Southern Historical Collection

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UNC Archivist Chaitra Powell Is Library Journal “Mover & Shaker”

Award honors her work in the Southern Historical Collection at Wilson Library. Continue reading

From Cameron Plantation to Cameron Place: The Making of a Black Homeland in Alabama, February 22

Author and Duke University professor Sydney Nathans will discuss his book A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland. Continue reading

One Million Scans and Counting in UNC’s Wilson Library

An ambitious mass digitization project reaches a major milestone. Continue reading

October Has Come Again

At this literary symposium in honor of Thomas Wolfe, authors will discuss southern literature in the twenty-first century. Continue reading

Tiny Paintings: Handmade Artist Cards from the Charles Alston Collection

Handmade greeting cards by American artists of the mid-twentieth century, from the Southern Historical Collection. Continue reading

A Bold Commitment to African American Archives at UNC

The Southern Historical Collection has received a new challenge grant that will help secure the preservation of African American community archives. Continue reading

$500,000 Grant Will Help Southern Historical Collection Preserve African American History

Challenge grant will help endow position of African American Collections and Outreach Archivist. Continue reading

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

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