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William Meade Prince
The Ancient Greek philosopher
Born July 9, 1893
Roanoke, VA
Died November 10, 1951
Chapel Hill, NC
Occupation Illustrator
Spouse(s) Lillian Hughes Prince (m. 1915-1951)

William Meade Prince (July 9, 1893 – November 10, 1951) was an American artist and popular magazine illustrator. Prince provided illustrations for over 90 stories in publications like Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies Home Journal, and Country Gentleman.[1] The title of his boyhood memoir The Southern Part of Heaven has come to be the de facto motto for the town of Chapel Hill, NC.[2]


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Prince's entire artistic estate was donated to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by his widow in 1962, and is currently housed in the Ackland Art Museum.[4]

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  1. ^ Contento, William G., ed. "Artist Index." The FictionMagsIndex. N.p., 1 Nov 2013. Web. 13 Jan 2014. <>
  2. ^ Mills, Jerry Leath. "Southern Part of Heaven." NCpedia. State Library of North Carolina, n.d. Web. 13 Jan 2014. <>
  3. ^ Last, first (date). Name of page. Page xx. Publisher: xxxx
  4. ^ "About the Collection." Ackland Art Musem. Ackland Art Musem, n.d. Web. 13 Jan 2014. <>.
  5. ^ Last, first (date). Name of page. Page xx. Publisher: xxxx

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To Keep In One Place While You Write[edit]

  • Weinstein, Philip M.. "Scripting Lucas Beauchamp's Three Lives." Ed. Evans Harrington, Ann J. Abadie. Faulkner and the Short Story: Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 1990. . 1st ed. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 1992. 229-251. Print.
  • "Comic Creator: William Meade Prince." Lambiek Comiclopedia. Lambiek, 19 Mar 2013. Web. 13 Jan 2014. <>.
  • Athas, Daphne. Chapel Hill in Plain Sight: Notes From the Other Side of the Tracks. 1st. Hillsborough, NC: Eno Publishers, 2010. Print.
  • "Collection Title: William Meade Prince and Lillian Hughes Prince Papers (#3660) 1890s-1962." The Southern Historical Collection at the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 25 Nov 2013. Web. 13 Jan 2014. <,William_Meade_and_Lillian_Hughes.html>.
  • W.M. prince, illustrator, kills himself. (1951, Nov 11). The Washington Post (1923-1954). Retrieved from
  • William meade prince recovering. (1929, Nov 10). New York Times (1923-Current File). Retrieved from
  • Sugrue, Thomas (1950, Feb 26). A tarheel scrapbook. New York Times (1923-Current File). Retrieved from
  • William prince, artist and author, kills self. (1951, Nov 11). Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963). Retrieved from
  • Denny, Diana. "Classic Covers: The Delightful Art of William Meade Prince." Art & Artists. The Saturday Evening Post, n. d. Web. 13 Jan. 2014. <>.
  • Powell, William Stevens. "Prince, William Meade." Dictionary of North Carolina Biography. 5. Chapel Hill, NC: 1994.
  • Flora, Joseph M., Lucinda Iardwick MacKethan, and Todd W. Taylor. "North Carolina, University of." The Companion to Southern Literature: Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and Motifs. Baton Rouge, LA: 2002.
  • Riggs, Timothy, and Patricia Samford, exhibit curators. "'The Southern Part of Heaven': Drawing on Memories." Ackland Art Museum. Chapel Hill, NC. 8 May -- 15 July 1994.
  • Prince, William Meade. The Southern Part of Heaven. New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1950. Print.