Books and Buildings:
About the Project
|The purpose of this project is to
bring together collections documenting the history of higher education in
North Carolina. Colleges and universities have played an important role
in the social and cultural history of North Carolina. From the early academies
and the founding of the first public college in the United States--University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-- to the present day, colleges have helped
define communities, develop leaders, and encourage local and regional literature.
The current participants are Brevard College, Davidson College, Fayetteville State University, Greensboro College, Johnson C. Smith University, Queens University of Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. The Brevard College site also includes information on Rutherford and Weaver colleges. This combination of schools includes state-supported and private institutions, colleges founded for men, for women, and for African-Americans.
Each institution’s website contains collections of online documents,
exhibits about the college’s history, and historical information
about the college. These online collections and exhibits:
Additional collections from North Carolina colleges and universities will be added as materials are made available by the institutions. The Related Resources page on this site contains links to online exhibits about the histories of other North Carolina colleges.
The original funding for the project was from federal LSTA monies made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.
©2003 A Project of NC ECHO