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Harry Golden Fund Committee Records

Identifier: UA0035


The Harry Golden Fund Committee records contain papers primarily from the file of Dr. Robert Wallace, chairman of the English Department and the first chairman of the Golden Committee, which was composed of UNC Charlotte faculty members. This collection’s major subject areas are logistics related to the Harry Golden Day event and the establishment of the lecture series. In addition, there is correspondence to potential speakers and guests such Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy. Also,there are letters and telegrams from admirers of Mr. Golden, such as President Richard Nixon, Frank Porter Graham, UNC System president William Friday, and North Carolina Governor Bob Scott. Additionally, there are letters to and from national and local television networks/television channels and news broadcasters such as NBC News broadcaster David Brinkley. Other materials included are newspaper clippings, correspondence, invitation lists, speeches, programs, transcriptions, Harry Golden Followers Newsletter, and a bibliography of Golden’s publications.


  • Creation: 1969 - 1974


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Historical Note

The Harry Golden Fund was established at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on May 9, 1969. The fund was to create a lecture series to honor Harry Golden, a humanist, social critic, author, and editor of the Carolina Israelite. The fund was to be administered by the UNCC Foundation. The celebration was funded by contributions to the Harry Golden Fund, which was to be administered by the UNCC Foundation. The speakers on the First Harry Golden Day were: William Targ (editor in chief, G.P. Putnam and Sons), Kelly Alexander (president of the N.C. Conference of Branches of NAACP), Stanley Gertzman (National Commission of the Anti-Defamation League), Sam Ragan (Raleigh News and Observer editor), as well as other local dignitaries. The lecture series sponsored talks by former U.S. attorney general and Democratic presidential candidate, Ramsay Clark (1971); the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, George McGovern (1973); and Rufus Edmisten, former North Carolina


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Harry Golden Fund Committee records, 1969-1974
Katie Howell
September 2020
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