Special Collections and University Archives

by Kathelene McCarty Smith In April 1939, Dixie Lee Bryant presented a large comprehensive scrapbook of the early years of the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) to her friend and Alumnae Secretary Clara Booth Byrd. Perhaps arising from a wave of nostalgia inspired by attendance at a birthday celebration held the year before […]

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 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 […]