Author Archives: Jay Gaidmore, University Archivist

RIP Rameses XVIII

On Thursday, February 9, 2012, the beloved UNC mascot, Rameses, passed away. He was the 18th ram to hold this title since the ram was introduced as UNC’s mascot in 1924 by Vic Huggins, UNC’s head cheerleader.  Huggins decided that … Continue reading

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Selected Dialectic Society Records Digitized as Part of a Documenting the American South Project

As part of the digitization of the Joseph Lawrence Dusenbery’s journal for “Verses and Fragments: The James L. Dusenbery Journal (1841-1842)“, a few selected documents  from the records of the Dialectic Society held in the University Archives have also been … Continue reading

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Di-Phi Bicentennial Debate

To celebrate the rich history of their organizations, each year the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies delve into the University Archives to find a topic that was debated 200 years ago. The topic may be something still very applicable to today, … Continue reading

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UARMS Welcomes New Staff Member

University Archives and Records Management Services would like to announce that our newest staff member, Lawrence Giffin, started on October 31, 2011.  He assumed the position of Records Services Archivist and will serve as the primary contact between UARMS and … Continue reading

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University of North Carolina System celebrates its 40th anniversary

In 1971, the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation that created the University of North Carolina System, encompassing all of the state-supported institutions of higher learning in North Carolina. Today, the UNC System includes Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, … Continue reading

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New Acquisition

Thanks to the generosity of Jennifer Manning (’89, ’91 MSLS), a founding member of UNITAS, a multicultural living and learning program at UNC, the University Archives now has material documenting the history of this organization, including a photograph of the … Continue reading

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New and revised finding aids for University Archives and University history-related collections

Below is a list of new and revised finding aids for collections held in the University Archives and collections relating to University history.  If you have any questions about these collections, please contact Wilson Special Collections Library at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu. New: Carolina … Continue reading

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Jubilee at UNC!

From 1963 to 1971, the end of the spring semester at UNC was marked by Jubilee.  The concert progressed from a relatively small affair on the lawn in front of Graham Memorial to much larger events that took place on … Continue reading

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Revised finding aids for University Archives and University history-related collections

Below is a list of somewhat significantly revised finding aids for collections held in the University Archives and collections relating to University history.  If you have any questions about these collections, please contact Wilson Special Collections Library at wilsonlibrary@unc.edu. Athletic Communications … Continue reading

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