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Preliminary Guide to the North Carolina Poverty Project Records, 1983-2004 and undated (bulk 1986-1997)

Collection Overview

Primarily consists of Executive Board and Sector and Advisory Groups correspondence, memoranda, and meeting records; financial and planning documents, including grant applications; and workshop, seminar, and presentation materials that document the organization's activities to raise awareness of and promote action on the causes of poverty in N.C. Also includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other writings by the executive director, J. Gordon Chamberlin; telephone logs and appointment books; various printed material concerning poverty in NC; 11 audio and 15 videocassettes; 134 black-and-white and 10 color prints; 10 color negatives; and 8 data cartridge tapes. (02-234)

The 2006 addition (2006-0055)(600 items, 1.3 lin. ft.; dated 1986-2004) contains correspondence, meeting records, publications, and other documents generated by the North Carolina Poverty Project and the Poverty Coalition. Also included is an oversize 7 panel Poverty Display.

The 2007 addition (2007-0023)(3300 items, 4.4 lin. ft.; dated 1982-2003) contains documents related to the executive board including correspondence, financial documents, and planning documents; tax information; documents related to conferences and business trips; photocopies and clippings of articles related to poverty from the New York Times and other newspapers (1986-2001); and lists of library holdings of poverty books at Southeastern universities.

Descriptive Summary

Title
North Carolina Poverty Project records 1983-2004 and undated (bulk 1986-1997)
Creator
North Carolina Poverty Project
Extent
30.1 Linear Feet, 19,182 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
English.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Subheadings in boxes 1-20 were created/determined by an archivist.

Some of the materials in this accession are not immediately accessible because they require further processing before use. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the Rubenstein Library to use this collection.

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NCPP Board correspondence, 1994
Box 1
Board members correspondence, 1990-1991
Box 1
NCPP Board of Directors correspondence, 1987-1989
Box 1
Board lists for Robert W. Scott, 1986
Box 1
NCPP By-Laws, revised, 1990
Box 1
NCPP Incorporation papers, 1987-1990
Box 1
Board--Meetings, 1986-1992
Box 1
Foundations [appeals and responses], 1995-1997
Box 1
Foundations [appeals and responses] continued, 1987-1994

Includes folders for individual foundations, B-K.

Box 2
Foundations [appeals and responses] continued, 1987-1994

Includes folders for individual foundations, K-W.

Box 3
Fundraising Activity Files, 1988-1994

Includes correspondence, planning records, and records of contributors.

Box 4
Accounts, 1988-1992

Includes accounting, general ledger, and operations reports; budgets and budget preparation; and sales.

Box 5
Expenses, 1987-1994

Includes expense reports, lease agreements, payroll, and tax forms and reports.

Box 5

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Personnel Policies, [ca. 1991]

Includes information compiled by J. Gordon Chamberlin and presentations made by Nelson Stover.

Box 6
Staff Meetings and Activities, 1986-1991
Box 6
Education coordinators, 1986 October-1990 November
Box 6
Human Services Institute, 1986 March- 1987 August
Box 6
Poverty Project Committee, 1986 November-1987 April
Box 6
J. Gordon Chamberlin Articles, Correspondence, Papers, and Presentations, 1987-1992
Box 6
J. Gordon Chamberlin, continued

Includes material relating to the NCPP "crisis," 1992; NCPP description, aims, and handouts; and records from the NCPP Information Center.

Box 7

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Professional Advisory Group memoranda and correspondence, 1986-1992
Box 8
Publicity, reviews, and news releases, 1986-1992
Box 8
General
Box 8
Ralph Ketner correspondence, 1986 May- 1990 October
Box 8
Business Sector, 1993
Box 8
Charlotte, 1991 September 3-1992 April 23
Box 8
Charlotte Business, 1990 December -1991 March
Box 8
County Commissioners, 1986-1988
Box 8
Editors Sector, 1986-1988
Box 8
Human Services Sector, 1986
Box 8
Lawyers Sector, 1986-1988
Box 8
Lawyers and Poverty, 1988-1991
Box 8
Legislators
Box 9
Librarians Sector
Box 9
Medical/dental Sector, 1987 May 4
Box 9
Poverty and health, 1988 December-1990 February
Box 9
Poverty programs
Box 9
Representatives meeting
Box 9
Public school superintendents, 1986-1989
Box 9
Religious Sector
Box 9
Rural Sector, 1986 July - 1987 January
Box 9
Thrift Organizations Sector
Box 9
Structure of the NCPP
Box 9
Television Sector
Box 9
NCPP Toner Scam
Box 9
Subject files, including memoranda, correspondence, and other materials, A-Ch, 1984-1994
Box 9
Subject files, including memoranda, correspondence, and other materials, Co-E, 1984-1994
Box 10

