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UNC Library Events for Fall 2011

The University Library and Friends of the Library announce our Fall 2011 events calendar. Unless otherwise noted, Library events take place in Wilson Library on the UNC campus and are free and open to the public. The blues tribute concerts on Sept. 19 and Nov. 17 require ticket purchase from the Carolina Union and will take place in the Great Hall of the student union.

For event information, please contact Liza Terll, Friends of the Library, liza_terll@unc.edu, (919) 548-1203.

September 17, 2011
GRIDIRON GLORY: FILM CLIPS OF TAR HEEL FOOTBALL 1934-1985 (read more)
Encore showing of Tar Heel football film clips, drawn from the University Archives, including footage of Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice and “Famous Amos” Lawrence.
Noon – 3 p.m. (20-minute continuous loop)

September 19, 2011
A TRIBUTE TO HOWLIN’ WOLF (read more)
First in the Southern Folklife Collection’s Blues Legacy Series.
5:30 p.m – Keynote by Peter Guralnick and interview with Knox Phillips, Wilson Library
7:30 p.m. – Concert by Alvin Youngblood Hart, Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang (with special guests Jody Williams and Henry Gray), Carolina Union
Purchase concert tickets ($5 – $12.50) through the Carolina Union box office, (919) 962-1449

September 22, 2011
PICTURES, BOOKS, AND SCIENCE: FROM DESCRIPTION TO DIAGRAM IN THE CIRCLE OF GALILEO (read more)
The 14th Hanes Lecture, presented by the Hanes Foundation for the Study of the Origin and Development of the Book.
5 p.m. – Reception and viewing of the exhibit Meaningful Marks: Image and Text and the History of the Book from the Rare Book Collection
5:45 p.m. – Talk by David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art at Columbia University and director of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America

September 27, 2011
FIRST AMENDMENT DAY: BANNED AND IN THE RARE BOOK COLLECTION (read more)
5 p.m. – Book Display and Reception
5:30 p.m. – Members of the University community read from banned and censored books held by the Rare Book Collection

October 6, 2011
PICTURING THE OLD NORTH STATE: VISUAL DOCUMENTATION OF NORTH CAROLINA’S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE (read more)
5 p.m. – Reception and viewing of the exhibit Louis Orr’s North Carolina Etchings, 1939-1951 in the North Carolina Collection Gallery
5:30 p.m. – Talk by architectural historian Catherine Bishir, author of North Carolina Architecture

ON EXHIBIT

Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Gallery, Wilson Library:

Meaningful Marks: Image and Text and the History of the Book
Through Sept. 28, 2011

Curating Sound: 75 Years of Music Collections at UNC
Sept. – Dec., 2011

North Carolina Collection Gallery, Wilson Library:

Louis Orr’s North Carolina Etchings, 1939-1951
Through Oct. 10, 2011

Curriculum and Controversy: Two Centuries of Textbooks in North Carolina
Oct. 21, 2011 – Jan. 31, 2012

4th floor gallery, Wilson Library:

Kin and Community: African American Lives at Stagville
Nov. 8, 2011 – March 2, 2012

Pleasants Family Assembly Room, Wilson Library:

Drawings by Ronald Searle for Beastly Feasts! A Mischievous Menagerie in Rhyme
May 2 – Oct. 31, 2011

1st floor Gallery, Walter Royal Davis Library:

From the Cradle to the Cave: 18 Years of North Carolina Poster Art
Aug. 25, 2011 – Jan. 25, 2012

October 10, 2011
INTO THE LATIN AMERICAN ARCHIVE (HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH LECTURE) (read more)
5 p.m. – Reception and display of Latin American documents and books from the Rare Book Collection
5:30 p.m. – Talk by Kathryn Burns, professor of history at UNC, and author of Into the Archive: Writing and Power in Colonial Peru

October 18, 2011
SUICIDE, DIVORCE, AND DEBT IN CIVIL WAR ERA NORTH CAROLINA (read more)
5 p.m. – Reception
5:30 p.m. – Talk by David Silkenat, assistant professor of history and education at North Dakota State University and author of Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina

October 20, 2011
CURATING SOUND: 75 YEARS OF MUSIC COLLECTIONS AT UNC (read more)
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of UNC’s music library.
5:45 p.m. – Talk by Tim Carter, David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music at UNC
6:30 p.m. – Concert : “From Early to Old-Time: Music from our Collections”

October 26, 2011
THE LONG ROAD TO PARCHMAN: NORTH CAROLINA AND THE DESEGREGATION OF INTERSTATE BUSING (read more)
In conjunction with Playmakers Repertory Company’s production of The Parchman Hour.
5 p.m. – Reception
5:30 p.m. – Talk by historian Derek Catsam about the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation and the 1961 Freedom Rides

November 1, 2011
BEYOND BLACKFACE: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE CREATION OF AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE (read more)
5 p.m. – Reception
5:30 p.m. – Talk by W. Fitzhugh Brundage, professor of history at UNC and editor of Beyond Blackface

November 3, 2011
THE MUSIC BIOGRAPHY: FROM GENE AUTRY TO ALEX CHILTON (read more)
5 p.m. – Reception
5:30 p.m. – Talk by music historian Holly George-Warren, author of Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry and an upcoming biography of Chilton

November 8, 2011
GENERATIONS OF CAPTIVITY IN NORTH CAROLINA: THE BENNEHAN-CAMERON PLANTATIONS, 1776-1865 (read more)
5 p.m. – Reception and viewing of the exhibit Kin and Community: African American Lives at Stagville
5:30 p.m. – Talk by Sydney Nathans, professor emeritus of history at Duke University

November 10, 2011
AUBREY BEARDSLEY AND HIS PUBLISHERS (read more)
5 p.m. – Reception and exhibit of Beardsley books held by the Rare Book Collection
5:30 p.m. – Program with noted Beardsley collector Mark Samuels Lasner

November 16, 2011
CURRICULUM AND CONTROVERSY: TWO CENTURIES OF TEXTBOOKS IN NORTH CAROLINA (read more)
5 p.m. – Reception and viewing of the exhibit Curriculum and Controversy: Two Centuries of Textbooks in North Carolina in the North Carolina Collection Gallery
5:30 p.m. – Panel discussion moderated by Bill McDiarmid, dean of the UNC School of Education

November 17, 2011
TRIBUTE TO REVEREND GARY DAVIS (read more)
Second in the Southern Folklife Collection’s Blues Legacy Series.
5 p.m. – Reception, Wilson Library
5:30 p.m. – Keynote by blues scholar Elijah Wald and panel discussion, Wilson Library
7:30 p.m. – Concert by Stefan Grossman, Ernie Hawkins, and Jorma Kaukonen, Carolina Union
Concert tickets go on sale September 1, 2011. Contact the Carolina Union box office, (919) 962-1449

December 6, 2011
I DREAM OF CHANG AND ENG (read more)
Evening devoted to the lives of the original Siamese twins, Chang and Eng Bunker.
5 p.m. – Reception and exhibit viewing
5:30 p.m. – Talk by playwright Philip Kan Gotanda about his new play I Dream of Chang and Eng, and presentations by UNC undergraduates about their research on the twins

December 8, 2011
19TH ANNUAL WINTER STORIES PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES (read more)
5 p.m. – Reception
5:30 p.m. – Program with storyteller Brian Sturm and UNC musicians.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a new or gently used children’s book to contribute to a book drive for the Book Fairy, an organization that donates books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospital

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