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Loy H. Witherspoon Papers

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Witherspoon (Loy H.) Papers

Loy H. Witherspoon Papers
MS0212

Summary Information

Repository
J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte
Creator
Witherspoon, Loy H.
Title
Loy H. Witherspoon papers
ID
MS0212
Date [inclusive]
1983-1994
Extent
3.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract
Primarily non-university related correspondence files (1983-94) of Loy H. Witherspoon, a now-retired professor of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte.

Preferred Citation note

Loy H. Witherspoon Papers. J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Biographical/Historical note

Loy H. Witherspoon is professor emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte. He was the founding chair of the Department of Religious Studies (1964), served as president of the UNC Charlotte faculty, as founder and director of the campus Office of Religious Affairs, and as faculty advisor to the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. The Loy H. Witherspoon Lectures in Religious Studies were established at UNC Charlotte in 1984 to honor him for his tenure of distinguished service. He retired in 1994 after 30 years of service to UNC Charlotte and its predecessor, Charlotte College. Witherspoon is also an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. He earned his bachelor and divinity degrees from Duke University and his doctorate from Boston University. Witherspoon grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C., in the Methodist Children's Home after both his parents died when he was a small child. He continues to reside in Charlotte.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection represents files maintained by Witherspoon in his office at UNC Charlotte and was transferred to the Special Collections after his retirement. The files are comprised primarily of correspondence and reflect both UNCC and non-UNCC related material. [NOTE: files generated in his capacity as department chair, faculty president, and director of Religious Affairs will be found in the University Archives.]

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Arrangement note

The Loy H. Witherspoon Papers are arranged in a single, alphabetical folder title series. NOTE: folders have been marked as either personal or UNCC-related.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections, UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC, 28223
704-687-1170
spec-coll@uncc.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Loy H. Witherspoon, 1994.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

UNC Charlotte University Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Personal Name(s)

  • Witherspoon, Loy H.

Subject(s)

  • Education, Higher--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Education--Social aspects--North Carolina--Charlotte
  • Educators--American

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Appeals and Requests [UNCC] (1983-93) 

1 1

Assistant Vice Chancellor Search [UNCC] (1990-91)  

1 2

Awards and Recognition [UNCC] (1983-94)  

1 3

Chancellor Search [UNCC] (1988-92, undated)  

1 4

Committees [UNCC] (1984-94, undated)  

1 5

Cooking [Personal] (1982-94)  

1 6

Correspondence--Alice Tate [Personal] (1968-69, 1979)  

1 7

Correspondence--Cairo [Personal] (1992-93, undated)  

1 8

Correspondence--Clergy [Personal] (1983-85, 1990-94, undated)  

1 9-10

Correspondence--Faculty [UNCC] (1983-94, undated) 

1 11-16

Correspondence--General [Personal] (1983-94)  

1 17-25

Correspondence--Library Book Memorials [UNCC] (1980-1985) 

2 1

Correspondence--Student [UNCC] (1983-94, undated)  

2 2-4

Diaconal Ministries Study Program [UNCC] (1980-86)  

2 5

Donations [UNCC] (1983-94, undated)  

2 6-11

Edward O. Wayson, Jr. [Personal] (1990) 

2 12

Foundation of Traditional Studies [Personal] (1985)  

2 13

Friends of Jung [Personal] (1989)  

2 14

Greeting Cards [Personal] (1992-94, undated)  

2 15

Habitat for Humanity House--Kim Piccolo Memorial [UNCC] (1989) 

2 16

Hoke Drawings [Personal] (1982-83)  

2 17

Holiday Jubilee Concert [Personal] (1992-93)  

2 18

Homosexuality--HIV/AIDS [UNCC] (1991-93, undated)  

2 19

Humanities Seminar [Personal] (1980-81, 1992)  

2 20

Invitations [Personal] (1983-92)  

2 21-25

Invitations [Personal] (undated)  

3 1

Invoices and Correspondence [Personal] (1983-94, undated)  

3 2

Laguna Swimwear [UNCC] (1984)  

3 3

Lambda Chi Alpha [UNCC] (1983-94, undated)  

3 4-7

Michael L. WIlson [Personal] (1991, 1993)  

3 8

Miscellaneous Fraternity and Other Student Organizations [UNCC] (1984)  

3 9

Misrad Hadsikodic [Personal] (1989)  

3 10

Mrs. Frances Drummond [Personal] (1982)  

3 11

Non-Christian Religious Groups [Personal] (1984-93)  

3 12

Parent's Weekend [UNCC] (1988)  

3 13

Philosophy Club [UNCC] (1983-94, undated)  

3 14-15

Phi Kappa Alpha [UNCC] (1986-94, undated)  

3 16

Pictures--Loy H. Witherspoon [Personal] (1993)  

3 17

Robert D. Byerly [Personal] (1993)  

3 18

ROTC [UNCC] (1983-86, 1991-94)  

3 19

Requests for Information [Personal] (1983-85, 1991-94, undated) 

3 20

Retirement [UNCC] (1993-94)  

3 21

Speaking Engagements [UNCC] (1983-93) 

3 22-28

Speaking Engagements [UNCC] (1994, undated)  

4 1

Students for Christ [UNCC] (1992)  

4 2

Student References [UNCC] (1983-94, undated)  

4 3-7

Thank You Notes--Given and Received [Personal] (1991-94, undated)  

4 8

University City Development [UNCC] (1992-93)  

4 9

University Marshal [UNCC] (1988, 1990, 1993) 

4 10

Witherspoon Lectures [UNCC] (1984-94)  

4 11

Words for Ben Hackney [UNCC] 1993-94  

4 12

Youth Services and American Red Cross [Personal] 1984-86, 1993  

4 13