North Carolina Collection

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“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

North Carolina Foodways Conference (Registration Closed)

Join food writers, documentarians, and aficionados for Carolina Cornucopia. Two days of discussion about the foods and food history of the Tar Heel State. Continue reading

Remembering William Powell, 1919-2015

The acknowledged dean of North Carolina historians was once librarian of UNC Library’s North Carolina 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

The Hidden Campus: Archaeological Glimpses of UNC in the Nineteenth Century

Coming March 19: A look at Carolina’s past through archaeological exploration. Continue reading

An Alphabet of Treasures: Special Collections from A to Z

From A (“activism”) to Z (“zombies”), the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is full of rare and sometimes surprising treasures. Continue reading

Digital Heritage Center is Virtual Home for All Things N.C.

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is best known as the website with digital scans of yearbooks from almost every college and university in the state. And while it’s certainly fun to look at the clothes and hairstyles students were sporting in the 1990s – or the 1890s, for that matter – the center has … Continue reading

Digitized Photo Album Shows Chapel Hill in 19th Century

The Library recently shared online the 1894 photo album belonging to former UNC President Kemp Plummer Battle. Continue reading

“Outnumbered”: Library Photo Award Winner Documents Women in Science

Courtesy of UNC College of Arts & Sciences An environmental engineer who studies nanoparticles and competitively races downhill mountain bikes. A wildlife biologist who traverses across North Carolina’s most remote swamplands to tag wildlife and monitor flooding. A 7-year-old budding scientist who collects rocks, builds circuits and has a pet snake. UNC doctoral student and … Continue reading

Where Is Tobe? Unfolding Stories of Childhood, Race, and Rural Life in North Carolina

An exhibition in the North Carolina Collection Gallery at Wilson Library marks the 75th anniversary of a groundbreaking children’s book from UNC Press. Continue reading

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