Collections and Resources

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Library 3D Printer Aids Sci-Fi Costume Creation

The Kenan Science Library had a starring role when the Museum of Science Fiction tapped UNC’s Department of Dramatic Arts to re-create iconic costumes. Continue reading

From Brunswick Stew to Barbecue: The Cookbook as Cultural History

Cookbooks from the North Carolina Collection showcases the range and history of cooking in the Tar Heel State in an exhibition on view in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Southern Folklife Collection Receives $986,000 Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant of $986,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This grant will help the Southern Folklife Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library advance digitization of rare audio, video and motion picture films for preservation and access. Activities for the grant, “Extending the Reach … Continue reading

Rare Recordings of Music Greats Come to Southern Folklife Collection

Bob Riskin of McCabe’s Guitar Shop has donated more than 2,000 original concert recordings, including performers such as Doc and Merle Watson, Mike Seeger, Odetta, Ralph Stanley, and Elizabeth Cotten. Continue reading

Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

The Wilson Library exhibition about Harlan County, Kentucky, offers a window into the African American communities of Appalachia. Continue reading

Library Open Houses May 9 Welcomes Grads, Reunioneers

Drop by between 1 and 5 p.m. for exhibitions, reunion yearbooks, and a slide show for the Class of 1965. Continue reading

“Civil War Day by Day ” Draws to an End

A blog that allowed readers to follow the Civil War in the words of those who lived it reached its end on April 26, after 1,450 posts. Continue reading

UNC Art Library to Showcase Recent Acquisitions at April 16 Event

Free public program will feature artists’ books, photobooks, and other new additions to the library’s collection. Continue reading

UNC’s Hidden Campus Revealed in April 14 Lecture

UNC professor Stephen Davis will discuss the University in the 19th century, as discovered through two decades of archaeological exploration. Continue reading

1915 Mail-Order Catalog Inspires 2015 Challenge

April 8 event, “Mail Order Catalogs and Consumers,” reflects on changing times. Continue reading

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