol. 5, p. 8
  • Minutes of Dec. 13, 1825 (Includes a report on the purchase of books and apparatus), microfilm reel 1, vol. 5, p. 46, 49
  • Minutes of July 18, 1834, microfilm reel 1, vol. 5, p. 263-266
  • Minutes of Jan. 10, 1835, microfilm reel 1, vol. 5
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Dec. 29, 1852, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 168-169
  • Records of the Dialectic Society (#40152)
  • University Papers (#40005)
Faculty
Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Elisha Mitchell Papers (#518)
  • Private notebook, 1818-1847 (Containing miscellaneous comments on mathematics, musicology, electricity, natural sciences, and history and personal accounts and notes on readings and letters received)
  • Thomas Ruffin Papers (#641)
  • Letter from William Thompson to Thomas Ruffin, Apr. 10, 1824
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • University Papers (#40005)
Joseph Caldwell
Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    John Steele Henderson Papers (#327)
  • Alumni Association announces the creation of a monument in the memory of Joseph Caldwell, Sept. 1, 1847 (printed circular)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
Robert Hett Chapman
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Board of Trustees Minutes (#40001)
  • Minutes of Nov. 23, 1816, microfilm reel 1, vol. 4, p. 122
Charles Harris
Published Materials
  • Harris, Charles Wilson and Henry McGilbert Wagstaff. The Harris Letters. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 1916.
    North Carolina Collection: Cp970 J28 v. 14, no. 1
Henry Harrisse
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board Trustees, Nov. 7, 1856, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 199-200
  • University Papers (#40005)
Benjamin S. Hedrick
Published Materials
  • Hamilton, Joseph Gregoire de Roulhac. Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 1910.
    North Carolina Collection: Cp970 J28 v. 10, no. 1
  • Hedrick, Benjamin S. "Defence." North Carolina Standard, Oct. 1, 1856.
    North Carolina Collection: Microfilm C071 S78s
  • The Hillsborough Recorder, Nov. 12, 1856. (Announcement of dismissal of Professor Hedrick for engaging in political conflicts)
    North Carolina Collection: VC071 H65
  • North Carolina Standard, "Fremont in the South," Sept. 13, 1856.
    North Carolina Collection: Microfilm C071 S78s
  • North Carolina Standard, "Letter from 'An Alumnus'," Sept. 27, 1856.
    North Carolina Collection: Microfilm C071 S78s
Manuscript Materials
William Hooper
Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Records of the Dialectic Society (#40152)
  • Address, by William C. Hooper, [1836 or 1837?]
  • University Papers (#40005)
David Ker
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Pettigrew Family Papers (#592)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
  • Letter from John H. Hobart to Joseph Caldwell, Nov. 30, 1796
Elisha Mitchell
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University Papers (#40005)
Denison Olmsted
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Miscellaneous Student Notebooks (#3286)
Charles Phillips
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Records of the Dialectic Society (#40152)
  • "A President's Address," by Charles Phillips, Aug. 1840
  • University Papers (#40005)
James Phillips
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers (#683)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Apr. 4, 1867, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 274-277
Samuel F. Phillips
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Records of the Dialectic Society (#40152)
  • Address, by Samuel F. Phillips, Jan. 1841
Solomon W. Pool
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers (#683)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Jan. 1, 1869, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 305-A
David L. Swain
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
General
Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Report from William McPheeters on duties of faculty, entrance requirements, number of tutors, and rules of instruction, July 18, 1834, microfilm reel 1, vol.5, p. 263-266
  • Establishment of the Executive Committee and ordinances for transacting business, Jan. 2, 1835, microfilm reel 1, vol. 5, p. 275-277
Student Life
Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    William Bagley Letter Books (#863-z)
  • Daniel Moreau Barringer Papers (#3359)
  • Letter from Frank Smith to Daniel M. Barringer, Jan. 30, 1826 [1827]
  • Battle Family Papers (#3223-a)
  • A. D. Betts Papers (#3173)
  • Account book of student expenses, 1852-1853
  • Willis G. Briggs Papers (#3077)
  • Letter from William S. Grandy to his uncle, July 31, 1842
  • Brownrigg Family Papers (#2226)
  • Letter from Richard Brownrigg to his father, Mar. 5, 1811
  • Mary Biddle Norcott Bryan Papers (#1988)
  • Letter from Henry R. Bryan to his mother, Jan. 19, 1853
  • Burgwyn Family Papers (#1687)
  • Burwell Family Papers (#112)
  • Letter from UNC student to his female cousin, Feb. 8, 1817
  • John Caldwell Papers (#329)
  • Description of the University and the system of studies, by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, a handwritten addition, dated May 3, 1837, reports on Tod Caldwell's grades (paper circular)
  • Cameron Family Papers (#133)
  • DeRosset Family Papers (#214)
  • Letter from Moses John DeRosset to his father, Oct. 12, 1815 (In which he asks for money)
  • Letter from William Lord DeRosset to his father, Mar. 3, 1851
  • Letter from William Lord DeRosset to his mother, Nov. 9, 1851 (Includes description of a book burning)
  • William Carey Dowd Papers (#1722-z)
  • UNC Diploma and Dialectic Society certificate, 1858, OP-1722-z
  • Pen and pencil combination awarded to William C. Dowd as valedictorian, 1858
  • James Laurence Dusenbery Diary (#2561-z)
  • Entry on Aug. 7, 1841 (In which he describes the "fresh treat," a tradition in which freshman provided a wagon loaded with watermelons for the upperclassmen)
  • Bartholomew Fuller Papers (#3621-z)
  • Essay, advice from a student in the "Dangers of a College Life," [1848]
  • Gordon and Hackett Family Papers (#1040)
  • William A. Graham Papers (#285)
  • John Wesley Halliburton Papers (#4414-z)
  • Letter from John Wesley Halliburton to his second cousin and fiancé:, Juliet Halliburton, Mar. 11 1861 (Regarding dancing)
  • Letter from John Halliburton to Juliet Halliburton, Mar. 19, 1861 (Includes description of students playing in the snow)
  • Letter from John Halliburton to Juliet Halliburton, May 12, 1861
  • Hawkins Family Papers (#322)
  • Letter from John D. Hawkins to John Branch, Oct. 17, 1829
  • Letter from John D. Hawkins, Jr. to his father, Aug. 11, 1839
  • Letter from Philemon B. Hawkins to his father, Feb. 26, 1841 (Regarding student drunkenness)
  • Ernest Haywood Collection of Haywood Family Papers (#1290)
  • Resolution of the Board of Trustees concerning illness on campus, July 11, 1799
  • Message to parents addressing the concern that students were spending too much money, Dec. 15, 1802 (printed circular)
  • Letter to the Board of Trustees, Mar. 4, 1807 (Concerning the Sophomore class's study of Greek)
  • John Steele Henderson Papers (#327)
  • Printed invitation for the UNC commencement ball from W. A. Blount to R. B. Haywood, [May 1843]
  • Printed invitation for the UNC commencement ball from Junius B. Wheeler to Major A. Henderson and Lady, June 6, 1850
  • Printed program for commencement exercises, June 2, 1853
  • Printed program for commencement exercises, June 2, 1859
  • Printed UNC receipt for funds deposited for the use of Leonard Henderson, July 18, 1859
  • Letter from Leonard Henderson to his mother, July 26, 1859
  • Letter from Leonard Henderson to his mother, Sept. 30, 1859 (In which he recounts how a fellow student fell out of a tree)
  • Letter from Leonard Henderson to his mother, Oct. 16, 1859 (In which he recounts how a fellow student caught fire and was ignored by other students but later saved by a servant)
