Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Erin Lawrimore UNCG at its opening in 1892 was known as the State Normal and Industrial School — “normal” referring to training for teaching and “industrial” referring to training for other work. A “Business Department” was among the founding departments of the school. This department is described in the institution’s first course catalog: “The […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Senior Dance, 1939 When the North Carolina State Normal and Industrial School (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) opened its doors in 1892, its purpose was to train young women to enter the teaching profession. Social occasions were limited and there were no opportunities for the girls to attend […]