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Century Project Photography Exhibit records

Identifier: UA-AMS-064-01

Scope and Contents

Large sheets of paper containing comments recorded by students and other visitors to the Century Project exhibition. These poster-sized sheets were attached to the walls of the Warwick Center Ballroom, with pens provided, for visitors to record their feedback and thoughts about the exhibit. The Century Project exhibit took place in UNCW's  Warwick Center Ballroom from March 2 through March 6, 2009.


  • 2009
  • Date acquired: 07/01/2011

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The content described is copyrighted and presented courtesy of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Randall Library. This material may be used for educational and scholarship purposes provided: a) proper attribution accompanies any use of the content; b) the use, copy, republication, display, and/or distribution is not for commercial purposes; and c) you may not alter, add to, change, modify, or revise the subject content.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Century Project by photographer Frank Cordelle is a traveling exhibit consisting of a series of nude photographic portraits of females from age birth through age 100 with personal statements written by the subjects. The exhibition took place at UNCW as scheduled in 2009 but with photographs of minors removed due to concerns of members of UNCW administration. The event was sponsored by the Women's Studies and Resource Center. Cordelle's Century Project previously came to UNCW in 2002 as part of Eating Disorder Awareness Week from February 18-22. Cordelle was not requested to remove photographs that time. The exhibit and removal of certain photographs in 2009 drew attention and commentary from students, faculty, alumni, and  media. The Faculty Senate passed [Motion 09-02-20] on Tuesday, March 17, stating “In the spirit of intellectual and educational freedom, the Faculty Senate admonishes the UNCW administration for not consulting with the Women’s Resource Center, Faculty Senate Steering Committee, and other interested parties before asking photographer Frank Cordelle to remove pictures of minors from his exhibit at UNCW.”

Note written by Adina Riggins, University Archivist


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Source of Acquisition

Kemille Moore, Director of General College and Professor of Art History; Rachel Radom, Librarian at UNCW Randall Library; Peggy Styes, Administrative Associate at Women's Resource Center.

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