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Department of Gerontology Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA 007.8

Abstract

The UNCG Gerontology Program collection contains files created and gathered by the department, which documents the department’s operations. This includes correspondence generated by program staff, published news on the program, and files pertaining to different events held by the program.

Dates

  • 1985 - 2016

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.

Biographical / Historical

Although gerontology research at UNCG started in 1969, the Gerontology Department did not emerge until 1983. Budget cuts led to the department’s termination in 1994, but by 2001, the program’s inception of a Master of Science degree in gerontology resurrected the program. The School of Nursing and School of Education also began offering gerontology-related degrees during this time. Now, UNCG’s Gerontology program also offers a post-baccalaureate certificate and an undergraduate minor. Students are provided with a scientific, broad and integrated view of aging through collaborative relationships with academic disciplines, community organizations, and businesses in order to approach issues of aging from a truly biopsychosocial perspective. The undergraduate and graduate programs in Gerontology prepare students for careers in agencies and organizations serving older adults and their families.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The collection is organized into one series, General Files. Within the series, folders have been arranged alphabetically by topic.

Method of Acquisition

Records were transferred from the department.

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

Collection processed by Shelbi Webb in May, 2021.

Title
Department of Gerontology Records
Author
Archives Staff
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:
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