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Patty Provins Gillespie Papers

Identifier: MSS 0425

Content Description

The Patty Provins Gillespie Papers include two scrapbooks and various artifacts from her time as a student at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now UNC Greensboro). Items include newspaper clippings, photographs, Woman's College handbook, residence hall cues, theater programs, commencement programs, dolphin seal club brochure, freshman book list, PE papers, Major Voice papers, sheet music, a musical script, and a woman's college bulletin.


  • 1945-1962, 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.

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Biographical / Historical

Patricia "Patty" Jane Provins Gillespie (194?-), of Fairmont, NC, attended Woman's College (now UNCG) in 1959 and 1960, her freshman and sophomore years. She completed a B.A. in Elementary Education in 1962 at St. Andrews Presbyterian University (Laurinburg, NC). Gillespie got married in July 1965. Now retired, Gillespie was a fourth grade social studies and science teacher in Vance County Schools.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

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1 box.

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Processing Information

Processed by Suzanne Sawyer, December 2021.

Patty Provins Gillespie Papers
Suzanne Sawyer
December 2021
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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