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Special Collections and University Archives

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Plays and productions were an important part of early campus life at the State Normal and Industrial School (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro). They were not only a creative outlet for the students, but also an ideal way for classmates from across the state to get to know […]

Two former UNCG student employees share how their experience working at SCUA prepared them for jobs in the archives and public history field. Lacey Wilson In the summer of 2016 I was fortunate to get accepted into the UNCG Museum Studies graduate program.  As I contemplated how I would pay for the out-of-state tuition and […]

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”. […]

photos courtesy of Paula Damasceno and Audrey Sage Alumna and retired UNCG Faculty member B. Burgin Ross donated a collection of West African artifacts she collected during her service in the Peace Corps in the 1970s in Southwest Liberia. The collection includes a ceremonial mask, a clay cooking pot; sifting basket; wooden mortar; mancala game; […]

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 […]

 
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