  • Letter from Leonard Henderson to his father, Feb. 1860 (Regarding permission to leave college)
  • Printed invitation to commencement ball, June 6, 1861
  • Gustavus A. Henry Papers (#1431)
  • Letter from James Lee, Jr. to Major G. A. Henry, Oct. 20, 1850
  • John DeBerniere Hooper Papers (#835)
  • Letter from Jerry Hooper to his Master, Oct. 19, 1861 (Jerry Hooper was a slave who apparently had been hired out to serve students but was having difficulty finding work because so many students left for the war)
  • Henry Francis Jones Papers (#3019-z)
  • Theodore Bryant Kingsbury Papers (#403)
  • Letter from John Osborne Guion to his cousin Theodore Kingsbury, Mar. 13, 1846 (Includes description of the boarding house)
  • Lewis Family Papers (#427)
  • Letter from Kenelm Harrison Lewis to his father, Exum Lewis, Sept. 6, 1835a
  • Letter from Kenelm Harrison Lewis to his sister, May 6, 1836
  • Letter from William Figures Lewis to his sister, May 2, 1840
  • Letter from Exum L. Whitaker to William Figures Lewis, Apr. 1, 1843
  • Letter from Richard Henry Lewis to his uncle, June 6, 1852
  • Letter from R. H. Speight to his uncle, Apr. 15, [1867] (Includes mention of the death of Dr. James Phillips)
  • Manly Family Papers (#4409)
  • Order of exercises for UNC commencement, June 7, 1855
  • Letter from Arthur Mc[Kimmon] to Sophie Manly, Oct. 25, 1859
  • Letter from Arthur [McKimmon] to Sophie Manly, Nov. 15,1859
  • Letter from Arthur McKimmon to Sophie Manly, Nov. 20, 1859
  • W. H. Maverick Papers (#498-z)
  • Letter from William H. Maverick to his mother, Nov. 19, 1866
  • Official UNC receipt given to William H. Maverick upon the payment of his college expenses, Aug. 21, 1867
  • William Sidney Mullins Papers (#531-z)
  • Journal, June 1, 1841 to Oct. 30, 1841
  • Journal, Oct. 27, 1840 to Mar. 15, 1841 (Includes comments on daily life and the Philanthropic Society)
  • Pettigrew Family Papers (#592)
  • Polk and Yeatman Family Papers (#606)
  • Notebook of Lucius J. Polk while a student at UNC, 1821
  • Thomas Ruffin Papers (#641)
  • Letter from William Thomson to Thomas Ruffin, Apr. 10, 1822
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Jan.1841
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Mar. 1841
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Apr. 1, 1841
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Apr. 1841
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, May 11, 1841
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Aug. 1841
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Jan. 29, 1842
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Feb. 21, 1842
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, July 18, 1842
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, [Nov.-Dec.] 1842 (Requests that his father let him leave college in order to go to sea and make it his profession)
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Jan. 11, 1843
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Jan. 27, 1843 (Includes a description of a disturbance on campus)
  • Letter from Elisha Mitchell to Thomas Ruffin, Feb. 2, 1843 (Letter written by the faculty to inform the parents the role their son played in the disturbance)
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Feb. 20, 1843
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, July 24, 1843
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Sept. 6, 1843
  • Letter from Thomas Ruffin, Jr. to his father, Thomas Ruffin, Jan. 13, 1844
  • Skinner Family Papers (#669)
  • Letter from Tristam Lowther Skinner to his father, Sept. 22, 1840
  • John Francis Speight Papers (#3914)
  • Letter from W.F. Lewis to his sister, Sept. 19, 1841 (Regarding the shooting of a student)
  • Letter from James P. Rives to Seth, Sept. 8, 1867
  • Letter from Richard Harrison Speight to his mother, Sept. 25, 1867
  • Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers (#683)
