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Congressman Howard Coble Dies at 84

It is with sadness that we report the death of former U.S. Representative Howard Coble.  The Congressman died November 3 from complications stemming from skin cancer surgery. Details on funeral arrangements and an obituary may be found here.

Rep. Coble's papers are housed in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives in Jackson Library at UNCG.  As Dean Rosann Bazirjian said in reporting the Congressman's death to the library's faculty and staff this morning, "his generosity to the University Libraries was truly noteworthy.  We will miss him."

Among the coverage of the Congressman's death are the following segments involving the Coble papers at UNCG.

Alice Brown '65 Donates to Harold Schiffman Music Library

Alice Garrett Brown ('65) completed her reunion gift by naming a carrel in the Schiffman Music Library.  Alice, who has given her oral history for the African American Institutional Memory Project, was a music teacher for 36 years in both Greensboro and Randolph County.  Her gift, she says, combined her love of both music and libraries.

Her reunion gift also included a gift for the Quad Renovation and the African American Institutional Memory Project.

We are grateful for Alice’s generosity.