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Special Collections and University Archives

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; […]

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 Kathelene McCarty Smith Photographs taken by Dr. Anna Gove, the second resident “lady doctress” at the State Normal and Industrial College (now UNC Greensboro), have proved a rich source of both campus and local history. A native of New Hampshire, Gove arrived in North Carolina at 26 years of age, becoming one of the […]

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 Audrey Sage We are featuring a wonderful volume from our historical cookbook collection – PIE ! by Patricia White. Our copy was gifted to our collection by Dr. Frieda Elaine Penninger,  This delicious collection of 77 pie recipes was published in 1969 by Simon and Schuster.  It contains recipes ranging in flavor from savory […]

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 Kathelene McCarty Smith “What is truth” is a question for the ages, and it was also a question for the students of the spring 2022 ART 344: Digital Darkroom class. One of the most collaborative classes that SCUA teaches, Digital Darkroom combines the efforts of ROI Librarian Maggie Murphy and archivists Carolyn Shankle and […]

Audrey Sage receives UNCG Staff Star SCUA is pleased to recognize our Conservation Specialist and Preservation Manager, Audrey Sage, who received a UNCG Staff Star! She was awarded this accolade by the UNCG Staff Senate and the Chancellors office when she was nominated by a colleague who wanted to acknowledge her volunteering and service for […]

by Patrick Dollar Founded in 1999, Triad Stage is a regional theatre located in downtown Greensboro. In September 1999, Triad Stage purchased downtown Greensboro’s Montgomery Ward building, built in 1936 and vacant for almost 40 years. Triad Stage began renovations on the building in 2001. After the renovations, Triad Stage’s building included a 300-seat theatre, […]

 
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