Interior space of Spencer Dormitory, 1940s-50s, from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Image Collection
The position of Housing Officer was created in 1946 in the university's Office of Admissions to handle arrangements for student housing. In 1954, the Housing Officer was moved to the newly created Division of Student Affairs. The title of both the officer and office have varied though their functions have remained essentially the same. From 1956 to 1970, the Director of Housing was in charge of the Housing Office. In 1970, the Department of Residence Life was created, and the Housing Office was incorporated into it. In 1973, the Department of University Housing was established.
Records include administrative correspondence, annual reports, speeches and writings of deans Stacy and Carmichael, and files pertaining to (in some cases, containing records of) various women's student government organizations. Also included are regulations and policies governing women students, files on facilities for women, and several lists of women students, 1897-1946. Of particular interest: Women's Building (Box 1), "Women's Residence Council" (search on page), and various files on dormitories (search "dormitory" on page).
Search page for "housing" and "residence halls," etc.
Rules for women students residing in university housing University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina] North Carolina Collection (Wilson Library) Cp378 US3.1 1972- 1972/1973
Spencer Hall - potentially relevant material is across collections. Search the collections for "Spencer Hall." Spencer Hall is named after Cornelia Phillips Spencer.
The Carolina Women's Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was founded in 1997. Through its programs and services, the Center works to represent women and their interests on campus and beyond. The Center focuses on issues of violence prevention; gender, difference and diversity; closing the gender gap, and family advocacy. Records of the Center include materials related to its programs, events, and advocacy; subject files on issues of interest to the Center; committee records and reports, and clippings and publications. The CWC is both an actual space (in the Stone Center) and it works to create spaces for women, for example, lactation rooms.
Other material authored by the Carolina Women's Center, including their newsletter.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center was established in 2003 as a unit within the Office of the Dean of Students. In 2006, it became an administratively separate unit reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. The LGBTQ Center is tasked with providing programs, services, and resources to create a welcoming environment for all members of the UNC-Chapel Hill community. The collection includes administrative records documenting the establishment of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; promotional material for and photographs of some of its activities and events, including a campus campaign for gender neutral housing; video interviews that were conducted as part of a project to record the history of the Center for its ten year anniversary; news clippings related to LGBTQ issues on campus and beyond; newsletters and ephemera from local and national organizations; and records of a few campus organizations that predate the Center, including the Association for Women Students; Bisexuals, Gay Men, Lesbians and Allies for Diversity (B-GLAD); and the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Assocation (CGLA).
See Box 1, Annual Reports, 1938-1994 (struggle to update its athletic facilities for a growing population of women on campus)
Perception of campus landscapes and fear of sexual assault : effects on female undergraduate travel behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by Karen Frances Falconer. 1989. Thesis/Dissertation Print Davis Library — Thesis (3rd floor) Thesis Geog. 1989 F182 / North Carolina Collection (Wilson Library) — Thesis C378 UO2 1989 FALCONER, K.F.