Textiles, Teachers, and Troops

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 1880-1945

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15 records found searching with the keyword/s Duke Memorial Hall.

Collection: MS254 Duke Memorial Hall Dedication Papers (Friends Historical Collection, Hege Library, Guilford College)

Subjects: Guilford College


Joanne Craft (1929- ) graduated from the Woman's College of The University of North Carolina in 1950 (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro or UNCG). She was a secretarial administration major and attended Curry School on campus. Craft recalls her experience at Curry School and campus life as a town student and a resident student. She discusses faculty and administrators who influenced her, student activities, classes, buildings and transportation. She talks about her views on the rift between Chancellor William Moran and the Alumni Association, fundraising in general, coeducation and the move to Division I athletics. She mentions other Greensboro alumni who might be good candidates to interview.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Laura G. Anderton (1918-2011) began her career at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina as an instructor in the department of biology in 1948. She served as associate professor and professor of biology and as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNCG (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and retired in 1986. Anderton discusses her counseling and teaching experiences and the changes in makeup of the student body during her tenure. She describes her scientific research and collection of science department photographs.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


May Lattimore Adams (1914-2005) graduated from the commercial course at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in 1935. She retired as a member of the administrative staff at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1980. She describes the administrations of Dean of Women Harriet Elliott and Katherine Taylor and Chancellors William Whatley Pierson, Edward Kidder Graham Jr., Gordon Blackwell, Otis Singletary and James Ferguson. She talks about student life, working in the physical plant offices, the admission of men students during the Depression. She discusses the administration of Mereb Mossman, vice chancellor for academic affairs, and other prominent faculty.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


The definitive early history of Greensboro College, written in 1946 by one of its former presidents with a collection of many historic essays.

Collection: General Collection (UNCG University Libraries) (UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro College (N.C.) -- History; Women's colleges -- North Carolina -- Greensboro


A war time bulletin from Greensboro College which promotes the strengths of the school.

Collection: Guilford Vertical Files (Greensboro Public Library) (Greensboro Public Library)

Subjects: Greensboro College (N.C.)


A program for Greensboro College’s 1944 Founders’ and Benefactors’ Day which included detail for Homecoming festivities and photographs of the presidents for the various literary societies.

Collection: Guilford Vertical Files (Greensboro Public Library) (Greensboro Public Library)

Subjects: Greensboro College (N.C.)


Collection: General Collection (UNCG University Libraries); (UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro College (N.C.) -- History


Collection: Guilford Vertical Files (Greensboro Public Library); (Greensboro Public Library)

Subjects: Greensboro College (N.C.)


The quarterly bulletin of Bennett College for Women with news and events related to the college. This issue includes an essay on vocational education and home economics for women.

Collection: Bennett College Course Catalogs (Thomas F. Holgate Library, Bennett College)

Subjects: Bennett College (Greensboro, N.C.); Universities and colleges -- United States -- Periodicals; Universities and colleges -- Curricula -- Catalogs; African Americans -- Education; Women -- Education


This program is from the 80th Anniversary of College Place United Methodist Church. It includes the Order of Worship from the 50th Anniversary service and historical essays (accompanied by black and white photographs) on the founding of College Place, previous pastors, Women's Work within the church, the Epworth League for young people, the Wesley Foundation, the church's heritage, and hopes for the future, as well as the Order of Worship for the Sunday morning worship service celebrating the 80th anniversary.

Collection: CC005 College Place United Methodist Church Archives (College Place United Methodist Church (Greensboro, N.C.))

Subjects: United Methodist Church (U.S.) -- North Carolina


This folder contains clippings, programs, and bulletins of the progressive development of Greensboro College. Clippings, programs, and bulletins discusses events sponsored by Greensboro College throughout 1937 and 1938. Includes honored alumni and visitors, contributors and donors of the College, and event participants of the centennial celebration of Greensboro College.

Collection: Guilford Vertical Files (Greensboro Public Library) (Greensboro Public Library)

