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Campus Activities Board records

Identifier: UA0159

Scope and Contents

The Campus Activities Board Records consist of planning, promotional, and administrative material related to the board’s operations and sponsoring of programs for the UNCC campus community. Topics covered include but are not limited to homecoming, event planning, budgets, the Student Activity Fees Commission (SAFC), minutes, and publicity efforts. A large number of photographs and some memorabilia can also be found in this collection, as well as materials from the A-Cone-A-Fair anniversary event. Also included are materials relating to the September 8, 1986 lecture on sexuality by “Dr. Ruth” (Ruth Westheimer) and the picketing of her lecture by Reverend Joseph Chambers and his “Concerned Charlotteans” citizen’s group. (For more information on this event, see the Student Activities Office Records.)

This collection is divided into the following four series: Constitution and General Administration; Program Files; Publicity Files; and Scrapbooks, Photographs, and Memorabilia.


  • Creation: 1975-2008


Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research; however, most Program Files are restricted and must be reviewed for Personally Identifiable Information by archives staff before access can be granted.


Copyright held by UNC Charlotte. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Administrative History

As of 2017, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) is the largest student programming organization at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, providing a wide range of activities for campus life. Its original precursor was founded as a program board under the University Union in 1966 and was composed of faculty, administration, and students. Over the years, the board’s structure and name were changed several times, first to the Student Activities Board (1970), then to the Student Union Board (1972), the Union Program Board (1974), the University Program Board (1978), and finally to the Campus Activities Board (2000-2001).

Initially, under the 1970 structure, board positions were of volunteer status and were held by major student leaders such as the president of the Student Government Association (SGA) and the University Union Chairman. Beginning in 1972, students serving on the board became paid employees.

Under the name University Program Board (UPB), the board was composed entirely of students, except for the staff advisor to the board and the UPB secretary (from the staff of the Office of Student Activities). It consisted of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, secretary, treasurer, ten committee directors, and five at-large members.

The largest shift took place beginning in 2000 when significant evaluation and discussion occurred surrounding the University Program Board (UPB) and how best to meet the needs of the ever-changing student body. It was out of this discussion that the Campus Activities Board concept was developed, combining aspects of past board structure with structural enhancements to be more amenable to future demands and to uphold the academic mission of the university by providing social, recreational, cultural and intellectual activities for the entire campus community.

[This history was copied and adapted from legacy description and from materials found in the collection itself, in the Student Government Association Records (UA0237), and from the CAB webpage:, accessed March 22, 2017.]


22.833 Linear Feet (9 record cartons, 5 oversize flat boxes, 2 open, tall oversize boxes)

370.9 Megabytes

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Related Materials

Student Government Association Records (UA0237)

Dean of Students Records (UA0116), especially the Cone Center and Student Union Board series

Student Affairs Vice Chancellor Records (UA0091)--see Box 14 for more information on "Dr. Ruth" lecture and "Concerned Charlotteans"

Student Clubs and Organizations Records (UA0563)

Student Activities Office Records (UA0161)

Student Union and Cone Univeristy Center Records (RG 91)

Processing Information

Originally received as 11 separate accessions that were either left unprocessed or processed as individual collections, this collection was created by merging these 11 accessions into a single collection.

Dates were taken directly from original folder labels when possible. Contents were not examined for dates unless there was no date given on the folder.

There are no Folders 6-8 in Box 8 and no Folder 33 or 37 in Box 9.

On March 1, 2017 two files of contracts from the original UA0325 were destroyed per Series GU6 of the retention schedule. On March 2-3, 2017 seventeen files and approximately six unfoldered inches of purchase orders and invoices from the original UA0481 and UA0645 were destroyed.

Campus Activities Board records
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March 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte [All collections not yet online. For assistance, contact Special Collections:; 704-687-1170] Repository

Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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