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Centenary Oral History Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 01-UA112-OH008

Scope and Contents

The Centenary Project was established by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Alumni Association in conjunction with UNCG history professor Dr. Richard Bardolph in 1980. The purpose of the project was to preserve the memories of female students who graduated from UNCG when it was known as the State Normal and Industrial College in the early 1900s. The interviews focus on senior alumni and include discussions with Gertrude Carraway, Edith Haight, Ethel Harris Kirby, Ione Mebane Mann, Mabel Merritt, Ruth Sherrill and Jane Summerell. Included are audio recordings and some video recordings. Some of the interviews have been transcribed. For the interview of Edith Haight, there is a transcript but no recording.

Dates

  • 1980-2003
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1980-1982

Creator

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.

Extent

0.80 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Centenary Project was established by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Alumni Association in conjunction with UNCG history professor Dr. Richard Bardolph in 1980. Included are audio recordings and some video recordings. Some of the interviews have been transcribed.

Arrangement Note

The collection is in three series: 1. Administrative file; 2. Transcripts and notes; and 3. Audiovisual recordings

Method of Acquisition

Transferred from the Alumni Association in July 1991.

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 Paris E McCollough and Sean Mulligan, March 2010.
Title
Centenary Oral History Project Collection
Author
Paris E. McCollough and Sean Mulligan
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

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