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UNCG faculty/staff on C-SPAN Feb. 21-22

Photo of Keith Gorman's interview in the Hodges Reading Room in Jackson LibraryIf you watch C-SPAN programming this weekend, you’ll see some familiar UNCG faces.

Recently, C-SPAN came to the UNCG campus to interview two faculty members and one emeritus faculty member in the History Department. And they interviewed two members of UNCG Archives in Jackson Library.

In the History interviews, the emphasis was on specific books the faculty have published:

Dr. Charles Bolton was asked about his book from 1994 “Poor Whites of the Antebellum South: Tenants and Laborers in Central North Carolina and Northeast Mississippi.”

Dr. Mark Elliott, an expert on 19th century Greensboro judge and author Albion Tourgee, was asked about “Color-Blind Justice: Albion Tourgee and the Quest for Racial Equality from the Civil War to Plessy v. Ferguson.”

Dr. Loren Schweninger, emeritus professor, was interviewed about “Families in Crisis in the Old South: Divorce, Slavery & the Law.”

Beth Ann Koelsch is curator of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project in the library’s Hodges Special Collections & University Archives. “Since it’s for C-SPAN2 “the book channel,” I pulled books from the collection including memoirs, books written about particular companies (for example, “The 149th WAAC Post HQ Company, 1940-1943: Our Story”), comics, books on the history of women in the military and books about the role of women in the military,” she said.

Keith Gorman, head of Special Collections and University Archives, was also interviewed in Jackson Library’s Hodges Reading Room. He spoke about the archives’ World War I pamphlet collection, noting that the entire collection of these pamphlets have been digitized and are online.

C-SPAN was in Greensboro as part of its “C-SPAN Cities Tour” in which they cover the history of a city as well as its local authors and libraries.

The UNCG related programming will air Feb. 21-22. According to C-SPAN: “The history segments will air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments will air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. In addition, we will air special Greensboro programming blocks: C-SPAN2 BookTV BLOCK: SATURDAY, February 21 at 12 pm ET and C-SPAN3 American History TV (AHTV) BLOCK: SUNDAY, February 22 at 2 pm ET.”

See more information at http://www.c-span.org/LocalContent/.

By Mike Harris