Inventory of the EUA036 Liberal Arts Forum Events Collection, 1960 - ongoing EUA036

Inventory of the EUA036 Liberal Arts Forum Events Collection, 1960 - ongoing
EUA036


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Elon University



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Contact Information:

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina
27244
336-278-6599
Email: belkarchives@elon.edu
URL: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/library/libraryinfo/archiveinfo.xhtml

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Elon University
Title: EUA036 Liberal Arts Forum Events Collection, 1960 - ongoing
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection contains programs, flyers, brochures, correspondences, posters, and any other type of printed material that relates to the Liberal Arts Forum at Elon University. The collection is arranged chronologically. For more information about what is included in this collection, please see the section below titled "Detailed Description of the Collection."
Extent: 7.5 linear feet, 1 box and 2 oversize flat file cabinet drawers

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], EUA036 Liberal Arts Forum Events Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.


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Gift or Purchase Note

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.


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Accession Information

Not applicable


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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, November, 2012

Encoded by Katie Nash, December, 2012


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Historical Note

Please note that this entry was researched and written by Julia Mueller in 2012, a student assistant in the Belk Library Archives and Special Collections. The information appeared as a blog post on our blog, Under the Oaks.

In 1958, the Student Government Association established the Liberal Arts Forum. The purpose of this student-led group was to promote the arts and humanities aspect of Elon’s liberal arts campus, and they encouraged curiosity through scholarly lectures. Only a few students and professors were involved in the forum at its beginning – these people being Etta Britt, James P. Elder, Daniel Gee, and Professors William M. Brown, Clarence Carson, Richard Haff and James Hess. While presentations by noted professors of the time were the primary events hosted by the Liberal Arts Forum, other occasions included art displays, films, concerts, seminars, and debates. In 1966, Elon College held its first annual “Humanities Week” where various speakers spoke about broad issues that were meant to spark further inquiry. Former President Gerald Ford, at the time the House minority leader, was the featured lecturer. The theme was “The Changing Image of Man.” Throughout the years, the themes ranged from “Democracy: Fact or Fiction?” to “Myth, Dream and Archetype,” to “Death and the Life Story.” Other honored guests included Richard Wordsworth (1979), the British actor and great-great-grandson of the poet; Spike Lee (1990); John F. Kennedy, Jr. (1998); and former Costa Rican President, Oscar Arias (2000). Numerous professors have also lectured at the week-long events in the midst of more than two hundred and fifty guest speakers.


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Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Elon College -- Liberal Arts Forum.
Elon University -- Liberal Arts Forum.
Elon College -- Visiting speakers.
Elon University -- Visiting speakers.
Elon University -- Archival resources.

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Related Material

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1. 1960-ongoing.
47 Folders.
Undated Number 1.
1960s-1970s.
June 1, 1965-May 31, 1966.
June 1, 1966-May 31, 1967.
June 1, 1967-May 31, 1968.
June 1, 1968-May 31 1969.
1970s.
June 1, 1969-May 31, 1970.
June 1, 1970-May 31, 1971.
June 1, 1971-May 31, 1972.
June 1, 1972-May 31, 1973.
June 1, 1973-May 31, 1974.
June 1, 1974-May 31, 1975.
June 1, 1975-May 31, 1976.
June 1, 1976-May 31, 1977.
June 1, 1977-May 31, 1978.
June 1, 1978-May 31, 1979.
June 1, 1979-May 31, 1980.
June 1, 1980-May 31, 1981.
June 1, 1981-May 31, 1982.
June 1, 1982-May 31, 1983.
June 1, 1987-May 31, 1988.
June 1, 1990-May 31, 1991.
June 1, 1991-May 31, 1992.
June 1, 1992-May 31, 1993.
June 1, 1993-May 31, 1994.
1996.
June 1, 1997-May 31, 1998.
June 1, 1998-May 31 1999.
June 1, 1999-May 31, 2000.
January 2005-April 2005.
June 1, 2005-May 31, 2006.
June 1, 2006-May 31, 2007.
June 1, 2007-December 31, 2007.
January 1, 2008-May 31, 2008.
June 1, 2008-December 31, 2008.
January 1, 2009-May 31, 2009.
June 1, 2009-December 31, 2009.
January 1, 2010-May 31, 2010.
June 1, 2010-December 31, 2010.
January 1, 2011-May 31, 2011.
June 1, 2011-December 31, 2011.
January 1, 2012-May 31, 2012.
June 1, 2012-December 31, 2012.
January 1, 2013-May 31, 2013.
June 1, 2013-December 31, 2013.
January 1, 2014-May 31, 2014.
Cabinet 2, Drawer 7. Oversize flat file cabinet. Undated-December 31, 2013.
14 Folders.
Undated Number 1.
June 1, 2006-May 31, 2007.
June 1, 2007-December 31, 2007.
January 1, 2008-May 31, 2008.
June 1, 2008-December 31, 2008.
January 1, 2009-May 31, 2009.
June 1, 2009-December 31, 2009.
January 1, 2010-May 31, 2010.
June 1, 2010-December 31, 2010.
June 1, 2011-December 31, 2011.
January 1, 2012-May 31, 2012.
June 1, 2012-December 31, 2012.
January 1, 2013-May 31, 2013.
June 1, 2013-December 31, 2013.
Cabinet 2, Drawer 8. Oversize flat file cabinet. Empty.
0 Folders.