  • Letter from Cornelia Phillips Spencer to her sister-in-law, Fanny Phillips, Jan. 23, 1868
  • David Lowry Swain Papers (#706)
  • John Dudley Tatum Letters (#3279-z)
  • Letter from John Dudley Tatum to his sister, Anna, Sept. 30, 1856
  • Edmonia Cabell Wilkins Papers (#2364)
  • Letter from Edmund W. Wilkins to his uncle, Feb. 4, 1851
  • Wilson and Hairston Family Papers (#4134)
  • Letter from John [Illegible] to Peter Hairston, Oct. 4, 1837
  • Wooster Family Papers (#2120-z)
  • Essay contrasting college and home life, Oct. 31, 1857
  • University of North Carolina Miscellaneous Personal Papers (#3129)
  • Letter from Thomas L. Spragins to his brother, Mel Spragins, Sept. 22, 1808
  • Letter from Samuel Edward Westray to his mother, Sept. 18, 1855
  • The Freshman's Friend, [1846], (notebook of about 150 pages that appears to be an unauthorized "crib" for students facing examinations, "published 1846," with the title "The Freshman's Friend")
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Inventory of the Office of the Registrar of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Records, Student Records and Faculty Reports (#40131)
  • Reports of Aug. 12, 1795 and Sept. 12, 1795 (Describes honors given for compositions and conduct)
  • Report of Mar. 25, 1798 (Includes lists of students, with annotations indicating whether or not their examinations were approved)
  • Record by class of courses, grades, and absences, Jan. 1833-June 1849, vol. 1: 1833-1849 (a ledger with student grades listed by subject)
  • Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Records of the Dialectic Society (#40152)
  • Minutes of the Debating Society, June 3-Dec. 10, 1795
  • Agreement to Establish the Debating Society, 1795, Minutes, vol. 1, p. 1-8
  • Laws and Regulations of the Debating Society, 1795-1798, Minutes, vol. 1, p. 9-14
  • Inaugural address, by James K. Polk, May 20, 1818
  • Catalogs of Books, vol. 1: 1833-1834?
  • Address, by William Hill, Oct. 25, 1843
  • Address, by Samuel F. Phillips, Jan. 1841
  • Address, by Thomas J. Robinson, July 21, 1848
  • Records of the General Faculty and Faculty Council of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#40106)
  • Minutes of the General Faculty and Faculty Council (Stating the laws of the university including student and faculty regulation and admission requirements), microfilm reel 1, vol. 1:2 1814-1821, p. 1-34
  • Minutes of Nov. 1818 (In which student Matthew Perkinson is accused of using spirits of turpentine in "torturing and injuring animals belonging to the inhabitants of the village")
  • Minutes of Feb. 1819 (An account of how students are drunk and violent during a holiday from classes)
  • Minutes of Apr. 15, 1819 (In which student W.A. Anthony requests dismissal from college because of an argument with tutor [Simon Jordan])
  • Minutes of Oct. 27, 1823 (An account of Chapel Hill horse races, and how the faculty rule it improper for students to attend)
  • Minutes of June 2, 1824 (In which students pledge to stop gambling)
  • Minutes of Aug. 14, 1850 (An account of a student riot in which the students were drunk and stoned the faculty when they tried to intervene)
  • Minutes of Feb. 21, 1851 (An account of students painting caricatures of professors on University property, setting off gunpowder explosions, making an uproar on campus and in the village, and assaulting the faculty with stones)
  • Records of the Philanthropic Society (#40166)
  • Minutes of the Philanthropic Society, Aug. 10-Dec. 6, 1795
  • Minutes of June 26, 1798 (This entry outlines the laws for giving society diplomas)
  • Minutes of Mar. 5, 1799 (Meeting to create rules establishing a memorial for deceased members)
  • UNC Miscellaneous Diplomas (#3050-z)
  • Adam Springs's diploma, 1798
  • John R. Hutchins's Dialectic Society Diploma, 1852
  • University Papers (#40005)
  • University Papers, Oversized Materials (#40005)
Town and Gown
Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Map of Chapel Hill. 1852.
