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Greensboro History Collections

Greensboro History Collections

The Greensboro 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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North Carolina Runaway Slave Advertisements: 1751-1840
All known runaway or fugitive slave advertisements published in North Carolina newspapers through 1840.

 

Greensboro Historical Newspapers: 1826-1946
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.

 

Community History Collections: 1834-present
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. 

 

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.

 

Greensboro City Directories: 1884-1963
Useful for genealogical or building research, these directories list businesses and individuals, and many are corss-referenced by address and telephone number.

Civil Rights Greensboro: 1940-1990
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.

 

Greater Greensboro: The Gate City Since World War II
Documents, maps, photographs, and other material related to Greensboro's physcical growth, inclduiding subjects such as urban renewal, historic districts, and urban planning.

 

Oral History: 1971-present
Oral history interviews with notable Greensboro residents.

 

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