North Carolina Sociological Association Records 1969-2010

Creators
Wimberley, Ronald C.; North Carolina Sociological Association
Size
3.3 linear feet (6 archival boxes, 1 photograph album)
Location

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Call number
MC 00216

The North Carolina Sociological Association Records contain correspondence; memoranda; programs of annual meetings; minutes of executive council, business, directories, and committee meetings; financial statements; newsletters; photographs; and related material, 1969-2010. Included are biographical information on Joseph S. Himes, an African-American professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro who was a founder and first president of the NCSA, and files of David J. Pratto, Leslie W. Syron, and Robert L. Moxley, three sociologists who served as president of the association.

The North Carolina Sociological Association was founded in 1970 to promote the welfare and advancement of the profession in the state.

Biographical/historical note

The North Carolina Sociological Association (NCSA) was founded in 1970 to promote the welfare and advancement of the profession in the state. Towards that end, the association seeks to encourage cooperative relationships among sociologists in both academic and applied settings, and to stimulate and improve research, teaching, and discussion of sociology. Annual meetings of the NCSA provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the discussion of issues affecting the profession. Every year the association gives an Award for Contributions to Sociology and the Joseph S. Himes Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Paper.

Scope/content

The North Carolina Sociological Association Records contain correspondence; memoranda; programs of annual meetings; minutes of executive council, business, directories, and committee meetings; financial statements; newsletters; photographs; and related material, 1969-2010. Included are biographical information on Joseph S. Himes, an African-American professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro who was a founder and first president of the NCSA, and files of David J. Pratto, Leslie W. Syron, and Robert L. Moxley, three sociologists who served as president of the association.

Physical description

6 archival boxes, 1 photograph album

Arrangement

This collection is divided into four series:

  • 1. Administrative Records
  • 2. Presidents' Files
  • 3. Publications
  • 4. Photographs

The original file arrangement of the records has been preserved; folders are arranged by subject, and materials within them are in chronological order.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to 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 or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Sociological Association Records, MC 00216, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Odell Uzzell and others, 1982-2007; Ronald Wimberley, 2010 (Accession 2010.0100)

Processing information

Processed by Will Andersen, 2007 February

Encoded by Will Andersen, 2007 February

Updated by Judy Allen Dodson, 2010 August

The collection is organized into four principal series:

Administrative Records 1969-2001
Size: 1 linear foot

This series consists of lists of presidents and members of the executive council; presidential correspondence; programs of annual meetings; minutes of executive council, business, and committee meetings; lists of members; financial records; and related material, 1969-2001. One folder contains material regarding a plaque at Mount Airy, North Carolina, in honor of pioneering German sociologist Max Weber, commemorating his visit there in 1904. Another folder contains biographical information on Joseph S. Himes, an African-American professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro who was a founder and first president of the NCSA. Additional administrative documents, including presidential correspondence and materials concerning meetings and committees, may be found in Series 2, Presidents' Files.

