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Fred B. Graham Papers

Identifier: SC-MS-101

Scope and Contents

This collection contains years of written records, including minutes of Trustee meetings, personal and Executive Committee correspondence, news clippings, concerning Wilmington College, and the transition to University status. Mr. Graham held the important position of Chairman, Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Wilmington College.


  • Creation: 1958-1981


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This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

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

Biographical Note

Fred Graham played an instrumental role in the development of Wilmington College. He was born in Wallace, North Carolina and moved to Wilmington as a child. After his 1924 graduation from New Hanover High School, Mr. Graham attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he earned a degree in Commerce. He worked for Wilmington Savings and Trust Co. (now Wachovia Bank), eventually becoming Vice President. He graduated from Stonier School of Banking, Rutgers University, in 1948.

Mr. Graham was one of the original members of the Wilmington College Board of Trustees (1958-1969) and served as Chairman (1968-1969). It was during his tenure that the present site of the campus was selected. In recognition for his driving vision for the UNCW campus, the residence hall, Graham Hall, was named in his honor.


10 Containers (Contains 9 document boxes and 1 oversize folder)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Fred B. Graham in 1987.

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Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository