Southern Historical Collection

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“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

Wilson Library Reading Room Update

The opening of a new Reference Center and consolidated reading room in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not take place in March, 2011, as previously announced. Continue reading

Mini Page Archive Goes Digital

Historic issues of The Mini Page, the weekly newspaper feature beloved of young readers, parents, and teachers, are new again. The UNC Library has released The Mini Page online digital archive featuring nearly 2,000 Mini Page issues, from the inaugural publication of Aug. 29, 1969, through April 21, 2007. Continue reading

Walker Percy Documentary Screening Feb. 17 with Director Win Riley

Filmmaker Win Riley will present his new movie Walker Percy: A Documentary Film on Feb. 17 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. The event, which begins with a reception at 5 p.m., will also feature a Q and A with Riley and Percy scholar Linda Hobson. Continue reading

Civil War’s 150th Anniversary Will Be Focus of UNC Library Exhibits, Programs, Website

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War will be the topic of exhibits, programs, and a website from the Wilson Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill beginning Feb. 1, 2011. Continue reading

Tribute to Author Tim McLaurin, Nov. 7 at Fearrington Village

North Carolina author Tim McLaurin will be remembered with a symposium, film screening and music on Nov. 7, 2010, at 3 p.m., at The Barn at Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, N.C. Writers Clyde Edgerton, Lee Smith, Hal Crowther, and Jill McCorkle will be among those paying homage to McLaurin. The free public event is sponsored by UNC Friends of the Library, the North Carolina State University Department of English, and McIntyre’s Books at Fearrington Village. Continue reading

Pauli Murray, Civil Rights Advocate, Will Be Recalled in Nov. 3 Event

African American civil rights advocate Pauli Murray and her unsuccessful attempts in 1938-39 to gain admittance into the applied social work program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be the topic of a free public program Nov. 2, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the Wilson Special Collections Library at the UNC. A reception will begin at 5:15 p.m. Continue reading