Scope and Contents
Materials in this collection include Dr. Shinn's curriculum vitae and teaching philosphy, course syllabi, newspaper articles, photographs, various art prints and two framed images of Shinn. Also included is a vast slide collection related to archaeological digs in Israel and the middle east, european travel, art history, archaeological digs at Poplar Grove Plantation, North Carolina Living Treasures recipients and Schweitzer Prizes award ceremonies.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Dr. Gerald H. Shinn (1934-2013) grew up in western North Carolina, the son of Fred and Autie Shinn. He attended Duke University and received a doctorate in medieval church history.
Dr. Shinn arrived at UNCW in 1967 and taught in the department of philosophy and religion for 27 years. He is responsible for founding a multitude of programs during his tenure at the university including the Albert Schweitzer International Prizes, the North Carolina Living Treasures Award, the National Living Treasures Award, the Museum of World Cultures and the Institute for Human Potential. Dr. Shinn also worked in conjunction with Tel-Aviv University, leading students on archaeological digs in Israel.
Dr. Shinn has received numerous honors during his career and was awarded the O. Max Gardner Award in 1994, the highest faculty recognition given by the UNC Board of Governors. He was also the recipient of the Alumni Association's Distinguished Citizen Award, the Board of Trustees' Teaching Excellence Award and a silver medalist for National Professor of the Year, sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. In 2001, Shinn Plaza, located between the International and Honors residence halls on UNCW campus, was dedicated in his honor.
10 Linear Feet (Contains 2 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 9 slide boxes)