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Special Collections and University Archives

by Audrey Sage In this edition of our newsletter, we present you with the wonderful American cookery book by Sarah Belk.  This collection of recipes, historical anecdotes which date back to 1607, and interesting stories and quotations center around the foods and traditions of southern cooking.  The author has compiled a vast array of unique […]

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”. […]

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 […]

RARE BOOKS French Neo-Gothic Typography and Printing Masterpiece Jean Midolle. Recueil ou Alphabet de lettres initiales, historiques avec bordures et fleurons d’après le 14 et 15 siècles. Gand [Ghent], G. Jacqmain, 1846. The title leaf and 24 chromolithographic plates were printed on porcelain coated paper, one for each letter of the alphabet (I and J were interchangeable, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

 
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