Encyclopedia of UNCG History

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

John Moyer Sink was born on July 15, 1885 in Davidson County, North Carolina.  He joined UNCG (then the Woman’s College) payroll as “Superintendent of Laundry” in 1910, with a salary of $20 per week. Sink had previously worked in the laundry business in Lexington, North Carolina. Just a year after being hired, Sink was […]

On October 2, 1905, the library at the State Normal and Industrial College moved from a small room in the Main Building (now Foust Building) to the newly constructed Carnegie Library (now Forney Building). Unfortunately, tragedy struck the library on September 15, 1932, when it mysteriously caught fire. According to The Carolinian, the student run newspaper, the […]

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 Observatory was built in 1981 in the Cane Creek area of Alamance County, approximately 8 miles from Burlington, North Carolina. It is a joint project between The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical (A&T) State University, and Guilford College.