Terry Sanford: An American Original

April 1, 2010
On the road: Terry Sanford on the campaign trail for governor, May 1960.

On the road: Terry Sanford on the campaign trail for governor, May 1960. Courtesy North Carolina Division of Archives and History

Terry Sanford Hon. '86—North Carolina governor, U.S. senator, Duke president, and namesake of the Sanford School of Public Policy—had a long and remarkable life of public service. The photography exhibition "Terry Sanford: An American Original" opened this fall in the lobby of the Sanford building.

The twenty black-and-white photographs illustrate some of the highlights of Sanford's career, particularly his time as governor. Photographers Bill Bamberger and Alex Harris, professor of the practice of public policy and cofounder of the Center for Documentary Studies, were curators of the exhibition. Robert Korstad, the Kevin D. Gorter Professor of public policy and history, served as historical consultant.

The permanent exhibition is free and open to the public weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.