Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

First Fridays: Conversations with Archivists

In celebration of SCUA's 50th Anniversary, we hosted a series of informal conversations with archivists about collections, exhibits, archival work, and more! Check out the links below!


February 4, 2022: Triad Black Lives Matter Project, David Gwynn and Stacey Krim, YouTube Link

March 4, 2022: Discovering Military History in the Archives, Sean Mulligan and Suzanne Sawyer, YouTube Link

April 1, 2022: Curators' Talk on SCUA's Current Exhibit, "Pattern in Play: Forms of Herbert's Poetry and Shaping the Book Arts", Suzanne Sawyer and Carolyn Shankle, YouTube Link

May 6, 2022: May Day and Minerva at UNCG, Scott Hinshaw and Kathelene McCarty Smith, YouTube Link

June 3, 2022: African American Employees at UNCG Before Desegregation, Erin Lawrimore, YouTube Link

July 1, 2022: A closer look at the "Anno tricesimo tertio Henrici octavi," Stacey Krim and Kathelene McCarty Smith, YouTube Link

August 5, 2022: Well Crafted NC: Documenting the History of Beer and Brewing in North Carolina, Erin Lawrimore, YouTube Link

September 2, 2022: Student Workers in the Archives, Patrick Dollar and Hannah Thompson, YouTube Link

October 7, 2022: Pride of the Community: Documenting the Triad's LGBTQ History, David Gwynn and Stacey Krim, YouTube Link

November 4, 2022: "She Can, We Can" Project, Lacey Wilson, Zoom Link

December 2, 2022: Holiday Recipes from SCUA Collections, Patrick Dollar and Carolyn Shankle, Zoom Link

50th Anniversary Speaker Series

In celebration of SCUA's 50th Anniversary, we are hosting a speaker series with archivists, professors, collectors, and more! Join to hear about our collections, exhibits, archival work, and more! See the dates and view past recordings of the speaker series here.


February 22, 2022: The Women Veterans Historical Project Celebrates Black History Month, Beth Ann Koelsch, YouTube Link

March 14, 2022: A Conversation of Note: Curators Talk about the History of the UNCG Cello Music Collection, Stacey Krim and William Nelson, YouTube Link

April 7, 2022: "I want Books extremely," George Herbert and the Soul of the Library, Dr. Christopher Hodgkins, YouTube Link

April 20, 2022: Southern Activism, Black Voices, and the Long Archive, Dr. Tara Green, YouTube Link

May 11, 2022: Bringing UNCG's Past to the Present: Building and Teaching with University Archives, Erin Lawrimore, YouTube Link

May 24, 2022: The Life of Elreta Melton Alexander: Activism Within the Courts, Dr. Virginia L. Summey, YouTube Link

June 17, 2022: Deciphering the Mysteries of UNCG's Cello Score Collection, Yuriy Leonovich, YouTube Link

July 15, 2022: Blackwinging it in the Digital Age, Michael Parker, YouTube Link

August 18, 2022: A Chat with Author and Educator Lee Zacharias, Lee Zacharias, YouTube Link

September 6, 2022 RESCHEDULED SPRING 2023: A Chat with Poet Lenard Moore, Lenard Moore, Zoom Link

September 16, 2022 RESCHEDULED SPRING 2023: Confessions of a Collector: The Robert C. Hansen Collection, Dr. Robert C. Hansen, Zoom Link

October 6, 2022: Locating 'Jack the Ripper' in the Archives, Dr. Jill Bender, YouTube Link

October 20, 2022: Signs of the Past: Campus Ghosts at UNCG, Carolyn Shankle, YouTube Link

November 18, 2022: Read My Lips: Political Collections in the Archives, Patrick Dollar, Zoom Link

December 13, 2022: Charles Dickens and His Christmas Ghost Stories, Kathelene McCarty Smith, Zoom Link