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Digital Projects at UNCG

About Us

The Digital Projects unit, a part of the Electronic Resources and Information Technologies (ERIT) Department, is responsible for the digitiaztion of primary source materials and other hitorical and archival resources both within the University Libraries and for external keepers of unique historical material, including UNCG faculty and local cultural heritage organizations.


Currently staffed by three full-time employees, two employees shared with other departments, and several student assistants, the Digital Projects unit handles a variety of projects within theUNCG Digital Collections.


For a consultation, please email David Gwynn, Digital Projects Coordinator. More information on faculty digitization services offered by Digital Projects or by other departments on campus can be found here.


For information on ordering high resolution copies of our digitized material or to arrange permission for publication or other reuse, please visit this page.


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Digital Collections Priority Areas

The Digital Projects Priorities Team has identified four collection priority areas for new digital projects based on collection strengths and priorities within the University and the Univiversity Libraries:


For a list of our completed projects, please visit the UNCG Digital Collections home page. For updates, check out the Digital Projects blog or Facebook page.


Status report on 2016-2017 projects here.


Projects in Progress (2017-2018):


Projects approved for the 2017-2018 academic year include the following:


New projects:

  • North Carolina Runaway Slave Ads, Phase 2: 1840-1865
    A massive expansion of this project will identify, digitize and transcribe advertisements from North Carolina newspapers between 1840 and 1865.
  • Neo-Black Society Records
    In observance of UNCG's 125th anniversary, this project will make available the records of UNCG's pioneering Neo-Black Society dating from the late 1960s to the present.
  • Guilford County Cookbooks
    An expansion of the Home Economics and Household Collection focusing on North Carolina cookbooks begins with this group.
  • Susan Metcalfe Letters
    Letters written from cellist Pablo Cassals to Susan Metcalfe between 1902 and 1922.
  • Women's Professional Association Records
    Contains meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, and organizational records from the Women's Professional Forum, a local women's organization that was founded in Greensboro in 1977. The forum has presented UNCG with a donation to defray the cost of digitization.

Ongoing projects:

  • Women Veterans Historical Project
    Additional oral histories, photographs, and other items will be added to this extensive digital collection documenting the service of women in the American armed forces, once of UNCG's most used digital resources.
  • Maud Gatewood Collection
    Gatewood was an instrumental part of the art in North Carolina during the late 20th and early 21st century. As a graduate of Woman’s College, she is also part of our institution’s history. Her entire collection, including thousands of sketches, along with correspondence and other materials, is being digitized.
  • I Wish To Say
    Updates to the digital archive of the "I Wish to Say" project undertaken by UNCG Assistant Professor Dr. Sheryl Oring, and will present images and transcriptions of messages composed and sent through the project since 2004. 
  • Pre-1923 Children's Literature
    This project encompasses digitizing approximately 100 public domain children’s books from the Early Juvenile Literature Collection, Woman’s Collection, and Special Collections General, some dating to the 1700s.
  • Anna Gove Papers
    The final leg of this project will digitize Dr. Gove's phortographs of the United States and Europe in the 1910s and 1920s, including many from the aftermath of World War I.
  • North Carolina Alpha Delta Kappa Collection
    ADK is an international honorary organization for women educators and these scrapbooks (dating 1954-1994) represent a completely unique view of the activities of a women's organization.
  • Peter Paul Fuchs Papers
    Peter Paul Fuchs (1916-2007) was a conductor, composer, teacher, and a significant figure in the performing arts history of Greensboro. This is the second phase of the project.


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