On Friday, April 11, University Archives joined UNCG’s Reunion Weekend celebration of the Class of 1964. On Friday morning, archivists Kathelene Smith and Erin Lawrimore created an exhibit in the lobby of the EUC Auditorium featuring photographs, publications, textiles, and other materials related to the Class of 1964’s time on campus. Events highlighted included Rat Day, the opening of Grogan and Reynolds Residence halls, and the school’s transition from Woman’s College to UNCG.
In the afternoon, Kathelene and Erin transitioned some of the exhibit to the Alumni House, and assisted Dr. Anne Parson’s public history graduate students in conducting oral history interviews with reunion attendees. The graduate students also displayed their exhibit which was featured in the Hodges Reading Room in December 2013.
Additionally, throughout the day, the University Archives Twitter account (@UNCGArchives) featured photographs of the Class of 1964 at WC/UNCG.
Planning for future Reunion Weekend exhibits and activities is already underway. Erin and Kathelene have met with leadership from both the Class of 1965 and the Class of 1966 to ensure that SCUA is able to enhance their 50th reunion celebrations.