North Carolina History

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‘The most important artifact that we have’

University Day, 2016, marks an important centennial. One hundred years ago, the cornerstone plaque of Old East was returned to UNC. Continue reading

Haunted North Carolina

Visit a small display in Wilson Library that showcases four of the state’s eeriest specters, just in time for Halloween. Continue reading

Alexander Julian: The Threads of Carolina Style

On April 19, designer Alexander Julian will explore Carolina style and his role in shaping it. The public talk is the 2016 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture. Continue reading

Wikipedia Edit-a-thons Offer Chance to Write History

Contribute to the Internet’s largest free reference site during six UNC Library events. Continue reading

A Common Thread: Carolina Fashion Exhibition at Wilson Library

The exhibition in the North Carolina Collection Gallery is an annotated walk-through closet called “From Frock Coats to Flip-Flops: 100 years of Fashion at Carolina.” Continue reading

From Frock Coats to Flip-flops: 100 Years of Fashion at Carolina

Photographs, news ads and articles, excerpts from student handbooks, and nearly 60 clothing items tell the story of student life as reflected in a century of style. Continue reading

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