It’s Ask Archivists Day, Today and Everyday

June 9th is Ask Archivists Day on Twitter.  By tweeting questions to @AskArchivists or using the #AskArchivists hashtag you can get all sorts of questions answered by archivists around the globe.

So ask away!  But remember that University Archives staff is here everyday to answer any questions you may have about what we do and what we have here at University Archives, UNC history, even records management.  And if we can’t answer your question, we will refer you to someone who can.

 

Cool New Collection: Professor Bob Goldstein’s Gig Posters for Science

 

This past spring University Archives acquired a wonderful collection of posters from UNC Professor Bob Goldstein.  Goldstein creates these posters to advertise guest lectures and the distinguished lecture series the within the Department of Biology.

The posters are “gig” style posters, similar to the ones you see plastered on telephone poles and kiosks around town advertising shows at local music venues.  In fact, this is where Goldstein found the inspiration to begin creating these unique posters.  They were screen printed locally at design and print shop The Merch.

Take a look at the posters in the Gig Posters for Science Flickr stream, and if you want to see the real thing, come visit us in Wilson Library!

(Image courtesy of Flickr user gigpsforscis)

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 Office (#40308): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40308.html

Office of Chancellor: W.B. Aycock (#40020): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40020.html

Office of Chancellor: Christopher Fordham (#40024): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40024.html

Office of Chancellor: Paul Hardin (#40025): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40025.html

Office of Chancellor: Michael Hooker (#40026): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40026.html

Office of Chancellor: R.B. House (#40019): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40019.html

Office of Chancellor: William O. McCoy (#40227): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40227.html

Office of Chancellor: James Moeser (#40228): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40228.html

Office of Chancellor: Paul Sharp (#40021): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40021.html

Office of Chancellor: J.C. Sitterson (#40022): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40022.html

Office of Chancellor: Ferebee Taylor (#40023): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40023.html

Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (#40076): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40076.html

Office of the Provost (#40039): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40039.html

Order of Gimghoul (#40262): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40262.html

Order of the Golden Fleece (#40160): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40160.html

University of North Carolina Papers (#40005): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/uars/ead/40005.html
The early records of the University.

University history-related collections:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Pediatrics Photographic Collection (NCC Photographic Archives, P0060): http://library.unc.edu/wilson/ncc/pcoll/inv/P0060/P0060.html

King, Roger, films (Southern Historical Collection, #5340): http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/k/King,Roger.html
This collection contains three 8mm films documenting life at the University of North Carolina from 1940-1943. They were shot in and around Chapel Hill, N.C., and on the campus of the University of North Carolina. They document University of North Carolina fraternity life, including Chi Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Theta, pledges, rushing, and hell-week; University of North Carolina student life, including parties, banquets, dances, and the bar scene; University of North Carolina sports, such as football, baseball, track, tennis, and lacrosse; University of North Carolina holidays such as Student-Faculty Day and May Day; and the Old Well.

Reaching Out to Students

This past spring, Jay and Meg worked with colleagues in the North Carolina Collection to curate an exhibit titled From Di-Phis to Loreleis: 150 Years of Student Organizations at UNC.

A photograph of a banquet held by the Order of the Ghimghoul featured in the exhibit.
A flier featured in the exhibit.

The exhibit provided us with a great opportunity to reach out to student organizations and groups interested in preserving their piece of Carolina history.  In April we held Students Make it Last Longer, an event to promote the exhibit and increase student interest in the Archives.

We are proud to say that the event was a success!  Many students came to look at the exhibit, have a snack, chat with us, and learn more about donating their student organization records to the Archives.  Here are some photos that Jay and Meg took at the event–

University Archivist, Jay Gaidmore, talking to a student about her organization's archives.
Students browsing the exhibit.

If you’re in a student organization or group and are interested in working with University Archives to preserve your Carolina legacy please contact us, we’d love to chat with you!

 

Welcome!

Welcome to “For the Record,” University Archives and Records Management Services’ (UARMS) blog.  We look forward to using this space to share content with you and make announcements regarding our services.

Expect posts from UARMS staff, students, and friends on diverse topics such as

  • University history,
  • records management,
  • interesting finds from the Archives, and
  • archives-related news and events.

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