Southern Folklife Collection

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Carolina Bluegrass Summit, Nov. 11-12

Event to feature workshops, lectures, panels, and a concert by the Grammy Award-winning Steep Canyon Rangers. Continue reading

An Evening with David Massengill, September 15

Folk singer, songwriter, and storyteller David Massengill will perform September 15 in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Grants Will Preserve Rare Music Recordings in Southern Folklife Collection

The GRAMMY Foundation and the National Recording Preservation Foundation have made grants totaling $45,000 to preserve sounds that are a “national treasure.” Continue reading

Southern Folklife Collection Names Research Fellows

Two academic scholars and Grammy-winning musician Abigail Washburn will conduct research using SFC collections. Continue reading

Conversation and Music with Byrds Co-Founder Roger McGuinn March 1

Bring your questions and your guitars to the Hanes Art Center Auditorium at 3 p.m. Continue reading

Appointment: Audiovisual Archivist

Anne Wells joined the UNC Library Nov. 1, working on a grant project in the Southern Folklife Collection. Continue reading

WATCH: “A Bright Future” for the Southern Folklife Collection

New video from Carolina Stories highlights the Collection’s efforts to preserve the musical heritage of the South. Continue reading

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics at Wilson Library Aug. 25

Author Phil Jamison will discuss his new book about the origins of Southern Appalachian dance. Continue reading

Cooder-White-Skaggs Tickets on Sale Now for Nov. 20 Concert

The Southern Folklife Collection in Wilson Library teams with Carolina Performing Arts to bring national tour to UNC. Continue reading

Southern Folklife Collection Receives $986,000 Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant of $986,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This grant will help the Southern Folklife Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library advance digitization of rare audio, video and motion picture films for preservation and access. Activities for the grant, “Extending the Reach … Continue reading

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