Digital Library

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Historic Slavery Accounts Available for Purchase through DocSouth Books Partnership

Twelve historic accounts of African American slavery are newly available in reprint and online editions, thanks to DocSouth Books, a collaborative effort of the UNC Library and the University of North Carolina Press. Continue reading

North Carolina Maps Digitization Project Wins National Award

The North Carolina Maps project, a collaborative effort of the UNC Library, the North Carolina State Archives, and the Outer Banks History Center, has received the American Association for State and Local History’s Award of Merit for Leadership in History. Continue reading

The Civil War Day by Day Debuts

The Civil War Day by Day, a website posting one document a day created 150 years earlier on the corresponding day of the Civil War, has launched. Archivists and librarians at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library will post finds from the collections every day for four years. Continue reading

Mini Page Archive Goes Digital

Historic issues of The Mini Page, the weekly newspaper feature beloved of young readers, parents, and teachers, are new again. The UNC Library has released The Mini Page online digital archive featuring nearly 2,000 Mini Page issues, from the inaugural publication of Aug. 29, 1969, through April 21, 2007. Continue reading

Civil War’s 150th Anniversary Will Be Focus of UNC Library Exhibits, Programs, Website

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War will be the topic of exhibits, programs, and a website from the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill beginning Feb. 1, 2011. Continue reading

Allen, Library Honored for Innovation in Digital History

Step back in time with the click of a computer mouse and read about the Bijou, Wilmington’s first movie theater, which opened in 1906 in a tent before moving to a permanent home in 1912. “Going to the Show,” a searchable digital archive of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, brings together thousands … Continue reading

Colombian Writer Vargas Vila To Be Celebrated Oct. 14 with Lecture and New Web Site

  Vargas Vila: 150 Years of Clamorous Solitude A lecture by Juan Carlos González Espitia Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 Reception at 5 p.m. | Program at 5:45 p.m. Wilson Special Collections Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room Free and open to the public Information: Liza Terll, Friends of the Library,, (919) 962-4207 The 150th anniversary … Continue reading

Maps Program July 24 Open to Public

Members of the public are invited to the annual program of the William P. Cumming Map Society, Saturday, July 24, in the Wilson Special Collections Library at UNC. Continue reading

500+ Years of North Carolina Maps Online

Go to North Carolina Maps More than 3,200 historic maps of North Carolina are now available online as part of the digital North Carolina Maps project, set to be completed June 30. Visitors to the North Carolina Maps site can see the results of a three-year collaborative project to identify and scan nearly every original … Continue reading

Appointments: North Carolina Collection and North Carolina Digital Heritage Center

The Library welcomes two new colleagues: John Blythe became Special Projects and Outreach Coordinator for the North Carolina Collection, effective June 1, 2010. In this position, Blythe will develop and expand North Caroliniana reference resources, prepare and edit publications, and contribute to digital projects involving materials from the collection. He will also help to plan … Continue reading