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Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Mission, Goals, and Objectives

Mission Statement

The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro collects, preserves, and makes accessible unique and historical materials for learning and research. The department promotes the use of these materials by the University’s academic community, scholars, and the public. Its goal is to advance scholarship and to further the educational and service missions of the University.

The ten curatorial areas are: rare books; cello music; manuscripts; children’s literature collections; university archives; women’s literature collections; photographs, prints, and poster collections; book art and book bindings; artifacts and textiles collections; and the women veterans historical project.


  • Serve as the official repository of the records and history of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
  • Provide the University faculty and students, as well as the general public, with unique manuscripts and rare books for research and learning.
  • Promote the digitization of collections to increase use and enhance access.
  • Collaborate and communicate with all University Libraries’ units to ensure that resources and services are accessible to users.
  • Provide timely and authoritative reference and instructional services for those using the resources of Special Collections and University Archives.
  • Connect with University faculty and students to integrate Special Collections and University Archives into curriculum development and student life.