Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Suzanne Helms An avid naturalist and world traveler, Dr. Charlotte Dawley, former Associate Professor of Biology at Woman’s College of University of North Carolina (now UNCG), took full advantage of her summer breaks from teaching general biology, mammalian anatomy, comparative anatomy, and the natural history of vertebrates. Whether on a trip to Churchill, Manitoba […]

by Patrick Dollar Portrait of Randall Jarrell taken during his first year at Woman’s College, 1947-48. To honor Randall Jarrell’s 105th birthday, we are highlighting his life and career. One of UNC Greensboro’s most famous faculty members, Jarrell was a renowned poet, author, critic, and instructor. Jarrell was born on May 6, 1914, in Nashville, Tennessee. […]

by Patrick Dollar To kick off PRIDE! month at UNC Greensboro, Spartan Stories is highlighting Dr. Thomas K. Fitzgerald, a prominent gay faculty member in the 1970s through 2004. Thomas (Tom) K. Fitzgerald was born in Lexington, North Carolina. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating with an A.B. in Anthropology in 1962. Although he originally intended […]

by Erin Lawrimore For 43 years, Cornelia Strong served as a professor of mathematics at the school now known as UNC Greensboro. During her time on campus, the school changed from State Normal to the North Carolina College for Women to the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina. She saw tremendous growth in […]

by Patrick Dollar Lettie Hamlett Rogers writing, 1946. Lettie Hamlett Rogers, who both attended and taught at Woman’s College (now UNC Greensboro), led an extraordinary and varied life, often using her experiences to fuel her writings. Rogers was born in Suzhou (or Soochow), China, on September 16, 1917, to the missionaries Reverend P.W. Hamlett and […]

by Erin Lawrimore In 1972, Josephine “Jo” Hege retired as an associate professor of history at UNC Greensboro. On the occasion of her retirement, history department head Richard Bardolph wrote of her as “a highly popular teacher, as well known for her sparkling wit, her ebullience, and her razor-sharp intelligence as for the rigorous standards […]

by Erin Lawrimore Today’s Spartan Stories post was written by Arlen Hansen, a PhD student in History. Arlen worked in Special Collections and University Archives during Summer 2017, assisting with research related to the University’s 125th anniversary celebration. Michael McIntosh One day in 1998, sitting in the UNCG Dining Services facilities, Michael McIntosh, an Associate Professor of […]

by Erin Lawrimore Today’s Spartan Stories post was written by Arlen Hansen, a PhD student in History. Arlen worked in Special Collections and University Archives during Summer 2017, assisting with research related to the University’s 125th anniversary celebration. To the extent that UNCG is known as an “arts school” in North Carolina, much of the credit […]

by Erin Lawrimore Today’s blog post was written by Ashlie Brewer. Ashlie is a rising junior, majoring in music education. She currently works as one of the 125th Anniversary Student Researchers, helping conduct archival research in anticipation of the university’s upcoming celebration. Mereb Mossman Mereb Mossman was born in Winfield, Kansas on December 1, 1905. […]

 
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