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Special Collections and University Archives

-Audrey Sage Contained in the Special Collections are a group of artist books that are small in size yet large in content. One work in particular is a piece by Diane Weintraub from 1999. This work is comprised of three miniature volumes, each of a different size and constructed of accordion fold pages. Each book […]

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 In this edition of our newsletter, we present you with the wonderful American cookery book by Sarah Belk.  This collection of recipes, historical anecdotes which date back to 1607, and interesting stories and quotations center around the foods and traditions of southern cooking.  The author has compiled a vast array of unique […]

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”. […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Photographs taken by Dr. Anna Gove, the second resident “lady doctress” at the State Normal and Industrial College (now UNC Greensboro), have proved a rich source of both campus and local history. A native of New Hampshire, Gove arrived in North Carolina at 26 years of age, becoming one of the […]

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 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 Audrey Sage We are featuring a wonderful volume from our historical cookbook collection – PIE ! by Patricia White. Our copy was gifted to our collection by Dr. Frieda Elaine Penninger,  This delicious collection of 77 pie recipes was published in 1969 by Simon and Schuster.  It contains recipes ranging in flavor from savory […]

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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