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Mabel Pugh Papers

Identifier: MSS 0188

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a biographical sketch written by Pugh's niece, Ellen Stone Scott, a print entitled The City featuring the skyline of Greensboro, a postcard of The Floral Map of North Carolina, and a letter to Peggy Johnston Alspaugh.


  • 1988-1999 and undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Mabel Pugh (1891-1986) was an artist and a teacher of art and art history. She created over 265 oil paintings; over 200 works in watercolor, gouache, pastel, charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, and fingerpaints; and over 200 prints. She is best known for her floral map of North Carolina. Pugh was instrumental in Lois Lenski's choice of Woman's College (now UNCG) as a repository for Lenski's collection of children's book materials.


0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder (4 items))

Language of Materials



Mabel Pugh (1891-1986) was an artist and a teacher of art and art history. The Mabel Pugh Papers date from 1988 to 1999 and include a biographical sketch, a print entitled The City, a postcard of The Floral Map of North Carolina, and a letter.

Method of Acquisition

Given by Peggy Johnston Alspaugh, June 2001.

Related Materials

See North Carolina State University for Mabel Pugh song lyrics.

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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US