Rare Book Collection

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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

Special Collections Reading Rooms Closed Friday

Areas of the Wilson Special Collections Library will be closed to the public on June 19. We apologize for the inconvenience. Continue reading

“Civil War Day by Day ” Draws to an End

A blog that allowed readers to follow the Civil War in the words of those who lived it reached its end on April 26, after 1,450 posts. Continue reading

Rare Book Collection Recent Acquisitions Evening March 31

Spend an evening with the newest additions to the Rare Book Collection in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Program To Celebrate Recent Additions to Rare Book Collection – NEW DATE: March 31

Visitors will have the opportunity to examine books published over nearly five centuries. The materials on view all came to UNC in the last two years. Continue reading

An Alphabet of Treasures: Special Collections from A to Z

From A (“activism”) to Z (“zombies”), the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is full of rare and sometimes surprising treasures. Continue reading

Appointments: Assistant Curator of Rare Books; Associate Director of Development

The University Library welcomes Elizabeth Ott as assistant curator of rare books and Dwain Teague as associate director of Library Development. Continue reading