Special Collections and University Archives

The Collector Michael Hughey’s connection to the Rare Book Collection began under Special Collections Librarian Emilie Mills. Their mutual friendship and her appreciation of his talents as a calligrapher led to the collaboration of his supplying the hand lettering of the covers for the Friends of the Library Annual Report during her tenure. In addition […]

by Audrey Dubois Author, historian, fixture of the North Carolina writers’ community: Emily Herring Wilson has carved a broad niche as a notable Woman’s College alumna. Her collected papers, held at SCUA, provide a snapshot of the North Carolina literary community, women’s history, and Woman’s College history. A graduate of the Woman’s College class of […]

Erin Lawrimore Runs for SAA President Erin Lawrimore, University Archivist and Associate Professor, was selected by the Society of American Archivists’ Nominating Committee to stand as a candidate for SAA Vice President/President Elect in their 2021 election. The election begins on March 31, and results will be announced in late April. Founded in 1936, the […]

RARE BOOKS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS Willem de Kooning Books SCUA recently acquired two books featuring the art of Willem de Kooning, both signed by the artist. De Kooning was a 20th Century abstract expressionist artist, and the artist of the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s “crown jewel” painting, “Woman,” which was purchased in 1954. Simple Simon and […]

by Patrick Dollar Since the state has been quarantining in place for the last eleven months, the North Carolina Literary Map decided to take everyone on a virtual tour around N.C. The North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame (NCLHOF), the NC Literary Map, and the NC Literary Review are launching the online NC Quarantine Literary […]

by Stacey Krim The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Signe Waller Foxworth’s archive devoted to the Greensboro Massacre. This collection represents a significant event in the history of Greensboro, North Carolina relating to race and labor relations. The UNCG Special Collections & University Archives […]

by Erin Lawrimore As with all other work at UNCG (and elsewhere), our instructional work in SCUA has adapted to current restrictions in place to stem the spread of COVID-19. We are unable to host class visits in our reading room, thus limiting our ability to provide students with the ability to physically handle materials […]

by Beth Ann Koelsch The first Women Veterans Historical Project Annual Women Veterans Luncheon in 1997 predated the founding of the Project in 1998.  For over two decades the WVHP has brought women veterans and their supporters together to honor the service of women who served in the United States armed forces and the American […]

The Violoncello Society of New York is very pleased to announce the donation of its extensive archive to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Included in the VCS archive are additional materials from the American Cello Council dating back to the 1930’s. VCS President, Kate […]

“Setting a Proper Table: 1860-1960” “There’s something special about gathering a few favorite people for a meal. A beautifully set table is the perfect canvas for a delicious meal.”Chantal Larocque An elegantly set table is more than a backdrop for a good meal, it can also reflect social status, proper etiquette, and cultural traditions. Seemingly minute […]