Southern Historical Collection

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Former Detainee to Recall Japanese American Incarceration During World War II, Apr. 24

Joanne Iritani, who spent three years in the Poston internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, will be the featured speaker in a free public program Apr. 24 at Wilson Library. Continue reading

Researching and Preserving African American Family History To Be Focus of Apr. 14 Workshop

Researching and preserving African American family history will be the topic of a workshop at Wilson Library on Saturday, Apr. 14. Continue reading

Exhibit Encourages African American Families to Preserve Their History

An exhibit in the Wilson Special Collections Library will tell the stories of black families and communities in the South, and will encourage African-American families to partner with the library in preserving their family history. Continue reading

Collegiate Sports Topic of Panel Discussion Feb. 28

Three prominent critics of collegiate sports will discuss the topic “Big-Time College Sports: What Needs to Change?” during a panel presentation Feb. 28 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free public program will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Theater. Continue reading

UNC Library Events for Spring 2012

The University Library and Friends of the Library announce our Spring 2012 events calendar. Unless otherwise noted, Library events take place in Wilson Library on the UNC campus and are free and open to the public. The concert on March 13 requires ticket purchase from the Carolina Union and will take place in the Great … Continue reading

Wilson Library Sprinkler Installation: December Update

The sprinkler installation project in Wilson Library will limit access to Rare Book Collection and North Carolina Collection materials beginning in January, 2012. Continue reading

Digitized 1841 Diary Captures UNC Student Life

A new digital edition of UNC student James L. Dusenbery’s 1841 diary gives new insight into campus life in the antebellum South. Continue reading

Stack Closures for Wilson Library Sprinkler Installation: Updated Schedule

Most General Manuscripts, Southern Historical Collection, and Southern Folklife Collection materials in Wilson Library will become available for 8-10 weeks beginning Nov. 7, 2011, because of sprinkler installation work. Please request needed materials immediately. Continue reading

Original Siamese Twins To Be Topic of Talk by Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, Dec. 6

Playwright Philip Kan Gotanda will speak Dec. 6 in Wilson Library about his new play, I Dream of Chang and Eng, which reimagines the lives of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese Twins. Undergraduates who have been studying the Bunkers for a class will present their work and read from the play. Continue reading

Personal Despair in Civil War Is Topic of Oct. 18 Lecture

Author David Silkenat will discuss his book Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce & Debt in a free public reading Oct. 18 in Wilson Library. Continue reading

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