Civil Rights Greensboro

UNCG Home > The University Libraries > Civil Rights Greensboro Home > Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records

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


Items from this collection included in the CRG digital archive

Displaying items 11 - 20 of 138
Go to page:



Item thumbnail image Letter of response to William Friday from John W. Davis
Date: November 9, 1967
By: John W. Davis
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This photocopied letter is the response of Greensboro accountant John W. Davis to William Friday, president of the University of North Carolina. Friday had requested that Davis meet with him and with ...
Item thumbnail image Letter to John W. Davis
Date: November 10, 1967
By: William C. Friday
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This copy of a letter from University of North Carolina president William Friday, dated November 10, 1967, is in response to John W. Davis' letter of November 9 complaining about the Black Power Form ...
Item thumbnail image Paraphrase of statement to Frank Pleasants of Greensboro Record
Date: November 15, 1967
By: James Sharbrough Ferguson
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This is a note of statements apparently made by University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson to Frank Pleasants of the Greensboro Reco...
Item thumbnail image Response letter to J.B. Tollison from Governor Dan Moore
Date: November 16, 1967
By: Daniel Killian Moore
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This letter, dated November 16, 1967, is a response to a letter from J.B. Tollison of Asheboro, dated November 3, 1967. In his letter, Mr. Tollison complained about the use of state university facilit...
Item thumbnail image Note from Student to Chancellor Ferguson on Black Power Forum
Date: November 16, 1967
By: Kathryn S. Ritchie
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This handwritten note from Kathryn S. Ritchie, a student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) to Chancellor James Sharbrough Fergurson, thanks him for the “faith” he ha...
Item thumbnail image Letter of Support from Thomas L. Tedford to Chancellor James Ferguson
Date: November 16, 1967
By: Thomas L. Tedford
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This letter, dated November 16, 1967, from Thomas L. Tedford, a professor in the Department of Drama and Speech at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), to Chancellor James Sharbrough...
Item thumbnail image Letter from Elmer D. Yost to Governor Dan Moore Protesting UNCG Black Power Forum
Date: November 16, 1967
By: Elmer D. Yost
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This letter from Greensboro resident Elmer D. Yost to Governor Dan K. Moore, dated November 16, 1967, contains Yost's complaints about the controversial Black Power Forum held at the University of Nor...
Item thumbnail image Letter of Support from George Watts Hill to Chancellor James Ferguson
Date: November 17, 1967
By: George Watts Hill
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This letter, dated November 17, 1967, from George Watts Hill of Durham to University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson congratulates Ferguson on his published...
Item thumbnail image Response Letter from Chancellor James Ferguson to Thomas L. Tedford
Date: November 17, 1967
By: James Sharbrough Ferguson
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
This letter, dated November 17, 1967, is a response from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson to Thomas L. Tedford, a professor in UNCG's Department o...
Item thumbnail image Letter from Mrs. W.M. King to Governor Dan Moore About UNCG Black Power Forum
Date: November 18, 1967
By: W. M. King, Mrs.
From: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records
In this handwritten letter, dated November 18, 1967, from Mrs. W.M. King of Greensboro expresses to Governor Dan K. Moore her concern and disgust at the controversial Black Power Forum held at the Uni...