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    • Oral history interview with Mary Miller, 1990 [text/print transcript]

    • 1990-09-17
    • OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project
    • Mary Miller (1921-2013) graduated with a bachelor of science in home economics in 1941 from Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), and received a master's degree in housing...
    • Oral history interview with Clara Ridder, 1990 [text/print transcript]

    • 1990-11-19
    • OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project
    • Clara Ridder (1912-2012) came to Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), in 1959 as professor in the Department of Interior Design. She retired in 1979. She was an author and...
    • Streamline Moderne: Speeding into the future!

    • 2018
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • The Streamline Moderne architectural style sprang out of American culture in the late 1920s, influenced by a wide range of trends from Hollywood, machine design, advertising, consumer engineering, science fiction, and technological advances in...
    • A marvel of Modernism: The hyperbolic paraboloid

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • The mid-century modernist architectural movement (1950s-1960s) espoused the progressive optimism felt during the years following World War II. The hyperbolic paraboloid, a highly distinctive curved shape resembling a saddle, arose out of this...
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Myrna Colley-Lee, 2011 [text/print transcript]

    • 2011-08-09
    • OH002 UNCG Institutional Memory Collection
    • Myrna Colley-Lee (1941- ) graduated in 1962 from the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She taught art education for a few years before moving to New York, New York, where she...
    • Oral history interview with Marjorie Suggs Edwards, 2000

    • 2000-06-26
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • Documents Marjorie R. Suggs Edwards's early life; military service during World War II; and her personal life and career after the war.

      Edwards describes her childhood in an immigrant section of Passaic, New Jersey. She discusses in detail...
    • Oral history interview with Pat Foote, 2006

    • 2006-08-08
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • Primarily documents Brig. Gen. Evelyn "Pat" Foote's background; her service with the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1989; her involvement with organizations and committees related to veterans and women in the military in the 1990s; and her work as...
    • 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,...
    • 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,...
    • 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 Clara A. Ridder, 2004,[text/print transcript]

    • 2004-08-05
    • MSS264 Patricia Fairfield-Artman Oral History Collection
    • Clara A. Ridder (1915-2012) graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1936 with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. In 1938, she obtained a Master of Science in Nutrition from the University of Arizona and received a PhD in Home Economics...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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