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Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records


Collection Description:

This collection contains the official records of Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson during his tenure as acting chancellor (1964-1965 and 1966-1967), and chancellor (1967-1979). To a lesser extent, his years as Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Chancellor are also documented. During Ferguson's term as Chancellor, the University responded to a redefinition of its role and function, converting the former Woman's College into a complex, multipurpose, coeducational university, offering doctoral degrees and having responsibilities and strong ties to the urban area of the central Piedmont. In addition, the University coped with the tide of social, economic and political change that shook the community and nation during the sixties and seventies.

National concerns that were reflected on this campus included drug use and abuse, Vietnam War protests, the growing concern over the environment and ecology, the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, the energy crisis and resulting conservation of resources, and streaking. Some of the state and local issues facing the University during Ferguson's years were the problems created by the growth of the University (land acquisition and traffic problems), the Speaker Ban Bill, the problems of Tate Street and "Hippie Hill," the food workers strike and the suit filed by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare against the UNC system regarding the integration of the system's various campuses.

Materials from this collection included for inclusion in this project pertain primarily to the school integration, its growing African American student population, and campus activism related to race relations and civil rights issues.

For more information about this collection, please consult the collection finding aid.

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


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Item thumbnail image Letter inviting Chancellor Ferguson to the Black Power Forum at UNCG
Date: October 30, 1967
By: Jane Ann Ward
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This letter from Jane Ann Ward, president of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Student Government Association to Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson invites the chancellor to attend the ...
Item thumbnail image Memo inviting UNCG faculty to attend Black Power Forum
Date: October 30, 1967
By: Jane Ann Ward
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This undated memorandum from Jane Ann Ward, president of the University of North Carolina at Grensboro Government Association, is an invitation to faculty members to participate in a series of seminar...
Item thumbnail image Memorandum on Black Power Forum agenda
Date: October 30, 1967
By: Jane Ann Ward
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This memorandum from University of North Carolina at Grensboro Student Government Association president Jane Ann Ward announces the agenda for the Black Power Forum held November 1-3, 1967. The memo w...
Item thumbnail image Pamphlet handed out at UNCG Black Power Forum
Date: November 1967
By: Lawrence Larry Neal
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This one-page pamphlet was distributed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Black Power Forum held November 1-3, 1967. The pamphlet consists of two free-form poems, “The Middle Pass...
Item thumbnail image Report on the 1967 UNCG Black Power Forum
Date: November 1967
By: unknown
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This is an uncredited six-page report (possibly written by Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson) on the controversial Black Power Forum held on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greens...
Item thumbnail image Black Power Forum program
Date: November 1, 1967
By: unknown
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This is the program for the Black Power Forum held at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro November 1-3, 1967. It includes a program schedule of panel discussions and lectures and the names ...
Item thumbnail image Black Power Forum agenda
Date: November 1, 1967
By: unknown
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This is an agenda for the Black Power Forum organized by the University of North Carolina at Grensboro Student Government Association, and held November 1-3, 1967. It includes the schedule of events a...
Item thumbnail image Report on Conference
Date: November 2, 1967
By: unknown
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This is a handwritten report from an individual who may have been connected in some way with the campus police at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro concerning activities surrounding the N...
Item thumbnail image Letter to Governor Moore
Date: November 3, 1967
By: J. B. Tollison
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This is a photocopy of a letter sent by J.B. Tollison of Asheboro, North Carolina, to Governor Dan K. Moore on November 3, 1967, complaining about the Black Power Forum held at the University of North...
Item thumbnail image Letter to William Friday
Date: November 9, 1967
By: John W. Davis
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This is a letter dated November 9, 1967, from Greensboro accountant John W. Davis to North Carolina Governor Dan Moore. In the letter, Davis complains about the Black Power Forum held at the Universit...