    (call number Maps Cm912c C46 1852)
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Joseph Caldwell Papers (#127-z)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of July 13, 1796, microfilm reel 1, vol. 1, p. 220-221 (In which the Board continued temporary rule banning students from taverns)
  • Minutes of Dec. 17, 1801, microfilm reel 1, vol. 2, p. 9 (Includes ordinance prohibiting students from eating or drinking at tavern or pubs without permission)
  • Minutes of Dec. 3, 1802, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 17-23 (In which the Board advises against permitting students to buy on credit from the village)
  • Minutes of Mar. 24, 1810, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 195-196 (The Board concludes that faculty may declare particular houses off limits)
  • Minutes of June 27, 1827, microfilm reel 1, vol. 5, p. 96-101 (The Board concludes that students will deposit monies with bursar who will pay fees and give pocket money each month)
  • Minutes of Dec. 29, 1827, microfilm reel 1, vol. 5, p. 119 (In which a Committee is appointed to prepare a bill for General Assembly prohibiting the distilling or retailing of spirituous liquors at or near Chapel Hill)
  • Minutes of Dec. 31, 1827, microfilm reel 1, vol. 5, p. 120 (In which the Board approves "A Bill to prohibit vice and immorality at and in the vicinity of the University and for other purposes")
  • Minutes of July 4, 1836, microfilm reel 1, vol. 5, p. 39-40 (The Board concludes that students can't contract debt)
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Sept. 8, 1838, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 71-72 (Notes violations of state law and university regulations)
  • Minutes of Dec. 26, 1845, microfilm reel 2, vol. 6, p. 62 (Regarding boardinghouses in the village)
  • Minutes of Mar. 29, 1856, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 190 (Includes a circular letter)
  • Minutes of Jan. 31, 1868, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 291 (Regarding boardinghouses in the village)
  • Minutes of Aug. 31, 1875, microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p. 242, 245 (The Board concludes that students are to room in the college buildings and sets boarding rates)
  • Records of the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance (#40095)
  • Day Book, Oct. 12, 1793 (Includes listing of purchasers of village lots), subgroup 4, series 1, Historical Financial Records, vol. 1, p. 11
  • University Papers (#40005)
The University during Civil War and Reconstruction
Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Battle Family Papers (#3223)
  • William J. Clarke Papers (#153)
  • Announcement of the opening of the University session, by Solomon Pool on Aug. 18, 1869, July 1, 1869 (printed circular)
  • John Wesley Halliburton Papers (#4414-z)
  • John Steele Henderson Papers (#327)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Feb. 23, 1862 (Regarding Civil War news)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Apr. 11, 1862 [May 1862] (Regarding Civil War news)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Apr. 20, 1862
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Apr. 24, 1862 (Regarding Civil War news)
  • Letter from David L. Swain to Archibald Henderson, May 1, 1862 (In which he assures Henderson that he will attempt to keep John Henderson in school)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 21, 1862
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 31,1862
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Aug. 23, 1862 (In which he discusses problem of conscription)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his father, Sept. 4, 1862
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Sept. 22, 1862 (In which he gives various reasons why he should join the army)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Jan. 22, 1863
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Feb. 14, 1863 (In which he discusses conscription)
  • Letter from Ellie Swain to John Henderson, Apr. 1863 (A calling card with a handwritten note)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 4, 1863
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 18,1863
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Sept. 8, 1863
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Apr. 17, 1864 (In which he reports on the death of tutor George B. Johnston after being held in a Union prison)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 1, 1864
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, May 15, 1864 (In which he discusses his brother, Leonard, who was killed a few weeks later at Cold Harbor)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Aug. 3, 1864
