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Summer Studies at the Shore

On June 15, 1931, Archie D. Shaftesbury, Associate Professor of Zoology at the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG) wrote Mary Taylor Moor, the school’s registrar, regarding a proposal “to conduct a three weeks summer term in zoology at Beaufort during this and succeeding summers.” Shaftesbury emphasized that “it is our intention to reserve […]

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Tea-Kettle Talk

October 21-27 is North Carolina Archives Week, an annual, week-long observance of the agencies and people responsible for maintaining and making available the archival and historical records of our nation, state, communities and people. This year’s theme is “Celebrating North Carolina Food and Culture.” “We may live without poetry, music and art: We may live without […]

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Mary Webb Nicholson: First in Flight

Courtesy of Greensboro Historical Museum While many women of her time were grounded by more domestic roles, Greensboro native Mary Webb Nicholson yearned for the skies. Her passion for flight would earn her many “firsts” in women’s aviation, but would also lead to her untimely death in the service of the British Royal Air Force […]