Southern Historical Collection

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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

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

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