Rare Book Collection

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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

UNC Library Events for Fall 2011

The Library announces our Fall, 2012, events calendar. Join us for a season of lectures, concerts, discussions, and more. Continue reading

“Real Lives of the Civil War” Video Highlights Wilson Collections

A new video highlights the extraordinary Civil War collections at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library and “The Civil War Day by Day,” a website that presents one item from those collections daily for four years, each related to the corresponding day of the war. Continue reading

Exhibit on Rare Illustrated Books on Display through Sept. 28

An exhibition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill featuring many of the most outstanding illustrated books from the the Wilson Special Collections Library is on view now through Sept. 28. Continue reading

Sprinkler Installation to Limit Wilson Library Special Collections Access in 2011-12

Installation of fire sprinklers in the Wilson Special Collections Library stacks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will begin during the summer of 2011. The project will affect the availability of research materials during the 2011-12 academic year. Continue reading

Rare Books Are for Everyone: Second Annual Display of Recent Acquisitions April 12

On April 12, treasures will come out of the stacks at the Rare Book Collection in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library in the second annual display of recent acquisitions.

In the free public program at 5:45 p.m., Curator of Rare Books Claudia Funke will survey modern rare book culture and this year’s acquisitions, highlighting the inclusivity of rare books. Participants will have the opportunity during a reception beginning at 5 p.m. to view additions to the Rare Book Collection from the past year. Continue reading

Wilson Library Reading Room Update

The opening of a new Reference Center and consolidated reading room in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not take place in March, 2011, as previously announced. Continue reading

Wordsworth Mystery To Be Topic of Program March 17

William Wordsworth expert Paul Betz will lead a collective deciphering of “Laverna,” left unfinished and unpublished by the poet. The free public program will be Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 5:45 p.m. in the Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A reception will precede the program at 5 p.m. Continue reading

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