North Carolina History

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North Carolina Dialects Are Topic of Sept. 25 Lecture

Linguists Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser will share stories, sights, and sounds from their book “Talkin’ Tar Heel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina” (UNC Press, 2014). Continue reading

The Art of North Carolina Money: The Stories Behind the Symbols

Nearly three centuries of North Carolina currency are now on view in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of UNC’s Wilson Library. Continue reading

Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1900

The exhibition “Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1900″ was curated by students from Professor Eliza Richards’s undergraduate American literature seminar. It will be on view in Wilson Library through July 20. Continue reading

Library’s Civil War Blog Receives National Award

The Center for Research Libraries has recognized The Civil War Day by Day, which posts one document each day related to the same day of the Civil War, exactly 150 years earlier. Continue reading

UNC Librarian Will Lead Grant To Ensure Future of Artists’ Archives in North Carolina

A grant of $491,908 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will help a team of UNC researchers prepare future librarians and archivists to identify, organize, and care for the complex records of visual artists in North Carolina. Continue reading

Playmakers’ History Will Be Topic of April 8 Lecture

University Historian Cecelia Moore will deliver the lecture “A Model for Folk Theatre” as the 2014 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture. Continue reading

Wikipedians Welcome for Two Library Events in March

Academics, history buffs, and aspiring Wikipedians are invited to two free campus events at the Wilson Special Collections Library in March. Continue reading

Rock the Library: Bill Smith’s Band T-Shirts Come to Wilson Library

The Crook’s Corner chef donates his mementos of Chapel Hill’s music scene to the Southern Folklife Collection. Continue reading

Lawrence Earley To Speak About Photographs of Down East Fishing Boats

Photographer and author Lawrence Early will discuss his book “The Workboats of Core Sound: Stories and Photographs of a Changing World” on Feb. 6 in Wilson Library. Continue reading

UNC and State Library of North Carolina To Bring Treasures to National Digital Library

Treasures from libraries and archives across North Carolina will soon be at the fingertips of researchers worldwide, thanks to a partnership between the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center in Wilson Library and the Digital Public Library of America. Continue reading

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