Southern Folklife Collection

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Music, Festivities to Mark Southern Folklife Collection 25th Anniversary

Musical performances by Tift Merrit 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

Wilson Library Invites Commencement Visitors for May 10 Open House

View reunion class yearbooks, take in a slide show celebrating the class of 1964, and enjoy exhibitions about UNC and Civil War history. Continue reading

Lard Have Mercy! 30 Years of Southern Culture on the Skids

Rock through the band’s history with an exhibit in Wilson Library through Aug. 29, 2014. Continue reading

Southern Culture on the Skids Concert March 14

Southern Culture on the Skids will perform at Historic Playmakers Theatre on March 14 to celebrate the opening of a Wilson Library exhibit about the band’s history. Continue reading

Rock the Library: Bill Smith’s Band T-Shirts Come to Wilson Library

The Crook’s Corner chef donates his mementos of Chapel Hill’s music scene to the Southern Folklife Collection. Continue reading

Fiddle and Three-Part Harmony with the Quebe Sisters Sept. 19

Texas fiddle group The Quebe Sisters Band will perform a free public concert Sept. 19 at UNC’s WIlson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Free Lunchtime Music Series Comes to Wilson Library

Blues, bluegrass, and the stories of legendary Southern music will be the focus of the “Southern Journey” concert and interview series at UNC in September and October. Continue reading

Southern Writers and Artists Will be Topic of Talk by UNC Professor Bill Ferris Sept. 5

UNC professor and folklorist will discuss his new book, “The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists” in a free public program Sept. 5 at Wilson Library. Continue reading

Wilson Library Invites Commencement Visitors for Open House May 11

Commencement visitors can step back in time during an open house at the Wilson Special Collections Library on Saturday, May 11. Continue reading

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