Encyclopedia of UNCG History

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

  Charles Adams was born August 24, 1907 in Lamoure, North Dakota. He completed his AB undergraduate work at Amherst College in 1926, his Bachelor of Science degree from the Columbia School of Library Science in 1933, then his master’s degree from the Columbia English department in American literature in 1942. Adams spent three years […]

The University’s music library (located on the second floor of the Music Building) was renamed the Harold Schiffman Music Library in 2012 for the Greensboro born composer Harold Schiffman, after he and his wife, music educator and pianist Jane Perry-Camp, gave a 2 million dollar gift to UNCG to provide music scholarships.  In addition, the […]

Annie Petty grew up in a Quaker family in the Bush Hill community, which is now part of Archdale, NC. Both she and her sister Mary received an early education at the New Garden Boarding School (although Annie graduated in 1894 after the school had already changed its name to Guilford College). Mary, who also […]