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    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • The Student As Nigger

    • 1970-09-25
    • The Guilfordian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This 1967 essay by California State University professor, Jerry Farber, was reprinted in the Guilford College student newspaper, The Guilfordian on September 25, 1970. The original essay, published during the height of the civil rights movement,...
    • Oral History interview with Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin

    • 2016-03-21
    • WV0605 Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin Oral History
    • Primarily documents the life of Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin and her service with the United States Air Force.

      MacSeόin recalls her childhood as a military dependent, and the effect that moving so often throughout her childhood had on her....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Time to talk

    • 1980-10-13
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This October 13, 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorial decries the need for communication between black and white citizens in Greensboro, specifically after the violence at the Death to the Klan march on November 3, 1979, at which five Communist...
    • Book of Hours (Horæ Beatæ Mariæ Virginis). [leaf from Ege medieval manuscripts]

    • 1450
    • Fifty original leaves from medieval manuscripts: Western Europe XII-XVI century Ege Descriptions
    • Books of Hours, beautifully written, enriched with burnished gold initials, and adorned with miniature paintings, were frequently the most treasured possessions of the devout and wealthy layman. They were not only carried to chapel but were often...
    • The Quaker

    • 1949
    • The Quaker (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • Images in the 1949 Guilford College yearbook, The Quaker, highlight both the continued presence of international students and in a rare candid photograph, the presence of an African-American staff on campus. A sophomore photo of Adli Allis from...
    • Arts Series Segregation Questioned by Students

    • 1968-11-15
    • The Guilfordian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • In this letter to the editor submitted by Guilford student Kirk Woods, the use of the term "segregation" was in reference to the entire student body being forced to sit in the back of Dana Auditorium during the Arts Series lectures. Woods claimed...
    • [Bennett College yearbook pages, 1962]

    • 1962
    • CC013 George Gabriel and Gabriel Groceries Collection [Personal Collection]
    • George Gabriel, owner of the Gabriel Food Center which was directly across from Bennett College at 967 East Washington Street, advertised in the Bennett Belle, the Bennett College yearbook. He was generous to the students, often offering store...
    • [Bennett College yearbook pages, 1963]

    • 1963
    • CC013 George Gabriel and Gabriel Groceries Collection [Personal Collection]
    • George Gabriel, owner of the Gabriel Food Center which was directly across from Bennett College at 967 East Washington Street, advertised in the Bennett Belle, the Bennett College yearbook. He was generous to the students, often offering store...
    • [Bennett College yearbook pages, 1964]

    • 1964
    • CC013 George Gabriel and Gabriel Groceries Collection [Personal Collection]
    • George Gabriel, owner of the Gabriel Food Center which was directly across from Bennett College at 967 East Washington Street, advertised in the Bennett Belle, the Bennett College yearbook. He was generous to the students, often offering store...
    • [Bennett College yearbook pages, 1965]

    • 1965
    • CC013 George Gabriel and Gabriel Groceries Collection [Personal Collection]
    • George Gabriel, owner of the Gabriel Food Center which was directly across from Bennett College at 967 East Washington Street, advertised in the Bennett Belle, the Bennett College yearbook. He was generous to the students, often offering store...
    • 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...

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