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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 […]

by Stacey Krim UNCG Special Collections & University Archives recently accepted a donation of quilts from the Monument Quilt project. The Monument Quilt, a project of Baltimore based FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, is a collection of over 3,000 stories by survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence and our allies, written, painted, and stitched onto […]

-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 […]

Please Join us for First Friday Discussions Use this Zoom Link for all presentations:    https://go.uncg.edu/firstfridays June 3, 12pm: African American Employees at UNCG Before Segregation, Erin Lawrimore July 1, 12pm: A Closer Look at the Anno tricesimo tertio Henrici octavi: Frightening Laws enacted by Henry VIII!, Stacey Krim and Kathelene McCarty Smith August 5, 12pm: TBD September […]

-Suzanne Sawyer Creative writing graduate students in Associate Professor Emilia Phillips’ ENG 682: The Structure of Verse course visited SCUA on the afternoon of April 20, 2022. Students, some fiction writers and some poets, met with SCUA staff members Carolyn Shankle and Suzanne Sawyer for an immersion experience in spontaneous composition, typesetting and letterpress printing, […]

– Scott Hinshaw For the year 2021, the UNCG Institutional Memory Collection interviewed two UNCG administrators and one staff member to document their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Julia Jackson-Newsom was the Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategy and Policy at UNCG until she left to work at her alma mater, Wake Forest University, in […]

Welcome to two new members in Special Collections and University Archives ! Lisa R. Withers earned a BA in African & Afro-American Studies with a History Minor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MA in History with a Museum Studies Concentration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She […]

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 Beth Ann Koelsch Cindy Damm McPeters (PhD Candidate) who received the 2020-2021 Hephzibah Roskelly Award for Pedagogical Innovation at UNCG, has been working with me to integrate materials from the Women Veterans Historical Project into her undergraduate classes since 2018. The award “recognizes outstanding and inventive pedagogical practice in an undergraduate academic writing course. […]

 
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