UNCG Research

State Library funds Gwynn for “Textiles, Teachers, and Troops”

Posted on Friday, June 29th, 2012 by UNCG Research.

Breaking News

David Gwynn, Digital Projects Coordinator, University Libraries

UNCG Research congratulates David Gwynn, Digital Projects Coordinator at UNCG Libraries, on his new funding. The State Library of North Carolina has awarded Gwynn $203,910 for his project, “Textiles, Teachers and Troops: Greensboro, North Carolina, 1881-1945.”

The project will make available roughly 165,000 digital images documenting the social and cultural development of Greensboro. The images will include photographs, manuscripts, rare books, scrapbooks, printed materials, and oral histories. All five Greensboro colleges and universities and the Greensboro Historical Museum will collaborate on this project to make primary source materials available online.

By documenting the vitally important influence of the textile industry, public and postsecondary education, and the massive World War II military presence, the project will contextualize Greensboro’s growth from a town of two thousand residents into one of the leading manufacturing and education centers in the Southeast. The project will display the new materials alongside a large body of material already digitized by the partners. Project members hope this initial content will eventually develop into a larger, community-based history portal.