North Carolina Collection

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North Carolina’s Freemasons and the Cornerstones of UNC

An exhibit about North Carolina’s Freemasons and the role they played in the creation of UNC will be on view in Wilson Library through Dec. 23, 2013. Continue reading

Hugh Morton, Tar Heel Camera Man, Remembered in Oct. 5 Program at Appalachian State University

The late North Carolina photographer Hugh Morton will be remembered by friends and colleagues in a panel discussion to celebrate a retrospective of his work at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University. Continue reading

A Century of North Carolina City Directories Now Online

Historic North Carolina city directories from 64 counties are now online. The 939 digitized volumes from the years 1860 through 1963 provide a wealth of information about the state’s population and business history. Continue reading

Wilson Library Invites Commencement Visitors for Open House May 11

Commencement visitors can step back in time during an open house at the Wilson Special Collections Library on Saturday, May 11. Continue reading

Remembering Student Opposition to the Speaker Ban, 50 Years Later

Raleigh attorney Robert Spearman, UNC class of 1965, will recall student efforts to repeal North Carolina’s controversial 1963 Speaker Ban Law. Continue reading

Event Seeks to Improve Wikipedia Articles on History of African Americans in N.C.

UNC’s first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will take place on April 14. The topic will be African-American history in North Carolina. Continue reading

Free Expression at UNC is Subject of Wilson Library Exhibition

A new exhibition in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of Wilson Library explores the history of free speech controversies at UNC. Continue reading

Fugitive Slave Who Became First Black Man Elected to N.C. Legislature to be Subject of March 7 Lecture

Historian David S. Cecelski will discuss the life of one of the most significant black leaders in the South during the Civil War during a March 7 program at Wilson Library. Continue reading

Photojournalism Exhibit Extended to Feb. 10

The Wilson Library exhibit Photographic Angles: News Photography in the North Carolina Collection has been extended for a week. It will remain on view until Feb. 10, 2013. Continue reading

Terry Roberts to Read from A Short Time to Stay Here Jan. 24

Author Terry Roberts will read on Jan. 24 from “A Short Time To Stay Here,” His novel highlights the detention of German prisoners of war outside Asheville, N.C. during the First World War. Continue reading

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