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 […]

To celebrate Women’s History Month, the University Archives Twitter feed (@UNCGArchives) will be posting photos throughout the month, highlighting our founding and history as an institution focused on women’s education (from 1891 through the arrival of the first male undergraduates in Fall 1964). As always, you can also learn more on our Spartan Stories blog. […]

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 […]

Mary Channing Coleman This month in SCUA, we’re showcasing a painting that we’ve recently acquired from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Kinesiology Department.  The portrait is of Mary Channing Coleman, painted by Albert A. Wilkinson, head of the UNCG News Bureau from 1947-1967. Coleman was a long-time faculty member at Woman’s College; […]

If you’re interested in learning more about the Library’s – and specifically librarian Charles Adams’ – struggles in allowing students from Bennett and North Carolina A&T to use Woman’s College Library resources, there is an article in the newest issue of North Carolina Libraries focused on the topic. And almost all of the research was […]

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-Ins, University Archives has created an exhibit to honor the Woman’s College (now UNCG) students who participated in the sit-ins. Woolworth On Monday, February 1, 1960, four North Carolina A&T students initiated what would become a nationwide protest when they demanded the right to sit and be […]

JoAnne Smart (left) and Bettye Davis Tillman (right) In recognition of Black History Month, University Archives has installed an exhibit honoring JoAnne Smart and Bettye Davis Tillman who were the first two African-American students to attend the Woman’s College (now UNCG). Entering on September 13, 1956, the young women were first housed on the first […]