Special Collections and University Archives

During the summer and fall, Special Collections added to our collection of Gothic fiction by purchasing many of the works of Matthew Gregory Lewis.  Lewis is best remembered for his book, The Monk : A Romance. Lewis was a politician and diplomat, who published this, his most famous gothic horror novel, when he was only […]

RARE BOOKS Addition to Artists’ Book Collection From the artist Nava Atlas:  “Love and Marriage is an altered comic book utilizing art from the 1950s. The original dialog has been removed, replaced by dry deadpan banter, between male and female characters on the mythology of modern marriage, supermoms, media’s obsession with domesticity, over the-top weddings, […]

SCUA in the Media THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT AT STATE NORMAL AND BEYOND Recently, Kathelene McCarty Smith was featured in a UNCG News article regarding the Suffrage Movement on campus. Smith spoke to Dr. Mandy Cooper, a historian and a lecturer of women’s history and Dr. Lisa Levenstein, professor of history and director of the Women’s, […]

The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce the donation of the collection of award-winning cellist,  Lynn Harrell. Mr. Harrell began his studies during his childhood in Texas, under the tutelage of Lev Aronson. Later, Mr. Harrell trained at Juilliard with Leonard Rose and at the Curtis Institute with Orlando […]

As with any special collections library, we have certain subject areas that we focus on and our Artists’ Books Collection is one of those collecting areas. Since we began as a women’s college, many of our collections are related to women’s history, literature, and social issues. We also have our Women Veterans’ Historical Project collection, […]

The University Archives has been archiving web content for the UNCG Student Organizations and Groups collection using Archive-It since 2015. This collection includes websites, web pages, and social media created by student organizations and groups across campus. Student organizations and groups are an important part of the campus community, and the collection provides access to […]

-Suzanne Sawyer The Robert C. Hansen Performing Arts Collection contains programs, heralds, guidebooks, periodicals, playbooks, sheet music, songbooks, correspondence,  autographs, original costume designs, scenery designs, posters, photographs, scrapbooks, and other visual materials and memorabilia. Each of these items help document the history of the performing arts, mainly theatre, in many countries though mainly in the United States, […]

Memories from friends of Betty’s who worked with her through the years. My memories of Betty Carter by Hermann J. Trojanowski In September 1996, I first meet University Archivist Betty Carter when I began working in the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) of Jackson Library as a graduate student. Betty and her colleagues Janis […]