The Friends Historical Collection will be closed on Thursday and Friday (Nov. 24 & 25) for Thanksgiving. We will also be closed for Guilford College's Winter Break the week after Christmas (Dec. 24 - Jan. 2)
Thanks to everyone who helped us to celebrate North Carolina Archives Week from Oct. 24 - 30. See our Facebook page for more information about our events. While our scheduled programming ends today, there are always exciting things happening in the archives. Student use peaks this time of year with research fully underway for several classes making use of archival sources. You can look forward to new developments to our web pages as we transition to a new Guilford College design last this semester. Please contact us if you have trouble finding what you are looking for as we makes these changes.
Friends Historical Collection Homecoming Open House Location: Hege Library (Friends Historical Collection, Library 116) Date: 10/07/2011 Time: 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm Open house for homecoming visitors as well as current Guilford students, faculty, and staff. Learn about Guilford's earliest students and faculty and explore unique resources relating the Guilford experience through the years. Staff will be on hand to show you our online resources and how to locate information in the college's archives, including The Guilfordian back to 1914, old student handbooks, and student theses from 1911 to present.
Oral Histories: Guiford's Integration (before and after 1962) and Hobbs Hall Location: Hege Library (Friends Historical Collection, Library 11 6) The Friends Historical Collection seeks alumni, faculty, staff and administrators to share their memories of the initial integration of Guilford College in 1962 and related experiences before and after. We also continue to collect stories of life in Hobbs Hall and the dorm's role in the lives of a century of Guilford women (1907-2007). Contact us if you would like to share your stories with us or to learn more about either project. We welcome suggestions for people we need to include as interview subjects and also volunteers to work with our oral history program. For more information, e-mail us at [email protected] or call Liz Cook at 336-316-2264.
Beginning July 15, the library's main doors will be closed for access while work is being done on the front brick walkway. It is anticipated that the front doors will not be able to be accessed until the indoor project is finished as well. Our goal is to have all work completed before August 15. During this time period, the side door of the library (on the King Hall side) will be open for use during library hours. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this renovation project that will help improve the library's entrance. The end result should be well worth this temporary inconvenience.
Note: From the new temporary entrance, the Friends Historical Collection Research Room will be the third door on the right. Year round hours continue to be Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Contact us at [email protected] if you have additional questions.
The Friends Historical Collection will be closed on Friday, June 17, due to construction. Guilford College's Hege Library will be fully closed while undergoing repairs to the HVAC system. We will be back to regular hours by June 21. The Friends Historical Collection's Research Room is normally open Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Those traveling from a distance or wishing to consult specialized materials are encouraged to contact us in advance so we can alert you to any scheduling changes and be prepared for your visit.
The Friends Historical Collection will be fully staffed this afternoon (Friday, May 20) from 2 to 5 p.m. with special invitation to our alumni to come rediscover their past in the college's archives. All are welcome to browse through yearbooks, newspapers, and request other items from years past.
Since the Hobbs Hall alumni gathering sponsored by Alumni Relations in April, 2009, thirty women and men with Hobbs Hall connections have recorded their reminiscences in an ongoing oral history project conducted by the Friends Historical Collection. Transcriptions of twenty interviews have been completed. In over 150 pages, students ranging from the class of 1936 through the class of 1983 have shared their memories about topics including the Great Depression, World War II, integration, Guilford professors who influenced them, the impact of the Hobbs cooperative living experience on their lives, and much more. To lend your voice to this project or recommend someone for an interview, contact us at [email protected].
Thinking of doing research in the Friends Historical Collection this year but unsure how you can afford the trip? The North Carolina Friends Historical Society offers those pursuing topics in Southern Quaker history the opportunity to receive funding though the Seth and Mary Edith Fellowship. The deadline for 2011 is coming up fast. See http://www.guilford.edu/about_guilford/services_and_administration/library/fhc/ncfhs.html for more details.
Haven Kimmel, author of the bestselling book A Girl Named Zippy, will speak in the Carnegie Room of Hege Library, Guilford College on November 11 at 7:30 p.m. She will discuss her upcoming book on Quaker history and Quaker influences on her writing. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends Center at Guilford College and Hege Library's Friends of the Library. Refreshments will be served.