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Textile Collection

 Collection
Identifier: UA 00107

Scope and Contents

The University Archives Textile Collection contains clothing and textiles pertaining to State Normal and Industrial College, North Carolina College for Women, Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Dates

  • 1892 - 2017

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials in poor or fair condition should only be handled by staff. These are noted in the box listing at the item level in this finding aid.

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 / Historical

The special collections and university archives division within the library was initially created in 1972. Upon its founding, the collection consisted primarily of the papers of the three first presidents/chancellors of the school. Today, the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives has ten primary curatorial areas: rare books; cello music; manuscripts; children's literature collections; university archives; women's literature collections; photographs, prints, and poster collections; book art and book bindings; artifacts and textiles collections; and the women veterans historical project.

Extent

455 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The University Archives Textile Collection contains clothing and textiles pertaining to State Normal and Industrial College, North Carolina College for Women, Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in 7 series. Arrangement is roughly chronological within each series and subseries.

Method of Acquisition

A large number of the items were transferred to the University Archives from the UNCG Historic Costume Collection in February, 1996. Additional items have been donated and purchased.

Offensive Language Statement

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries collects, preserves, and makes accessible unique and historical materials for learning and research. The nature of historical materials is such that some material may represent positions, norms, and values that are offensive and objectionable. These materials represent the opinions and actions of their creators. By providing access to these records in our reading room and through our digital collections, we recognize that archives and rare books can play a vital role in holding those creators accountable and in helping us learn from the past.

Our finding aids and other collection descriptions may occasionally re-use language provided by creators or former holders of the materials, but we strive to place outdated or offensive terminology in context. That said, we recognize that we may not always make the right decision and welcome feedback from all sources so we can learn and adjust our practices. Please contact us at scua@uncg.edu if you encounter problematic language in our finding aids or other collection description. We will review the language and, as appropriate, update it in a way that balances preservation of the original context with our ongoing commitment to describing materials with respectful and inclusive language.

Processing Information

Processed by Andrea Cole, 2010-2011, and Kathelene Smith, 2010-2012.
Title
Textile Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Kathelene Smith
Date
04/01/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

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

Contact:
P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US
336-334-5246