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Subject files, including memoranda, correspondence, and other materials, F-I, 1984-1994

Contains section of folders on Individual Donors, approximately fifty names.

Box 11

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Subject files, including memoranda, correspondence, and other materials, Individuals, continued, 1984-1994
Box 12
Subject files, including memoranda, correspondence, and other materials, Individuals, continued, and then J-Sm, 1984-1994
Box 13
Subject files, including memoranda, correspondence, and other materials, So-We, 1984-1994
Box 14

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Subject files, including memoranda, correspondence, and other materials, Wi-Wr, 1984-1994
Box 15
Board Correspondence [relating to NCPP publications], 1987-1990
Box 15
Board Correspondence continued
Box 16
Causes of Poverty
Box 16
25 Years of Community Action in North Carolina
Box 16
Examining Poverty
Box 16
Finding Out about The Other North Carolina
Box 16
Underlying Issues for the Rural Summit
Box 16
Finding Out About Poverty in North Carolina
Box 16
Influential Sectors Program-- The General Plan
Box 16
Helping Students Study Poverty: Suggestions to teachers
Box 16
How We Feed the Poor
Box 16
I Have Walked: Stories and Poems about Poverty
Box 16
North Carolinians Write about Poverty
Box 16
The Poor Among Us: A View of Poverty in North Carolina
Box 16
Poverty and Civic Responsibility: A Statement to all North Carolinians
Box 16
Poverty in the East: Shared Ownership in the Problems and Solutions
Box 16
Poverty Project Exploration: State Advisory Groups
Box 16
Poverty Project Exploration: Report
Box 16
Exploration and Replication: A Report
Box 16
North Carolina Poverty Project: Replication Handbook, 1993
Box 16
Causes of Poverty
Box 16
19 Reasons for being in Poverty
Box 16
Poverty Study Packet: Resource Material for Various Ways to Study Poverty
Box 16
Superintendents Discuss Impacts of Poverty on Public Schools, 1987
Box 16
Thinking About Poverty
Box 16
Influential Sectors Program, 1991-1993

Includes minutes of meetings.

Box 16
Influential Sectors Program continued, 1991-1993

General information including minutes of meetings, correspondence, information on and for participants.

Box 17
Academia Council, 1986-1993
Box 17
Business and Advisory Council, 1992
Box 17
Business and Poverty Council, 1991
Box 17

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Business Rotary Club Responses Report, 1987 October 13
Box 18
Foundations Council, 1990-1993
Box 18
Government Council, 1992 June- 1993 January
Box 18
Government and Poverty Council, 1986-1992 May
Box 18
The Poor and Poverty Council, 1990-1992
Box 18
Poverty Programs and Council, 1990-1992
Box 18
Religion and Poverty Council Committee on Principles
Box 18
Religion and Poverty Council Committee on Theology and Ethics, 1992-1993
Box 18
Religion and Poverty Council, 1991-1992
Box 18
Religion and Poverty Council continued, 1987-1992

Includes general information including minutes of meetings, study groups, council nominees, questionnaires, correspondence, and task forces.

Box 19
General Information including articles, papers, and correspondence, 1992-1994
Box 19

[Attention: Contains pictorial materials.]

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Workshops, 1992-1994
Box 20
Alabama
Box 20
Arkansas
Box 20
Georgia
Box 20
Kentucky
Box 20
Louisiana
Box 20
Mississippi
Box 20

[Member states also continue in box 31.]

