Author Archives: Lawrence Giffin, Records Services Archivist

University President David Lowry Swain Born 212 Years Ago Today

  David Lowry Swain, university president from 1835 to 1868 (and North Carolina governor from 1832 to 1835) was born on this day back in 1801 in Buncombe County near Asheville. Swain worked to grow the university from 89 students … 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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New UARMS Website

Update your bookmarks, UARMS has a new website: http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/uarms We have new pages with updated content to help you with your records management needs. Guidelines for Permanent Records, Email Retention, and Social Media Use Email Management Cheatsheet The General Records … Continue reading

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Enough to Ruin a Saint

University campuses have always been places with lots of pressure and little supervision. From the time of the university’s founding, when there were only 41 students in one building in the middle of the woods, up to the present day, … Continue reading

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One Hundred and Twenty-Four Years of Tar Heel Football

One hundred and twenty-four years ago today (in 1888), UNC played its first intercollegiate football game against Wake Forest, losing 4-6. The game was played at the Raleigh State Fair. By the time UNC formed its intercollegiate football team, the … Continue reading

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New 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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UNC Dorm Life, 1947

Think you’ve got it rough in your dorm? Check out these pictures of dorm rooms from 1947. Don’t like your new roommate? What if you had two dozen new roommates? Here’s a room of twenty-four-or-so prison-grade beds. More after the … Continue reading

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Records Management Tip #4: How to Use the Records Retention Schedule

All records created by university employees are public records, as defined by N.C. G.S. 132, the Public Records Law. One of the provisions of the Public Records Law gives authority to the Department of Cultural Resources to authorize the destruction … Continue reading

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New and Revised Finding Aids for University Archives

Below is a list of new finding aids and revisions to existing finding aids for 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 … Continue reading

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General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and UNC General Administration have a new records retention schedule!

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