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Summertime Potluck Suggestions -Audrey Sage As we quickly approach the warm summer days, we are greeted with the prospect of the ever popular potluck picnic. When you live in the south, the invitation to a friendly potluck will always bring to mind the southern favorite dish – potato salad. Within our collections you will find […]

-Audrey Sage Lois Morrison, an artist specializing in cloth-wood artifacts and quilts, was born of missionary parents on February 1, 1934 in Zaire, once known as the Belgian Congo. Until she was 18, they travelled back and forth between there and Richmond, Virginia. She completed her BA degree at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia. She […]

2018, Embroidery using artist’s own hair on handmade Japanese paper, museum board, transfer print for colophon, Size: 85” x 5” x 3” (open size), 3” x 5” x 0.5” (closed) -Audrey Sage Special Collections and University Archives recently acquired this unique and poignant artist book by Sun Young Kang. The artistry and symbolism it exhibits […]

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 […]

 
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