Rare Book Collection

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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

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