Special Collections and University Archives

University Archives has started posting some video clips to the University Libraries’ YouTube account. The clips are digitized from films held in University Archives. A “Films from UNCG University Archives” playlist collates all the University Archives clips in one place. You’ll find scenes from past commencement activities, special campus events and visitors, and even a […]

We’re happy to pass along news that the University Libraries’ Digital Projects unit has completed the digitization of 236 scrapbooks held in University Archives (see their blog post with additional details about the project). Highly acidic paper and glue along with delicate bindings make the physical scrapbooks challenging to handle and use as a researcher. […]

On the afternoon of December 10th, the Hodges Reading Room played host to a reception celebrating the opening of an exhibit featuring the work of students in History 627, a course in the Department of History’s museum studies graduate track. The exhibit, titled “Everyday Change: Stories of UNCG, 1963-1973” featured oral history interviews, photographs, textiles, […]

Learn more about UNCG campus history at Spartan Stories, a new blog from the staff of University Archives. The blog officially launched on October 1, with a post about classes during the first year of the school’s existence — 120 years ago. Stay tuned in the weeks to come for posts focused on the 1967 […]

  Charles Duncan McIver, ca. 1895 Charles Duncan McIver was born on September 27, 1860, to Henry McIver and Sarah “Sallie” Harrington McIver in Moore County, North Carolina.    McIver entered the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill in 1877 and graduated in 1881.  After graduating from UNC, he accepted the assistant headmaster position […]

On Friday, April 13, 2012, the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) mounted an exhibit of historical items related to the university for the Spartan Expo at the Alumni Reunion.  The exhibit was displayed in the Cone Ballroom of the Elliott University Center. The exhibit consisted of historic artifacts, photographs, and textiles […]

Charles Duncan McIver Charles “Charlie” Duncan McIver was born on September 27, 1860, to Henry McIver and Sarah “Sallie” Harrington McIver in Moore County, North Carolina. He began his formal education following his 8th birthday at a local one-room schoolhouse in Moore County. McIver enjoyed hunting rabbits, fox, squirrels, opossums, and raccoons and did regular […]