North Carolina History

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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

“Voices from Tobe” To Recall Groundbreaking Children’s Book Oct. 21

Program will bring together individuals associated with one of the first realistic portrayals of African Americans in a children’s book. The exhibition “Where is Tobe?” will continue through March 1 in Wilson Library. Continue reading

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

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