Southern Historical Collection

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Transcribe-a-thon on Nov. 5 Will Offer Encounter with Historic Documents

Students can try their hand at deciphering and transcribing handwritten documents from the Southern Historical Collection related to African American history. Continue reading

Montgomery Ward Challenge Met

Academics and the CEO of today’s Montgomery Ward looked to the past and the future at UNC’s Wilson Library. Continue reading

100-Year-Old Challenge Draws to Close Sept. 15 at Wilson Library

What can we learn about a century of history from the Montgomery Ward catalog of 1915? Continue reading

Special Collections Reading Rooms Closed Friday

Areas of the Wilson Special Collections Library will be closed to the public on June 19. We apologize for the inconvenience. Continue reading

Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

The Wilson Library exhibition about Harlan County, Kentucky, offers a window into the African American communities of Appalachia. Continue reading

“Civil War Day by Day ” Draws to an End

A blog that allowed readers to follow the Civil War in the words of those who lived it reached its end on April 26, after 1,450 posts. Continue reading

Exhibition of Paintings by African American Artist J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr. To Open April 1

Reception at 5 p.m. in the library of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Continue reading

An Alphabet of Treasures: Special Collections from A to Z

From A (“activism”) to Z (“zombies”), the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is full of rare and sometimes surprising treasures. Continue reading

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism – Lecture Oct. 9

Historian Ed Baptist will discuss his recent book, The Half Has Never Been Told, in a free public lecture at Wilson Library. He conducted much of his research in the Southern Historical Collection. Continue reading

Appointments: Nursing Liaison Librarian; African American Collections and Outreach Archivist

The University Library welcomes Elizabeth Moreton as nursing liaison librarian and Chaitra Powell as African American collections and outreach archivist. Continue reading