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Bennett College


The Thomas F. Holgate Library at Bennett College seeks to accommodate the educational programs, philosophy, mission, goals and objectives of the College. In that regard, the College has made constant efforts to provide and maintain a balanced library program that fosters and aids the promotion and achievement of academic, professional, and personal excellence. The library also maintains the Bennett College Archives.


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Cone Health Medical Library


The Libraries provide for the information needs of the clinical community, support staff and employees of the Cone Health System.  Furthermore, they support the information needs of the medical community and health care workers in the Greensboro AHEC region.


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Duke University


The collections of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University range from ancient papyri to the records of modern advertising. They number more than 200,000 printed volumes and more than 11,500,000 items in manuscript and archival collections. They support research in a wide variety of disciplines and programs, including African-American studies, anthropology, classics, economics, history, literature, political science, religion, sociology, and women's studies.


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Greensboro College


Founded in 1838, Greensboro College provides undergraduate students a true liberal-arts education while also offering four master’s degrees. The Jones Library at Greensboro College contains over 110, 000 volumes, access to around 35,000 print and electronic periodicals and newspapers, and full-text access to over 55,000 eBooks. We offer access to an extensive reference collection both on the shelves and online.


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Greensboro History Museum


For anyone interested in exploring the history of Greensboro and Guilford County in even greater depth, the Greensboro Historical Museum Archives provides an astounding range of original local and regional source materials. Visit the Archives site to learn more about our holdings, notable collections and resources available online.


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Greensboro Public Library


In partnership with the community, the Greensboro Public Library strives to provide free and equal access to information, foster lifelong learning, and inspire the joys of reading. The library makes available numerous local history resources through the North Carolina Collection and also maintains online genealogy resources.


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Guilford College


Guilford College is a liberal arts school in Greensboro, North Carolina providing tomorrow's leaders with the innovative problem-solving skills, experiences, and global perspectives to actively create change in the world. As a particular contribution to the maintenance of Guilford’s Quaker heritage, the Friends Historical Collection acquires, organizes, preserves and makes available, not only to the college but to the wider community of researchers, materials, both published and unpublished, related to the history of the Religious Society of Friends with special responsibility for comprehensiveness in preserving the spiritual, intellectual and cultural heritage of Quakerism in the southeastern United States.


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Hayes-Taylor YMCA


The Hayes-Taylor Memorial YMCA holds a significant place in both Greensboro’s and the YMCA of Greensboro’s history. Originally opening in 1939, the Hayes-Taylor YMCA was the first YMCA in Greensboro to allow membership of non-white citizens.  Through the years, the facility has served a pivotal role in both Greensboro’s and the United States’ history as a center of the Civil Right movement.


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North Carolina A&T State University


North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a public, doctoral/research, 1890 land-grant university committed to exemplary teaching and learning, scholarly and creative research, and effective engagement and public service. The mission of F.D. Bluford Library at N.C. A&T State is to support and advance academic scholarship and  research at N.C. A&T through services, collections, technologies, staff expertise and spaces. The library is committed to ensuring access to global information resources that inspire exploration, discovery and personal growth. The library maintains a balanced collection of circulating print and non-print materials, with an ever growing collection of electronic resources available for local and remote access or for download to mobile devices. Archival collections documenting the history of the University and the region are also available.


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