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Celebrating North Carolina Archives Month at UNCG

October is North Carolina Archives Month. Throughout the month, UNCG’s Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) will host numerous exhibits and events aimed at promoting awareness of the importance of our profession to our state’s citizenry and public leaders.

Beginning Oct. 1, two exhibits focused on the theme of “North Carolina at Play: Health and Leisure in Our State” will be displayed in Jackson Library.

The first will be housed at the College Avenue entrance and will highlight resources held by SCUA that tell the history of health and leisure in North Carolina. The second exhibit, which will be next to the library’s reference desk on the first floor of Jackson Library, will focus on the history of health and leisure at UNCG since its founding as the State Normal and Industrial School in 1891.

On Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Hodges Reading Room in Jackson Library, SCUA staff will present a talk on “Interpreting College Scrapbooks as a Microcosm of Institutional and Social History.”

Archivists Kathelene Smith and Jennifer Motzsko will chart the evolution of the scrapbook. They will also explore the similarities, differences, and overall themes shared by scrapbooks held in SCUA as well as their potential use by scholars, and the importance of preserving them for future generations of historians.

Stacey Krim, curator for SCUA’s Cello Music Collection, will present a biographic overview of Lev Aronson, whose manuscript and annotated music is among the most recent additions to the collection.

SCUA will also offer two walking tours of campus focused specifically on the history of health and physical education on campus. Tours will be offered at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, and Wednesday, Oct. 22. Each walking tour will take approximately 45 minutes and will be limited to 15 participants. The tours are open to any UNCG student, faculty, staff, or alumni. To reserve a spot, email SCUA@uncg.edu and indicate which tour you would like to take part in.

Follow University Archives on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/UNCGArchives) or Tumblr (http://UNCGArchives.tumblr.com) for daily features on the topic of health and leisure in North Carolina, links to web exhibits featuring SCUA materials, and details on a temporary “pop up exhibit” that will take place on campus at a time and location to be determined. Additionally, the Spartan Stories blog (http://uncghistory.blogspot.com) will publish weekly posts highlighting the history of health and leisure activities at UNCG.