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UNC Greensboro
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archives, oral history, beer and brewing, North Carolina, social and cultural history
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About Me

Erin Lawrimore is the University Archivist and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In this role, she is responsible for collecting, preserving, and promoting the history of UNCG from its creation as the State Normal and Industrial School in 1891 through today. Her research interests include community-engaged archival practice, course-based undergraduate research, and American archives history and development.

Erin is also the co-founder of Well Crafted NC. Well Crafted NC couples archival research with documentation through oral history and collection building to tell the history of beer and brewing in North Carolina. These stories include Moravian settlers who were among the state’s earliest commercial brewers, prohibitionists and those who skirted their restrictive laws, a pioneering Black woman who led operations at one of the largest commercial breweries in the world, and a German immigrant who changed the laws of the state to open the door for today’s craft beer revolution.

Erin holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Duke and a masters of science in information studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She previously worked as Assistant Head and Curator of the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University, and as Coordinator for Acquisitions and Processing at the University of Tennessee Special Collections Library. She has been an active member of the Society of American Archivists since 2001 and served on the organization’s Council from 2016-2019.

Recent Publications

Cox, R., Gwynn, D., and Lawrimore, E. (in press; publication date July 19, 2021). North Carolina Triad Beer: A History. Mt. Pleasant, S.C.: The History Press.

Krim, S., Gwynn, D., and Lawrimore E. (2020). Reconstructing History: Addressing Marginalization, Absences, and Silences in the Archives through Community and Collaboration. In Chris Bombaro (Ed.), Diversity and Inclusion in Action. American Library Association.

Lawrimore, E. and Colonna, S. (2018). University Archives and the Slow Fuse of Possibility. International Journal of Critical Pedagogy 10(1).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Food History, Public History