2 archival boxes

Officers 1974-1997
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence, Presidential 1970-1982
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence (Ron Wimberley files) Applied Careers Task Force 1999-2000
Box 5, Folder 7
Correspondence (Ron Wimberley files) Programs 2000
Box 5, Folder 12
Correspondence (Ron Wimberley files) 1998-1999
Box 5, Folder 15
Correspondence (Ron Wimberley files) Executive Council 2001-2002
Box 6, Folder 2
Correspondence, Executive Council 1998-2000
Box 6, Folder 6
Meetings 1969-1971
Box 1, Folder 3
Meetings 1972-1987
Box 1, Folder 4
Meetings 1988-1990
Box 1, Folder 5
Meetings 1991-1995
Box 1, Folder 6
Meetings 1996-2001
Box 1, Folder 7
Annual Meeting 2009-2010
Box 5, Folder 1
Annual Meeting 2000-2006
Box 5, Folder 2
Annual Meeting 2003
Box 5, Folder 4
Annual Meeting 2000
Box 5, Folder 14
Annual Meeting programs 1995-1998
Box 6, Folder 5
Committee, Organizing-Steering 1969
Box 1, Folder 8
Committee, Organizing-Steering 1970
Box 1, Folder 9
Committee on Continuing Projects 1970-1972
Box 1, Folder 10
Committee on Visiting Sociologist Program 1970-1972
Box 1, Folder 11
Committee on High School Social Science 1970-1973
Box 2, Folder 1
Committee, Program 1969-1974
Box 2, Folder 2
Committee, Nominating 1971-1975
Box 2, Folder 3
Committee, Constitution 1970-1979
Box 2, Folder 4
Committee, Constitution 1997-2001
Box 5, Folder 5
Election Ballots 1970
Box 2, Folder 5
Election Nominations 2000-2001
Box 5, Folder 8
Directory 1998, 2002, 2008
Box 6, Folder 9
Letterhead disk 1999-2000
Box 5, Folder 13
Meetings of North Carolina Sociological Association Records 1969-1987
Box 6, Folder 7
Meeting (Sociation Today session) 2004
Box 5, Folder 3
Membership 1969-1972
Box 2, Folder 6
Membership 1973-1980
Box 2, Folder 7
Membership 2000
Box 5, Folder 6
Financial
Finances 1970-1978
Box 2, Folder 8
Finances 1988-1998
Box 2, Folder 9
Financial Statement 1997
Box 6, Folder 6
Invoices 1999-2000
Box 5, Folder 11
Max Weber Historical Marker 1995
Box 2, Folder 10
Awards 1988-1997
Box 2, Folder 11
Biographical Information, Isabelle R. Powell 1988-1991
Box 2, Folder 12
Robert L. Moxley Files 1991-1998
Miscellaneous 1991-1998
Box 3, Folder 8
Meetings 1995-1997
Box 3, Folder 9
1996 Annual Meeting 1995-1996
Box 3, Folder 10
Committee, Legislative and Organization Liaison 1995-1996
Box 3, Folder 11
Directory, Drafts 1995-1996
Box 4, Folder 1
Biographical Information, Joseph S. Himes 1969-1994
Box 2, Folder 13
Presidents' Files 1969-1998
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains three subseries: David J. Pratto Files, Leslie W. Syron Files, and Robert L. Moxley Files. Pratto, a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was editor of the NCSA newsletter from 1973 to 1975, and president of the association from 1980 to 1981. Syron, a professor of sociology at Meredith College, served as president from 1975 to 1976, while Moxley, a professor of sociology at North Carolina State University, held the office from 1996 to 1997. The miscellaneous folders in this series contain minutes and correspondence regarding executive council and business meetings, and related material. Lists of presidents, other presidential correspondence, and related material may be found in Series 1, Administrative Records.

1 archival box

David J. Pratto Files 1973-1983
Correspondence, General 1973-1980
Box 2, Folder 14
Correspondence, Newsletter 1973-1975
Box 2, Folder 15
Correspondence, Presidential 1970-1980
Box 3, Folder 1
Meetings 1979-1983
Box 3, Folder 2
Committee, Nominating 1977-1980
Box 3, Folder 3
Directory, Drafts 1972-1973
Box 3, Folder 4
Newsletter, Drafts 1973-1975
Box 3, Folder 5
Leslie W. Syron Files 1969-1980
Miscellaneous 1969-1974
Box 3, Folder 6
Miscellaneous 1975-1980
Box 3, Folder 7
Miscellaneous 1962-1990
Box 5, Folder 16
Publications 1973-2007
Size: 0.5 linear feet

This series contains copies of the NCSA newsletter, known successively as N.C. Sociation, Sociation, Sociation Today, and The Bulletin. Also included in this series are two folders of biographical information on nominees for executive office, as well as other material submitted for publication in the Sociation. Additional drafts of the newsletter may be found in Series 2, Presidents' Files.

1 archival box

Newsletter 1973-1982
Box 4, Folder 2
Newsletter 1983-1984, 1988-1993
Box 4, Folder 3
Newsletter 1994-2002, 2007
Box 4, Folder 4
Newsletter, Drafts 1988-1992, 1995
Box 4, Folder 5
Newsletter, Submissions 1988-1994
Box 4, Folder 6
Newsletter, Submissions 1995-1997
Box 4, Folder 7
Directory 1996-2000
Box 4, Folder 8
Pamphlet undated
Box 4, Folder 9
Publications, Other Organizations 1979
Box 4, Folder 10
The Bulletin 2003-2010
Box 5, Folder 9
Sociation Today; electronic journal correspondence proposal 2000-2001
Box 5, Folder 10
Photographs 1988-1998
Size: 0.3 linear feet

This series consists of 111 photographic prints, mostly of presidents, speakers, panelists, and award winners at annual meetings, 1988-1998. Several photographs are of the Max Weber historical marker at Mount Airy, North Carolina, 1995.

1 photograph album

Annual Meetings 1988-1998
Album 1

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Sociological Association Records, MC 00216, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to 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 or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.