Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Sean Mulligan Annual Report of the College Archives Committee Prior to 1958, there was no organized method for acquiring and preserving the official records created by Woman’s College (now UNCG). The need and importance of establishing such a process was brought to the administration’s attention in August 1956 in a letter from A.F. Kuhlman, […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Nanette Jackson Minor, Class of 1965 With the recent Miss America pageant currently in the news, it seemed like a good time to feature one of our own alumnae who competed for the title. Although she did not become Miss America, Nanette Jackson Minor proudly represented her state and her alma […]

by Erin Lawrimore On February 16, 1922, President Julius Foust was sent a letter from unidentified members of “Gate City Klan #19” in which they “respectfully refer to your worthy attention on Professor E.C. Lindeman, who is a member of your faculty.” Specifically, the Ku Klux Klan members were reporting to Foust that “this party […]

by Lucy Mason Today’s Spartan Stories post was written by Lucy Mason, a senior majoring in Economics and African American and African Diaspora Studies. Lucy worked as a researcher in University Archives during Summer 2015. Much of her research focused on the history of African American students and faculty/staff at UNCG. Odessa Patrick received her […]