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Bluford Library joins UNCG digitization project to create online history portal for Greensboro

 "4-H Club Members Standing with their Cows at the Negro Junior Dairy Show in Greensboro, North Carolina," 1945

From a digital archive at N.C. State: “4-H Club Members Standing with their Cows at the Negro Junior Dairy Show in Greensboro, North Carolina,” 1945, “Green ‘N’ Growing,” Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University, http://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog/0012512.

N.C. A&T is one of six Greensboro institutions that will take part in a $200,000 digitization project led by UNCG’s University Libraries.

From UNCG:

“Textiles, Teachers, and Troops will make available more than 175,000 digital images including photographs, manuscripts, rare books, scrapbooks, printed materials, and oral histories documenting the social and cultural development of Greensboro. For the first time, all five colleges and universities in Greensboro, along with the Greensboro Historical Museum, will be collaborating on a project to make primary source materials available online. By documenting the vitally important influence of the textile industry, public and postsecondary education, and the massive World War II military presence, Textiles, Teachers, and Troops will provide context for understanding the growth of Greensboro from a town of two thousand residents into one of the leading manufacturing and education centers in the Southeast. The project will display these new materials alongside a large body of material already digitized by the partners and will provide the initial content for a larger community‐based history portal.”

Material to be digitized and put online will include scrapbooks and correspondence from students at what is now N.C. A&T in the early to mid-20th century and a collection of commercial photographs documenting the university and Bennett College in the 1930.

The project is funded by the state of North Carolina through funds allocated under the federal Library Services and Technology Act.

“Read-In” at Bluford Library tomorrow

The Library will participate in the 22nd National African American Read-In tomorrow from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bluford Library Seminar Room. The event is an effort to make African American literacy a part of Black History Month. All members of the A&T community are invited to read from works written by African American authors.  For details, see the Lunch and Literature blog.

Care for a little literature with that lunch?

Bluford Library hosts Lunch & Literature conversations monthly, typically in the library’s second-floor seminar room (although the next one actually will be in the Faculty Dining Room).  From the library’s Lunch & Literature blog:

“Our next Lunch and Literature meeting will be on November 9, 2010 at 12:30pm. For our last meeting of 2010, we’re shaking things up a bit. Rather than all reading the same book, we’ll each come prepared to talk about a book that we have recently read. Hopefully this session will give us some ideas for holiday reading! We’re also planning a change of venue: the faculty dining room.”

A nice opportunity to grab your lunch and engage in a stimulating conversation.  You can get more information at the Reference Desk.  Of course, you can get more information on just about anything at the Reference Desk, but the reference librarians actually organize the Lunch and Literature program, so they’ll be especially happy to tell you about it.  Or you can click on this link for the Lunch and Literature blog.