Dwight Mullen Personal Papers – M2019.12

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Summary Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives
Dwight Mullen Personal Papers
Date [inclusive]
1.5 Linear feet
Physical Description
Contains various documents, including meeting minutes, by-laws, correspondence, personal notes, planning documents, budget reports, and other materials.
Location note
Located in Special Collections, Row 4, Section 5.


[Identification of item], Dwight Mullen Personal Papers, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina at Asheville 28804

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Biographical Note

Dr. Dwight Mullen taught Political Science at UNC Asheville from 1984 until his retirement in 2018. In addition to leading efforts to desegregate UNC Asheville’s faculty in the 1980s, developing the African-American Colloquium for incoming UNC Asheville students, and developing the popular State of Black Asheville project and classes, Dr. Mullen was extremely active in the Asheville community. The materials in the Dwight Mullen Personal Papers help document some of his community activities and awards.

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Scope and Contents

The Dwight Mullen Personal Papers contains materials documenting Dr. Mullen’s extensive work with various community groups in Asheville. Included are materials related to his work with the YMI Cultural Center, Pack Place, Eagle-Market Street Development, and other groups. Also included are personal documents, book reviews, newspaper articles by Dr. Mullen, awards, and other materials. Note that his work with the State of Black Asheville is a separate collection.

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Box 1 contains materials related to Dr. Mullen’s work with the YMI Cultural Center and Pack Place. Box 2 contains materials on YMI programs, various community organizations and forums, and criminal justice issues. Box 3 contains papers, reviews, talks, notes, and other documents written by Dwight Mullen, as well as awards, family narratives, and other documents.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives

Ramsey Library, CPO # 1500
One University Heights
Asheville, North Carolina, 28804-8504

Access Note

The collection is open for research. Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law

Custodial History

Donated by Dwight Mullen

Accruals note

Additional accruals are not expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Zaria White, Fall 2019.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Related to other collections donated by Dwight Mullen: African American Colloquium Records, Dwight Mullen Asheville City Schools Collection, State of Black Asheville Records

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: Pack Place and YMI Cultural Center

Folder 1: Pack Place Board of Trustees, 2002-2003 -Includes Board members lists, meeting minutes, correspondence
Folder 2: Pack Place Documents, 1997-2003 -Includes Plans of Agreement, By-Laws, financial reports, Allocation Plan
Folder 3: Pack Place Events, 2002-2003 -Includes events featured at the Health Adventure, Colburn Museum, Diana Wortham Theatre, and the Asheville Art Museum
Folder 4: Eagle-Market Streets Development, 2003 -Includes The Campbell & Collett Building Renovations and Additions Project on Eagle and Market Streets
Folder 5: YMI Board of Directors, 2002-2004 -Includes Board of Directors members, mission statement, By-Laws, correspondence
Folder 6: YMI Board Meeting Minutes, 2003-2004 -Includes minutes from YMI Board of Directors meetings
Folder 7: YMI Executive Directors Reports and Employee Information -Includes YMI Executive Director’s Reports, Employee Handbook, employee information, employee resignations, employee complaints
Folder 8: YMI Financial Reports, 2002-2005 -Includes financial statements, budget worksheets, proposed budgets, event revenue reports
Folder 9: YMI Operational and Strategic Plans, 2002-2005 -Includes Operational and Strategic Plans for the YMI Cultural Center

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Box 2: YMI Events and Asheville Events

Folder 1: YMI Events, Classes, and Programs, 2000-2005 -Includes brochures for YMI classes and programs, flyers for events such as “Looking Forward, Looking Black,” The Ebony Fashion Show, and Fiesta Latina
Folder 2: YMI Communities of Color, 2015 -Includes event information, correspondence, Dr. Mullen’s notes for the event, The State of Exclusion
Folder 3: Other YMI Documents -Includes event forms and applications and Dr. Mullen’s notes
Folder 4: Asheville Community Organizations and Events, 2002-2015 -Includes Leadership Asheville Seniors, Tribute to Black History, Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., WNC AIDS Advisory Board
Folder 5: Asheville-Buncombe Stop the Violence Coalition, 2014 -Includes Stop the Violence Coalition meeting minutes and information about the school of Life Program
Folder 6: Green Opportunity, 2013-2014 -Includes information about Green Opportunity, correspondence, agendas for meetings
Folder 7: Terry Bellamy Mayoral Campaign, 2003 -Includes information from Mayor Bellamy’s mayoral election
Folder 8: Forum on Ferguson, 2014-2015 -Includes schedule for forum, information about the forum, and a report on the Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department
Folder 9: Correctional Facility Political Science Classes, 2006-2010 -Includes syllabi, attendance sheets, class materials, student work, etc. from the Political Science classes Dr. Mullen taught at Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution and Foothills Correctional Institution
Folder 10: Criminal Justice in Buncombe County, 1997-2012 -Includes Buncombe County prison statistics, information about the Building Bridges program, North Carolina prison statistics, United States prison statistics

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Box 3: Mullen Papers

Folder 1: Race at UNCA and the African American Colloquium, 1984-2003 -Includes correspondence that addresses conversation about race at UNCA and documents from Dr. Mullen’s African American Colloquium
Folder 2: Dr. Mullen Talks and Papers, 1992-2010 -Includes newspaper articles, presentations, and papers written by Dr. Mullen
Folder 3: Dr. Mullen Reviews, 1995-2002 -Includes Dr. Mullen’s book and manuscript reviews
Folder 4: Dr. Mullen Notes -Includes various notes from classes and events
Folder 5: UNCA Awards, 2002 -Includes awards and certificates given to Dr. Mullen
Folder 6: Personal Documents, 1997-2008 -Includes salary allocations and records, class schedules, letters from students
Folder 7: Thank You Notes, 1994-2011 -Includes thank you notes addressed to Dr. Mullen
Folder 8: Art, 2002-2003 -Includes articles about art exhibits and a brochure from an African art exhibit
Folder 9: Family Narratives, 2006 -Includes a book for a family reunion and a manuscript of “The Preston Cobb Story”
Folder 10: Miscellaneous Documents, 1967-2003 -Includes obituaries, pamphlets, information about the W.E.B. Du Bois Foundation

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