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Albert Schweitzer International Prizes Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-072

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records related to operations and events for the Albert Schweitzer International Prizes. Included are articles of incorporation, correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, audio visual media and other related materials. These documents include awards given during the years 1975, 1981, 1985, and 1993.


  • Creation: 1971-1993


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

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

Historical Note

First awarded in 1975 and sponsored by the North Carolina Educational, Historical, and Scientific Foundation, the Albert Schweitzer International Prizes were presented at UNC Wilmington to individuals who reflected Dr. Schweitzer's philosophy of "reverence for life" and who excelled in his areas of expertise, namely medicine, the humanities, and music. Prizes were awarded every four years from 1975-1993 with events hosted on campus. Recipients of the award include Mother Teresa, Andres Segovia, and Dr. Theodor Binder.


18 Containers (Contains 2 document boxes, 11 bankers boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 2 oversize folders, and 1 framed painting)

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Acquisition Information

Portions of this collection were donated by William Norton Mason in 1987. Additions were donated by by Martin W. McCann in 1989.

Related Materials

MS# 185 The Dame Catherine C. Carpender Collection

Processing Information

Collection originally processed by Carroll R. Jones. In 2015, this collection was refoldered and rehoused with current archival standard materials by Maya Rodgers.

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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository