Special Collections and University Archives

by Suzanne Sawyer Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) began collecting artists’ books in earnest during the 1970s. Within the collection, which falls under SCUA’s larger Book Arts Collection, are a rich variety of items by various book artists. The collection includes many different book structures and the content spans many different […]

If you have not had a chance to get by the Nancy Drew exhibit in the Jackson Library Lobby – please do so! Perhaps more than any other book series, the Nancy Drew mysteries have captured the hearts and imagination of generations of young adults. First published in the 1930s, the books featured the adventures of the independent, […]

During my final semester in the Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program at UNCG, I chose to do my practicum with the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). My educational background is in humanities (especially art and philosophy), so I already had a love for history, cultural heritage, manuscripts, and so forth. I […]

 SCUA is currently hiring for the following positions: Positions Available April 2017 Literary Map – Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Graduate Student Assistant Greensboro, North Carolina – On-Campus – Non FWS Description The Graduate Assistant/s will be working with the Literary Map of North Carolina ( This online map reflects North Carolina’s […]

*This blog post was written by Salem Academy student Alexaya McKelvey who spent her January Term working on a project at the University Libraries at UNCG.For my January Term at Salem Academy, I chose to work with the Special Collections and University Archives and Digital Projects departments within the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina […]

Among the top “5 things you didn’t know are in Greensboro” the News and Record  included the UNCG Cello Music Collection. You check out the article here: 5 things you didn’t know are in Greensboro – Greensboro News & Record: News

Maud Florance Gatewood was a widely recognized Southeastern artist and painter. Her most familiar work is known to feature natural landscapes and botanicals as well as figurative designs that depict various aspects of the human experience. Gatewood’s artwork currently resides in several public and private collections, including the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC. Gatewood […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1912 The students of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro claim a rich history of dramatic performance. From the campus’s earliest years as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women, the student body has authored plays, created stage sets, sewn costumes, and performed both male and female roles. The […]

The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce a new exhibit in the Hodges Reading Room. A Portable Likeness: Selected Portrait Miniatures and Their Literary Context, features selected portrait miniatures, both in the portable form as well as in a literary context. Portrait miniatures emerged from the pages of manuscripts […]