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Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

About University Archives

The University Archives of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded in 1942. At the time, UNCG was known as the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina and the collection was known as the College Collection.

University Archives collects items that document the history, cultural life, and shared memory of UNCG. Materials date from the founding of the University in 1891 and include the records of the presidents and chancellors, Boards of Trustees, faculty and student committees, societies and organizations, student publications, and many of the University's academic departments and administrative offices. Besides paper records, this collection includes extensive holdings of photographs, scrapbooks, oral histories, postcards, artifacts, and textiles.

The collections of the University Archives are particularly strong in the following research areas:

  • Education, especially Women’s Education and Education in the South
  • Civil Rights and Desegregation
  • Student Life
  • Creative Writing
  • University history
  • Faculty and Alumni Publications

Records received by Archives come from the academic and administrative offices of the University in accordance with the Records Transfer Schedule, at which point they are processed and made available for research.