“The aim of this department is to fit women for the profession of teaching. The foundation equipment of a real teacher is accurate and thorough scholarship, and the department will make that its first aim. But all scholars are not teachers. A teacher must not only have learned to think and to know something, but must also be able to guide the minds of others according to the laws of intellectual development.”
--1892-93 Annual Catalogue of the State Normal and Industrial School
The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) contain primary and secondary source material related to education at the University. Founded in 1891 as a normal school for the purpose of teaching women in the state of North Carolina, UNCG has been committed to providing excellent education to its students. Some of the major topics covered in the archival records include the founding and educational growth of the School, curriculum changes and related decisions, and the establishment of a practice school for teachers (Curry School). The following is a list of resources to aid researchers in learning about the extensive collections that the University Archives has to offer regarding education at UNCG.
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Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Walter Clinton Jackson Library
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402