Museum: View Books


Summary:
During the early 1900s, the College published what were called View Books. View Books consisted primarily of images of the campus landscape, buildings (some exteriors, some interiors), and, later on, the College’s students engaged in various activities. Sometimes the view books were published separately, and other times they were published as an issue of the College Bulletin . There are viewbooks for the following years: c.1900, c.1910, 1918, 1924, 1930, and 1934.

Interpretive:
The College’s view books are useful not only because they show what campus looked like during the late 1800s and early 1900s, but also because some of the view books show students engaging in a variety of activities. It is this “active” imagery that allows for a greater understanding of what life was like here at the College during that time frame.

Status: Non-Circulating

Notes:
Text on the pages of the view books is not keyword searchable. Access to view books is available through the Museum. For information regarding reproductions and/or use, please see Terms of Use .

Technical Notes: None

Technical Specs:
Master images saved as uncompressed TIFF files at 600 dpi in either true color or grayscale depending on the original copy and/or the amount of sepia tone present – unaltered image size. Access and thumbnail images saved as JPEG files, medium to high quality, at 300 and 100 dpi respectively in either true color or grayscale depending on the original copy and/or the amount of sepia tone present – image size altered, 600 pixels wide or tall respectively.

Select A View Book: 1918 / 1934

 

 

1918 View Book

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Greensboro College for Women, Greensboro, N.C.
1918 View Book
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Title Page and Publication Information
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Old Entrance (circa 1880s)
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Present Entrance – 1918
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Old Building
2nd Main Building: 1873-1904
Sketch by unknown artist.
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3rd Main Building (c.1910)
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Campus Scene
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Campus Scene
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Campus Scene
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East Walk curving down to meet West Market Street
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Top to Bottom: President’s Home, Dormitory, Dormitory, and Secretary and Treasurer’s Home
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Entrance to campus from College Place
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Two views of the Rotunda Porch
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Campus Scenes
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Campus Snow Scenes
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Front Campus as seen from the Rotunda Porch
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Front Campus as seen from the intersection of West Market Street and College Place
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Rear View of Campus as seen from College Place, Showing Hudson Hall and Fitzgerald Hall in the foreground
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Side Campus, Showing Fitzgerald Hall
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Fitzgerald Hall
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Looking Across the Basketball Court to Hudson Hall & Campus Scene
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Chapel / Stage and Parlor
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Office of the Dean and Office of the President Emerita
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Music Studios
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Bedrooms in the College Dormitories
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Sitting Rooms
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Library and Art Studio
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Views of the Infirmary
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Irving Society Hall – Emerson Society Hall – Reception Hall
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The Dining Room and the Domestic Art Room
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Field Day
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Field Day
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May Day
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1838-1918: Eight Decades of Greensboro College Girls
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Page 35
Outdoor Athletics
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Page 36
Out of Doors at G.C.W.
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Masqueraders
Keyword searchable PDF File
3.23 MB
Four pages of text at the end of this view book offered information on the College’s location, history, growth, faculty, alumnae, ideals, and social life.

 

1934 View Book

 

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Front Cover: 1934 View Book, Greensboro College
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Title Page and Publication Information
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Main Building – Administration
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Odell as seen from Main Building’s
Rotunda Porch
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West Campus Trees
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Page 6
Odell Memorial – Music Building
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Page 7
The Fountain
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Page 8
Winter – Spring
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Page 9
The Queen of May
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Page 10
May Day
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Page 11
Sports at G.C.
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Page 12
A Well Planned Program of
Physical Education
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Page 13
Dramatics
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Dramatics
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Page 15
Fitzgerald Hall
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Campus View
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Orchestra – Glee Club – Y.W.C.A Choir
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Page 18
The Brook
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Page 19
Midwinter Main
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The Greensboro College Creed (1934)
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Campus Scene

Additional Images:
Photograph Collection – Main Building (Selected images)
Photograph Collection – Other Campus Buildings (Selected images)