Southern Historical Collection

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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

UNC Library Events for Fall 2011

The Library announces our Fall, 2012, events calendar. Join us for a season of lectures, concerts, discussions, and more. Continue reading

“Real Lives of the Civil War” Video Highlights Wilson Collections

A new video highlights the extraordinary Civil War collections at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library and “The Civil War Day by Day,” a website that presents one item from those collections daily for four years, each related to the corresponding day of the war. Continue reading

Southern Historical Collection To Host Pre-Screening of Forthcoming American Experience Documentary Freedom Riders April 21

The Southern Historical Collection will host a pre-screening of the forthcoming “American Experience” television documentary “Freedom Riders” on April 21, at 12:30 p.m., in the Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Continue reading

Sprinkler Installation to Limit Wilson Library Special Collections Access in 2011-12

Installation of fire sprinklers in the Wilson Special Collections Library stacks at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will begin during the summer of 2011. The project will affect the availability of research materials during the 2011-12 academic year. Continue reading

Role of Journalism To Be Topic of Civil War Program April 13

“Battle for the Home Front: Revisiting the Role of Women in the Civil War” will be the topic of a lecture by LeeAnn Whites, history professor of the University of Missouri, March 30, at 5:45 p.m., in the Wilson Special Collections Library. On April 13, Frank Fee, associate professor in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss how news was gathered and disseminated to Orange County residents during the Civil War, in a gallery talk at 3 p.m. in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room in Wilson Library. Both events are in in conjunction with the exhibit “Home Front on the Hill: Chapel Hill and the University during the Civil War.” Continue reading