Author Archives: Jay Gaidmore, University Archivist

Silent Sam Turns 100

This Sunday, June 2, 2013, the Confederate Memorial, better known as Silent Sam, turns 100 years old.    The statue was dedicated with great fanfare and celebration a hundred years ago on June 2, 1913.  Over the recent decades, Silent Sam … Continue reading

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UNC Class of 2013 Deposits Time Capsule in the University Archives

The UNC Class of 2013 has placed a time capsule filled with special mementos from their time here in Chapel Hill in the University Archives. The time capsule is only a standard size banker’s box but it has been taped … Continue reading

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Dave Brubeck, 1920-2012

On December 5, 2012, the world lost one of its greatest Jazz musicians, Dave Brubeck.  You may or may not be able to name his musical pieces, but you most certainly have heard some of them, especially “Take Five”, perhaps … Continue reading

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Meg Tuomala Appointed Electronic Records Archivist

University Archives and Records Management Services is pleased to announce that Meg Tuomala has re-joined our staff, this time as the Electronic Records Archivist. Her first day was December 3, 2012. In this position, Meg will be responsible for ensuring … Continue reading

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Revised Finding Aids for University Archives

Below is a list of revised finding aids to collections held in the University Archives. These finding aids include a brief description of the contents of the collection, historical information about the department from which the records originated, and a … Continue reading

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Health Alert!! Polio Outbreak on UNC Campus! UNC-NC State Football Game Cancelled!

The year was 1952 and the United States was still three years away from Jonas Salk becoming a household name.  At the time, polio was the scariest public health issue in the United States.  So when five UNC students, all … Continue reading

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St. Anthony Hall donates autograph album from the 1860′s

The UNC University Archives is pleased to announce the donation of a precious artifact from the Xi Chapter of St. Anthony Hall (Delta Psi) and the St. Anthony Association of North Carolina, their associated alumni organization. This artifact is an … Continue reading

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“Plain as an old shoe, honest as an old field-hand, tough as a top sergeant . . . ”: A Tribute to Robert Burton House

On August 17, 1987, Robert Burton House, former Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died.  He was a 1916 graduate of UNC and joined the University’s staff in 1926 as the executive secretary after a brief … Continue reading

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New and Revised Finding Aids for University Archives

Below is a list of new and revised finding aids to collections held in the University Archives. These finding aids include a brief description of the contents of the collection, historical information about the department from which the records originated, … Continue reading

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Black & Blue Tour: A History of African Americans at UNC

Learn about the history of African-Americans at UNC and explore the campus’s historical landmarks in context of the university’s racial history by taking the Black & Blue Tour on Friday, February 24.  Sponsored by the UNC’s Visitors’ Center as part … Continue reading

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