Special Collections

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Undergrads To Share Research on UNC’s WWII Policy Toward Japanese American Students

Members of English 360 used documents from UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library to examine a little-known episode in University history. Continue reading

Appointment: Audiovisual Archivist

Anne Wells joined the UNC Library Nov. 1, working on a grant project in the Southern Folklife Collection. Continue reading

Students Get a Clue About Wilson Library

What happens when a ghost is on the loose in Wilson Library? Fun and learning in an immersive live-action game of Clue. Continue reading

Exhibition Opening: Wootten & Johnston Photographs

Pioneering female photographers helped launch the historic preservation movement in North Carolina. Continue reading

Transcribe-a-thon on Nov. 5 Will Offer Encounter with Historic Documents

Students can try their hand at deciphering and transcribing handwritten documents from the Southern Historical Collection related to African American history. Continue reading

Wootten & Johnston: Pioneer Female Photographers and North Carolina’s Preservation Movement

During the 1930s, photographers Bayard Wootten and Frances Benjamin Johnston documented the early architecture of the American South. Continue reading

WATCH: “A Bright Future” for the Southern Folklife Collection

New video from Carolina Stories highlights the Collection’s efforts to preserve the musical heritage of the South. Continue reading

Appointments: University Archivist, Head of Health IT Initiatives

The Library welcomes Nicholas Graham and Brian Moynihan. Continue reading

Archaeological Site of Fort San Juan Is Topic of Oct. 21 Lecture

Dr. David Moore will discuss excavations at the site near Morganton, N.C. It was the earliest European settlement in what is now the United States. Continue reading

Montgomery Ward Challenge Met

Academics and the CEO of today’s Montgomery Ward looked to the past and the future at UNC’s Wilson Library. Continue reading