North Carolina History

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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

UNC Library Events for Spring 2012

The University Library and Friends of the Library announce our Spring 2012 events calendar. Unless otherwise noted, Library events take place in Wilson Library on the UNC campus and are free and open to the public. The concert on March 13 requires ticket purchase from the Carolina Union and will take place in the Great … Continue reading

Blue Ridge Parkway History Now Online

The history of the Blue Ridge Parkway, America’s most visited National Park System site, is now online, thanks to a collaborative project based at the UNC Library. Continue reading

1812 Almanac is Milestone Book for UNC Digitization Program

A 200-year-old North Carolina almanac is the 10,000th book that the University of North Carolina Library has digitized from its collections as part of its Internet Archive/Scribe mass digitization program. Continue reading

Digitized 1841 Diary Captures UNC Student Life

A new digital edition of UNC student James L. Dusenbery’s 1841 diary gives new insight into campus life in the antebellum South. Continue reading