Artifacts Charles D. McIver J.L.M. Curry Peabody Medal Pheobe Pegram

A Most Deserving Student

Phoebe Pegram ¬†Currently kept in the Adornments and Medals Series of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Archives Collection, the Peabody Medal, won by Phoebe Pegram, is an object with an undeniably intriguing history. One of over 350 objects in the collection, it is one of four medals currently in the artifacts collection. This […]

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Campus Drawings of Warren Henry Manning

In 1987, Carolyn Owen, a grounds maintenance staff member at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, transferred five blue prints, eighteen drawings, and one sepia print of campus buildings and grounds that she had found in storage to the University Archives.  The paper and linen documents ranged in size from approximately 5 x 13 […]

Minerva University seal

Minerva, Our Goddess

How long has Minerva been associated with UNCG? An 1894 diploma in our Archives (the earliest diploma we have) proudly displays Minerva within the seal. Seal from 1894 diploma featuring Minerva  It is strictly conjecture, but certainly plausible that the school’s founder, Charles Duncan McIver, is the person responsible for selecting Minerva. McIver won a […]

computing Consolidated University

Computing on Campus

Roscoe Allen, head of the campus’s first computer center, a position he held from 1967-1982 Computers seem ubiquitous on campus today, that hasn’t always been the case. While a campus network of computers wasn’t in place until the 1990s, faculty and staff have made use of computers and computing services offered on campus since 1959. […]