North Carolina History

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Undergrads To Share Research on UNC’s WWII Policy Toward Japanese American Students

Members of English 360 used documents from UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library to examine a little-known episode in University history. Continue reading

Exhibition Opening: Wootten & Johnston Photographs

Pioneering female photographers helped launch the historic preservation movement in North Carolina. Continue reading

Transcribe-a-thon on Nov. 5 Will Offer Encounter with Historic Documents

Students can try their hand at deciphering and transcribing handwritten documents from the Southern Historical Collection related to African American history. Continue reading

Wootten & Johnston: Pioneer Female Photographers and North Carolina’s Preservation Movement

During the 1930s, photographers Bayard Wootten and Frances Benjamin Johnston documented the early architecture of the American South. Continue reading

Archaeological Site of Fort San Juan Is Topic of Oct. 21 Lecture

Dr. David Moore will discuss excavations at the site near Morganton, N.C. It was the earliest European settlement in what is now the United States. Continue reading

North Carolina Digital Heritage Center Wins Award for Excellence

North Carolina Digital Heritage Center received an “Award for Excellence in Web Presence” on Oct. 3 from the North Carolina Genealogical Society. Continue reading

Montgomery Ward Challenge Met

Academics and the CEO of today’s Montgomery Ward looked to the past and the future at UNC’s Wilson Library. Continue reading

Five Questions for Don Tate, Author of Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Author and illustrator of “Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton” will speak Sept. 3 at Wilson Library. Continue reading

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton Book Launch Sept. 3 at Wilson Library

Program with Don Tate, author and illustrator of a new children’s biography about Chatham County slave and poet George Moses Horton. Continue reading

From Brunswick Stew to Barbecue: The Cookbook as Cultural History

Cookbooks from the North Carolina Collection showcases the range and history of cooking in the Tar Heel State in an exhibition on view in Wilson Library. Continue reading