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Author Archives: Lawrence Giffin, Records Services Archivist
Today the Board of Trustees voted 10 to 3 to rename Saunders Hall “Carolina Hall.” For those who’ve been under a rock for the past few years, the charge to change the name of Saunders Hall, which was named by … Continue reading
If you missed Tim McMillan’s Black and Blue Tour this semester, which traces African American history at UNC, you can listen to Dr. McMillan speak with WUNC’s Phoebe Judge about the origins of and controversies surrounding some of the monuments … Continue reading
[Update 2/15/2017: A 1904 article in the Daily Tar Heel reveals that the cartoons, drawn in the late 1870s, were made in reference to an incident on campus. Read more here.] Recently, I came across an old hand-drawn cartoon in the … Continue reading
Are you interested in the history of student activism at UNC Chapel Hill? What about the history of sexual education, sexuality counseling services, or LGBTQ life on UNC’s campus? The Fall 2013 interns of the Southern Oral History Program will … Continue reading
Stop by Wilson Library this Saturday before the Homecoming game against UVA where we’ll be showing off some of our UNC football memorabilia and screening Gridiron Glory, a collection of film clips from 1934–1985 narrated by the inimitable Woody Durham.
Are your filing cabinets bursting with old records? Is your email inbox overflowing with emails? Would you like to become better and more efficient at managing your records and emails? Email and Records Management is a basic overview of the … Continue reading
On this day in 1863, university president David Lowry Swain wrote to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, requesting exemption from conscription for university seniors. There were many exemptions to conscription, most resting on the petitioner’s class—one was … Continue reading
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
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
Below is a list of new 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