Special Collections

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Music Biographer Barry Mazor and Musician Dom Flemons at Wilson Library Feb. 6

A new biography of Ralph Peer and a musical performance are on the program. The Southern Folklife Collection in Wilson Library provided inspiration for both. Continue reading

Digital Heritage Center is Virtual Home for All Things N.C.

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center is best known as the website with digital scans of yearbooks from almost every college and university in the state. And while it’s certainly fun to look at the clothes and hairstyles students were sporting in the 1990s – or the 1890s, for that matter – the center has … Continue reading

Appointments: Assistant Curator of Rare Books; Associate Director of Development

The University Library welcomes Elizabeth Ott as assistant curator of rare books and Dwain Teague as associate director of Library Development. Continue reading

Introducing DocSouth Data: Old Texts for New Readings

Hundreds of high-quality digital texts are now available for download and analysis through the UNC Library. Continue reading

Digitized Photo Album Shows Chapel Hill in 19th Century

The Library recently shared online the 1894 photo album belonging to former UNC President Kemp Plummer Battle. Continue reading

Grant to UNC Library Will Expand Digitization of Historic Materials Across North Carolina

More North Carolina libraries, museums, and archives will soon be sharing their treasures online, thanks to a $75,000 grant to the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, based in UNC’s Wilson Library. Continue reading

“Outnumbered”: Library Photo Award Winner Documents Women in Science

Courtesy of UNC College of Arts & Sciences An environmental engineer who studies nanoparticles and competitively races downhill mountain bikes. A wildlife biologist who traverses across North Carolina’s most remote swamplands to tag wildlife and monitor flooding. A 7-year-old budding scientist who collects rocks, builds circuits and has a pet snake. UNC doctoral student and … Continue reading

Where Is Tobe? Unfolding Stories of Childhood, Race, and Rural Life in North Carolina

An exhibition in the North Carolina Collection Gallery at Wilson Library marks the 75th anniversary of a groundbreaking children’s book from UNC Press. Continue reading

“Voices from Tobe” To Recall Groundbreaking Children’s Book Oct. 21

Program will bring together individuals associated with one of the first realistic portrayals of African Americans in a children’s book. The exhibition “Where is Tobe?” will continue through March 1 in Wilson Library. Continue reading

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism – Lecture Oct. 9

Historian Ed Baptist will discuss his recent book, The Half Has Never Been Told, in a free public lecture at Wilson Library. He conducted much of his research in the Southern Historical Collection. Continue reading

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