Author Archives: Jennifer Coggins, Records Services Archivist

“A Carolina Lady:” Navigating Campus Rules for Women in 1958

When new women students arrived on campus in the fall of 1958, their orientation likely included advice on many topics familiar to today’s students. But they also received an introduction to something else — the complicated and often confusing set of rules that … Continue reading

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Graffiti on Silent Sam: 1968 and 2015

Last weekend,”Silent Sam,” the Confederate memorial located on McCorkle Place, was spray painted with “KKK,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “Murderer” with an arrow pointing to the Confederate soldier above. The monument was covered before being cleaned a few days later. The incident highlights Silent Sam’s place … Continue reading

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Electing a President: 85 Years Ago Today

Eighty-five years ago today on June 9, 1930, Frank Porter Graham was elected president of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. According to the minutes of the Board of Trustees: Mr. A.H. Graham, Chairman of the Fact-finding Committee … Continue reading

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Disorder in Old West: the Student Riot of August, 1850

On the night of August 13, 1850, Charles Phillips, then a tutor of mathematics, heard “loud vociferations, high words, as of persons quarrelling, and other noises” coming from Old West (then known as West Building). As he went to investigate … Continue reading

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Lawrence Giffin Appointed Electronic Records Archivist

We are excited to announce that Lawrence Giffin has returned to University Archives and Records Management Services as our new Electronic Records Archivist! His first day was April 1, 2015. In this position, Lawrence will work to ensure that the University’s electronic records are properly managed and … Continue reading

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The Battle Challenge: 100 Years in the Making

This Wednesday, Wilson Library and the UNC Department of History are putting on the first of two events that are 100 years in the making. It all started in 1915, when former UNC president Kemp Plummer Battle presented the North Carolina Historical … Continue reading

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New resource for archiving email

University Archives has added a new resource to our Records Management Guidelines page, specifically to help you archive your email. Whether you are preparing to transfer your office’s email correspondence to University Archives or just want to back up your personal messages for … Continue reading

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Remembering Dean Smith

Few people in UNC’s history are as iconic and universally-beloved as basketball coach Dean Smith, who passed away this Saturday at age 83. Smith arrived at UNC in 1958 as an assistant basketball coach under Frank McGuire. Three years later, … Continue reading

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A “Revel” in South Building

One hundred and sixty years ago today, eight UNC students were having a rough Saturday morning. The night before, the young men participated in a “revel” in South Building, which was then a residence hall. The party was thrown by friends of … Continue reading

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“Phi Mu on View” celebrates 50 years of Phi Mu at Carolina

This weekend, many alumni and their families will return to campus for Homecoming, but for the sisters of Phi Mu’s Gamma Lambda chapter it will be an especially exciting occasion. The chapter is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a weekend … Continue reading

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