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Special Collections and University Archives

-Audrey Sage Contained in the Special Collections are a group of artist books that are small in size yet large in content. One work in particular is a piece by Diane Weintraub from 1999. This work is comprised of three miniature volumes, each of a different size and constructed of accordion fold pages. Each book […]

by Audrey Sage Conservator Audrey Sage was thrilled to lay her hands on the recent acquisition of the original newspaper page from the Northampton Chronicle in England from November 13, 1888.  This particular newspaper page contains coverage of the murder of Mary Jane Kelly by the “infamous London serial killer known as Jack the Ripper”. […]

photos courtesy of Paula Damasceno and Audrey Sage Alumna and retired UNCG Faculty member B. Burgin Ross donated a collection of West African artifacts she collected during her service in the Peace Corps in the 1970s in Southwest Liberia. The collection includes a ceremonial mask, a clay cooking pot; sifting basket; wooden mortar; mancala game; […]

Sande James-WascherRenton, WA 1994 -Audrey Sage Sande James-Wascher has created this informative artist book using images of quilted fabrics, postage stamps and historical photographs from the Library of Congress, Oregon Historical Society, Smithsonian, and Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College. She constructed this flag book in concertina style, which opens to reveal twenty-one card leaves in […]

by Emilie Mills Thinking about the Special Collections Division as it was then known in the 1970s, I realize that is was the decade of “figuring it all out”. We had to bring together a variety of uncataloged book collections secured in a variety of locations (or, as it turned out, not so secure for […]

by Matthew McCarthy SCUA is pleased to highlight a recent acquisition for the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project. SCUA’s acquisition includes two binders filled to the brim with an array of training materials an African American female student used for extensive training and later as an instructor for the U.S. Army’s Racial Awareness […]

by Beth Ann Koelsch On July 14 and 15, 2022 the library once again welcomed Latinx high school students who were taking part in the CHANCE (Campamento Hispano Abriendo Nuestro Camino a la Educación/Hispanic Camp Opening Our Path to Education) program. CHANCE encourages students to attend college by increasing their awareness of higher education and […]

by Audrey Sage As the Special Collections and University Archives continues in its efforts to develop, preserve and build their collections, I appreciate the immense responsibility it is to become a caretaker of these artifacts, these pieces of history that takes shape in so many different forms. If it were not for the caretakers of […]

by Beth Ann Koelsch SCUA has an amazing collection of over 75 scrapbooks made by students and “classes of” . These scrapbooks range from from the late 1800s through the twentieth century. I love scrapbooks and yearbooks and have had to restrain myself from going anywhere near them because I know if I start paging […]

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 […]

 
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