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Special Collections and University Archives

Geoffrey Chaucer The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections has a variety of collections that can be incorporated into research and instruction. To assist with navigating the collections, SCUA staff has created related research guides. The featured guide provides access to materials relating to Geoffrey Chaucer (https://uncg.libguides.com/chaucer_in_scua) For more information on SCUA instruction, or to schedule […]

by Mark Schumacher I came to work as a reference librarian at UNCG in the summer of 1978. My background was French literature, and as a graduate student in Buffalo, I had worked in a university library, but with little experience with special collections.  As I was settling into my work, I began to learn […]

by Patrick Dollar Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) has an extensive student worker, intern/practicum, and volunteer student worker program. Although the volunteer program has been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19, the department continues to employ 6-10 student workers and supervise several interns. Our students work on a variety of important projects, such as arranging […]

Hinshaw and Dollar earn DAS Certificates SCUA is very proud to announce that Patrick Dollar and Scott Hinshaw have both earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate from the Society of American Archivists. The DAS Certificate requires passing prescribed coursework and a comprehensive examination. “Building Partnerships for Student Success” grant received Kathelene McCarty Smith, Interim Head […]

On exhibit in the Hodges Reading room in Jackson Library “Learning from Medieval Manuscripts” The University Libraries is fortunate to have in its collections, “Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts.  Western Europe: XII-XVI Century”, a portfolio collection created by Otto F. Ege in the 1940’s, a professor of art history and dean of the Cleveland […]

Special Collections and University Archives at UNCG’s University Libraries has mounted an exhibit highlighting the rich tradition of illuminated manuscripts in Europe, India, Persia, Ethiopia, and Armenia.  By presenting these works within a global perspective, the exhibit, Wondrous Works: Illuminated Manuscripts From Three Continents, strives to broaden our understanding of the history of the book, […]

The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to host a new exhibit on Lois Lenski.  “Lois Lenski: Art, Illustration, Literature, Research” is an exhibit designed around four themes utilizing materials from the Lois Lenski Papers and collections housed in SCUA. The exhibit attempts to show some aspects of Lois Lenski’s work […]

The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives is excited to announce the launching of a new, rotating exhibit in the first floor reading room of Jackson Library titled “What’s New in SCUA.”  The rotating exhibit will feature recently acquired artifacts, books, documents, and photographs from the Special Collections and University Archives. Currently on […]

Dr. Bill Finley With mixed emotions, we would like to report on several staffing changes within the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA).  On August 1, 2012, Dr. William “Bill” Finley stepped down as Head of Special Collections and University Archives to begin his phased retirement at The University of North Carolina […]

 
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