Special Collections and University Archives

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 the 1950s and 1960s, including issues of housing for married students and desegregation.

Associate Editor Sarah Perry conducted much of her research for the article in University Archives in Fall 2013. In addition to incorporating information from our vast oral history collection as well as the records of Charles Duncan McIver and other campus administrators, Perry selected numerous historic photographs to include in an online exhibit that accompanies the printed article. The printed article also contains some wonderful photographs of campus today — including a picture of Jackson Library on the issue’s main contents page.

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