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1934 Illustrated Map Gives Hints into Student Life

*This blog’s author, Sarah Maske, is a senior at UNC Greensboro, with a double major in history and archaeology. She is interning in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collection and University Archives for the spring 2019 semester. ‚ÄúDear Alma Mater, strong and great we never shall forget the gratitude we owe to you a never-ending […]

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The Demise of the McIver Building and its Mural

The McIver Building is slated to be demolished in the spring and summer of 2018, making way for the new Nursing and Instruction Building. Designed by J. N. Pease and Company of Charlotte, North Carolina, when the McIver Building officially opened in October 1960, it was one of the few modern buildings on campus. It […]

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The Development of the Weatherspoon Art Museum: Bridging Art and Education

Elizabeth McIver Weatherspoon Elizabeth “Lizzie” McIver enrolled at the State Normal and Industrial School at its opening in October 1892. She was the younger sister of the school’s founding president Charles Duncan McIver. In fact, one of the drivers that led McIver to advocate for State Normal was the lack of reasonably priced institutions in […]

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The Rise and Fall of the McIver Memorial Building

After the Brick Dormitory fire of 1904, the State Normal and Industrial School (now UNCG) constructed Spencer Residence Hall to serve as the primary residence for students at the school. Once the site of the former Brick Dormitory had been cleared, however, administrators set to work on a much-needed classroom building for the growing school. […]

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The Cornerstone Time Capsules

This is part one of a three-part blog regarding campus time capsules. A time capsule contains commemorative material for access at a future date. There are four known time capsules in the history of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). When Brick Dormitory burned to the ground on the night of January 4, 1904, on the grounds of the […]

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