Rare Book Collection

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UNC’s Past on View in Wilson Library for Commencement Weekend

An open house in Wilson Library on Saturday, May 12, will take commencement and reunion visitors to UNC’s past. Continue reading

Invention of Scientific Reading is Topic of Apr. 10 Lecture

Adrian Johns, University of Chicago, will deliver a lecture Apr. 10 on the topic of scientific reading. The program will take place in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Shakespeare Folios on View in Rare Book Collection Exhibition (Extended to Aug. 26)

Shakespeare’s Second, Third, an Fourth Folio collections are on view in the Wilson Special Collections Library as part of an exhibit entitled “Nature and the Unnatural in Shakespeare’s Age.” Continue reading

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Topic of March 29 Lecture

UNC professor Mary Floyd-Wilson will deliver the talk “’Maidens Call it Love-in-Idleness': Potions, Passion, and Fairy Knowledge in A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on March 29 in the 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

Wilson Library Sprinkler Installation: December Update

The sprinkler installation project in Wilson Library will limit access to Rare Book Collection and North Carolina Collection materials beginning in January, 2012. Continue reading

Aubrey Beardsley Is Topic of Lecture and Print Display Nov. 10

The work of English illustrator and author Aubrey Beardsley will be the topic of a lecture Nov. 10 by scholar and collector Mark Samuels Lasner. Beardsley prints from UNC’s Rare Book Collection will be on exhibit. Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture and Rare Document Display, Oct. 10

A lecture Oct. 10 by UNC professor Kathryn Burns and display of books and documents from the Rare Book Collection will help mark Hispanic Heritage Month in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

“Banned and Rare” Readings To Mark First Amendment Day, Sept. 27

Members of the UNC community will read from original editions of banned and censored books in Wilson Library on Sept. 27 as part of UNC’s third annual First Amendment Day celebration. Continue reading

Scientific Illustration in the Age of Galileo Is Topic of Hanes Lecture Sept. 22

“Pictures, Books, and Science: From Description to Diagram in the Circle of Galileo” will be the topic of the 14th Hanes Lecture in the Study of the Origin and Development of the book, Sept. 22, 2011 at Wilson Library. Continue reading

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