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  • Collection: Academic Freedom at UNC

In this letter, Heard writes on behalf of the CPU requesting that President Roosevelt visit UNC.

UNC senior Bill Dale recorded "The Speaker Ban Ballad" in November 1966. Dale, an English major from Asheville, had been singing professionally for about six months when he recorded the song (3:14). The North Carolina Collection.

In this letter, Bill Stauber, Editor of the Carolina Buccaneer, writes to Fred Weaver, the assistant Dean of Students, defending a controversial issue of the magazine from attack by others in the University community.

In this letter, C. Oumansky from the Embassy of the U.S.S.R. replies to Alexander Heard's invitation to Ambassador Troyanovsky to speak at UNC. Oumansky states that the invitation will be given to the Ambassador upon his return from vacation.

The Carolina Buccaneer was a humor magazine published by University of North Carolina students between 1924 and 1939. The magazine contained jokes, cartoons, and advertisements and each issue was devoted to a theme. From its inception, the Buccaneer…

Flier for Georgia Governor Ellis Arnall's speech at UNC, sponsored by the Carolina Political Union.

Flier describing the activities of the Carolina Political Union.

Flier publicizing a speech to be given by Elizabeth Flynn (of the Communist Party) sponsored by the Carolina Political Union.

In this letter, Clendenin Ryan Jr. writes to the Carolina Political Union on behalf of the Mayor of New York, Fiorello La Guardia, to acknowledge their invitation for him to speak and to decline due to scheduling conflicts

Contempo was a small literary magazine published in Chapel Hill by co-editors Milton “Ab” Abernethy and Anthony Buttitta, both former UNC students. Although only lasting from 1931-1934, Contempo was able to build a strong reputation among critics…

In this letter, Hull reports that the U.S. Department of State’s has denied the request for a travel visa for Trotsky to visit the U.S. to speak in Chapel Hill.

This headline of the Daily Tar Heel announces the news that the Carolina Political Union had failed in their efforts to bring Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky to speak on campus.

In this letter, David Clark, editor of the Southern Textile Bulletin, writes to Kemp Plummer Lewis, president of the Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina, condemning the University's inaction toward Contempo magazine and Langston…

Earl Browder, Chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party of the United States, accepts the Carolina Political Union’s invitation to speak.
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