Author Archives: Carla Davis-Castro, ESOPI Fellow

When I was at UNC: Documenting the legacy of student organizations

University Archives, together with the Office of Student Activities & Organizations presents: When I Was at UNC: Documenting the Legacy of Student Organizations Next Tuesday, March 26, from 5:30-7:30pm, please join us in Student Union room 3201 to learn how … Continue reading

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Eighty-Nine Years of Championship Basketball

Eighty-nine years ago this past Monday, the Tar Heels basketball team won the first championship tournament of the then newly formed Southern Conference. The men’s basketball team went on to win seven more SoCon tournaments before joining the Atlantic Coast … Continue reading

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Women at UNC: A Century of Growth

While women were permitted to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill beginning in 1896, the enrollment numbers remained small until the 1920s. In 1940, Edith Harbour, woman’s editor of the local News & Observer, wrote to then–Dean … Continue reading

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A Sacrilegious Poem and a Sensational Article: Langston Hughes published in Contempo

Eighty-one years ago this week, Langston Hughes visited UNC and gave a reading at Gerrard Hall, which was preceded by the publication of an essay by Hughes on the Scottsboro Boys in Contempo, a local periodical, alongside his poem “Christ … Continue reading

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A Bygone University Day

On October 12, 1961, Present John F. Kennedy came to UNC at Chapel Hill to celebrate University Day. William C. Friday, president of the Consolidated System of North Carolina (before it became the University of North Carolina system) remembers that … Continue reading

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