W.C. George papers, 1904-1971 (bulk 1950-1968).

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George, W. C. (Wesley Critz), 1888-1982. W.C. George papers, 1904-1971 (bulk 1950-1968).

W.C. George papers, 1904-1971 (bulk 1950-1968).

Early items relate to George's family and early career. Materials relating to George's theories on the genetic basis of "racial inferiority" begin in 1944. There are also letters documenting George's disputes with religious leaders, particularly at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, N.C., about racial mixing in churches, and George's disapproval of the liberal tendencies of Frank Porter Graham and Howard W. Odum at UNC. After the 1954 Brown decision, George's fight against school integration escalated, reaching its height in 1955-1957, when George was active in the Patriots of North Carolina, Inc. Many materials, 1858-1963, relate to the North Carolina Defenders of States' Rights, Inc., which picked up the anti-integration banner after the Patriots' demise. George's activities in I. Beverly Lake's unsuccessful North Carolina gubernatorial campaign are reflected in materials dated 1958- 1960. Items, 1959-1963, document George's interest in race problems in other countries and in the issue of academic freedom on college campuses. Correspondents include Carleton S. Coon, James P. Dees, Henry E. Garrett, Luther Hodges, R. Carter Pittman, Carleton Putnam, Clayton Rand, and Archibald Roosevelt. There are also a considerable number of letters and other items George received from individuals and organizations with extremist ideas on race relations. A scattering of family letters and a small number of items relating to George's tenure at UNC are also included. Writings by George relate to academic freedom, civil rights, genetics and race, and communism. Also included are writings by others on race and other topics, notes, clippings, biographical materials, genealogical materials relating to the Critz and Dalton families, and a few family photographs.

About 4800 items (13.5 linear ft.)

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