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    • Oral history interview with Ellen Tarlton Jordan, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • WV0130 Ellen Jordan Oral History
    • Primarily documents Ellen Jordan's childhood in Greensboro, North Carolina; her work at Camp Wolters with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II; her religious beliefs, and her life after the war.

      Jordan details her family life as...
    • Oral History interview with Ruth Heavner Sheperd, 2015

    • 2015-06-20
    • WV0587 Ruth Heavner Sheperd Oral History
    • Primarily documents the life of Ruth Heavner Shepherd and her service with the United States WAVES.

      Shepherd recalls growing up during the Great Depression, the sacrifices she and her family were forced to make, and the food relief that...
    • Oral history interview with Mtume Imani, 2012 [text/print transcript]

    • 2012-04-13
    • OH002 UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
    • Mtume Imani (1941 - ) graduated in 1962 with a degree in music education from Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After graduation, she taught school for a few years and then...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Wyatte Glennon, circa 2000

    • 2000
    • WV0165 Margaret Wyatte Glennon Oral History
    • Primarily document's Margaret Wyatte Glennon's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in the 1930s, her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II, and her...
    • Future so bright: A history of neon signage

    • 2017
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Neon signage has fallen in and out of favor since its invention in the early 20th century. At first considered a necessary form of commercial advertising and later deemed tacky and obtrusive, today it is experiencing a resurgence as an artistic...
    • A privy history: How the modern bathroom was born

    • 2010
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Not until the end of the nineteenth century did the bathroom as we know it--a separate room with toilet, tub, and sink--begin to appear as a fixture in American houses. Influences from culture, technology, and health science impacted changes made...
    • 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...
    • Pubs in the Piedmont Triad: Tavern history and the modern NC brewpub

    • 2019
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Taverns and pubs have been part of the American architectural landscape since the start of European settlement. Today, craft breweries are replicating the social atmosphere of those early ale houses, often adaptively reusing historic structures for...
    • Speakers Urge Renewal of Civil Rights Fervor

    • 1980-02-01
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this February 1, 1980 Greensboro Daily News article Dwight Cunningham reports on speeches made at North Carolina A&T State University by Andrew Young, Dr. Mary Berry, Rev. Ben Chavis, and Cleveland Sellers. The gathering was in commemoration of...
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 23 October 1943]

    • 1943-10-23
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • Rice, somewhere in Africa, tells of her trip to the capitol city, school children visiting the hospital today, and a USO show she saw starring Frederic March. She is currently in charge of the psychopathic ward of the hospital.
    • South's Blacks' 1st Battle Was Here

    • 1970-02-07
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This brief article, published February 7, 1970, discusses the February 1, 1960 sit-in at the Greensboro Woolworth store, orchestrated by North Carolina A&T State University students David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, and Ezell Blair...
    • [Article about Enola C. Mixon]

    • 1997-04
    • CC008 Enola C. Mixon Collection [Personal Collection]
    • The Triad Edition of "Today's American Woman" (vol. 3) for 1997 includes a lengthly article, and photograph, about Enola Mixon.
    • [1971 Banner]

    • 1971
    • UA107 Textile Collection
    • Red banner with gold, white, blue, and green crewel embroidery details. The banner reads,"UNCG, 1971, Today Shapes the Future - We Are Today." It measures 52 1/2" L x 39 1/2" W.
    • [Man in front of Keeley Institute sign]

    • 1951-03-01
    • Martin Studio Collection
    • March 1, 1951. 4:30 p.m. Keeley Institute was founded in about 1900 when it bought Blandwood Mansion from the Morhead family, whose patriarch, former Gov. John Motley Morehead, died in 1866. Keeley made some changes to the mansion's exterior,...
    • [Man and squirrel]

    • 1952-03-02
    • Martin Studio Collection
    • March 1, 1951. 2 negs. 4:30 p.m. Keeley Institute was founded in about 1900 when it bought Blandwood Mansion from the Morhead family, whose patriarch, former Gov. John Motley Morehead, died in 1866. Keeley made some changes to the mansion's...

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