Special Collections and University Archives

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 […]

by student worker Elizabeth Konopka Michael Fleming Parker is a former professor from the MFA Writing Program at UNCG. Over the course of his career, he’s published six novels, two short story anthologies, and countless articles. In processing the Michael Parker Papers, I’ve gotten to delve deeply into the journey of writing a novel and […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) is excited to announce its 50th anniversary year in the UNC Greensboro University Libraries. In 1972, Emmy Mills, as the first Special Collections Librarian, organized the holding which were previously placed in the care of the University into a new department. Under […]

by Sean Mulligan The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives is excited to announce the recent acquisition of the papers of Davis Hosmer, a soldier of the American Civil War. Born on April 14, 1845, in Farmington, Massachusetts, Davis was a farmer who left his family in September 1862, to enlist in Company […]

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 […]