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University Archives and History

Local and Regional History Collections

The Local and Regional History Collections showcase documents, photographs, and publications related to the history of Greensboro and the North Carolina Piedmont, culled from multiple collections belonging to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, the Greensboro Historical Museum, and other local community partners. These collections include newspapers, photos, city directories, and other materials.

 

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Civil Rights Greensboro
Civil Rights Greensboro provides access to archival resources documenting the modern civil rights era in Greensboro, North Carolina, from the 1940s to the early 1980s.

 

Community 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. 

 

Greensboro City Directories
Useful for genealogical or building research, these directories list businesses and individuals, and many are corss-referenced by address and telephone number.

 

Greensboro Historical Newspapers
Including all known issues of The Greensboro Patriot published from 1826 to 1922 and the newspapers published at Greensboro's ORD/BTC-10 army base during World War II.

 

North Carolina Runaway Slave Advertisements
All known runaway or fugitive slave advertisements published in North Carolina newspapers through 1840.

 

Oral History
Oral history interviews with notable Greensboro residents.

 

Textiles, Teachers, and Troops: Greensboro 1880-1945
Over 175,000 pages of material documenting Greensboro from Reconstruction through World War II, focusing on the influences of the textile industry, education, and the military.

 

Urban Development in Greensboro
Documents, maps, photographs, and other material related to Greensboro's physcical growth, inclduiding subjects such as urban renewal, historic districts, and urban planning.

 

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