D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

Personal Papers of Anne Ponder, 1960s - 2006
UA3.12

Summary Information

Repository
UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Title
Personal Papers of Anne Ponder, 1960s - 2006
ID
UA3.12
Date [inclusive]
1960-2006
Extent
0.25 Linear feet ; 1 box
Pysical Description
Contains the personal materials of Anne Ponder. Includes clippings, papers, and photograph of Dr. Ponder's personal and professional achievements. As the original titles and order of the materials, if they existed, are not known, the materials have been filed by subject and arranged alphabetically.
Location
Located in Special Collections, Row 1, Section 3
Language
English

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], University Archives, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

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Biographical Information

Asheville native, Eleanor Anne Ponder was born on April 26, 1950, and was elected as the sixth chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville in May 2005. She took office on October 1, 2005. Dr. Ponder attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned bachelor's (1971), master's (1973), and doctorial (1979), degrees in English.

As a student at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, Anne Ponder excelled in drama and debate and she subsequently gained theatrical experience with the Carolina Playmakers, Brandywine Players, and Asheville Community Theatre. As a student at UNC-Chapel Hill she was honored with the Betty Smith Playwriting Award for the state's best original one act play, and was business manager and assistant to the director of "Unto These Hills", outdoor drama in Cheroke, NC.

Whilst at Elon College (now Elon University) Dr. Ponder received the Daniels-Danieley Award for Excellence in Teaching, the first woman, and the first pre-tenure professor to do so. In 2007 the faculty and trustees of UNC-Chapel Hill awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award to Anne Ponder.

On January 16, 2014 Anne Ponder announced that she would retire as chancellor on July 31, 2014

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Scope and Content

This archive holds personal (non-university) materials of Anne Ponder, primarily from the time before she became chancellor of UNC Asheville in 2005. They are not considered part of the official university archive, but are included with the archives since they are held as a direct result of Dr. Ponder's role at the university.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504
828.251.6645
speccoll@unca.edu

Sensitive Materials Statement

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina Asheville assumes no responsibility.

Rights

No restrictions. Any display, publication, or public use must credit the University Archives, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Accruals

Accruals are not anticipated

Creator

University of North Carolina at Asheville. Anne Ponder.

Processing Information

Processed by Colin Reeve, December 2014

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Collection Inventory

Box 1

Elon College, Teaching Award, 1983

"Our State" Magazine Article, September 2006

School Patches, (T. C. Roberson High School?), (1960s ?)

Theater Work: Clippings, Script, Program, and Photograph (1960s - 1970s?)

Writing Competitions, Awards, Clippings, 1960s