Student Research

Student Research

We have been fortunate to work with exceptional student-scholars who have made their own contributions to the history of the North Carolina Fund.  Here is a partial listing of their work:

Allick, Mollie.  “The Poor Versus the Powerful: A Shared Concern Among Rural and Urban Communities.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Berry, Emily.  “‘One Building Block in the Battle’:  The North Carolina Volunteers and the Legacy of Idealism.”  Senior honors thesis, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996.

Bellis, Margaret.  “Terry Sanford and the Delicate Balance of Politics: Creating the North Carolina Fund.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Biggs, David Andrew.  “The First One Hundred.”  Senior honors thesis, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992.

Caldwell, Tim.  “Can the Mountaineer Lead the Nation?:  The Origins of Community Action and the War on Poverty in North Carolina.  Senior honors thesis, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995.

Clemmons, Brian O.  “Opportunity and the North Carolina Fund.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Eng, Henry.  “Lack of Faith: The North Carolina Fund’s Inability to Involve the Church.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Feaste, Naomi S.  “A Comparison of Initiatives: 1960s to 1990s, Closing Educational Achievement Gaps.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Fregiato, Christopher J.  “Police, Poverty, and the ‘Free Agent’: Winston-Salem’s Police Community Services Unit and the North Carolina Fund.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Gioia, Chris.  “‘How to Get Out of Hell by Raising It’:  Race and Politics in Durham’s War on Poverty.”   Senior honors thesis, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996.

Hazirjian, Lisa Gayle.  “Negotiating Poverty:  Economic Insecurity and the Politics of Working-Class Life in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1929-1969.”  Ph.D. dissertation, Department of History, Duke University, 2003.

LeMay, Erika N.  “Battlefield in the Backyard:  A Local Study of the War on Poverty.”  M.A. thesis, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997.

Lobo-Berg, Maegan.  “The Reality of Self-Help in Durham’s Operation Breakthrough.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Lowe, Natalie.  “The North Carolina Manpower Development Corporation Addresses Increasing Poverty Levels in the State.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Mantler, Gordon K.  “Limited Engagement with Poverty: School Desegregation and the North Carolina Fund.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Perlmutter, Neal A.  “The North Carolina Fund: Taking Steps in the Right Direction.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Perry, Kevin.  “WAMY Community Action, Inc.: A Study in Socio-Economic Relations in Western North Carolina.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Rankin, Sarah.  “The Power of Money: Funding, Advocacy, and Durham’s UOCI, 1966-1970.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Richards, Elise C.  “Residential Segregation in Charlotte, NC: Federal Policies, Urban Renewal, and the Role of the North Carolina Fund.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Weir, William Hubball.  “From Statewide Education to Local Manpower Development: An Examination of the Evolution of the Priorities of the North Carolina Fund.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.

Williams, Lauren.  “Crafting Antipoverty Policy: WAMY Community Action, Inc., Mountain Crafts, and Maximum Feasible Participation Unrealized.”  Seminar paper, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University, 2002.