Monthly Archives: January 2015

A “Revel” in South Building

One hundred and sixty years ago today, eight UNC students were having a rough Saturday morning. The night before, the young men participated in a “revel” in South Building, which was then a residence hall. The party was thrown by friends of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Early photos of Chapel Hill and UNC

There is only one known existing image of the iconic Old Well that dates back past the pillars and marble to when a wooden structure was simply known as ‘the well.’ Taken for former University of North Carolina President Kemp Plummer Battle, and wedged between the pages of a 120-year-old photo album, the faded photo […] Continue reading

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Ambassador William C. Bullitt visits UNC, 1941

At this time of danger each American must ask himself each day not what he can get from his country but what he can give to his country, and must ask himself each night: “Have I given enough?” —William C. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Digitized Photo Album Shows Chapel Hill in 19th Century

The Library recently shared online the 1894 photo album belonging to former UNC President Kemp Plummer Battle. Continue reading Continue reading

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From the wing to the T . . . (shirt, that is)

Happy New Year from “A View to Hugh.”  On the Heels of last week’s post that included mention of SMU standout running back Doak Waker, Jack Hilliard recounts some additional Justice–Walker memories from 1950.  For some perspective, I added the … Continue reading Continue reading

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