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GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 1880-1945

200 records found browsing for the years 1950-1960.

South east corner of the Infirmary covered in ivy, circa 1950. This building, opened in 1912 as the second infirmary, was located on Forest Street. On May 30, 1936, the building was named in honor of Dr. Anna M. Gove who was College physician from 1893 to 1937. Between 1953, when another infirmary was built on Gray Drive, and 1965, the building was called the Old Infirmary and was used as graduate student housing and offices. The building was razed in 1965.

Collection: UA104 Photographic Prints Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Main circulation desk on the first floor of the Library pictured in 1950. The library building, designed by Northrup O’Brien of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, opened in 1950. In 1960 it was named for Walter Clinton Jackson, professor, author, and chancellor from 1934 to 1950.

Collection: UA104 Photographic Prints Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Three woman using the card catalog inside the Library in 1950. The library building, designed by Northrup O’Brien of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, opened in 1950. In 1960 it was named for Walter Clinton Jackson, professor, author, and chancellor from 1934 to 1950.

Collection: UA104 Photographic Prints Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Photograph of the entrance to the Kirkland Dormitory in 1950. The Kirkland Dormitory, designed by Hook and Rogers of Charlotte, North Carolina, opened in 1914. It was named in honor of Sue May Kirkland, Lady Principal of the school from 1892 to 1914. The Craftsman style building was razed in 1964.

Collection: UA104 Photographic Prints Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Photograph of the Stone Building as seen from College Avenue in 1956. The Home Economics Building, designed by Harry Barton of Greensboro, North Carolina, opened in 1928. The front wing, designed by Northrup & O’Brien of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was added in 1951. In 1957, the complex was named in honor of Mary Frances Stone (Class of 1947) who died in an accident six months after graduation.

Collection: UA104 Photographic Prints Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


This 1950 photograph shows Carnegie Library from College Avenue. This building, a gift of steel baron Andrew Carnegie, was designed by Hook & Sawyer of Charlotte. It opened in 1905 as the Carnegie Library. The building was partially destroyed by fire on September 15, 1932, and was enlarged during its reconstruction. The Library reopened in 1933. In 1955, the building was extensively renovated for classroom use. In 1957, the building was named for Edward Jacob Forney, School treasurer and chair of the Commercial Department from 1892 to 1940.

Collection: UA103 Negatives Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


This photograph shows the mountains directly south of Burnsville, as seen from the Burnsville School of Fine Arts cafeteria and classroom buildings. The Burnsville School of Fine Arts was established in 1947 by Professor William Raymond Taylor of Woman’s College (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro). First called Burnsville School of Drama, it then became Burnsville School of Fine Arts. In 1965, Woman’s College relinquished sponsorship of the project to the University of Miami, Florida.

Collection: UA104 Photographic Prints Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Classroom building at Burnsville School of Fine Arts in 1950. The Burnsville School of Fine Arts was established in 1947 by Professor William Raymond Taylor of Woman’s College (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro). First called Burnsville School of Drama, it then became Burnsville School of Fine Arts. In 1965, Woman’s College relinquished sponsorship of the project to the University of Miami, Florida.

Collection: UA104 Photographic Prints Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Ragsdale-Mendenhall Residence Hall pictured in 1950. The Ragsdale Residence Hall, designed by Northrup & O’Brien of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, opened in 1950 and was named in honor of Virginia Ragsdale, Department of Mathematics faculty, from 1911 to 1928 and the third faculty member to hold a PhD degree. The Mendenhall Residence Hall, designed by Northrup & O’Brien of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, opened in 1950 and was named in honor of Gertrude Whittier Mendenhall, Head of Department of Mathematics from 1892 to 1926.

Collection: UA103 Negatives Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Ragsdale-Mendenhall Residence Hall, 1950. Cars are parked along Gray Drive in front of the dorm, and a student in a long dress is walking past. The Ragsdale Residence Hall, designed by Northrup & O’Brien of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, opened in 1950 and was named in honor of Virginia Ragsdale, Department of Mathematics faculty, from 1911 to 1928 and the third faculty member to hold a PhD degree. The Mendenhall Residence Hall, designed by Northrup & O’Brien of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, opened in 1950 and was named in honor of Gertrude Whittier Mendenhall, Head of Department of Mathematics from 1892 to 1926.

Collection: UA103 Negatives Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Students' Building, as seen from across College Avenue,in 1950. The cornerstone of the Students’ Building was laid in 1902. Contributions from students, faculty, and visiting speakers allowed the completion of the three story structure in 1906. It housed the Domestic Science and Manual Training departments, the post office and book store, society halls, a banquet hall, and a 700 seat auditorium. The building was razed in 1950.

Collection: UA103 Negatives Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Photograph of the Carnegie Library in 1950. The building is shown here after expansion in 1923, with awnings on the second story windows. This building, a gift of steel baron Andrew Carnegie, was designed by Hook & Sawyer of Charlotte. It opened in 1905 as the Carnegie Library and was expanded in 1922-1923. The building was partially destroyed by fire on September 15, 1932, and was enlarged during its reconstruction. The Library reopened in 1933. The books were moved to the new library in 1950 and the building was extensively renovated for classroom use. In 1957, the building was named for Edward Jacob Forney, School treasurer and chair of the Commercial Department from 1892 to 1940.

Collection: UA104 Photographic Prints Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Photograph of someone walking along the sidewalk adjacent to Spencer Residence Hall in the snow. The Spencer Residence Hall, designed by W. C. Holleyman of Greensboro, North Carolina, consists of two connect building; North Spencer Residence Hall, which opened in 1904, and South Spencer Residence Hall, which opened in 1907. The building was named in honor of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, a poet, social historian, and journalist. She was instrumental in having the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reopened after Reconstruction.

