Gifts and Grants

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Thank You, Florence Fearrington—For a Transformational Gift to Wilson Library

Video! A generous gift to Wilson Library will benefit Tar Heels for generations. Today, we say, “Thank you!” Continue reading

Grants Will Preserve Rare Music Recordings in Southern Folklife Collection

The GRAMMY Foundation and the National Recording Preservation Foundation have made grants totaling $45,000 to preserve sounds that are a “national treasure.” Continue reading

A Bold Commitment to African American Archives at UNC

The Southern Historical Collection has received a new challenge grant that will help secure the preservation of African American community archives. Continue reading

$500,000 Grant Will Help Southern Historical Collection Preserve African American History

Challenge grant will help endow position of African American Collections and Outreach Archivist. Continue reading

#TarHeelTuesday at the UNC Libraries

Private support allows UNC’s libraries to build collections, acquire new technologies, foster innovation, and update physical spaces. Continue reading

Searching for Site Q: Exploration, Archaeology, and Decipherment at La Corona, Guatemala

An archaeological mystery will be the subject of the George E. Stuart Memorial Lecture at UNC’s Wilson Library on October 1. 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

Innovative Library Projects Receive Start-Up Funding through 2014 Innovation Grants

Eight UNC librarians will develop new services thanks to the 2014 Innovation Grants they have received. Continue reading

Grant Will Lead to Preservation of Rare Audiovisual Collections at UNC Library

Historic audio and moving image collections in the Library’s Southern Folklife Collection will be a step closer to long-term preservation, thanks to a grant of $187,082 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Continue reading

UNC Latino Oral History Initiative Awarded $240,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Libraries will help boost preservation of and access to Latino oral histories of the American South. Continue reading

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