Special Collections and University Archives

Please Join us for First Friday Discussions Use this Zoom Link for all presentations: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A new exhibit titled “African American Staff at State Normal, 1892-1919” is now on display in the case in the Elliott Center University connector. This exhibit features photographs of many of the African Americans who worked on the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) campus during its earliest years. While the student body of […]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1912 The students of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro claim a rich history of dramatic performance. From the campus’s earliest years as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women, the student body has authored plays, created stage sets, sewn costumes, and performed both male and female roles. The […]

The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives is excited to announce the launching of a new, rotating exhibit in the first floor reading room of Jackson Library titled “Changing Times: A History of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.” The exhibit will trace the development of the school from its founding in […]

Now there’s one more way to learn about UNCG history and the work being done in University Archives. We’ve launched a Twitter account (@UNCGArchives) to share news of events, classroom engagement, historic photos, and UNCG trivia. This new account will combine the efforts of University Archives and the Libraries’ Digital Projects team to provide short, […]

The January 2014 issue of Our State features a wonderful article highlighting the history of UNCG. The piece, titled “A Place of Distinction,” explores the history of Woman’s College through the experiences of alumna and former director of admissions Alice Irby. The article (found on pages 54-63 and at focuses on campus changes during […]