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Farewell, Electronic Records Archivist Lawrence Giffin

In December, UARMS bid a fond farewell to Electronic Records Archivist Lawrence Giffin as he departed UNC for a new opportunity at the American Jewish Historical Society in New York City. Lawrence first joined the University Archives staff in 2011, … Continue reading

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“Throwing the Sand from the Spit-box”: More Student Misconduct, 1841-1847

Last month, we shared a selection of student infractions from the misconduct ledger for the 1840 academic year, found in the Office of the Registrar Records (#40131). Today we’re breaking out the ledger for 1841-1847 for a fresh batch of … Continue reading

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“Exceedingly Improper” Student Behavior, 1840

For a number of years, student absences and instances of misconduct were recorded in ledgers by University administrators. Several of these ledgers, dating from 1838 to 1847, have survived in the Records of the Office of the Registrar (#40131) and … Continue reading

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Nicholas Graham Appointed University Archivist

University Archives and Records Management Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Graham as University Archivist. In this position, Nick will provide vision and leadership for the University Archives and Records Management Services (UARMS) department.  He will be … Continue reading

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The Battle Challenge: Part Two

Montgomery Ward Catalog Challenge, Part II Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 5 p.m. Reception and viewing of materials | Lobby 5:30 p.m. Program | Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library Free and open to the public Join us Tuesday evening for … Continue reading

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“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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