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Color Our Collections!

You can also find these images on the Wilson Library Tumblr and in our Flickr album!

Pick up a pencil and color our collections.

No, we don’t want you to write in the library books. But we DO invite you to pull out your crayons, pens, or pencils during the week of Feb. 1-5 and bring an artistic touch to vintage images from the stacks of the Wilson Special Collections Library.

As part of #ColorOurCollections week, we’ll post new black and white images each day, and we can’t wait to see what you do with them!

You can also stop by the service desk in Davis Library , Undergraduate Library, or the Information and Library Science Library in Manning Hall to pick up a print-out, borrow some pencils, and let your inner Rembrandt shine.

Look for images on this post, the UNC Library’s Flickr, the Wilson Library Tumblr, and on some of the Library’s social media accounts.

Work your magic and share your masterpieces with the tags #ColorOurCollections and #UNCLibrary.

FRIDAY

On the final day of #ColorOurCollections, more 19th-Century American Sheet Music

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… a handful of medieval medical illustrations from the MacKinney Collection of Medieval Medical Illustrations

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… and one from the 1908-1911 Farmer’s Year Book

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… and finally, sheep! From The middle South wool book : a treatise of practical information for the home and the farm.

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THURSDAY

Illustrations from the seed catalogs Floral catalogue of Pomona Hill Nurseries, Pomona, N.C. : J. Van Lindley, proprietor : roses, chrysanthemums and other green-house plants and The J. Van Lindley Nursery Company, Pomona, North Carolina … : fruit trees and plants, nut trees, shade trees, evergreens, shrubs, roses

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… also a masthead from Fisherman and Farmer masthead and ads pulled from the Rockingham-Post Dispatch and Elizabeth City Independent on Chronicling America.

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… and maps for advanced coloring fanatics:

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WEDNESDAY

Some gems from the Nineteenth-Century American Sheet Music Collection.

 

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… and a few from the North Carolina Collection’s collection of cookbooks…

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… and a handful of schoolhouses from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of North Carolina, for the Year 1869.

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TUESDAY

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center found some great images for #ColorOurCollections week in old yearbooks!

Larger versions to print are available on Flickr.

These are all from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Yackety Yack yearbooks, from the early 1900s.

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… and a few illustrations from William Bartram’s Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians. 

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MONDAY

We’re starting our week with two historic images of the UNC campus from the North Carolina Photographic Archives. They are:

Ready, set, download, color!

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