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Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records


Collection Description:

This collection contains the official records of Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell during his tenure at the College dating from 1957-1960. Included are correspondence, reports, speeches, and related materials. Selected for inclusion in this project are items primarily pertaining to the school’s reaction and student involvement in the 1960 Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins.

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Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Items from this collection included in the CRG digital archive

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Item thumbnail image Excerpt from Chancellors' Meeting minutes discussing interracial functions
Date: February 14, 1952
By: unknown
From: Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records
This policy statement is an excerpt from the minutes of a February 14, 1952, Chancellors' Meeting, and documents the adoption of a policy that no “mixed social functions” will be held on c...
Item thumbnail image Memorandum about black enrollment at WCUNC
Date: May 6, 1958
By: Mereb E. Mossman
From: Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records
This memorandum, dated May 6, 1958, is from Mereb E. Mossman, then Dean of Instruction at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WCUNC, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro...
Item thumbnail image Letter to Chancellor Blackwell requesting participation at a recruiting session at Dudley High School
Date: December 18, 1959
By: J. J. Goldsborough
From: Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records
This letter from Mrs. J.J. Goldsborough, Director of Guidance and Counselling at Dudley High School, apparently to Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell of Woman's College of the University of North Car...
Item thumbnail image Chancellor Blackwell's speech to WCUNC students regarding the Greensboro sit-ins
Date: February 9, 1960
By: Gordon Williams Blackwell
From: Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records
This four-page speech by Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell was delivered on February 9, 1960 and addresses Blackwell's concerns about WCUNC student involvement in the sit-ins that began the previous...
Item thumbnail image Timeline of events related to the Greensboro sit-ins
Date: February 10, 1960
By: Gordon Williams Blackwell
From: Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records
This document, dated February 10, 1960, is a chronological listing of events surrounding the Greensboro sit-ins, which began February 1, 1960, including the response of Woman's College and Chancellor ...
Item thumbnail image Letter from a Board of Trustees member concerning race relations and the Greensboro sit-ins
Date: March 7, 1960
By: John W. Clark
From: Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records
This copy of a letter from University of North Carolina Board of Trustees member John W. Clark to fellow member Mark C. Lassiter, dated March 7, 1960, discusses Clark's reaction to several issues of r...
Item thumbnail image Memo to the faculty of WCUNC about the Greensboro sit-ins
Date: March 16, 1960
By: Gordon Williams Blackwell
From: Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records
This memorandum from Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell dated March 16, 1960, addresses the publicity given to Blackwell's remarks to the student body following the sit-ins. Blackwell states that his...
Item thumbnail image Letter from parent of a WCUNC student about her daughter's participation in the Greensboro sit-ins
Date: June 3, 1960
By: Frank L. B. Seaman, Mrs.
From: Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell Records
This three-page handwritten letter, dated June 3, 1960, is a response to an earlier letter from Gordon Willam Blackwell, chancellor of Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WCUNC, now T...