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Slavery and the Making of the University

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Readers interested in African American history, as well as those studying or working in a higher education setting, may be interested in this informative digital exhibition from the University of North Carolina (UNC) University Libraries. Grown from a University Archives digitization project, Slavery and the Making of the University seeks to "introdu[ce] materials that recognize and document the contributions of slaves, college servants and free persons of color primarily during the university's antebellum period." Readers should begin by reading the Introduction section, which gives an overview of the creation and contents of the site. Next, visitors can read about The College Servants, Campus Incidents, Writings & Speeches on Slavery, and more. Most sections of the website feature digitized primary documents, with links to finding aids or information about accessing the original sources, and there is also a downloadable Walking Tour of the UNC-Greensboro campus. The site is searchable via a search bar in the upper right corner, and users can filter by query type and record type in a drop-down menu. An Advanced Search feature is also available. The exhibition was compiled by Assistant University Archivist Susan Ballinger, Research Assistant Janis Holder, and University Archivist Bari Helms.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-10-04
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/1004

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