Rare Book Collection

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UNC Law Students Research Law of the Old South at Wilson Library

Last year, students in a UNC School of Law seminar used the Library’s rare publications and archival documents to investigate how the law was applied to moral issues in the antebellum South. Continue reading

Wilson Library Invites Commencement Visitors for May 10 Open House

View reunion class yearbooks, take in a slide show celebrating the class of 1964, and enjoy exhibitions about UNC and Civil War history. Continue reading

Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1900

The exhibition “Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1900″ was curated by students from Professor Eliza Richards’s undergraduate American literature seminar. It will be on view in Wilson Library through July 20. Continue reading

Library’s Civil War Blog Receives National Award

The Center for Research Libraries has recognized The Civil War Day by Day, which posts one document each day related to the same day of the Civil War, exactly 150 years earlier. Continue reading

Student-Curated Civil War Exhibition To Open April 24 at Wilson Library

UNC undergraduates will provide a gallery tour of the exhibition they curated as a semester-long class project. Continue reading

Watch: Seven-Millionth Book Opens a New Library Chapter

A new video celebrates UNC Library’s seven-millionth volume and the generous giving tradition of the John Wesley and Anna Hodgin Hanes Foundation. Continue reading

Dance Performance Will Celebrate Rare Poetry Volume March 29

Join Modernextenstion Dance Company and the Rare Book Collection to celebrate the 1926 Czech modernist classic “Abeceda.” Continue reading

Library Celebrates Seven Million Books with Rare Poetry Volume of the African Diaspora

A rare sixteenth-century book with modern resonance will become the seven-millionth volume in the library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

Expert Arthur MacGregor to Discuss “Rooms of Wonder” Feb. 20

Free public lecture marks the opening of the exhibition “Rooms of Wonder: From Wunderkammer to Museum, 1565-1865″ in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Rooms of Wonder: From Wunderkammer to Museum, 1565-1865

Three centuries of “cabinets of curiosities” from the collections of Florence Fearrington (UNC class of 1958) and the Rare Book Collection in Wilson Library. Continue reading

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