Southern Folklife Collection

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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

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

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