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, [Sept. 26, 1864]
  • Letter from John Henderson to his brother and sister, Richard and Mary, Oct. 26, 1864
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Nov. 7,1864 (In which the Board of Trustees is protesting against the conscription of the seniors)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Nov. 11, 1864
  • Letter from John Henderson to his mother, Nov. 21, 1864 (In which he plans to enter the army when he graduates at the end of the term)
  • "Seat of War in Eastern Virginia," by John Henderson, 1864 (colored map)
  • Letter from John Henderson to his father from Fort Branch, [Feb. 1865] (Henderson was a private with Company B 10th Regiment of North Carolina)
  • Edmund Walter Jones Papers (#3543)
  • John Kimberly Papers (#398)
  • Lewis Family Papers (#427)
  • Henry Armand London Papers (#868-z)
  • Letter from Henry A. London, Jr. to his sister, Feb. 15, 1864 (Regarding the conscription of students and action against African-Americans)
  • Charles B. Mallet Papers (#3165)
  • W.H. Maverick Papers (#498-z)
  • Letter from William H. Maverick to his mother, Sept. 9, 1867
  • John Francis Speight Papers (#3914)
  • Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers (#683)
  • Ruffin Thomson Papers (#3315)
  • Letter from J.B. Mitchell to "Ruff," May 29, 1866
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of July 1868 - Mar. 1883 (Documenting the troubles the University experienced during reconstruction, including debts and the change in administration), microfilm reel 2, vols. 6 and S-7
  • Minutes of Nov. 15, 1870 (Solomon Pool gives his annual report about the condition of the university), microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p. 122-124
  • Minutes of Dec. 1, 1870 (Solomon Pool submits a plan for continuing the University and includes a provision that the property be leased), microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p. 127-129
  • Minutes of Feb. 13,1873 (Last meeting of the Board; no steps are taken to revive the institution), microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p. 161
  • Minutes of Apr. 9, 1874 (Containing the Report on the Condition of the University), microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p.181-193
  • Minutes of May 4, 1875 (Meeting to reorganize the University; several proposals are debated, and the next day one is adopted), microfilm reel 2, vol. S-7, p. 215-222
  • Records of the General Faculty and Faculty Council of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#40106)
  • Records of the Philanthropic Society (#40166)
  • Minutes of Oct. 25, 1861 (In which the Society memorializes former members who were killed in the Civil War), series 1, vol. 15, p. 490-493
  • Minutes of Feb. 28, 1863 (In which the Society memorializes former members who were killed in the Civil War), series 1, vol. 15, p. 612-613
  • Minutes of Nov. 3, 1865 (In which the Society eulogizes all those lost in the war), series 1, vol. 16
  • Minutes of Sept. 15, 1875 (First meeting after the reopening of the University), series 1, vol. S-17
  • Letter, Feb. 8, 1865 (In which the writer states that he is enclosing an autograph of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and that he is having the autograph of Jefferson Davis sent later), series 2.3, vol. 15
  • Letter, Feb. 11, 1865 (Letter appears to be from Jefferson Davis's secretary and states that Davis's autograph is enclosed), series 2.3, vol. 15
  • University Papers (#40005)
The University in the Life of the State
Published Materials
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Joseph Caldwell Papers (#127-z)
  • Ernest Haywood Collection of Haywood Family Papers (#1290)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Records of the Dialectic Society (#40152)
  • University Papers (#40005)
1799 Disorder
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of Dec. 9, 1799, microfilm reel 1, vol. 2, p. 32-33 (Includes a petition from Samuel McCullock and William Baker asking to be reinstated)
  • Records of the General Faculty and Faculty Council of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#40106)
  • University Papers (#40005)
The Burning of the Belfry
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Battle Family Papers (#3223)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, Sept. 13, 1856, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 191-192
  • Records of the General Faculty and Faculty Council of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#40106)
  • Minutes of Sept. 19, 1856, microfilm reel 2, vol. 1:6, p. 48-55
  • University Papers (#40005)
Class of 1844
Published Materials
  • "Commencement of 1844." The North Carolina University Magazine 1, no. 5 (July 1844): 231-236.
