Category Archives: University Archives

UNC Adds 18th Institution to System: Geometrodynamics University?

Many of the legal issues faced by the UNC General Administration are no laughing matter, but sometimes they do make for some interesting, even humorous, correspondence. North Carolina law mandates that UNC system institutions receive a license from UNC’s Board … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all of the returning Carolina students! We’re so glad to see you fill the brick pathways, the pit, and the quad again! Even though we enjoy the summer, it’s quite lonely without you. We hope that in … Continue reading

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Weeding the Backlog

Not everything that the University Archives accessions meets the criteria for permanent retention, especially when handling materials that are part of our backlog, which may have been accessioned years ago under different policy. The process of separating permanent from non-permanent … Continue reading

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Old East: The First Building of the First Public University

Two-hundred-and-twenty years ago today, the Board of Trustees of the yet-to-be-opened University of North Carolina contracted with James Patterson, a contractor from Chatham County, to build the university’s first building, Old East. Below is Patterson’s drawing and description of the … Continue reading

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New University Archives Collections and Additions

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

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Ice Cold

This Friday will be the first day of Summer, and after the past few hot and sticky days we’ve had here in Chapel Hill I thought we could all use some icy imagery to help us stay cool… This image, … Continue reading

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Farewell Jay Gaidmore, University Archivist

  This past week UARMS said farewell to University Archivist, Jay Gaidmore. Jay has accepted a position at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA as head of the Special Collections Research Center at the Earl Gregg Swem … 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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A Visit from NPR’s Carl Kasell

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Last month, as NPR’s Carl Kasell visited campus, we were excited to welcome him to Wilson Library for a tour. Graduate assistants Kate Ceronie and Jennifer Coggins, who did research for the event and put together an exhibit for the … Continue reading

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R.D.W. Connor: Professor, Historian, Archivist

Robert Digges Wimberly Connor, class of 1899, served as the first Archivist of the United States. He was born in Wilson on September 26, 1878. After graduating from UNC, Connor took teaching and administrative positions at several public schools in … Continue reading

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