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Bluford Digital Library

The Bluford Digital Library is a locus where the major digital collections maintained by the library reside. These include books, text, audio, and images. Advantages of the digital library include no physical boundaries, 24/7 availability and multiple simultaneous access. New items are added continually.

Digital Collections

Commencement Program Collection

Commencement programs from 1909 to the present. Each program has been digitized in its entirety, ranging from one single page to over 70 pages in length. These publications are valuable for documenting the growth of the institution from a small land-grant college in 1891 to a twenty-first century university of preeminence.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Since 2010, students of North Carolina A&T have been submitting electronic copies of their theses and dissertations to the library, in addition to printed copies, allowing open access to their scholarship worldwide.

Faculty Publications

This collection contains bibliographies, abstracts and full-texts of research journal articles, book chapters, presentations, course notes, learning objects, data sets, and other digital assets generated by the diverse faculty for all of the schools and colleges of the university.

George Simkins Jr. Collection

George Simkins Jr. was a leader in civil rights activities in Greensboro, NC. He also served as president of the city's branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1959-1984. He attacked segregated public facilities that often resulted in landmark Supreme Court cases. These include the Gillespie Park Golf Course, Moses Cone Hospital, and Wesley Long Hospital. It also includes briefs, newspaper articles, and pictures about desegregation, civil rights events, and personalities.

Picture Gallery

Browse from a sampling of the thousands of photos that have been preserved in Bluford Library over the years. These photos help tell the A&T story. We welcome additional photographic contributions.

Student Newspaper

NCA&TSU Student Newspapers Collection contains digitized copies of The A&T Register from 1915 to 2009. This valuable resource contains first-hand accounts of historical events that helped shape the university and the surrounding Greensboro community. Sit-ins, civil rights, and higher education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are major subjects covered.

A&T Yearbooks

The entire run of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University yearbooks, which began publication in 1939 under the name Ayantee. The Ayantee was no published immediately preceding and during World War II, so there are no volumes for the years 1934-1947. Print copies of the yearbooks are held in the library's archives collection on the 2nd floor. Yearbooks are valuable in helping place people in historical context, as well as identifying what world events concerned and influenced students at the university the most.