Southern Folklife Collection

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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

Exhibition Celebrates 25 Years of the Southern Folklife Collection

The history, music, and culture of the South are now on view in an exhibition that marks the silver anniversary of the Southern Folklife Collection. Continue reading

Visualizing American Roots Music

An exhibition of twenty rare and unique photographs of iconic musicians returns to the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Music, Festivities to Mark Southern Folklife Collection 25th Anniversary

Musical performances by Tift Merritt and Merle Haggard will cap off three days of festivities on the UNC campus. Continue reading

Grant Will Lead to Preservation of Rare Audiovisual Collections at UNC Library

Historic audio and moving image collections in the Library’s Southern Folklife Collection will be a step closer to long-term preservation, thanks to a grant of $187,082 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Continue reading

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