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Archive for February, 2008

In December 2007, Lew Powell of Charlotte donated 2,698 North Carolina-related pin-back buttons, badges, ribbons, cloth swatches, promotional cards, and stickers to the North Carolina Collection. These items cover a variety of topics, including politics, sports, clubs and organizations, and controversial causes. While the origin of most of the buttons in this collection is clear, […]

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Frolics, hops, germans, socials, midwinters, proms, balls…dances have a long history as a crucial part of social life at Carolina. Today’s UNC Dance Marathon shows how much this activity has evolved since the days of the dance card: This is an 1885 dance card from our UNC ephemera collection. The name written on the front, […]

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Today’s Raleigh News and Observer reports that Tim Tyson’s award-winning Blood Done Sign My Name will be made into a movie. Luckily, it appears that the film will be shot in North Carolina, with the article mentioning potential locations such as Hillsborough, Oxford, and my adopted hometown of Mocksville.

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More of “What’s new?”

I’ve been catching up on the new additions to the North Carolina Collection and today I added over 200 more titles to our “What’s New in the North Carolina Collection?” page. To be more exact, today’s list has 217 new titles, including more than 50 books of poetry, 35 works of fiction, 11 biographies, two […]

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Local Dog Makes Good

He’s no Broadway Joe, but the Plott Hound will be seen around Manhattan this week. The Plott Hound has been the North Carolina State Dog since 1989. This week the breed makes its debut at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The show is taking place today and tomorrow at Madison Square Garden. The […]

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What’s New?

Late last week I added more than 100 new titles to our “What’s New in the North Carolina Collection?” page. This listing of the North Carolina Collection’s latest selections is updated several times a year and you can check it out by clicking on the link under the heading “Pages” in the right column. Full […]

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This Month in North Carolina History On February 17, 1881, the General Assembly of North Carolina passed a resolution authorizing the Trustees of the State Library to print “records, papers, documents and manuscripts…bearing date prior to the year 1781, belonging to the State of North Carolina.” While they may not have known it at the […]

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