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Campus Regulations Through the Years: Part I

When college students move onto campus, they may no longer be subject to their parents’ house rules, but they now have a whole new set of regulations by which to abide. All rules are intended for the students’ and the school’s protection, but they change with the times. Prior to the late 1960s, colleges and […]

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Establishing the Katharine Smith Reynolds Scholarship Program

In 1962, one year before Woman’s College was renamed UNC Greensboro and two years before men undergraduates were allowed to enroll, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation made an initial gift of $58,600 (over $482,000 today’s dollars) to WC to establish a scholarship program that would be named in memory of Katharine Smith Reynolds. At the […]

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Happy Birthday to Us!: Celebrating 60 Years of University Archives

Annual Report of the College Archives Committee Prior to 1958, there was no organized, formal method for acquiring, managing, and preserving the official records created by the 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, […]

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Elizabeth “Libby” Holder: Bridging Woman’s College and UNC Greensboro in the Library

On August 1, 1947, Elizabeth “Libby” Holder arrived at the Woman’s College (now UNCG) campus to start work as the new Assistant Circulation Librarian. The library was housed in the Carnegie Library (now the Forney Building), which had been built in 1905. And many of the faculty members from the earliest years of the college […]

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Farmerettes

On April 6, 1917, the United Stated officially entered World War I. With the institutional motto of “Service,” the women of the State Normal and Industrial College (now UNCG) sought ways to contribute to the war efforts. Students came together to observe meatless and wheatless days, take classes in food conservation, raise money for the […]