Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Hermann Trojanowski To celebrate Halloween, we repeat this blog post, posted in October 2012 by Hermann Trojanowski, who retired from Special Collections and University Archives this past summer. We hope you enjoy these extra spooky Spartan Stories. Spencer Residence Hall Tales have long circulated about the ghosts that allegedly haunt the campus.  In the […]

by Erin Lawrimore October 21-27 is North Carolina Archives Week, an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people. This year’s theme is “Celebrating North Carolina Food and Culture.” “We may live without poetry, music and art: We […]

by Rachel Sanders Today’s post was written by senior Rachel Sanders, a student employee in Special Collections and University Archives who has previously written posts about the freshman experience and Pearl Eugenia Wyche (class of 1903).  1979 Pine Needles (p. 13) Over the course of UNCG’s history, there have been numerous changes to campus traditions […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Sarah Bailey In the fall of 1899, a typhoid epidemic swept the campus.  One of the most tragic stories to emerge from the epidemic was that of Sarah and Evelyn Bailey. The girls were the only children of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bailey of Mocksville, North Carolina. Thomas Bailey, an attorney, […]