Special Collections

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Meet Me on the Midway: Three Centuries of Fairs in North Carolina

Photographs, publications, souvenirs, ribbons, and more tell the story of fairs in the Tar Heel State, from the first county fairs in the 1820s through today’s State Fair. Continue reading

Saving the River One Song at a Time: The Eno River Festival Legacy

Exhibit is on view in Wilson Library through September 22. Continue reading

Grants to UNC Library Will Advance Statewide Learning Initiatives

Nearly half-million dollars in federal funding, distributed through the State Library of North Carolina, will establish a Triangle Learning Network and extend the work of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center. Continue reading

WATCH: Wilson Library Mural Takes Image from Archives to Art

Raleigh artist Luke Buchanan transformed an archival photograph of UNC’s Wilson Library into a new painting. Continue reading

Memory, Reason, Imagination: 400 Years of French Printing

Exhibition showcases rare and fine examples of French printing. Continue reading

An Elaborate Excuse for a Pun: Illustrations by Emily Wallace

Nineteen fun-filled images provide a whimsical look at the food of the American South. Continue reading

Wilson Library Open House, May 13

Step back in time with slide show and music celebrating the class of 1967, reunion class yearbooks, and exhibitions. Continue reading

The Library Congratulates the 2016-17 Student Employee Appreciation Award Winners

Prakash Kadiri, Chris Lowder, and Shelby Loyd are winners of this year’s awards. Continue reading

Southern Historical Collection Receives $877,000 from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Grant will develop models for communities to tell their own stories Continue reading

Southern Historical Collection Helps High Schoolers Explore Maya Heritage

Maya from the Margins is a program that fosters cultural understanding among Maya youth on both sides of the border — Morganton, N.C., and Yucatán, Mexico. Continue reading

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