Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Jane Harris Armfield graduated from Women’s College (now UNCG) in 1960 and was a civil rights leaders and advocate for higher education. She obtained a M.A. degree in Education from the University, and was also awarded an honorary degree in history from the University. She was involved with the University throughout her life in numerous […]

In 1940,  the Department of Art moved into a new home in the McIver Memorial Building. A gallery was established and named in memory of Elizabeth McIver Weatherspoon, an early graduate of State Normal, the sister of founding president Charles Duncan McIver, and an advocate for arts education. One of the early exhibits in the Weatherspoon […]

The Dining Halls complex was built over a span of thirty-five years.  Spencer Dining Hall was built in 1904, West (later Spartan) Dining Hall in 1921, South Dining Hall (later State) in 1924, Kitchen in 1927, and North Dining Hall in 1939.  The four dining rooms and kitchen extend like spokes from the hub of […]

On February 11, 1952, Coleman Gymnasium, designed by Loewenstein, Atkins & Associates of Greensboro, North Carolina, opened and was named in honor of Mary Channing Coleman, head of the Department of Physical Education from 1920 to 1947. In 1989, parts of the 1952 structure were incorporated into the Health and Human Performance Building (now known […]