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    • History pasted on the wall

    • 2006
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Invented by the Chinese as early as 200 A.D., wallpaper has a storied history across numerous cultures and continents. Because it is susceptible to frequent changes as a result of stylistic trends and personal tastes, as well as damage and...
    • A stone's throw: Asheville's legacy of Pebbledash & Roughcast

    • 2013
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Pebbledash and roughcast are two types of stucco application that have their roots in ancient building history. Brought to Asheville, NC in the late 19th century by Richard Sharp Smith, the architect tasked with designing Biltmore Village, these...
    • Carpenter Gothic architecture: Its history, care, and repair

    • 2019
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Revivalist architectural styles were popular during the late 19th and early 20th century, informing the design of residential, commercial, and civic structures. Carpenter Gothic was an offshoot of Gothic Revival, a style popularized in Great...
    • Conserving American treasures: Progressive & New Deal Era murals

    • 2007
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • The first half of the 20th century was the most prolific period of mural painting in U.S. history. Two specific time periods, the Progressive Era (1904-1933) and the New Deal Era (1930s-early 1940s), saw the creation of Federal Public Arts...
    • Saving an American dream: Historic manufactured housing

    • 2013
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Manufactured homes are unique to the American physical and architectural landscape, as they are uncommon and often banned for use as permanent housing outside the United States. This brief examines the history of American manufactured housing,...
    • Pine needles [1922]

    • 1922
    • University Yearbooks (UNCG University Archives)
    • The 1922 yearbook includes a brief history of the college. Class histories give a brief glimpse into events of the time, including a brief mention of the influenza epidemic. The yearbook includes a page from the March 11, 1922, issue of the student...
    • Architecture with a capital A: The importance of preserving the A-Frame

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • A distinctive architectural form born of the post-war modernist design movement, the A-frame structure has typically not been viewed as significant enough to receive historic preservation attention. This brief argues that A-frame structures,...
    • Nooks & butler's pantries: A call for the original multi-taskers

    • 2014
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Changes over time to American residential needs and preferences can perhaps best be seen in the evolution of the kitchen. At the turn of the twentieth century, one such preference was the incorporation of breakfast nooks and butler's pantries to...
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • [Simkins v. Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital - Brief and appendix of defendants]

    • 1963-03
    • Cone 10079 Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Collection, 1908-2003 and undated
    • Brief and appendix of defendants in the Simkins v. Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital court case, dated 1963. This court case deals with racial discrimination in the employee hiring and patient accepting practices of Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital, et....
    • The decennial [1902]

    • 1902
    • University Yearbooks (UNCG University Archives)
    • This yearbook commemorates the tenth anniversary of the college. It includes accounts of the subsequent activities of each graduating class, a brief description of the faithful servant Zeke, a description of Greensboro, and a description of the...
    • 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...
    • Refueling gas stations for the future

    • 2015
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Gas stations of years past dot the American landscape and are often victim to demolition because of their perceived irrelevance to adaptive reuse. However, many historic gas stations feature unique designs that have the potential to be transformed...
    • 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...

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