Southern Folklife Collection

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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

Folklorist Alan Lomax Will Be Topic of Feb. 22 Lecture

Folklorist Alan Lomax, who recorded music of the American South in the 1930s and 1940s, will be the subject of an evening of lectures and performances Friday, Feb. 22. Continue reading

Steel Guitar Concert, Symposium March 23

UNC’s Southern Folklife Collection will sponsor a steel guitar concert and symposium March 23 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Continue reading

Rare Photos of American Roots Musicians on Exhibit in Wilson Library

Johnny Cash and The Byrds are among the musicians portrayed in “Visualizing American Roots Music,” a new photograph exhibit in UNC’s Wilson LIbrary. Continue reading

Fiddle Concert and Symposium Jan. 11 and 12

Sounds of the fiddle will be heard Jan. 11 at 12 during free music and lectures from the Southern Folklife Collection. Tickets available now. Continue reading

Daytime Concert Series to Bring Southern Music to Campus

Three free daytime concerts will bring blues, bluegrass, and funk to the UNC campus. Continue reading

Fall 2012 Events

The UNC University Library and Friends of the Library announce the Fall 2012 calendar of events. Continue reading

Lectures, Concert to Celebrate Banjo Aug. 25

The Southern Folklife Collection will present “The Banjo: Southern Roots, American Branches,” on Aug. 25 on the UNC campus.The day will feature free lectures and musical performances. Continue reading

Grant Will Preserve Rare American Music Recordings

The Southern Folklife Collection will preserve rare recordings and photographs, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Continue reading

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