Special Collections and University Archives

by Kathelene McCarty Smith “What is truth” is a question for the ages, and it was also a question for the students of the spring 2022 ART 344: Digital Darkroom class. One of the most collaborative classes that SCUA teaches, Digital Darkroom combines the efforts of ROI Librarian Maggie Murphy and archivists Carolyn Shankle and […]

by Emmy Mills The Special Collections and University Archives Division (as it became known in 1972) began as a closed stack area on the third floor of Jackson Library. The Circulation Department (where I was a staff member from 1967 to 1971) was responsible for materials held there. While I was happy with my responsibilities, […]

Audrey Sage receives UNCG Staff Star SCUA is pleased to recognize our Conservation Specialist and Preservation Manager, Audrey Sage, who received a UNCG Staff Star! She was awarded this accolade by the UNCG Staff Senate and the Chancellors office when she was nominated by a colleague who wanted to acknowledge her volunteering and service for […]

by Patrick Dollar Founded in 1999, Triad Stage is a regional theatre located in downtown Greensboro. In September 1999, Triad Stage purchased downtown Greensboro’s Montgomery Ward building, built in 1936 and vacant for almost 40 years. Triad Stage began renovations on the building in 2001. After the renovations, Triad Stage’s building included a 300-seat theatre, […]

by Stacey Krim Coming soon! As part of UNC Greensboro’s celebration of the centennial of Women’s Suffrage, UNCG Special Collections and University Archives will be featuring an oral history project focused on women politicians in the Triad area. Women in modern politics represent progressive successes in the fight for gender equality since the brave rebels […]

by Carolyn Shankle Rare Books documents the complex history of race and race relations through published accounts. Our holdings contextualize and expand the primary source materials collected in Manuscripts. The reader will discover how the writers persevered and actively advocated for their freedom as well as their hopes for a more equitable future. NOTABLE WORKS […]

by Audrey Sage The Special Collections and University Archives continues to build their collections, strategically investing and acquiring significant, unique and interesting items.  These collections further the interest of the University as scholars, researchers and patrons seek discoverable information that furthers their knowledge and understanding of both the past and the future.  Occasionally, items acquired […]

by Audrey Sage Special Collections was thrilled to recently acquire this beautiful volume by Frank Hamrick – IT WAS THERE ALL ALONG. This hand printed and bound volume uses Irish linen thread, Canapetta bookcloth and Davey board to bind a collection of wet plate collodion tintype photographs that were taken throughout Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, North […]

by Audrey Sage We were delighted to find these intriguing and informative recipes and cooking guidelines in our copy of “The New Hostess of To-Day” by Linda Hull Larned. It was published in 1931 by Charles Scribner and Sons. The charmingly playful illustrations bring a sense of fun to the kitchen as an exploration of […]

RARE BOOKS Rare Books recently purchased two works by Dr. Ulysses S. Doss (1933 – 2021), published early in his career as the founder of the second Black Studies program in the United States west of the Mississippi at the University of Montana (UM). His professional life included years of passionate service to the civil […]