Archive for December, 2007

Many people remember Bones McKinney as the coach of the Wake Forest men’s basketball team, a post he held from 1958 to 1965. That’s no small claim to fame, but Bones may be part of a more select club–a person with ties to all the “Big Four” Tobacco Road basketball programs. Here’s the story: Bones […]

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Santa came early

The North Carolina Collection got an early Christmas present this year when two friends of the collection, Snow and Ben Roberts, brought us a copy of Don’t Buy Me Any Green Bananas. I have been looking for this book for at least a decade. As a coach at Wake Forest (1958-1965) and with the ABA […]

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Eng and Chang Online

The two men who were arguably the most famous residents of North Carolina in the nineteenth century are featured in a new online collection: Chang and Eng Bunker: The Siamese Twins. This website presents original materials from the North Carolina Collection and the Southern Historical Collection and documents the lives and times of conjoined twins […]

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