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Dr. James J. Megivern Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-161

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers and publications of Dr. James J. Megivern, with emphasis on the religious nature of his work.


  • Creation: 1977-2003

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is unprocessed. Contact staff at the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History ( for information on access to this collection.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

Dr. Megivern came to the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in August of 1974. His research concentration has centered on early Christian history, the New Testament, especially Gospel studies, and Christian ethics, especially capital punishment throughout history. Included in this collection are copies of articles and class discussions on comparative and non comparative religions and ideology from ancient to modern times and how nations and political parties have been affected. Dr. Megivern did extensive research on the death penalty resulting in the 1997 publication of The Death Penalty: an Historical & Theological Survey (Paulist Press, 1997). Dr. Megivern is at present Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religion at UNCW.


65 Containers (Contains 58 document boxes, 4 bankers boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 map case folder)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Dr. James Megivern in 2004.

Dr. James J. Megivern Collection
Partially Processed
Carroll R. Jones
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository