UNCW has participated in an exciting project to digitize historical publications about the university. This project was made possible through the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative – a Sloan Foundation grant-subsidized program making digitization easy and affordable for libraries and cultural institutions across the country.
Through the Collaborative’s partnership with the Internet Archive, items were scanned from cover-to-cover and in full color. You can choose from a variety of formats: page through a book by choosing the “read online” option, download the PDF or Kindle file, or search the full text version.
To view and search these collections, simply visit Internet Archive: UNCW Collection, also linked from Randall Library Digital Collections, the Randall Library A-Z E-resources list, and UNCW Archives and Special Collections.
The most frequently viewed book is UNCW Magazine (1990-1995). It has been downloaded more than 1,300 times since June 2011.
All titles are non-fiction. Most were published by UNCW and/or are about UNCW. Many books pertain to regional history and the Wilmington area. The Internet Archive – UNCW Collection includes:
- Weekly newsletter for UNC Wilmington employees
- All existing copies of UNCW's yearbook are online. They were digitized by the NC Digital Heritage Center - (NCDHC) for the Internet Archive.
From These Beginnings: Wilmington College 1946-1969 by J. Marshall Crews
- A history of the Wilmington College era through 1969.
- Board of Trustees Meeting minutes continue at UNCW Board of Trustees Digital Collection, which include 1983-Present.
The Multicampus University Comes of Age, 1956-1986 by Arnold K. King
- A history of the UNC System by the namesake of UNCW's King Hall. This administrative history covers a significant time in twentieth-century NC political history, including the expansion of the UNC system to include UNC Wilmington in 1969, the Speaker Ban law, and the system's elimination of "racial duality."
Pea Ridge, 1919-1931: My Childhood Memories in the West Tennessee Country by J. Marshall Crews
- The late J. Marshall Crews, a UNCW faculty member and administrator, wrote this memoir about growing up in rural Tennessee.
- A reference about Bellevue Cemetery in Wilmington, NC that was published by UNCW Randall Library in 1999.
SACS Self-Study Accreditation Reports (1982, 1992, 2002)
- Prepared by UNCW for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Seahawk Student Newspaper (1948-1999)
- The student newspaper of UNCW has been published since 1948.
- In addition to course descriptions and requirements for majors, the catalog includes biographies of the institution’s leaders, summaries of campus traditions, maps, photographs, campus building histories, tuition rates and student fees.
- Published for alumni and friends of the university.
- Rules of conduct, judicial procedures, requirements for student organizations, lists of student organizations, and information about campus resources, guidelines, and facilities
- Statistical data on UNCW
- Course catalogs from Williston College, the unit of Wilmington College for African American students during segregation
Hal Keiner, TAP Project Archivist for the NC State Historical Records Advisory Board, will come to UNCW Archives and Randall Library Special Collections May 15 for a site visit. Mr. Keiner will provide basic collections assessment and recommendations for short- and long-term preservation planning.
TAP offers direct assistance including onsite instruction and preservation supplies to North Carolina institutions and organizations that collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public, materials documenting the history and culture of the state.
Archives, Libraries, Historical Societies, Museums, Historic Sites/Homes, Genealogical Societies, College and Universities, and any other institutions that house and service historical records are eligible for a TAP visit. TAP is not available for institutions that house solely objects and artifacts.
TAP solicited applications during Summer/Fall of 2011. UNCW Archives and Randall Library Special Collections applied in June and was notified of selection on September 1. We look forward to participating in the Traveling Archivist Program!