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About the Project

Civil Rights Greensboro

CRG was funded by a NC ECHO Digitization Grant awarded in June 2008 by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with monies from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The project was developed and produced as a collaborative effort between Guilford College, Greensboro College, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), each of which has provided materials for this online resource. Coordination and support for digitization activities was provided by the Digital Projects Office of University Libraries at UNCG, and the website is hosted and maintained by the Libraries' Electronic Resources and Information Technologies (ERIT) Department.

Greensboro VOICES

CRG also contains oral histories held at Greensboro Public Library that were originally transcribed, digitized, and posted to a separate website for the Greensboro VOICES project, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Greensboro VOICES contains 125 transcripts of oral history interviews conducted during the late 1970s through early 1990s by the Greensboro Public Library and the UNCG Department of History, as well as a handful conducted between 1997 and 2001 by Jim Schlosser for the Greensboro News and Record. These two collections contain almost 140 interviews documenting the civil rights movement in Guilford County between the early 1950s and the early 1980s. Greensboro VOICES was a collaborative effort of the Greensboro Public Library and The University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and was made possible by the sponsorship of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

CONTENTdm Migration

In July, 2014, CRG was migrated into the CONTENTdm content management system. This move enhanced the site by allowing full-text searches of many documents (including all the oral history interviews), providing higher resolution images, and permitting the collection to be included in Worldcat and the Digital Public Library of America. At the same time, more than four hundred news articles from 1960, digitized by the Greensboro Public Library, were added to the collection.

Technical Information

CRG seeks to adhere to state and national standards for imaging, digital preservation, archival description, and metadata implementation. The website follows the 2007 Revised Edition of the NC ECHO Digitization Guidelines and the 2007 NC Dublin Core Implementation Guidelines. To learn more about the specific policies and procedures used to produce the website, please contact a project staff member.


Project Staff, Civil Rights Greensboro

  • Cat Saleeby McDowell, Digital Projects Coordinator, UNCG
  • Virginia Daley, Project Manager (2008-2009)
  • David Gwynn, Project Manager (2009-2010)
  • Rebecca Boger, Project Assistant

Additional Project Staff, Greensboro VOICES

  • Betty Carter, University Archivist
  • Justin R. Ervin, Database Consultant
  • Richard Cox, Digital Technology Consultant
  • Anders Selhorst, Project Archivist

ERIT Staff

  • Vanessa Apple, Web Applications Specialist
  • Kerry Bannen, Digital Imaging Technician
  • Danny Nanez, Web Applications Developer
  • Jessica Thomason, Database Administrator

Partner Representatives

  • Gwen Gosney Erickson, Friends Historical Collection, Guilford College
  • Lindsey A. Lambert, Brock Historical Museum, Greensboro College
  • Steven Henson, Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library, Duke University
  • Michele Belden, University Archives & Manuscripts, UNCG
  • Tim Cole, Greeenboro Public Library
  • Stpehen Catlett, Greensboro Historical Museum

Project Interns and Student Assistants

  • Mercedes Brito, UNCG
  • Emma Flanagan, UNCG
  • David Gwynn, UNCG
  • Karen Hawkins, UNCG
  • Rachael Jeffers, Guilford College
  • Justin Payne, Greensboro College
  • Scotty Woods, Guilford College

Additional Acknowledgements (Civil Rights Greensoro)

Thanks also to Hermann Trojanowski, Betty Carter, Jason Alston, Tim Bucknall and Franklin Graves of UNCG, Stephen Catlett of Greensboro Historical Museum, and Linda McCurdy of Duke University.

Additional Acknowledgements (Greensboro VOICES)

Thanks also to Helen Snow, North Carolina Librarian at the Greensboro Public Library.

The following people have contributed to the project by interviewing, transcribing, editing, or reformatting the interviews: Michael Adams, Rebecca Boger, Kathleen Carter, Sherry Chavis, Kevin Costello, Mark Dorosin, Brad Foley, Cathy Hester, Kathleen Hoke, Glen Jordan, William Link, Jody McKay, Jan Pegram, Eugene Pfaff, David Smith, Jeff Smith, Deetra Thompson, Robin Welborn, Jacinta White, and Mark Wingerter.

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