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  • Description: Americans
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    • [May Day Pageant scrapbook]

    • 1912
    • MSS349 May Day Pageant Scrapbook
    • This scrapbook, created by Laura McAllester, documents the 1912 May Day Pageant at the State Normal and Industrial College (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro). The scrapbook chiefly contains photographs of the 1912 May Day Pageant,...
    • [Hyla Bynum Cundiff family photo album, Wilkesboro, N.C.]

    • 1920-1990
    • CC012 Fred and Hyla Bynum Cundiff Collection [Personal Collection]
    • The majority of the photographs in this album center on the life of the Bynum family of Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Included are numerous images of Hyla Bynum, who married Fred Cundiff (also from Wilkes County) in 1944. They knew each other from an...
    • 1929 Feb-May [Catherine Cox letters]

    • 1929
    • MS501 Catherine Cox Letters
    • This folder contains letters from Catherine Cox to her family, though chiefly her parents. Details her experiences at Guilford College. Of note are mentions of snow, a banquet in the King Cotton Hotel for the Guilfordian Board annual banquet (there...
    • [Letter from Helen Bolling Potts to Mary Channing Coleman, 1944]

    • 1944-09-18
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • Letter written by recent graduate Helen Bolling (Potts) to her former professor Mary Channing Coleman on 18 September 1944. This letter discusses the difficulties that the Red Cross Clubmobile or "donut wagon" women faced while serving in France...
    • [Letter from friend Marie to Catherine Katopes, 1944]

    • 1944-09-25
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes' friend Marie writes from France, but describes her recent stay in England including buzz bombs, daily activities, and sightseeing. Marie describes the more primitive conditions after arriving in France, and talks of learning how to...
    • The Quaker, 1945

    • 1945
    • The Quaker (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • These pages from the 1945 Guilford College yearbook, The Quaker, show Japanese American students who attended the school during World War II. Guilford College was one of the few schools who welcomed Japanese Americans during WWII. Students include:...
    • Guinea gold [1945]

    • 1945-01-07
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Four-page newsletter containing reports from all over the world concerning war activities and news items from the U.S.

      Four-page newsletter on newsprint contains over 50 war-related reports from around the world, including the U.S.,...
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-27
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves comments on her parents' move, swimming in the ocean, special food items, movies and social activities, the base, and Americans' resentment of the Australian soldiers.
    • [Palace Theater]

    • 1946-09-01
    • Martin Studio Collection
    • A photograph of the Palace Theater in Greensboro that catered to the African Americans in town.
    • [People in swimming pool]

    • 1947
    • Martin Studio Collection
    • Taken for the Red Cross at 1300 Gorrell St. African Americans practicing emergency techniques in the water; bathing caps; swim suits; life savers.
    • Superintendent and desegregation

    • 1955-05-21
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This speech by Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, was given to the American Association of University Women in Raleigh, North Carolina, on May 21, 1955, and presents Smith's position on school desegregation. Smith admits that...
    • Inalienable Rights

    • 1960-02-17
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 17, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-8. This editorial discusses the desire for equal right by African Americans.
    • Light Skinned Negroes Served At Counter

    • 1960-02-25
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 25, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-9. This article reports that two light-skinned African Americans were served at the lunch counter immediately before joining the demonstration in...
    • Treated Like Enemy

    • 1960-02-26
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 26, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-8. This editorial comments on the social position of African Americans and other ethnic minorities in the United States.
    • Ohio Negroes Plan Protest against Café

    • 1960-03-07
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the March 7, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Record. Originally appeared on page A-1. The article reports that students in Xenia, OH plan to protest a local restaurant that refuses to serve African Americans.
    • Negroes to Decide on Protest

    • 1960-03-07
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the March 7, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page B-5. The article reports a meeting held by African Americans in Danville, VA to discuss picketing a local Thalimer's store.
    • Boycott of Stores is Advised

    • 1960-03-17
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the March 17, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-11. The article reports on a statement made by the NAACP urging African Americans to boycott chains that have segregated lunch counters in the South...
    • Blood, Sweat, and Toil

    • 1960-03-20
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the March 20, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page D-5. This editorial responds to a previously published letters and discusses the sacrifices and efforts made by African Americans.
    • The Quaker, 1961

    • 1961
    • The Quaker (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • The 1961 Guilford College yearbook, The Quaker, reflects an increased religious diversity on campus. The establishment of the Jewish Hillel society and the Catholic Neuman Club shows an increased population of non-Protestant students, which is a...

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