North Carolina History

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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

Civil War Money Will Be Topic of June 2 Program

A free public program about Civil War currency will take place June 2 in Wilson Library. Author and educator Wendell Wolka will be the keynote speaker. Continue reading

Preservation of UNC Buildings Will Be Topic of Apr. 4 Lecture

Wendy HIllis will discuss efforts to preserve UNC’s historic buildings during a free public lecture Apr. 4, 2012, in the Wilson Special Collections Library. “Lux Libertas in Perpetuity: Historic Preservation at UNC” will be the 2012 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture. Continue reading

History of UNC Buildings and Libraries in Pair of Exhibits

A pair of exhibits on view through May 31 provide a special look at UNC history. “A Dialogue Between Old and New: Notable Buildings on the UNC Campus” is in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of Wilson Library; “Knowledge Building(s): The Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill” is in Davis Library. Continue reading

Early N.C. Map Topic of Program March 10

The recently discovered “Moseley Manuscript Map” of North Carolina will be the topic of a March 10 program at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

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