Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Scott Hinshaw In an earlier blog post, we looked at maps drawn by students and alumnae of The Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG). In this blog post, we’ll look at some more diverse campus maps found within our collections! Changes on campus can be traced by maps that show […]

by Erin Lawrimore On June 26, 1963, just before session adjournment, the North Carolina legislature ratified H.B. 1395, titled “an act to regulate visiting speakers at state supported colleges and universities.” This bill decreed that no college or university receiving state funding in North Carolina was allowed to host a speaker who “(A) is a […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Drawing of a “State Normal” student The Carolinian, 1909 (p. 8) Perhaps more than any other campus publication, the school yearbook is the most reflective of the college’s physical environment, the interests of the students, the styles of the times, and even the social and political climate of the county. For […]

by Erin Lawrimore “We may live without poetry, music and art:  We may live without conscience and live without heart;We may live without friends and live without books,But civilized man cannot live without cooks.” These lines from the Victorian-era poem “Lucile” by Owen Meredith (also known as Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton) served as the preface to […]

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 8th for a new Spartan Story. Students building a snowman on campus in the 1940s