Spartan Stories

Tales from the UNCG University Archives

by Kathelene McCarty Smith McIver chose the Hamburg-Amerika line for his transatlantic crossing As the S.S. Blucher started its ten-day voyage across the Atlantic, Charles Duncan McIver and James Joyner explored the ship and began their individual routines. McIver enjoyed daily walks on the deck and was thrilled when he glimpsed “large fish and sea […]

by Kathelene McCarty Smith Charles Duncan McIver had not been well. Although he was only 45, the years of hard travel, an indulgent diet, and the responsibilities of his role as founder and president of the State Normal and Industrial School had taken its toll. Those close to him were concerned about his health and […]