Mississippi resource file
Box 21
Correspondence Seminar on Understanding Poverty, 1997-1998
Box 21
NCPP Income, 2001
Box 21
State Tax records, 2001
Box 21
NCPP--IRS, 1987-1999
Box 22
Causes of Poverty
Box 22
Material for repository
Box 22
Anti-slavery
Box 22
Professional advisory group, 1987-1996
Box 22
Originals of working papers, 1990
Box 22
NCPP Beginnings, 1986 March- 1987 January 5
Box 22
Expenses, 1998
Box 22
Fundraising, 1994-1997
Box 22
Smith Richardson
Box 22
NCPP folder
Box 22
Expenditures, 2000
Box 22

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Workshop 3, 1993 March 4-7
Box 23
NC maps
Box 23
Social Work Forum, 1983 April 12
Box 23
Publications
Box 23
Miscellaneous
Box 23
Advisory council, 1984-1985
Box 23
Issues advisory group, 1986
Box 23
Board of Trustees, 1984 May- 1985 May
Box 23
Consultations
Box 23
Dinner, 1985 December 10
Box 23
Subgroup on Community Social Policy
Box 23
Staff Training and Leadership Development
Box 23
Program on Poverty
Box 23
Statement of Principles
Box 23
Executive seminar, 1983-1986
Box 23

[Attention: Contains rusty fasteners.]

Forsyth County
Box 24
Chamberlin--Seminar
Box 24
Trustees education program
Box 24
Research committee
Box 24
Board, 1984
Box 24
Advisory council
Box 24
Board accounts
Box 24
Peacemaker
Box 24
Rick Gentry
Box 24
Executives seminar, 1983-1984
Box 24
Philosophy subgroup
Box 24
NCPP beginnings--Sector strategy group, 1986
Box 24
HSI
Box 24
HSI--Education project follow-up
Box 24
Chamberlin--minutes of board meetings, 1985-1986
Box 24A

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Miscellaneous digital and audiovisual material including videocassettes of panels, evaluations, and presentations.
Box 25

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Miscellaneous digital and audiovisual material, continued
Box 26

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Miscellaneous audiovisual material, continued
Box 27
Rolodex contents
Box 27

[Attention: Contains pictorial material.]

[The numbers on each folder indicate the number of photographs inside.]

Board Member Photos
Box 28
Anniversary Brochure
Box 28
Photo of Senator Terry Sanford
Box 28
Poverty photos by Eric Green
Box 28
North Carolina Insight--Profiles in Poverty: State Policy and Poor in North Carolina, 1989 April
Box 28

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Leadership Development in the South, 1992
Box 29
Academia response cards
Box 29
[Loose material: Influential Sectors Program]
Box 29
[Loose material: Influential Sectors Program]
Box 30
Complete mailing list
Box 30
Leaders correspondence, 1992
Box 30
NC Low Income Housing Coalition--Planning retreat, 1991 October 3-4
Box 30
Mailing lists sorted by zip code
Box 30
CrossRoads of Wilmington Incorporated
Box 30
Williams Report
Box 30
C/F Study--Access to Prenatal and Maternity Care by County, 1985-1989
Box 30
Human Services Project--Lists of names
Box 31
Mailing list--current
Box 31
Mailing list names
Box 31
Tennessee
Box 31
West Virginia
Box 31
West Virginia resource file
Box 31
Pennsylvania
Box 31
South Carolina
Box 31
South Carolina resource file
Box 31
Category lists--computer
Box 31
Correspondence to college professors for 1987 publication support, 1987
Box 31
Mailing list add-ons and returned envelopes
Box 31
Lists
Box 31
CAA anniversary booklet
Box 31
[Unlabeled folder: mailing list]
Box 31

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Newsletter mailing list
Box 32
Poverty and health
Box 32
[Miscellaneous loose and unlabeled material]
Box 32
CAA [Community Action Agencies] Anniversary Booklet invoices
Box 32
CAA 25th Anniversary
Box 32
CAA Anniversary Booklet--Specific grant
Box 32
Singular statements re poverty
Box 32
CPS #1953
Box 32
[Unlabeled folders]
Box 32
[Miscellaneous loose material]
Box 32

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[Miscellaneous loose material]
Box 33
Smith Richardson application
Box 33
Niblock/Ramey
Box 33
Legislators Education Program
Box 33
Consultations I and II
Box 33
Report on Consultation I
Box 33
Working groups final lists
Box 33
Legislators Education Program
Box 33
Television Documentary
Box 33
Case studies
Box 33
Detrimental legislation
Box 33
In poverty
Box 33

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Community Action Agencies Program
Box 34
Community Action groups
Box 34
Legal Services Booklet
Box 34
Poverty Materials Center
Box 34
Poverty task force
Box 34
Strategic Planning conference, 1990
Box 34
Source book
Box 34

[Attention: Contains rusty fasteners.]

