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    • Mill housing in the South: Progressives, planners, & practice

    • 2004
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • The Progressive movement, active at the turn of the twentieth century, sought to improve the working and living conditions of industrial manufacturing employees. Ideologies for the design and management of mill towns and villages were disseminated...
    • Oral history interview with Alice Boehret, 2000

    • 2000-05-15
    • WV0166 Alice C. Boehret Papers
    • Documents Alice C. Boehret's nursing education and career, including her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II and at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina.

      Boehret discusses not wanting to be a nurse...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Power Makes Morals, Says Patton

    • 1967-11-07
    • The Carolinian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This October 10, 1967, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) discusses comments by Dr. Fred Patton at a conference on black power held at UNCG November 1-3, 1967. Patton's...
    • Oral History Interview with Nelson Johnson by William Chafe

    • 1979-01
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa January, 1979, with Nelson Johnson primarily documents Johnson's opinions on the education system, the 1969 A&T/Dudley protest and the change in activist movements since the sixties....
    • [Third annual Herman Cone Lecture invitation program]

    • 1966-10-27
    • Cone 10081 Robert L. Phillips Collection, 1890s-2003
    • A program for the presentation of ""Current concepts in the treatment of shock"" by Dr. Curtis P. Artz at the Third Annual Herman Cone Lecture held at the Greensboro Public Library October 27, 1966.
    • 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...
    • Brightening the 20th Century: The influence of prismatic glass

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Prismatic glass, developed to improve the amount of daylight reflected into interior commercial spaces prior to the widespread use of electric lighting, consisted of small tiles of ribbed, textured glass. The use of ribbing and patterned textures...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Lost history: Happy Hill and freedman's enclaves

    • 2006
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Following Emancipation and the end of the Civil War, freed African-Americans built their own neighborhoods and communities. Such places were typically self-sufficient, with businesses, schools, and churches providing residents with necessary goods...
    • Castles & cottages: Tudor revival architecture in America

    • 2005
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • During the late 19th and early 20th century, revivalist architectural styles informed the design of American residential architecture. Among the most popular of the styles was the Tudor revival, which referenced the cottages and manor houses of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Concrete privacy in the Madmen era

    • 2013
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Originally found in high architectural designs, screen walls made of pierced, decorative concrete masonry units became ubiquitous across the American suburban landscape by the Atomic Age (1950s-1960s). This brief examines the history, application,...

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