Southern Folklife Collection

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Musician Mike Seeger to be Remembered in Tribute Concert and Lecture March 23

The late musician and scholar Mike Seeger will be celebrated in a tribute concert and lecture March 23, 2012 in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Blues Musician Son House to Be Remembered in Tribute March 13

A tribute to blues legend Son House on March 13, 2012 will conclude the Southern Folklife Collection’s Blues Legacy Series. Continue reading

UNC Library Events for Spring 2012

The University Library and Friends of the Library announce our Spring 2012 events calendar. Unless otherwise noted, Library events take place in Wilson Library on the UNC campus and are free and open to the public. The concert on March 13 requires ticket purchase from the Carolina Union and will take place in the Great … Continue reading

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