Subjects: Guilford College


Scrapbook contains hundreds of clippings from the Greensboro Daily News and the Greensboro Record, including notices of wartime enlistments, graduations, promotions, transfers, casualties, furloughs, everyday life and entertainment in war times, military growth and expansion, local patriotic events, personal war stories, status updates for POWs and MIAs, the awarding of purple hearts and other military commendations, the gradual return of troops after the end of the war, etc. Clippings include content about women members of the military and efforts of women's organizations on the homefront, as well as campaigns by other groups. The scrapbook is labeled as having content from 1945 and 1946, but only contains items from January-December 1945. Content is divided by month, and several months are separated by a page illustrated with art, including magazine clippings of unknown origins, drawings, and watercolor. This scrapbook includes articles on military transportation of refugees (January 1945, Page 005), the death of Greensboro fighter ace Major George Preddy, Jr. (January 1945, Page 014) and the naming of a Greensboro military post after him (March 1945, Page 060) as well as memorializing his death later on (September 1945, Pages 175 & 177; October 1945, Page 193), a local flier serving as pilot chauffeur to Churchill and King George (March 1945, Page 061), a Greensboro officer who was made the military major of a captured German town (March 1945, Page 073), the Life magazine article on President Roosevelt's death (April 1945, Page 077) and local arrangements on the day of his funeral (April 1945, Pages 088 & 091). Also included in the scrapbook is a bulletin from Greensboro's First Presbyterian Church including selections from military families' letters of appreciation for their military ministry (April 1945, Page 079), the headline from V-E Day (May 1945, Page 106), and articles about a local project of canning baked goods to send to soldiers abroad (April 1945, Page 095), the selection of personnel to prosecute European war criminals (May 1945, Page 111), the liberation of American servicemen from European POW camps (May 1945, Pages 111-121; June 1945, Pages 124 & 135; August 1945, Pages 160 & 169; October 1945, Page 188), a Greensboro infantryman who printed a regimental newspaper throughout battles in France and Germany (July 1945, Page 141), conditions in Japanese internment camps ( July 1945, Page 147), V-J Day (August 1945, Pages 162-164; September 1945, Pages 174 & 176) and the release of POWs from Japanese camps (August 1945, Page 170 & 172; September 1945, Pages 179 & 180; October 1945, Pages 189 & 196; November 1945, Pages 198 & 206). The last page of the scrapbook features a stenciled attribution, "Compiled by Margaret F. Dupuy, Assisted by Eula Duncan" (December 1945, Page 219).

Collection: DAR Scrapbooks Collection (Greensboro History Museum)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History--20th century; World War, 1939-1945


This scrapbook is a month by month collection of newspaper articles from 1944 collected by the Greensboro Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This volume thoroughly recognizes the achievements and tragedies of men and women in the service from the Greensboro-Triad region. Featured are announcements of rank, service, awards, deaths, weddings, births, victories, memorials and posthumous military awards. Greensboro residents will easily recognize many of the street address of these soldiers and their families. Of special note are articles declaring the successes of Major George Preddy (p. 164, an obituary for Preddy, killed on December 25th, 1944 is not in this volume). Eleanor Roosevelt’s visit to the Greensboro Canteen (pg. 150). A soldier’s encounter with actress Olivia De Havilland. Accomplishments of women in the service -- WAVES, WACS, Women’s Reserve, American Red Cross -- are greatly detailed. African American members of the military are among those who were profiled individually. The pages dividing the months of content from one another contain works of art from magazines or by hand in mediums like stencil or watercolor. Another article of interest details a school's scrap campaign using military ranks and promotions, with a young Chinese immigrant holding the highest rank (January 14, 1944; Page 014), the launching of the USS Greensboro (February 13, 1944; Page 036), an article talking about the ""family reunion"" of a mother and son in the service being posted close to one another (March 1944, Page 055), and a war bond advertisement honoring the first woman to die in the war, who was a native of Guilford County (Page 035).

Collection: DAR Scrapbooks Collection (Greensboro History Museum)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History--20th century; World War, 1939-1945


This scrapbook contains hundreds of clippings from the Greensboro Daily News and the Greensboro Record that were notices of enlistments, graduations, promotions, transfers, casualties, furloughs, everyday life and entertainment in war times, military growth and expansion, local patriotic events, personal war stories, status updates for POWs and MIAs. The clippings also include content about women members of the military and efforts of women's organizations on the homefront, as well as campaigns by other groups. Content is divided by month, and several months are separated by a page illustrated with art, including magazine clippings of unknown origins, drawings, and watercolor images. This scrapbook includes an account of a Greensboro resident's experiences from the occupation of Casablanca (April 1943, Page 014), an article on American Indians in the military (April 1943, Page 019), the incentivising of a war bonds campaign with free plane rides (April 1943, Page 026) and by being allowed to pull a cord which would make the booth's display of Uncle Sam hit Hitler over the head with a club (April 1943, Page 021), and the announcement of Mary Nicholson's death (May 1943, Page 047). Also included is an article on a young model plane maker's creations being used by members of the military to increase familiarity with Allied and Axis plane types (June 1943. Page 064), another stating that a High Point soldier was one of the first to enter Bizerte in Tunisia (June 1943, Page 071), a third detailing the use and importance of colorful "zoot suit" uniforms by Marines (December 1943, Page 201), and a photograph and article showing the bloody and tattered Japanese flag sent home by a serviceman (December 1943, Page 204).

Collection: DAR Scrapbooks Collection (Greensboro History Museum)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History--20th century; World War, 1939-1945


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