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Response from Chancellor Ferguson to student letter about UNCG food service contract

Date: circa June 20, 1969

Author: James Sharbrough Ferguson

Biographical/Historical abstract: James Sharbrough Ferguson served as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1967 to 1979.

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Description: This letter, dated June 20, 1969, is University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson's response to a June 12 letter from two members of the UNCG Town Student Legislative Delegation, Lindsay Lamson and Erskine Walther. Lamson and Walther's original letter inquired as to the status of UNCG's food service contract negotiations in light of the Student Government Association's resolution calling for open bidding. Ferguson responds that he does not yet have a full report on the negotiations nor on which other vendors may have expressed interest, but promises a report at a later date. In fact, there had apparently been no real open bidding, as Ferguson states in an internal memo dated the same day. This is subsequent to the food workers' strike that took place at UNCG from March 27 to April 2, 1969.

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Format of original: Correspondence

Collection: Chancellor James Sharbrough Ferguson Records

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.14.232

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