North Carolina History

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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

Southern Scenery in 3D: 19th-Century Stereographic Photography

The Wilson Library exhibit explores the popular 19th- and 20th-century practice of stereographic photography. The technique gives the impression of a three-dimensional image. Continue reading

Bill Friday: In His Own Words

An exhibit in Wilson Library celebrates the life and words of former UNC System President Bill Friday. Online and campus components help tell the story. Continue reading

Wilson Library’s Durant Bible To Be Part of Chancellor Folt’s Installation

The 414-year-old Durant Bible from the North Carolina Collection will have a starring role in the installation of UNC Chancellor Carol Folt on Oct. 12. Continue reading

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

Southern Writers and Artists Will be Topic of Talk by UNC Professor Bill Ferris Sept. 5

UNC professor and folklorist will discuss his new book, “The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists” in a free public program Sept. 5 at Wilson Library. 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

Water in UNC History is Topic of New Virtual Exhibit

A new online exhibit, Water at UNC-Chapel Hill, explores the role that water has played in the history of the University. 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

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