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University Archives Photographs and Negatives


Collection Description:

The University Archives Photographs and Negatives collections contains a wide variety of image types documenting the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, since its inception as the state’s Woman’s College to the present. The school’s buildings and architecture, student life, campus events, and school administrators are reflected in the collection’s approximately 25,000 photographic prints and 82 linear feet of negatives. The majority of the collection originated with the University Relations Department and includes yearbook images. Other sources include other campus departments, programs, and individual donors.

Images selected for this project pertain to the first African American students admitted to the school, as well as the student organization, the Neo-Black Society.

For more information on this collection, please review the University Archives’ collection finding aids on their website.

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Items from this collection included in the CRG digital archive

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Item thumbnail image Edward Kidder Graham
Date: 1950
By: unknown
From: University Archives Photographs and Negatives
This is a photographic portrait of Edward Kidder Graham, chancellor of The Woman's College of The University of North Carolina (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1950 to 1956. G...
Item thumbnail image JoAnne Smart and Bettye Ann Davis Tillman, 1956
Date: September 1956
By: unknown
From: University Archives Photographs and Negatives
These three black and white photographs taken in the fall of 1956 and depict the first two African American students admitted to the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now The Univer...
Item thumbnail image Gordon Williams Blackwell
Date: 1960
By: unknown
From: University Archives Photographs and Negatives
This is a photographic portrait of Gordon Williams Blackwell, chancellor of Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro)from 1957-1960. Blac...
Item thumbnail image Helen Ashby
Date: 1960
By: unknown
From: University Archives Photographs and Negatives
This is a photographic portrait of Helen Ashby. Ashby was assistant director for the Institute for Child and Family Development at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (no...
Item thumbnail image Otis Arnold Singletary
Date: 1961
By: unknown
From: University Archives Photographs and Negatives
This is a photograph of Otis Arnold Singletary, chancellor of Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (later The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) from 1961 to 1966. Singletary p...
Item thumbnail image Students in Neo-Black Society lounge
Date: 1971
By: unknown
From: University Archives Photographs and Negatives
These three black and white photographs depict students in the newly created lounge around 1971. In 1970, UNCG students in the Neo-Black Society successfully petitioned the school to create a lounge f...
Item thumbnail image William Henry Chafe
Date: 1980
By: unknown
From: University Archives Photographs and Negatives
This is a photpgraph of Dr. William H. Chafe of Duke University, author of the book Civilities and Civil Rights. Chafe completed extensive research on the civil rights moveme...
Item thumbnail image Dedication of the Tillman-Smart Parlor
Date: April 20, 1992
By: unknown
From: University Archives Photographs and Negatives
This photograph was taken at the dedication of the Tillman-Smart Parlor in the Shaw Residence Hall on April 20, 1992. In the photograph are (l-r) UNCG Chancellor William E. Moran, JoAnne Smart Drane,...