Historically black colleges and universities have a strong sense of identity and their institutional history, and the James B. Duke Memorial Library serves as a repository of key items related to the growth and development of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over the past several years, the library has worked to place some of these items online in their "Archive" area. First-time visitors might want to click on the "JCSU's History" section to get a feel for the campus, past presidents, and the institution's unique traditions. Lovers of music will want to click on over to the "Biddle University Quintet" area of the site. The group has been an integral part of the campus for decades, and this area contains an interactive (and quite musical) biography, a historical essay, lesson plans, memorabilia, and photos. Moving along, the "Interactive Mural" profiles a massive mural by artist and professor Paul Keene that tells the story of the institution. Finally, there is a "Finding Aids" area, which may be useful to those who wish to consult the collections in person.
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