Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Jessica Howard Phoebe Pegram Today’s post was written by Jessica Howard, a senior history major. Jessica interned in Special Collections and University Archives during the fall semester. Here, she writes about a special medal given to Phoebe Pegram, a student in the first class of the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG). Currently kept […]

by Hermann Trojanowski 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 […]

by Scott Hinshaw 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. […]