D. H. Ramsey Library Special Collections and University Archives

University Archives - Official Records of the Alumni Association, UNC Asheville

Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
University Archives - Official Records of the Alumni Association, UNC Asheville
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1969-1994
Date [inclusive]
1.2 Linear feet  ; 2 boxes
Physical Description
Contains reports, papers, and other documents. As the original order is unknown, the materials have been condensed and arranged chronologically within alphabetized files. Duplicate materials within a file were removed during processing.
Located in Special Collections, Row 1, Section 5

Preferred Citation

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

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Historical Note

Although former Chancellor William Highsmith's "The University of North Carolina at Asheville: The First Sixty Years" (25) reports the existence of an alumni association in November 1947, only scant records exist from 1949 to 1958. During its early years the alumni association seems to have had a precarious existence. In early 1954, it was "not active", but by November 1954, officers had been elected and a newsletter issued. However, in November 1963, Highsmith noted in a letter (UA3.2), that the alumni association was "quite inactive", and without a constitution. When Asheville-Biltmore became a senior college, the alumni association was reorganized and was incorporated in 1966, to advance the cause of education and establish a relationship between the college and alumni. Further changes were necessitated by the the creation of UNC-Asheville in 1969, and in 1971, the Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Asheville was incorporated, replacing the Asheville-Biltmore College Alumni Association.

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Scope and Contents

This archive primarily holds historically significant materials regarding the Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina Asheville between 1969 and 1994. Some records relating to the Asheville-Biltmore College Alumni Association, which preceded the Alumni Association of UNC-A are included..

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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

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.


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 are not anticipated


University of North Carolina Asheville, Alumni Association of UNC-Asheville

Processing Information

Processed by Colin Reeve, July 2015

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Account Ledger, 1971-1983 

Alumni Association Board, 1980-1981 

Alumni Association Board, 1981-1982 

Alumni Association Board, 1982-1983 

Alumni Association Board, 1983-1984 

Alumni Association Board, 1984-1985 

Alumni Association Board, 1985-1986 

Alumni Association Board, 1986-1987 

Alumni Association Board, 1987-1988 

Alumni Association Board, 1988-1989 

Alumni Association Board, 1989-1990 

Alumni Association Board, 1990-1991 

Alumni Association Board, 1991-1992 

Alumni Association Board, 1992-1993 

Alumni Development System, (1992) 

Alumni Stats, 1994 

Articles of Incorporation and Dissolution, Asheville-Biltmore College Alumni Association, 1966-1971 

Articles of Incorporation, Alumni Association of UNC Asheville, 1971 

Asheville-Biltmore College Alumni Association, 1949-1980 

Board of Directors, 1983-1984 

By-Laws of the Alumni Association, 1971 

By-Laws of the Alumni Association, 1979 

Class Lists, 1929-1939 

Class Lists, 1940-1949 

Class Lists, 1950-1959 

Class Lists, 1960-1969 

Class Lists, 1971-1979 

Class Lists, 1981-1988 

Commencement, 1992-1994 

Constitution, (1992) 

Director of Alumni Affairs, Duties of, (1975) 

Directory of the Alumni Association, 1973-1974 

Financial Report, (1994) 

Graduates, 1966-1972 

Installation of Directors, Oaths for, (n.d.) 

Membership List, 1969 

Memorandum of Understanding between UNC-A and UNC-A Alumni Association, 1983 

Minutes, 1983-1986 

Box 2 

Minutes, 1986-1987 

Minutes, 1987-1988 

Minutes, 1988-1989

Minutes, 1989-1990 

Minutes, 1990-1991 

Minutes, 1991-1992 

Minutes, 1992-1993 

Minutes, 1993-1994 

Phonathon, 1989 

Phonathon, 1991 

Phonathon, 1992 

Phonathon, 1993 

Phonathon, 1994 

Proposed Changes to Alumni Association, 1975 

Questionnaire, American Association of State Colleges & Universities, (1968) 

Resolutions of the Alumni Association, 1971 

University Relations, Office of, 1986-1992 

Box 3 

Scrapbook - photographs and documents related to alumni events such as homecoming and receptions, as well as other campus events such as move in day, during the mid/late 1990s. Also includes clipping cover the NAIA Championship winning women's basketball team. 

Scrapbook - clippings, documents and photographs of alumni events circa 1993/95. 

Scrapbook - 50th Anniversary of UNC Asheville. Includes clippings, event programs, correspondence, photographs, and items related to Virginia Bryan Schreiber and Roy Taylor. Also includes (incomplete / draft) "A History of the Library 1927-1977" by Ainsley Whitman 

Scrapbook - "Some Facts About "Bluets" Literary Magazine". Likely complied by Virginia Bryan Schreiber and includes names of staff 1929 to 1946, clippings 1929 to 1961, and a 1983 biography of Schreiber 

Artistic impression of A C Reynolds Green, mounted on foamboard, 13.75" x 10.5", nd 

Scrapbook (deconstructed) - thought to have belonged to Henry Collier Simpson Jr., a member of the Asheville-Biltmore College Class of 1949. Items are generally from 1948/49 and include clippings about the college and students, programs and ticket stubs to concerts and sporting events in Asheville, and two letters of recommendation for Simpson 

Loose pages from scrapbook thought to have belonged to Henry Collier Simpson Jr. Primarily contains clippings about the Asheville-Biltmore football team during the 1948 season, and includes a page of autographs. [The paper is very brittle and should be handled with care] 

Items thought to belong to Henry Collier Simpson Jr. Materials date from circa 1948, and include graduation cards, scholastic record, programs and flyers for concerts and boxing matches in Asheville, and tourist brochures, and were possibly intended for a scrapbook