Rare Book Collection

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Video: Hinman Collator: Compare, Contrast, Create

This refurbished machine provides new ways to study rare texts at UNC’s Wilson Library. Continue reading

Corruption of the Innocents: Controversies about Popular Children’s Books

Undergraduate students researched and curated the exhibition about controversial British and American children’s literature. Continue reading

Jack Tales with Orville Hicks in Wilson Library, April 28

Folk tale performance will help open the exhibition “Corruption of the Innocents: Controversies about Children’s Popular Literature.” Continue reading

Wilson Library to Host Rand Lectures on British Landscape Painting

Andrew Hemingway, Professor Emeritus of Art History at University College London, will be the speaker. Continue reading

“Wordsworthian Carnage” Lecture Feb. 22

Duncan Wu, professor of English at Georgetown University, will deliver a lecture about William Wordsworth’s “Thanksgiving Ode.” Continue reading

Lyric Impressions: Wordsworth in the Long Nineteenth Century

Celebrating UNC Library’s William Wordsworth Collection and related holdings in Romantic literature and British culture. 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

Archaeological Site of Fort San Juan Is Topic of Oct. 21 Lecture

Dr. David Moore will discuss excavations at the site near Morganton, N.C. It was the earliest European settlement in what is now the United States. Continue reading

Searching for Site Q: Exploration, Archaeology, and Decipherment at La Corona, Guatemala

An archaeological mystery will be the subject of the George E. Stuart Memorial Lecture at UNC’s Wilson Library on October 1. Continue reading

Chronicles of Empire: Spain in the Americas

More than 50 early printed volumes explore Spain’s discovery, conquest, and settlement of the New World. Continue reading

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