Southern Folklife Collection

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Wilson Library Sprinkler Installation: December Update

The sprinkler installation project in Wilson Library will limit access to Rare Book Collection and North Carolina Collection materials beginning in January, 2012. Continue reading

Stack Closures for Wilson Library Sprinkler Installation: Updated Schedule

Most General Manuscripts, Southern Historical Collection, and Southern Folklife Collection materials in Wilson Library will become available for 8-10 weeks beginning Nov. 7, 2011, because of sprinkler installation work. Please request needed materials immediately. Continue reading

Tribute to Honor Blues Legend Reverend Gary Davis

Blues legend Reverend Gary Davis will be remembered in a tribute concert and symposium Nov. 17 at UNC. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna, and formerly of Jefferson Airplane, will headline the concert, which will also feature performances by Stefan Grossman and Ernie Hawkins. Continue reading

The Music Biography: From Gene Autry to Alex Chilton

Music critic Holly George-Warren (UNC ’78) will speak about the careers of Gene Autry and Alex Chilton in a free public program Nov. 3, 2011, at the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

UNC Library Events for Fall 2011

The Library announces our Fall, 2012, events calendar. Join us for a season of lectures, concerts, discussions, and more. Continue reading

Blues Legend Howlin’ Wolf To Be Remembered in Sept. 19 Symposium, Concert

Howlin’ Wolf Symposium and Concert Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 Symposium, Wilson Library (Free and open to the public) 5:30 p.m. Keynote with Peter Guralnick 6:30 p.m. Peter Guralnick and Knox Phillips in conversation Concert, Great Hall, Student Union 7:30 p.m. Purchase concert tickets from Carolina Union Box Office ($5 for students; $12.50 for others) Information: … Continue reading

Exhibit of Local Music Poster Artists In Davis Library

The exhibit “From the Cradle to the Cave: 18 Years of North Carolina Poster Art” will open Aug. 25 in Davis Library. A panel and concert that evening will celebrate the opening. Continue reading

Sprinkler Installation to Limit Wilson Library Special Collections Access in 2011-12

Installation of fire sprinklers in the Wilson Special Collections Library stacks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will begin during the summer of 2011. The project will affect the availability of research materials during the 2011-12 academic year. Continue reading

Performance by Jazz Guitarist Marty Grosz April 12

The brilliant and hilarious acoustic jazz guitarist Marty Grosz will give a live performance April 12 in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The one-hour event will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Wilson Library Reading Room Update

The opening of a new Reference Center and consolidated reading room in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not take place in March, 2011, as previously announced. Continue reading