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Community History Collections

A community's history lives in the files and records of its smaller organizations. UNCG hopes to work with many community groups (schools, churches, neighborhood associations, and even individuals)  to make some of this history available online. The items in this digital collection are not held by UNCG; they are housed in the homes and offices of individuals, businesses, and local community groups, as noted in each item's description.

 

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Well-Crafted NC

Fumded through a University Libraries Innovation and Enrichment Grant, Well Crafted NC promotes Downtown Greensboro breweries and their history to a broad community, helping locals recognize and appreciate that the current breweries are part of a long history of brewing in downtown, while also providing local breweries with a single online resource that traces their histories and places them within the context of the broader development of the brewing industry in Downtown Greensboro. More information here.

PRIDE! of the Community

PRIDE! of the Community is an ongoing project documenting LGBTQ+ history in the Triad and is the first large-scale initiative to document this history. We are currently holding scanning events in Greensboro and other Triad communities, and we will be inviting you to bring in materials that document LGBTQ+ social life, history, activism, organizations, and businesses. We will scan materials and make them available on the web for others to see and use. We will also give you a copy of the digital files if you like.

PRIDE! of the Community was developed through a Common Heritage Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Junior League of Greensboro

Newsletters and annual reports of the Junior League, a volunteer and service organization that has served the city since 1928.

Triad NC Women's March Photographs

These photographs, taken ny community members who attended, document the march held 21 January 2017 in Downtown Greensboro.

Youth Achievers Digitizing Greensboro History

Others were digitized as part of an IMLS Sparks!Ignition Grant funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services in partnership with Greensboro's Hayes-Taylor YMCA and its Youth Achievers Program. This pilot program allowed the Digital Projects unit to test field-based digitzation methods (e.g. digital cameras. etc.) so that students could capture collections in the community, both at individual homes and offices and at a commmunity scanning event held at the YMCA. While image quality may not be perfect, this approach allowed us to digitize materials that might not otherwise make their way online.

Community-based Research Project

These items were digitized as part of a Community Based Research Grant sponsored by the Office of Leadership and Service Learning at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.This pilot program allowed the Digital Projects unit to test field-based digitzation methods (e.g. digital cameras. etc.) that might make the process easier for partner institutions. While image quality may not be perfect, this approach will allow us to digitize materials that might not otherwise make their way online.

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