Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Current Exhibits

New Exhibit in EUC Connector

Mon, 15 Jun 2015 16:50:00 +0000

A new exhibit in the EUC connector focuses on the university's dual personality. Namely, Minerva and the Spartan.
The two part exhibit explains the origins of our patron goddess, Minerva, and how she grew to become the symbol of the university. You'll also find out why the Spartan was picked as the mascot for our athletic teams (a hint-it happened after we became co-educational!), while showing some of the changes the mascot has undergone through the years. The exhibit will be up through August 30th and we hope it helps with any confusion our SOAR students may be having in reconciling UNCG's split personalities.

Dust Jackets to Die For

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:17:00 +0000

Stories of murder, suspense, and horror fill the shelves of the American Women’s Detective Fiction Collection in the Martha Blakeney Special Collections & University Archives. It is the dust jacket artists’ struggle to convey the authors’ foreboding tales of intrigue and vengeance in book covers enticing to potential readers. Sometimes, these attempts fall short of their intended purpose. From ice skating skeletons to murder by baking soda, this exhibit features the best of the worst dust jacket art of the collection. The exhibit can be found in the displays next to the the Jackson Library reference desk from June 8th to September 1st.

New Exhibit on the History of Physical Education and Athletics at UNCG

Fri, 29 May 2015 17:06:00 +0000

A new exhibit in Jackson Library explores the history of physical education and athletics at UNCG, from the 1890s until today. Gym suits from the 1900s, 1930s, and 1950s; photographs of intramural and intercollegiate athletics teams; and much more are on display in the exhibit cases across from the Jackson Library Reference Desk.

The exhibit will be available for viewing until the end of June 2015. To learn more about these topics and the associated resources available in SCUA, please see our research guides on physical education and athletics.

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