North Carolina History

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Yale Historian to Lecture on History of Educating North Carolinians

Yale historian Glenda Gilmore will deliver the lecture “Knowledge Capital and Human Flourishing: Educating North Carolinians, 1865-1970” on Thurs., Oct. 11 in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Civil War Autograph Book Brings Fraternity’s History to UNC Archives

Members of the St. Anthony Hall fraternity at UNC and the St. Anthony Association of North Carolina have donated a Civil War-era autograph book to the University Archives in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Voting Restrictions in N.C. After the Civil War is Topic of Wilson Library Display

Attempts to restrict the vote in North Carolina in the decades following the Civil War are the focus of an exhibit of documents at Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

N.C. Political Campaigns to Be Topic of Conference Sept. 14-15

Historic North Carolina political campaigns will be the topic of a conference Sept. 14 and 15 at Wilson Library. A dinner on Sept. 14 will feature political consultants Carter Wrenn (R) and Gary Pearce (D). Continue reading

Bland Simpson Discusses “Two Captains from Carolina” Sept. 13

Author Bland Simpson will discuss his book “Two Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, and the Coming of the Civil War” in a free public program Sept. 13 in Wilson Library. Continue reading

UNC System Yearbooks, 1890 to Present, Now Online

Archived yearbooks from all UNC system universities are now online, thanks to the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, based at the UNC Library. Continue reading

Colorful and Extinct Carolina Parakeet Topic of Lecture Aug. 29

Ornithologists from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will discuss the beautiful, mysterious, and now-extinct Carolina Parakeet in a free public program Aug. 29. Continue reading

Fall 2012 Events

The UNC University Library and Friends of the Library announce the Fall 2012 calendar of events. Continue reading

The Carolina Parakeet Returns in Wilson Library Exhibit

An exhibit about the extinct Carolina Parakeet will be on display through September in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of Wilson Library at UNC. Continue reading

Gifts Reflect Lives of Original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang Bunker

Descendants of the original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang Bunker, have donated possessions of their famous ancestors to the UNC libraries. Continue reading

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