Monday, July 22, 2013

University Libraries Receive Continued Grant Support for "Textiles, Teachers and Troops"


Principal investigator David Gwynn of the University Libraries has received notification that our application for a second year of funding for "Textiles, Teachers and Troops" has received support from the State Library of North Carolina in the amount of $103,333.

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.

More about the project