Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Kathelene McCarty Smith As the college moved into the 1930s, it underwent transformations that reflected the unsettled economic trials of the country. The stock market crash of 1929 threw the nation into a financial crisis, resulting in a drop in enrollment and faculty pay for the North Carolina women’s college. Faculty took an additional […]

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 […]