    North Carolina Collection: VC378 UQm 1844
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Collections of papers by members of the Class of 1844
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Office of the Registrar of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Student Records and Faculty Reports (#40131)
  • Examination report, 1844
  • Report on the 99th Session, Jan. 5, 1844 - June 6, 1844 (Includes a "conduct roll" that lists grades and absences for each student)
  • Records of the Dialectic Society (#40152)
  • Circulation Records, vol. S-2: 1832-1840
  • "The Progress of Poesy," by Edmund DeBerry Covington, Mar. 12, 1842
  • Debate, by Robert H. Cowan, May 19, 1843
  • Debate: "Was the division of the Roman people into Patricians and Plebians a measure calculated to advance their prosperity?" by Walter Leake Steele, May 28, 1843
  • Address, by Stephen Addison Stanfield, May 31, 1843
  • Address, by Robert H. Cowan, July 18, 1843
  • Address, by Stephen Addison Stanfield, Aug. 12, 1843
  • Address, by Walter Leake Steele, Sept. 22, 1843
  • Address, by William Hill, Oct. 25, 1843
  • Address, by Alfred Gaither Foster, Jan. 1844
  • Address, by Pleasant Hunter Dalton, Feb. 1844
  • Address, by John Ballanfant, Mar. 23, 1844 (Regarding Dialectic Society laws)
  • Address, by John Wesley Long, Apr. 18, 1844
  • Address, by Robert H. Cowan, May 18, 1844
  • Valedictory address, by Peter K. Rounsaville, June 5, 1844
  • Records of the Philanthropic Society (#40166)
  • Circulation Records, vol. 9: 1843-1845
  • Minutes of Jan. 12, 1844 (Entry lists senior members), vol. 10
  • Minutes of June 4-5, 1844 (Last meetings for class of 1844) vol. 10
Controversy over the Senior Class's Invitation to Archbishop Hughes
Published Materials
  • The Hillsborough Recorder, June 20, 1860. (A long article on commencement and the selection of Bishop Hughes to speak to the senior class)
    North Carolina Collection: VC071 H65
  • The Hillsborough Recorder, July 4, 1860. (Follow-up article on commencement and the selection of Bishop Hughes to speak to the senior class)
    North Carolina Collection: VC071 H65
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    David L. Swain Papers (#706)
Henry Harrisse's Allegations about Discipline in the University
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Board Trustees, Nov. 7, 1856, microfilm reel 5, vol. 15, p. 199-200
  • University Papers (#40005)
Secession of 1805
Manuscript Materials
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Minutes of July 10, 1805, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 77-79 (Includes a resolution on monitors)
  • Minutes of Nov. 30, 1805, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 89-90 (In which a committee is appointed to consider ordinance establishing monitors)
  • Minutes of Dec. 14, 1805, microfilm reel 1, vol. 3, p. 92-93 (Includes a committee report on monitors and an ordinance to rescind the establishment of monitors)
  • Records of the General Faculty and Faculty Council of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#40106)
  • Monitor Pledge, [1805], microfilm reel 1, vol. 1.2, p. 99
  • University Papers (#40005)
Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick's Views on Slavery and Dismissal from the University
Published Materials
  • Hamilton, Joseph Gregoire de Roulhac. Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina, 1910.
    North Carolina Collection: Cp970 J28 v. 10, no. 1
  • Hedrick, Benjamin S. "Defence." North Carolina Standard, Oct. 1, 1856.
    North Carolina Collection: Microfilm C071 S78s
  • The Hillsborough Recorder, Nov. 12, 1856. (Announcement of dismissal of Professor Benjamin S. Hedrick for engaging in political conflicts)
    North Carolina Collection: VC071 H65
  • North Carolina Standard, "Fremont in the South," Sept. 13, 1856.
    North Carolina Collection: Microfilm C071 S78s
  • North Carolina Standard, "Letter from 'An Alumnus'," Sept. 27, 1856.
    North Carolina Collection: Microfilm C071 S78s
Manuscript Materials
  • Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick Papers (#325)
  • David L. Swain Papers (#706)
  • University Archives, Wilson Library
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Minutes of the Board of Trustees (#40001)
  • Records of the General Faculty and Faculty Council of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#40106)
  • University Papers (#40005)