Digital Library

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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

Flying 3-D Tour of North Carolina

Take a flying tour of North Carolina through a new video that combines historic North Carolina maps with a Google Earth 3-D tour. The video is the work of the North Carolina Maps digital collection. North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive online collection of more than 3,000 historic maps of the Tar Heel State. Maps … Continue reading

Digitized UNC Yearbooks Bring University’s History to the Web

Aug. 18, 2010: Updated with new URLs for the yearbooks and the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. A slice of UNC history is now online with digitized student yearbooks from 1890 through 1966 and early issues of the Carolina Alumni Review. The Hellenian and Yackety Yack yearbooks provide a rich resource for learning about student … Continue reading

Visit Wilson Library During CHAT Festival

The Wilson Special Collections Library will be a venue for the CHAT Festival, taking place Feb. 16 – 20, 2010, on the UNC campus. CHAT (Collaborations: Humanities, Arts & Technology) will draw together diverse digital resources of the Triangle and explore the ways that digital technologies are transforming the arts and humanities. In Wilson Library, … Continue reading

Digital Launch Celebrates 80th Anniversary of UNC’s Southern Historical Collection

Eighty years after its founding in January 1930, the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library is inaugurating a program to digitize large segments of the collections. The Digital Southern Historical Collection debuted Jan. 8 with thirty-five collections digitized in their entirety, plus two more that … Continue reading