Southern Historical Collection

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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

Appointment: Director of the Southern Historical Collection

The Library welcomes Bryan Giemza to lead the preeminent repository of unique materials related to the American South. Continue reading

UNC Law Students Research Law of the Old South at Wilson Library

Last year, students in a UNC School of Law seminar used the Library’s rare publications and archival documents to investigate how the law was applied to moral issues in the antebellum South. Continue reading

UNC Latino Oral History Initiative Awarded $240,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Libraries will help boost preservation of and access to Latino oral histories of the American South. Continue reading

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