Source book
Box 35
Source book corrections
Box 35
Inventory of data/information about poverty--expenses
Box 35
Advisory committee--Inventory of poverty data/information
Box 35
CAP reports
Box 35
DSS reports
Box 35
United Way reports
Box 35
Bill Finger--Governmental
Box 35
David Lee Stegall--Academia and private organization
Box 35
Sandra Hopkins--Bibliographical
Box 35
Done
Box 35
To be called
Box 35
To call back
Box 35
Inventory report forms
Box 35
Finding Out About the Other North Carolina
Box 35

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1989-1990
Box 36
1989-1994
Box 36
1988
Box 36
1987
Box 36

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Log, 1986
Box 37
Appointments, 1988-1991
Box 37
ISP Council Notes, 1992
Box 37
Notes on Replication Handbook
Box 37
Poverty Project Workshop II, 1992
Box 37
[Poverty Project] Workshops, 1993
Box 37
Human Services Institute (HSI), [ca. 1984]
Box 37
Coalition Workshop IV, 1993-1994
Box 38
Coalition Workshop VII, 1993-1994
Box 38
Board, 1995-1999
Box 38
The Role of Religious Communities and Poverty--Responses 1-75
Box 38
The Role of Religious Communities and Poverty--Responses 76-108
Box 38
Foundation Grants to Affect Poverty, 1992
Box 39
[Miscellaneous unlabeled material]
Box 39
Influential Sectors Program, 1990
Box 39
ACED
Box 39
BUS
Box 39
Poor
Box 39
FND
Box 39
[Miscellaneous unlabeled material]
Box 39
PPRO
Box 40
REL, 1991-1992
Box 40
NCPP Theology and Ethics Committee of the ISP Religion and Poverty Council
Box 40
1987-1990
Box 40
1991-1994
Box 40
NCPP study packet
Box 40

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NCPP
Box 41
The Poor Among Us
Box 41
The Poor Among Us--Clippings
Box 41
The Poor Among Us--Clippings List
Box 41
[Miscellaneous loose material]
Box 41
The Pilot
Box 41

The 2006 addition (600 items, 1.3 lin. ft.; dated 1986-2004) contains correspondence, meeting records, publications, and other documents generated by the North Carolina Poverty Project and the Poverty Coalition. Also included is an oversize 7 panel Poverty Display.

Upon Whom We Depend
Box 42
North Carolina Poverty Project, 1990
Box 42
Rumors and Facts About Poverty, 1990
Box 42
19 Reasons for Being in Poverty, April 1986
Box 42
Poverty and Civic Responsibility, December 1987
Box 42
North Carolinians Write About Poverty, March 1988
Box 42
Thinking About Poverty, by professors of economics, education, ethics, public health, history, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and a lawyer, May 1988
Box 42
How We Feed the Poor in North Carolina, August 1989
Box 42
Finding Out About the Other North Carolina, September 1989
Box 42
Poverty in the East, March 1990
Box 42
Causes of Poverty, 1994
Box 42
Community Action in North Carolina, 1994
Box 42
Program on Understanding Poverty, Academic Year 1999
Box 42
First Report - Program on Understanding Poverty, 2000
Box 42
Second Report - Program on Understanding Poverty, 2000
Box 42
Display Folders
Box 42
On Understanding Poverty
Box 42
Why Don't United Methodists Address What Causes the Social Injustice of Employee Poverty
Box 42
Poverty Coalition Conference, 2003
Box 42
Materials for Understanding Poverty Basic Course
Box 43
Materials for Correspondence Course
Box 43
Documentation of the Poverty Coalition, 1994-1998

Includes correspondence, board minutes, budget reports, and progress reports.

