Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Student Section of the Communist Party (That Never Officially Existed)

In 1950,  Secretary of the Army and Director of the Psychological Strategy Board Gordon Gray became president of the UNC system. Leading the university at the height of the McCarthy era, Gray received many letters from concerned citizens and parents … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Creation of the Department of Communication Studies

University Archives recently acquired records from the Department of Communication, located in Bingham Hall. The records highlighted one of the many departmental reorganizations that have shaped the university: the 1993 merger of the Department of Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures … Continue reading Continue reading

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Edward Kidder Graham’s 1915 Inaugural Address

In her University Day address earlier this week, Chancellor Carol Folt looked to the past, marking several turning points in the history of the University, including the inauguration of President Edward Kidder Graham in 1915. Chancellor Folt pointed to Graham’s presidency as the … Continue reading Continue reading

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222 years old

Today marks the 222nd birthday of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Want to know more about the history of Old East? Check out a short UNC-produced video about the building. Continue reading

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University Day, 1915

As the UNC community gathers today to celebrate the 222nd anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of Old East, I wanted to take a look at how UNC commemorated number 122. Faculty and students gathered on October 12, 1915, … Continue reading Continue reading

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