Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Beyond Books and Buildings: History of Higher Education

The purpose of the Beyond Books and Buildings: History of Higher Education project is to provide access to some of the original documents pertaining to the history of colleges and universities in North Carolina. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro site contains materials from the first fifteen years of the institution, from its charter in 1891 until the founder's (Charles Duncan McIver) death in 1906. These materials include annual catalogs, artifacts, contracts, correspondence, literary society papers, minutes, speeches, reports and information about the typhoid epidemic of 1899 and the dormitory fire of 1904.

President Charles Duncan McIver

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An Act to Establish a Normal Industrial School
Annual Course Catalogues
Board of Directors Proceedings
Correspondence of Charles Duncan McIver
Departmental Reports
Dormitory Fire
Faculty Council Minutes
Literary Societies
Student Handbooks
Typhoid Epidemic


The funding for this project is from federal LSTA monies made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

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