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Hugh Morton Photographs from Library Part of N.C. Cancer Hospital

Hugh Morton Collection Archivist Elizabeth Hull with one of the newly installed murals at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital

Hugh Morton Collection Archivist Elizabeth Hull with one of the newly installed Hugh Morton photographic murals at the North Carolina Cancer Hospital

Photographs taken by the late North Carolina photographer Hugh Morton are now part of the newly opened North Carolina Cancer Hospital.

The half-dozen mural-size enlargements are copies from the Hugh Morton Collection in the Photographic Archives of the Wilson Special Collections Library. All depict natural scenery of the Tar Heel State, from the mountains to the coast.

Read more about the installation on the blog A View to Hugh, which describes the efforts of UNC archivists to process the collection’s half-million images and ready them for use.

Morton, a prominent entrepreneur, tourism booster, conservationist, environmental activist, and sports fan, was also the owner of Grandfather Mountain, now a state park. The Hugh Morton Collection came to UNC in 2007 following Morton’s death the previous year. They were a donation from Morton’s wife, Julia T. Morton.

For information about the Hugh Morton Collection, contact Elizabeth Hull, Hugh Morton Collection Archivist, or Stephen Fletcher, Photographic Archivist.

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