Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Erin Lawrimore In last week’s blog post, we looked at the history of German language instruction at State Normal (now UNCG) as well as the growing anti-German sentiment in Greensboro and across the United States after the U.S. officially entered World War I in April 1917. This week, we will look more closely at […]

by Erin Lawrimore Our colleagues in University Archives at UNC Chapel Hill recently wrote a great blog post about a parent who, in 1918, was upset that his son was required to have two years of German courses before registering for a chemical engineering class. This letter from the parent to UNC President Edward Kidder Graham […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Raymond Taylor The most significant event to happen to early campus dramatics was the arrival of Raymond Taylor, who joined the English Department in 1921 as a professor of speech. He would go on to become the school’s Director of Drama for the next thirty years. Taylor was a very qualified […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith While the earliest campus presentations were staged as entertainment for visits by state dignitaries, increasingly, other sources of student entertainment began to sprout up at the State Normal and Industrial School (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro). Recitals were planned by music professor Wade Brown, who also assisted the […]

by Erin Lawrimore The staff of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives wishes everyone a happy holiday season! We’re taking a break this week, but please join us on Monday, January 9th for a new Spartan Story. Santa and his Christmas Tree, a tableau performance by the Cornelian Literary Society in 1913