Textiles, Teachers, and Troops


Teachers: Education in Greensboro, 1880-1945

With five college campuses (two of them branches of the University of North Carolina system) and one of the oldest public school systems in the state, Greensboro has been dramatically affected by education, particularly through its facilities for women and African Americans.

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Bennett College

Photos, publications, and other material related to the small, private, historically Black liberal arts college for women founded in 1873.

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Greensboro College

Scrapbooks and other items related to this Methodist-affiliated liberal-arts school founded in 1838.

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Guilford College

Personal papers, correspondence, photos, and other material on the subject of this liberal-arts college established by the Religious Society of Friends in 1837.

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Immanuel Lutheran College

A variety of material on this African American school founded in 1903 and relocated to Greensboro in 1905.

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Jefferson Academy

Material related to this preparatory school founded in 1895 by Charles D. Cobb.

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North Carolina A&T State University

Publications, photographs, scrapbooks, and other items related to this land-grant university originally established for African American students in 1890 as the North Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College.

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A wide variety of newspapers, photos, publications, scrapbooks, and archival material focusing on this former women's college chartered in 1891 as the State Normal and Industrial School (later the North Carolina College for Women and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina).

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Primary and secondary education in Greensboro

Materials related to primary, elementary, and secondary schools in Greensboro, including mill schools and the papers of Abraham Peeler and the Ashe Street School.

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Whitsett Academy

A variety of printed resources related to the Whitsett Academy, a boardding school established in 1884.

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