Box 43
Documentation of the Poverty Coalition, 1998-2000

Includes correspondence, board minutes, budget reports, and progress reports.

Box 43
Documentation of the Poverty Coalition, 2001-2004

Includes correspondence, board minutes, budget reports, and progress reports.

Box 43
Poverty Coalition Updates
Box 43
The Poverty Display

Seven foam board panels.

Box 44

The 2007 addition (2007-0023)(3300 items, 4.4 lin. ft.; dated 1982-2003) contains documents related to the executive board including correspondence, financial documents, and planning documents; tax information; documents related to conferences and business trips; photocopies and clippings of articles related to poverty from the New York Times and other newspapers (1986-2001); and lists of library holdings of poverty books at Southeastern universities.

Documents from board meetings

Including minutes, reports, and correspondence (2000-2001)

Box 45
Photocopies of articles
Box 45
Poverty Coalition incorporation documents
Box 45
Documentation from the Mott Foundation
Box 45
Pamphlets and booklets by related organizations
Box 45
Other documents related to the Poverty Coalition
Box 45
Documents about related organizations
Box 46
Documents related to conferences and trips
Box 46
Correspondence, 2000
Box 46
Poverty Coalition Board documents, 2000-2007
Box 46
Poverty Coalition tax information and forms
Box 46
501 C-3 documentation
Box 46
Correspondence
Box 47
3 and 5 year plans
Box 47
Documents of recent publications
Box 47
Statistics reports
Box 47
Newspaper clippings
Box 48
Documents about related organizations
Box 48
Publications by related organizations
Box 48
Information on Universities in the Southeast
Box 48
Statistics reports
Box 49
Files related to conferences and trips
Box 49
Photocopies and clippings of newspaper articles
Box 49
Documents about related organizations
Box 49
Correspondence with related organizations and professors
Box 50
Correspondence with related organizations and professors
Box 50
Correspondence, 2001-2003, numbered 1-579 by the donor

The following items include invoices and final transactions and have been removed from the collection and shredded: 82, 156, 179, 185, 186, 196, 197, 263, 273, 274, 275, 277, 283, 285-293, 241, 295-289, 299, 300, 303, 306, 308, 312, 316, 314, 317, 318, 319, 321, 323, 338, 339, 340, 344, 349-355, 357-362, 366, 374, 378, 381, 383, 393, 400, 404, 409-411, 416, 487, 490, 491, 498.

Box 51
42 3.5" Diskettes
Box 51
Poverty Coalition Executive Committee Workbook, 2000
Box 52
List of poverty books from Barnes and Noble
Box 52
Auburn University
Box 52
University of South Carolina
Box 52
Clemson University
Box 52
College of Charleston
Box 52
Samford
Box 52
UNC Charlotte
Box 52
USC Spartanburg
Box 52
Duke University
Box 52
East Carolina University
Box 52
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Box 52
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Box 52
University of Alabama Birmingham
Box 52
University of Alabama
Box 52
Professional Curriculum Vitaes
Box 53
Collected information on Universities in South Carolina
Box 53
Collected information on Universities in North Carolina
Box 53
Collected information on Universities in Alabama
Box 53
2003 Poverty Conference
Box 53
Documentation of the Poverty Coalition, 1997-2001
Box 53
One 3.5" diskette
Box 53
Instruction materials for Understanding Poverty Basic Course
Box 54
Poverty Introduction
Box 54
Collection of documents titled Seminaries and Ethics
Box 54
Newspaper Clippings, 1986-1999
Box 54
Newspaper Clippings, 1982-1991
Box 54
Clippings and photocopies of articles about poverty, and clippings of articles on poverty from the New York Times, 1997-2001
Box 55

Historical Note

Non-profit organization incorporated January 7, 1987, to study, provide education about, and stimulate action on the causes of poverty in North Carolina. In 2000, merged with other organizations to form the Poverty Coalition.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], North Carolina Poverty Project Records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The North Carolina Poverty Project Records were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Ann Green Langford; John Mayrose

Encoded by Ann Green Langford; Joshua A. Kaiser; John Mayrose

Completed November 8, 2002

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.