Textiles, Teachers, and Troops


Context: Greensboro, 1880-1945

Everyday life changed dramatically in Greensboro between Reconstruction and World War II. Its transformation from a small town to one of the state's largest cities was accompanied was accompanied by a major expansion of commercial, residential, and cultural facilities.

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All Items

All items related to the general history of Greensboro between 1880 and 1945.

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Aerial Photos

Aerial photographs of Greensboro, college campuses, and ORD/BTC-10.

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Stores, hotels, theatres, and views of downtown Greensboro.

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City Directories

The full content of city directories from Greensboro, including people, businesses, and other information about the city.

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Historical maps of Greensboro.

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Includes the Greensboro Patriot and other Nineteenth Century papers as well as the ORD/BTC-10 papers from World War II.

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Sports were a major part of the textile mill, miltary, and educational cultures in Greensboro.

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War Effort at Home

Material related to the home front and Greensboro's work to help the war effort, including the USO, was bond sales, etc.

Read contextual essays related to Greensboro, 1880-1945:

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