Special Collections

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From Brunswick Stew to Barbecue: The Cookbook as Cultural History

Cookbooks from the North Carolina Collection showcases the range and history of cooking in the Tar Heel State in an exhibition on view in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Southern Folklife Collection Receives $986,000 Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a grant of $986,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This grant will help the Southern Folklife Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library advance digitization of rare audio, video and motion picture films for preservation and access. Activities for the grant, “Extending the Reach … Continue reading

Staff Grants Promote Innovation in Music Cataloging and Copyright Education

Researchers and the University community will benefit from improved access to historic recordings and copyright expertise. Continue reading

Special Collections Reading Rooms Closed Friday

Areas of the Wilson Special Collections Library will be closed to the public on June 19. We apologize for the inconvenience. Continue reading

Appointment: North Carolina Research and Instruction Librarian

Sarah Carrier joined the staff of the Wilson Special Collections Library at UNC on June 1. Continue reading

Gone Home: Race and Roots through Appalachia

The Wilson Library exhibition about Harlan County, Kentucky, offers a window into the African American communities of Appalachia. Continue reading

Library Open Houses May 9 Welcomes Grads, Reunioneers

Drop by between 1 and 5 p.m. for exhibitions, reunion yearbooks, and a slide show for the Class of 1965. Continue reading

“Civil War Day by Day ” Draws to an End

A blog that allowed readers to follow the Civil War in the words of those who lived it reached its end on April 26, after 1,450 posts. Continue reading

North Carolina Foodways Conference (Registration Closed)

Join food writers, documentarians, and aficionados for Carolina Cornucopia. Two days of discussion about the foods and food history of the Tar Heel State. Continue reading

UNC’s Hidden Campus Revealed in April 14 Lecture

UNC professor Stephen Davis will discuss the University in the 19th century, as discovered through two decades of archaeological exploration. Continue reading

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