Former University Archivist Betty H. Carter passed away on September 29
Carter served UNCG’s Special Collections and University Archives beginning in 1974, and she retired in 2010. During her time at the University, she processed numerous collections and presented on the records of presidents and chancellors. She also founded an oral history project that interviewed women who had served in the military. The project was eventually named in her honor as the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project. In 2000, Carter was presented with the University Libraries Staff Service Award.
University Archivist Erin Lawrimore shared the following:
“Betty was a strong advocate for our University’s history, and she worked diligently to preserve and share the story of UNCG’s past. Her work to establish the Women Veterans Historical Project also ensured that the often hidden stories of women in military service would be recorded. Her work laid the foundation for our research collections that are highly-used today and will be available long into the future.”
Those who would like to honor Betty are encouraged to make a donation to the Women Veterans Historical Project Fund at the UNCG University Libraries.
A memorial service will be held at First Lutheran Church at a later date.