Collection: UA104 Photographic Prints Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Aerial view of campus, probably late 1940s or early 1950s. Pictured are the Library, the Quadrangle, and the Science Building.

Collection: UA104 Photographic Prints Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


[McIver Building]

Morton, Hugh M.

1950

A color posctard photograph of the McIver Memorial Building at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina. The Statue of Charles Duncan McIver can be seen in its original location in front of the building. The statue of Charles Duncan McIver, sculpted by French-born artist Frederick W. Ruckstuhl, was dedicated on Founders Day, October 5, 1912. A duplicate statue stands on the capitol grounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. The statue previously stood south of the McIver Building, but was moved to the front lawn of Jackson Library in 1960.

Collection: UA110 Postcards Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


This potcard shows the Home Economics building and reads, "Home Economics Building, Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, N.C." The Home Economics Building, designed by Harry Barton of Greensboro, North Carolina, opened in 1928. The front wing, designed by Northrup & O’Brien of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was added in 1951. In 1957, the complex was named in honor of Mary Frances Stone (Class of 1947) who died in an accident six months after graduation.

Collection: UA110 Postcards Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Colorized image of a stream in Peabody Park, surrounded by blooming trees. Created by The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Peabody Park was created from a tract of land located behind the original campus. Philanthropist George Foster Peabody gave the College $10,000 in 1901 and President Charles Duncan McIver earmarked half of the funds to develop an educational park. It was named in honor of his relative, George Peabody, who had also been a benefactor of schools in the South. The original plan for the park, designed by landscape architect Warren H. Manning of Boston, included five miles of graded drives and walkways. It served as a resource for natural science classes, student ceremonies, and dramatic productions, and a place for the students’ mandatory walking period. With the elimination of the mandatory walking period in the 1920s and “Park Night” in 1935, Peabody Park became neglected. It has gradually been repurposed for dormitories and academic buildings and is now a small wooded area on the northern edge of the campus.

Collection: UA110 Postcards Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


[Music Building (Tate Street)]

Dexter Press, Pearl River, N.Y.

1950

Color postcard image of the Music Building at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, circa 1950. Created by Dexter Press, Pearl River, N.Y. The inscription reads, "View of the Music Building, W.C.V.N.C. [supposed to be W.C.U.N.C.] Greensboro N.C." This building, originally called the Music Building, was designed by Harry Barton, of Greensboro, North Carolina, and was opened in 1925. In 1960, the building was named in honor of Wade R. Brown, head of the Department of Music from 1912 to 1936. The building remained home to the School of Music until 1999, when the new Music Building was completed. It is currently called the Brown Building.

Collection: UA110 Postcards Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Colorized postcard image of the Music Building at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, circa 1950. Created by The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. The incription reads, "Music Building Woman's College University of North Carolina Greensboro, N.C." This building, originally called the Music Building, was designed by Harry Barton, of Greensboro, North Carolina, and was opened in 1925. In 1960, the building was named in honor of Wade R. Brown, head of the Department of Music from 1912 to 1936. The building remained home to the School of Music until 1999, when the new Music Building was completed. It is currently called the Brown Building.

Collection: UA110 Postcards Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


This postcard shows the Home Management House located at 320 McIver Street. The inscription reads, "The Home Management House, Woman's College, University of North Carolina Greensboro, N.C." The Home Management House, located at 320 McIver Street, was built in 1922-1923 as part of the School of Home Economics. It is currently used by the School of Nursing. All seniors majoring in Home Economics were required to reside in the House for six weeks to prepare them for home management.

Collection: UA110 Postcards Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


[Parkway Playhouse]

Bowers, Jack W.

1950

This color photograph shows the Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville, North Carolina, circa 1950. The postcard was created by W.M. Cline Co., Asheville, N.C. Photograph by Jack W. Bowers. The Parkway Playhouse originated in 1947 as the Burnsville Playhouse. The theatre company’s founder was University Professor William Raymond Taylor. Located in Burnsville, North Carolina, it provided a theatre in which students could gain experience in summer stock. It is now a small, professional theatre company.

Collection: UA110 Postcards Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


This crica 1950 postcard show the old Gove Infirmary. This building, opened in 1912 as the second infirmary, was located on Forest Street. On May 30, 1936, the building was named in honor of Dr. Anna M. Gove who was College physician from 1893 to 1937. Between 1953, when another infirmary was built on Gray Drive, and 1965, the building was called the Old Infirmary and was used as graduate student housing and offices. The building was razed in 1965.

Collection: UA110 Postcards Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Postcard showing entrance to Weil-Winfield Residence Hall in the Quad, post dated January 19, 1951. The inscription reads, "Showing Main Entrance to Martha Winfield and Minda Weil Halls, Woman's College, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, N.C." The Weil Residence Hall, designed by W. C. Holleyman of Greensboro, North Carolina, opened in 1939. In 1941, the building was named in honor of Mina Rosenthal Weil, a strong supporter of the College. The Winfield Residence Hall, designed by W. C. Holleyman of Greensboro, North Carolina, opened in 1939. In 1941, the building was named in honor of Martha Elizabeth Winfield (Class of 1906), a member of the English Department faculty from 1906 to 1936. She established a scholarship in the English Department.

Collection: UA110 Postcards Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Blue United Nations flag with white appliqué featuring a globe design and laurel leaves and 7 hanging grommets. The flag measures 60"" L x 34"" W.

Collection: UA107 Textiles Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Emerald green class numerals for marshal regalia reading, "1951" in white stitching. The numerals belonged to Jean Elizabeth Williams Prevost, Class of 1950.

Collection: UA107 Textiles Collection (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


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