Special Collections

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Visualizing American Roots Music

An exhibition of twenty rare and unique photographs of iconic musicians returns to the Pleasants Family Assembly Room in the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Start the Year A Step Ahead: Library Tours Week of Aug. 18

Free tours take the mystery out of UNC’s libraries. Continue reading

Music, Festivities to Mark Southern Folklife Collection 25th Anniversary

Musical performances by Tift Merritt and Merle Haggard will cap off three days of festivities on the UNC campus. Continue reading

Appointment: Director of the Southern Historical Collection

The Library welcomes Bryan Giemza to lead the preeminent repository of unique materials related to the American South. Continue reading

Grant Will Lead to Preservation of Rare Audiovisual Collections at UNC Library

Historic audio and moving image collections in the Library’s Southern Folklife Collection will be a step closer to long-term preservation, thanks to a grant of $187,082 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Continue reading

The Art of North Carolina Money: The Stories Behind the Symbols

Nearly three centuries of North Carolina currency are now on view in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of UNC’s Wilson Library. Continue reading

UNC Law Students Research Law of the Old South at Wilson Library

Last year, students in a UNC School of Law seminar used the Library’s rare publications and archival documents to investigate how the law was applied to moral issues in the antebellum South. Continue reading

UNC Latino Oral History Initiative Awarded $240,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Libraries will help boost preservation of and access to Latino oral histories of the American South. Continue reading

Civil War Research Gives Students “Experience of a Lifetime” in Wilson Library

An American literature seminar spent the semester curating “Imagining the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1900,” a major exhibit in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Wilson Library Invites Commencement Visitors for May 10 Open House

View reunion class yearbooks, take in a slide show celebrating the class of 1964, and enjoy exhibitions about UNC and Civil War history. Continue reading

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