The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has shared multiple, rich collections with Project Stand which include university documents, photographs, publications, ephemera, and tweets on a myriad of student interests. These collections include:
- Black Student Movement Records: Records, clippings, and photographs documenting political and social activities of the Black Student Movement at UNC-Chapel Hill. Materials related to student activism document student advocacy for a Black Cultural Center on the UNC campus, invited speakers, and the BSM’s list of demands to the UNC Chancellor in 1997.
- Confederate Monument Protest Materials: “Silent Sam” was a Confederate monument which stood on UNC’s campus on the historic McCorkle Place from 1913 until it was pulled down by protestors on August 20, 2018, after a decades long effort to have the statue removed. The Confederate Monument Collection consists of two smaller collections, including a campus ephemera collection of fliers and brochures created by student activists, as well as a Twitter collection of tweets gathered during campus protests in Fall 2017.
- Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History Records: These records document the establishment and operation of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History at UNC-Chapel Hill. The early records in the collection document the work of student activists over many years who successfully advocated for a free-standing Black Cultural Center at UNC. Their efforts, initially opposed by university administration, received national attention in the early 1990s.
- John Kenyon Chapman Papers: Papers of historian, activist, and organizer John Kenyon “Yonni” Chapman. As a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapman was active in movements to rename campus buildings and awards, helped to organize the Campaign for Historical Accuracy and Truth, and was an advocate for campus housekeepers.
- Student Publications: UNC student publications are a rich source for studying the history of student activism. Important titles include Black Ink (Black Student Movement), Lambda (LGBTQ+), She (Association of Women Students), and many anti-war publications from the late 1960s / early 1970s.
Primary contact: Nick Graham (bio)
Confederate Monument Protest Materials
Silent Sam with graffiti, April 8, 1968
Protester at the 1997 Martin Luther King Day March