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    • The steel house: ""A sensationally good idea""

    • 2004
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • In the years following World War II, a housing shortage coupled with a rise in marriage and birth rates necessitated the creation of housing types that could be built quickly and affordably. The prefabricated steel house, known as a Lustron home,...
    • Airstream trailers: A blast from the past

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Seen today as an American icon, the Airstream trailer was developed in response to the Machine Deco and streamlining design movement of the 1920s, Americans' increased interest in traveling via automobile, and the ideas of businessman and...
    • The ins & outs of fire escapes: Fire safety construction in urban America

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Fire safety construction was first developed beginning in the mid-nineteenth century as a result of fatal incidents in a number of densely populated urban areas, including New York, Chicago, and Boston. Although fire safety regulations were slow to...
    • Linoleum: The ultimate flooring

    • 2013
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Linoleum, a flooring material made from plant-based ingredients, was invented in the mid-nineteenth century and remained a popular floor covering until the 1940s. Its long-lasting, sustainable, water-resistant, and sound-absorbing attributes made...
    • [White Oak Cotton Mills, loose stereograph cards]

    • 1907;1909
    • Sterocards Digital Collection
    • This group of stereograph cards documenting White Oak Cotton Mills was assembled by the Greensboro Historical Museum from items held in two different collections.
    • Deep Conversations about Conversation Pits

    • 2018
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Conversation pits are a unique architectural feature used in residential spaces and some commercial structures primarily in the 1960s and 1970s. Featuring a seating area recessed below the floor level, conversation pits were costly to install and,...
    • Remembering sit-ins

    • 1985-02-01
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This February 1, 1985 Greensboro News & Record editorial views the Woolworth sit-ins in retrospect and urges readers not to be "smug" when commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the sit-ins, as America still had not achieved a color-blind...
    • [L. Richardson Memorial Hospital exterior front view]

    • 1953-04-29
    • Martin Studio Collection
    • L. Richardson Memorial Hospital, designed by noted architect Charles C. Hartmann, opened at 603 South Benbow Road in May 1927. It was the first modern African-American hospital in Greensboro's history. The Greensboro Negro Hospital Association...
    • Oral history interview with Alan Cone, 2008

    • 2008-03-25
    • OH006 Preserving Our History: Rotary Club of Greensboro
    • Alan Cone, born in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been an integral figure in the city’s development. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serving in the Navy, Cone went to work for his family’s apparel business,...
    • Breviary (Breviarium) [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1275
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • Breviaries were seldom owned by laymen. They were service books and contained the Psalter with the versicles, responses, collects and lections for Sundays, weekdays, and saints' days. Other texts could be included. A Breviary, therefore, was...
    • General correspondence applications Ro-Ru 1901 [Charles Duncan McIver Records]

    • 1901
    • UA2.1 Charles Duncan McIver Records, 1855-1906
    • Letters and documents written to and by Dr. Charles McIver. Topics include travel arrangements, an invitation for a North Carolina member of the House of Representatives to visit the campus, clarifying from previous communications, the application...
    • Oral history interview with Mary Jane Conger, 2017 [full audio recording]

    • 2017-08-03
    • OH002 UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
    • Mary Jane Conger was born May 11, 1951 in Plainfield, New Jersey and grew up in Cranford, New Jersey. Ms. Conger attained her BA in History from Mary Baldwin College, her MA in History (Modern China and Japan) from The University of Virginia and...
    • Oral History Interview with Dr. Keith Cushman, 2017 [full audio recording]

    • 2017-11-06
    • OH002 UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
    • Dr. Keith Cushman was born December 23, 1942, in Jefferson City, Missouri. He received his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, and his graduate degrees from Princeton University. Dr. Cushman is a leading international D. H. Lawrence scholar...
    • The army nurse [May 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • May 1945 issue (Volume 2, Number 5) of "The Army Nurse" It contains articles of interest to members of the Army Nurse Corps. Items of general interest include the articles "Nurses Also Cry"Army Nurse in War Show Draws Record Crowds to View ANA's...

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