Gifts and Grants

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Gifts Reflect Lives of Original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang Bunker

Descendants of the original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang Bunker, have donated possessions of their famous ancestors to the UNC libraries. Continue reading

Grant Will Preserve Rare American Music Recordings

The Southern Folklife Collection will preserve rare recordings and photographs, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Continue reading

Endowment Will Build Persian-Language Library Collections at UNC

The Jarrahi Family Library Fund for Persian Studies will support the study of Persian language and culture at UNC. A gift of $25,000 from Dr. Ali Jarrahi of Winston-Salem, N.C. has established the fund. Continue reading

Alumnus Will Boost New Friends of the Library Gifts

UNC alumnus Howard Holsenbeck will add $100 to the first 100 new Friends of the Library memberships of at least $100 each. Gifts must be made by Dec. 31, 2011. Continue reading

Innovative UNC Library Projects Receive Start-Up Funding

Two forward-looking projects are the recipients of the inaugural University Libraries Innovation Awards at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

Rare Books Are for Everyone: Second Annual Display of Recent Acquisitions April 12

On April 12, treasures will come out of the stacks at the Rare Book Collection in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library in the second annual display of recent acquisitions.

In the free public program at 5:45 p.m., Curator of Rare Books Claudia Funke will survey modern rare book culture and this year’s acquisitions, highlighting the inclusivity of rare books. Participants will have the opportunity during a reception beginning at 5 p.m. to view additions to the Rare Book Collection from the past year. Continue reading

Data Management Toolkit to Help NSF Grant Applicants

Beginning January 18, 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will require all grant proposals to include a data management plan.The UNC Libraries’ Data Management Committee has created a Research Data Toolkit that explains the new requirements and provides guidance to UNC researchers on drafting a plan. Continue reading

Open Access Grants, Events Featured During Open Access Week

Open Access Week 2010 comes to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus through a series of campus and local events and the launch of the 2010-11 Open Access Authors’ Fund to assist UNC researchers who wish to publish in open access venues. Continue reading

Grant to Fund Essays about Hugh Morton Photographs

The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded the UNC Library $5,400 for the project “Worth 1,000 Words: Essays on the Photographs of Hugh Morton.” The grant will fund 13 essays that will provide insight into Morton’s work. The Library will post approximately one essay every two weeks on the blog A View to Hugh beginning … Continue reading

Class of 2010 Designates Library for Giving

The class of 2010 has chosen to endorse the University Library for senior class giving. Every year, Carolina’s senior class designates a campaign beneficiary and encourages members of the class to make a financial donation as a way to give back to the University. “Everyone has studied, slept, and socialized in at least one of … Continue reading