Collections and Resources, Special Collections

“I Found It In The Archives” Contest Now Accepting Entries

The “I Found It In the Archives” contest is now closed. Please be sure to check back soon when we announce a winner. (Updated Feb. 11, 2011)
Have you discovered something in the archives at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library that has made a difference in your personal or professional life?

Students, faculty members, and all UNC archives researchers are invited to enter an essay or a video for the Library’s “I Found It In The Archives” contest. First prize will be a $100 gift certificate to the Bull’s Head Bookshop. Up to two honorable mentions will each receive a $25 gift card to the Daily Grind.

Perhaps you’ve used UNC’s archives to solve a mystery or discover a long-lost relative. Maybe you stumbled across an interesting but unexpected find, or simply had an outstanding experience working with archives staff.

Entries in the form of a 500-word essay or three-minute video are due Feb. 10 and will be judged by a panel of archivists, conservators, and graduate students. The winning entry will also be entered in the national “I Found It In The Archives!” contest sponsored by the Society of American Archivists.

For complete rules and instructions, visit the “I Found It In The Archives” contest information page. Email questions to

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