Southern Folklife Collection

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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

Appointments: Head of Branch Libraries; Director of Library Human Resources; Special Projects Cataloger; Rare Book Research Librarian

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has recently made the following appointments: Phil Vandermeer as Head of Branch Libraries; Tiffany Allen as Director of Library Human Resources; Elizabeth McCraw as Special Projects Cataloger; and John Vincler as Rare Book Research Librarian. Continue reading

Memphis Musician Jim Dickinson To Be Remembered Feb. 15

The late Memphis musician and record producer Jim Dickinson will be remembered in a program Feb. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Decoration Day Will Be Topic of Lecture Feb. 4

Folklorist Alan Jabbour and photographer Karen Singer Jabbour will discuss the Southern Appalachian tradition of Decoration Day in a free public program Feb. 4 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. The reception begins at 5 p.m. The Jabbours’ book Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in the Southern Appalachians was published in 2010 by the University of North Carolina Press. Continue reading

It’s Grits! Film Screening with Director Stan Woodward Jan. 19

Filmmaker Stan Woodward will present his documentary classic It’s Grits! on Jan. 19 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A discussion with Woodward will follow a screening of the film. Continue reading

New Orleans R&B Performance Nov. 16

Uganda Roberts and Jojo Hermann will make a special appearance Tuesday, Nov. 16, at noon at the Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They will perform music and answer questions for students in History 571, Southern Music. The public is invited to attend this free event. Continue reading

Record Sale Nov. 6 Will Benefit Southern Folklife Collection

A record sale on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 in UNC’s Wilson Library will benefit the Southern Folklife Collection. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of Wilson Library. Thousands of old-time, country, folk, blues, jazz, and rock recordings will be sold. Continue reading

Tommy Edwards Bluegrass Performance Oct. 5

Musicians Tommy Edwards and Friends will make a special appearance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Library, performing music and answering questions for students in History 571, Southern Music. The public is invited to attend this free event on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at noon. Continue reading

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