Friday, March 15, 2019

New Exhibit!: "UNC Greensboro Back to the Future: The Story of the 1960s"

On March 14, 2019, more than thirty people stopped by Hodges Reading Room for an open house event to celebrate our new student-curated exhibit "UNC Greensboro Back to the Future: The Story of the 1960s." Student curators provided visitors with personalized tours of the exhibit and provided reflections on their experiences researching campus history.

This exhibit was curated by graduate student Erin Blackledge with assistant from undergraduate students Alexis Castorena and Malory Cedeno. Sarah Colonna, Associate Faculty Chair for Grogan College, and Erin Lawrimore, University Archivist and Associate Professor, served as grant coordinators and faculty advisors for the exhibit. Student curator stipends were funded through a grant from the UNC Greensboro Interdisciplinary Collaboration Committee.

"UNC Greensboro Back to the Future" is available for viewing in Hodges Reading Room through June 2019. Hodges Reading Room is on the second floor of Jackson Library. The exhibit is open Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

By combining reflections and poems from current undergraduate students from Grogan Residential College with primary sources from the 1960s, "UNC Greensboro Back to the Future" explores the enormous social changes that arose during this momentous decade and demonstrates how UNCG students today reflect on its past. Topics explored include campus desegregation, civil rights movements, and the transformation from Woman's College to UNCG.

This exhibit is part of UNC Greensboro's year-long celebration "The '60s: Exploring the Limits." You can learn more about the campus's upcoming events and activities to examine and understand this decade at

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Save the Date! Triad History Day is April 6th

Join us for the first annual Triad History Day on Saturday, April 6, 2019, from 10AM until 3PM, at the Greensboro History Museum (130 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27401). Triad History Day is a free one-day public festival focused on Triad history, both the stories and the people who preserve them.

The event will feature a “history hall” with displays from history organizations, a series of lightning round talks focused on local history, as well as booths focused on oral history, preservation advice, and digitization of community materials. Visitors can learn more about local archives, museums, libraries, and other historical organizations in the “history hall.” Participating institutions include representation from all over the Triad. See the complete participating institution list below.

 Visitors with photographs or other records that help document Triad history can bring materials to the scanning station at Triad History Day. There, archivists will scan the materials for inclusion in UNC Greensboro’s community history portal. Visitors will also receive a copy of the scan.

 An oral history booth will allow participants the opportunity to record a 15-minute interview about an interesting story related to the Triad region. Interviews may involve two friends having a conversation, a family member interviewing a family member, or an individual being interviewed by a UNCG graduate students serving as an oral history facilitator. Interviews would be made available through the digital collection portal.

 A series of short talks about local Triad history will take place throughout the day, with speakers announced in late March.

 You can get updates and reminders for Triad History Day via our Facebook event page:

We hope you'll join us for a fun, family-friendly celebration of Triad history!

List of participating institutions: 

  • African American Genealogical Society
  • American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation
  • Belk Library, Elon University 
  • Blandwood/Preservation Greensboro 
  • Bluford Library, NC A&T State University 
  • Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum 
  • Digital Collections, University Libraries, UNG Greensboro 
  • Green Book Project, NC African American Heritage Commission 
  • Greensboro History Museum 
  • Greensboro Public Library 
  • Guilford County Register of Deeds 
  • High Point Museum 
  • Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Greensboro 
  • Holgate Library, Bennett College 
  • Mendenhall Homeplace of Historic Jamestown Society 
  • Moravian Archives 
  • North Carolina Collection, Forsyth County Public Library 
  • O'Kelly Library, Winston-Salem State University 
  • People Not Property, UNC Greensboro 
  • PRIDE of the Community, UNC Greensboro 
  • Quaker Archives, Guilford College 
  • Well Crafted NC, UNC Greensboro 
  • ZSR Library, Wake Forest University