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Resources from the F. D. Bluford Library and the best of online instructional resources and digital collections to celebrate the Centennial of World War I.
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World War I Collection NEW!! - Materials related to known faculty members, alumni, and events associated with A&T's role in the Great War.

James B. Dudley Collection - Dr. Dudley was our 2nd president (1896-1925) and his leadership kept the campus through the conflict.

ROTC Army & ROTC Air Force Collections - Newspaper clippings, original letters and more about the history of the ROTC at A&T.

Warmoth T. Gibbs Collection - Dr. Warmoth T. Gibbs was the 4th president of A&T (1956 - 1960) and one of our most famous war veterans.

John D. Wray Collection - John D. Wray was the first African-African American state agricultural club agent in NC. His collection was digitized as part of the "Better Living in North Carolina" project.

 

Verticle File Collection

Verticle Files are collections of clippings, photographs and other documents that are part of a larger subject file collection. We have several on faculty (F/S) and alumni (A) who served in World War I.

Campbell, Robert L(F/S) One of the most decorated African-American veterans of the war and a long-time military instructor at A&T. A photo file and a "Campbell Hall" file are also available.

Love, George B. (F/S) - Instructor of auto mechanics who served in France. 

Cherry, David King (F/S) - Professor of mathematics, later the president of Kittrell College and Knoxville College. Served as a captain in France.

Byarm Sr., Lonnie P. (F/S) - Engineering instructor and one or our first championship football coaches.

Jones, Dr. S. B. (F/S) - One of our earliest college physicians who served in his native British West Indies. Photo file also available.

Haley, Simon A. (A) - Father of author & genealogist Alex Haley. Served in France during the war. 

Burnett, Foster F.. (A) - Class of 09' student who became a well known physician after the war. 

 

From Special Collections

Lt. George B. Love (1890 - 1961) and Lt. Robert L. Campbell (1875-1972) In uniform.

Love and Campbell were both instructors at A&T when called to duty in 1917.

     

    Rare Books


    Scott's official history of the American Negro in the world war - Scott, Emmett J.
    Call Number: D639.N4 S3 1969
    Publication Date: 1919 [1969 Arno & New York Times Edition]

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    A School for Diplomats - Clifford R. Lovin
    Call Number: D644 .L68 1997
    ISBN: 9780761807551
    Publication Date: 1997-05-29

    Who's who in colored America. - Who's Who in Colored America Corp.
    Call Number: E185.96 .W54
    Publication Date: 1927 -
    The following editions of this rare biographical encyclopedia are available in archives: 1928-29, 1930-32, 1933-37, 1941-44 1930-32, 1950. Includes biographies of several war veterans.

    Samuel Cooper Smith : the early years 1900-1940 and biographical sketch - Smith, Samuel Cooper; Randolph, Rhoda Person
    Call Number: LA2317.S627 A3 1994
    Publication Date: 1994
    A transcribed recollection from one of A&T's most famous alumni. He recalls his brother serving in France, and of life in one of the campus barracks, which served as a dormitory after WWI.

    A history of the National Alumni Association of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 1891-1984, Greensboro, North Carolina - Butler, Evelyn M.
    Call Number: LC2851.N8 B88 1988
    Publication Date: 1988
    This unique history of our alumni association includes a few mini biographies of notable WWI veterans.

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    A History of the U. S. Army Nurse Corps - Mary T. Sarnecky
    Call Number: UH493 .S27 1999
    ISBN: 9780812235029
    Publication Date: 1999-10-04
    Also available in stacks. Includes a 52 page chapter on World War I.

     

    University Archives

    The University Archives procures, organizes, collects, describes, maintains and preserves records of historical and administrative value to the university and that have significantly impacted upon the African American experience in the Piedmont Triad region.

    Location

    Room 201, Second Floor, F.D. Bluford Library

    Hours

    Monday–Friday, 8am-5pm
    Closed when the library is closed, see here for more information

     

    Contact Us

    James R. Stewart Jr.

    Archives & Special Collections Librarian

    Edward Lee Love

    University Archives Specialist

    libraryarchives@ncat.edu

    336.285.4176

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