Southern Folklife Collection

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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

Rare Recordings of Music Greats Come to Southern Folklife Collection

Bob Riskin of McCabe’s Guitar Shop has donated more than 2,000 original concert recordings, including performers such as Doc and Merle Watson, Mike Seeger, Odetta, Ralph Stanley, and Elizabeth Cotten. Continue reading

Staff Grants Promote Innovation in Music Cataloging and Copyright Education

Researchers and the University community will benefit from improved access to historic recordings and copyright expertise. Continue reading

Special Collections Reading Rooms Closed Friday

Areas of the Wilson Special Collections Library will be closed to the public on June 19. We apologize for the inconvenience. Continue reading

An Alphabet of Treasures: Special Collections from A to Z

From A (“activism”) to Z (“zombies”), the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is full of rare and sometimes surprising treasures. Continue reading

Music Biographer Barry Mazor and Musician Dom Flemons at Wilson Library Feb. 6

A new biography of Ralph Peer and a musical performance are on the program. The Southern Folklife Collection in Wilson Library provided inspiration for both. Continue reading