Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New exhibit! Commencement Time at State Normal

It's almost time for graduation at UNCG, and, to celebrate, SCUA has installed a new exhibit on "Commencement Time at State Normal" in the cases next to the reference desk in Jackson Library. Stop by to check out a marshal dress from 1906, President Foust's academic robe and hood, a copy of the US and NC Constitutions given to State Normal graduates during commencement, and other photos and materials documenting the services and ceremonies of commencements on campus over 100 years ago. The exhibit will run through June 8th.

Monday, April 13, 2015

UNCG Class of 1965's 50th Reunion Weekend Exhibit

On Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, 2015, archivists Beth Ann Koelsch, Erin Lawrimore, and Kathelene Smith created a large exhibit for the Class of 1965's 50th Reunion weekend. The exhibit, which was mounted in the EUC Auditorium's lobby, included photographs, textiles, yearbooks, and other items from University Archives that document the Class of 1965's time at UNCG. Portions of the exhibit highlighted the commercial class, the nursing program, and civil rights activities on campus. Also, uniforms and photographs of members of the Class of 1965 who are part of the Women Veterans Historical Project were also featured.

During the weekend, SCUA also received donations of photographs and other materials from many members of the Class of 1965. If others have photographs or other materials related to their time on campus, please contact SCUA. While we are no longer seeking yearbooks or class jackets from this time, we are interested in unique items related to student life during the 1960s (and later).

Monday, April 6, 2015

An Exhibit: The Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club

Joseph M. Bryan wearing his green jacket
Known for its history and unique traditions, the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club is one of the premier golf competitions in the world. Since 1934, golfers have competed annually during the first full week in April for a chance to claim a cash prize and a coveted “Green Jacket.” One the biggest fans of the tournament was local Greensboro businessman and philanthropist, Joseph M. Bryan, who in 1937, made his first trip to Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Until his death in 1995, Bryan never missed a Masters Tournament and was even given the special status as the “Number 1 Official Observer” in honor of his commitment and loyalty to the club.

In recognition of the upcoming Masters Tournament, The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives invites the public to view a special exhibit on Joseph M. Bryan and his connection to the tournament.  On display are letters, memorabilia, photographs, artifacts, and even one of the few green jackets ever to leave the August National Golf Club.

The exhibit can be seen in the three display cases next to the reference desk in Jackson Library from April 6, 2015 – April 27, 2015. 

For questions or comments, please contact the exhibit curator, Sean Mulligan at 336-334-5763 or at